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Protecting Your Business Information

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American worker remains with their current employer for roughly four years. While many are surprised to hear just how short the average American remains at their place of employment, these figures are extremely unsettling to business owners who are looking to protect their… Read More »

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Major Airplane Supplier Fined For Discrimination

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

U.S.-based airplane parts manufacturer Electroimpact has recently been fined nearly $500,000 for discrimination against Muslim employees. Following a year-long investigation, the Washington State attorney general determined that the firm had been discriminating against single individuals and Muslims. Electroimpact is an aerospace provider for both Airbus and Boeing, and the firm came under fire when… Read More »

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The Importance of A Non-Compete Agreement

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

With the steady rate of growth our economy has been enjoying, more and more businesses are opening and creating increased competition in the majority of American industries. One of the primary ways companies combat this newfound competition is to have their employees sign non-compete agreements. This practice holds particularly true for members of higher… Read More »

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You Must Be Careful When Planning Layoffs

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

In the wake of the internet age, it is becoming increasingly common to hear news of big box retailers closing stores due to declining in-store sales. With these massive business closures comes the reality that thousands of individuals will lose the jobs they rely on to feed their families. Thus, because of the sensitive… Read More »

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Discrimination is Rampant

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

Discrimination in the workplace comes in various shapes and sizes. Not everyone is like minded and much of this nation is a diverse melting pot of humanity. However, with this extreme diversity in physical and ideological traits comes the opportunity for discrimination and prejudice. The reality is most places of work believe that they… Read More »

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Landmark Court Ruling Applies Title VII Protection to Sexual Orientation

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

Up until recently, federal appellate courts have held that protection under the Civil Rights Act governing sexual discrimination does not extend to protecting against employee discrimination based on sexual orientation. While some states have their own laws that do extend protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation, no federal court had found protection under… Read More »

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Retirement Plans and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

You just started a new job and you have started placing funds from every paycheck you earn into an employer-sponsored retirement plan. However, you are worried with all the stories you have seen floating around that you may not be able to access those funds once you actually retire if there is a dip… Read More »

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What Happens When Employees Exceed The Length of Their FMLA Medical Certification?

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

Imagine you are granted absences three times a month for Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) certification for a disease you suffer from. However, you decide you need more time to heal and decide to take another week off. What could your employer do? This is a common scenario many employers face, particularly with… Read More »

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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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