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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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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