Monthly Archives: December 2016
Video Transcription: Generally, non-exempt hourly employees who work greater than 40 hours in a single workweek are required to receive overtime pay. However, there are exceptions to this rule. If you have a question about your receipt of overtime or if you have a question about whether or not your employees should receive over… Read More »
Video Transcription: An employer has to pay overtime if they are a covered entity under the Fair Labor Standards Act, or the FLSA. The overtime must paid to all non-exempt, hourly employees, for every hour over 40 worked in a single work week.
Video Transcription: A licensing board may take a wide range of action depending on the underlying allegations contained in the complaint. Each board has a specified disciplinary guideline which will tell them, depending on the severity of the allegations, the minimum and maximum discipline that you may be looking at. For example, the minimum… Read More »
Video Transcription: An employer cannot ask any questions regarding a potential employee’s protected characteristics. Those characteristics currently in the state of Florida, are one’s race, color, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, age, or disability. There are some local counties who have now broadened the meaning to encompass gender preference and sexual orientation. As… Read More »
Video Transcription: There are many laws that protect whistleblowers. There are both federal laws and state laws. Here in Florida, we have what’s known as the Florida Whistleblower Act. This act provides protection for whistleblower employees against adverse employment action. If you feel like you should be entitled to protection under the Florida Whistleblowers… Read More »
Video Transcription: The current minimum wage for Florida, in 2016, is $8.05, however, that can change yearly based on the consumer price index. If you have a question about the current minimum wage in your state, I recommend contacting a local attorney who may assist you with answering that question.
Video Transcription: The Family and Medical Leave Act, better known as the FMLA, allows eligible employees to take unpaid protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. If you feel like you should be entitled to FMLA leave, I would recommend calling an attorney to discuss your rights.
Video Transcription: The Fair Labor Standards Act, known as the FLSA, is a federal statute that was enacted to protect the rights of employees. The FLSA regulates federal minimum wage. It establishes overtime eligibility, record-keeping obligations and also sets child labor standards.
Video Transcription: There are several differences between an independent contractor and an employee. The first and foremost, it’s how they’re paid. Independent contractors are paid with a 1099 and no taxes are taken out. Whereas an employee is paid with a W2 and the employer takes out certain taxes. The second important distinction is,… Read More »
Video Transcription: A non-compete clause is generally a portion of either the employment contract or a whole separate agreement, which is a non-compete agreement. Employees can use them to insure that when an employee leaves their place of business, they’re prohibited from working for a competitor or from soliciting current customers. The important thing… Read More »