Studying for a License as an Employment Requirement Is Hard Work. Shouldn’t You Get Paid For it?

Many employers offer to pay for training time and even pay their employees to study to pass licensing exams required for their jobs. But did you know that in many instances, the federal labor laws may require employers to pay for this time? The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employees be paid …Read More

Posted by Paolo Meireles on January 10, 2019. Filed under Employment Law, Litigation Highlights. Comments Off on Studying for a License as an Employment Requirement Is Hard Work. Shouldn’t You Get Paid For it?

Employment Laws Undergo Change In Florida With Minimum Wage Increase

Effective January 1, 2019, Florida’s minimum wage will increase from $8.25 per hour to $8.46 per hour. Tipped workers will also see a climb regarding their pay. The minimum wage for tipped workers will increase from $5.23 to $5.44 an hour. With this increase, Florida will no longer have the second-lowest minimum wage among states …Read More

Posted by Paolo Meireles on January 8, 2019. Filed under Employment Law, Litigation Highlights. Comments Off on Employment Laws Undergo Change In Florida With Minimum Wage Increase

Employers on Wall Street Punish Women for Having Children In 2018

Another day, another gender discrimination claim against a Wall Street firm.  In a recent article written by Bloomberg News, it was reported that a star performer and 15-year veteran at Goldman Sachs was fired while she was on maternity leave.  The former Vice President alleges, despite successfully managing more than 300 million dollars for Goldman’s …Read More

Employment Discrimination – A Challenge for Employees More Than Forty Years Later

Since 1938, the federal government’s Fair Labor Standards Act has provided employees with a wide reaching set of rights.  In terms of employment discrimination specifically, the 1960s marked a new era for workers for workers of all backgrounds when a series of laws were created to combat employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and age (those above the age …Read More

Posted by Shavitz Law Staff on August 26, 2013. Filed under Litigation Highlights. Comments Off on Employment Discrimination – A Challenge for Employees More Than Forty Years Later