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Monthly Archives: February 2017


Fake Doctor’s Notes and FMLA Certifications

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

The primary purpose of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is to allow employees of eligible employers to seek unpaid leave while having guaranteed job protection in the event they need to seek leave from their employment to care for their own serious health condition or to care for a family member with… Read More »


Impact of the Preliminary Injunction on the Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Rule

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

In 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a new rule regarding overtime pay that was to become effective for employers nationwide on December 1, 2016. The rule provided that overtime pay for executive, administrative, and professional employee exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) be increased to $913 per week ($47,476… Read More »


Mediating an Employment Disputes in Florida

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

If you are initiating an employment dispute against your employer in Florida, you may want to consider mediation instead of litigating your case. Mediation is a procedure where a neutral third party mediator aids parties in reaching a voluntary agreement between themselves outside of court. In employment cases, mediation ordinarily occurs between you, a… Read More »


Exploring the Administrative Employees Exception Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) generally requires employers to pay their employees minimum wage for the hours they actually work. Additionally, the FLSA requires that employers must provide overtime pay to their employees who work over 40 hours per week. However, Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA provides an exemption for minimum wage and… Read More »


Obtaining a Medical Certification for a Serious Health Condition Under the FMLA

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) permits employees of covered employers to seek unpaid leave with guaranteed job protection under certain circumstances. One of the most common reasons employees seek leave under the FMLA is if they have a serious health condition or wish to care for a family member with a serious… Read More »


Steps of a Professional License Complaint in Florida

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

There are dozens of licensed professionals in Florida who hold licenses necessary to maintain their current employment, including doctors, nurses, engineers, and contractors. However, at times individuals bring complaints against professionals’ licenses and put those licenses in danger. If you are a licensed professional and someone has filed a complaint against you, it is… Read More »


Exploring The Scope of the ADEA

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

You recently celebrated your 40th birthday. Up until now, your employer has always treated you with respect and decency. However, recently, you notice your employer has started engaging in behavior that you believe may be illegal. He refuses to extend you the same employee benefits as your younger counterparts, has started giving you much… Read More »


Understand the Basics of Initiating an Employment Discrimination Claim in Florida

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

Unfortunately, even in today’s world, employees sometimes find themselves the subject of discriminatory actions by their employers. If you are facing discrimination by a Florida employer, it is important to understand your rights and steps to initiate an employment discrimination claim. What Classes are Protected for Purposes of an Employment Discrimination Claim? Under the… Read More »

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