Monthly Archives: September 2013

Federal Court Clarifies Employer Liability Under Workplace Safety Law

Like many other American businesses, Florida retailers must understand and comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act, a federal law designed to guarantee safe working conditions for all employees. The Department of Labor enforces this law through the Occupational … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Age Discrimination Claim By Demoted Employee

We tend to think of illegal discrimination in terms of gender or race. But age discrimination is equally illegal under federal law. Congress adopted the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) in 1967 to protect workers over the age of … Continue reading

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Florida Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit Over Employee Retention Plan

What constitutes a legally binding employment contract? In Florida, the courts generally will not enforce statements contained in an employee handbook, manual or similar document that merely summarizes the terms of employment. For example, in 2007 a federal judge in … Continue reading

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Florida Appeals Court Tosses Foreclosure Lawsuit Over Faulty Record-Keeping

Proper record keeping is essential to all businesses regardless of size. When a business faces litigation, bad record keeping can prove costly. A recent decision by the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal demonstrates just how costly. The case involved … Continue reading

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