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Understanding the Equal Pay Act

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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

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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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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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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 »

Understanding the Basics of the Family and Medical Leave Act

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Imagine this scenario: your father has suddenly fallen gravely ill. He has trouble completing basic daily tasks and you believe he cannot adequately care for himself. You want to take time off work to help take care of him but you are unsure what your rights are and whether you will still be able… Read More »

Statutes of Limitations For Filing a Wage Violations Claim Under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Florida Minimum Wage Act

By Dilla Employment Law, P.A. |

In today’s turbulent economy, many people are scared to confront their employers who may be violating federal or state employment laws designed to protect the rights of employees. However, if an employee waits too long prior to filing a claim for violation of these laws, they may find that their time limit to file… Read More »

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