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Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Potential Consequences of Submitting a Fake FMLA Approval Letter

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

Imagine you are an employee who has recently suffered from what you believe are severe injuries due to a car accident. You try to follow what you believe is the proper procedure and request leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to try to take some time off to recover. However, your… Read More »

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LGBT Discrimination in Florida

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

Discrimination because of sexual orientation occurs where an employer or employee discriminates against an employee as a result of perceived sexual orientation, whether gay, lesbian, bisexual, or heterosexual. Federal employment discrimination laws currently only offer employees protection based on national origin, sex, age, religion, race, and disability. However, there is currently no federal law… Read More »

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Understanding the Equal Pay Act

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

The perceived wage gap between men and women is a phenomenon frequently discussed in the news. A 2017 study published by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) found that women are typically paid about 90 percent of what men are paid until they reach 35 years old. Several federal laws exist to protect… Read More »

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Deviation From the “Economic Realities” Test in the Eleventh Circuit

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

Employers across all regulated fields often are faced with the question of whether they should hire individuals as employees or as independent contractors. Even if they make the decision to hire people as independent contractors, they may ultimately be hit with retroactive employee taxes later if the IRS finds the individual does not have… Read More »

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Understanding the Basics of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) makes it unlawful for qualifying employers to discriminate against an employee based on pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical condition. Generally, the purpose of the act is to help ensure that women who are pregnant or have a related condition are treated in the same way as other employees… Read More »

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Do Internships Fall Under the Fair Labor Standards Act?

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) generally provides protections for employees to ensure they are entitled to a minimum wage and overtime pay. However, one category where these protections become muddled is where someone is employed as an intern with a company.  On the broadest level, the FLSA defines the word “employ” as someone… Read More »

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