Monthly Archives: November 2013

Federal Court Revives Lawsuit Over Florida Employer’s Decision to Stop Worker’s Compensation Payments

Worker’s compensation insurance is mandatory for all Florida retailers employing at least four people. Although worker’s compensation is designed to settle most on-the-job injury claims without the need for litigation, it does not provide absolute protection for employers. In cases … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Unleashes “Serial Litigator” on Florida Small Businesses

Joe Houston has filed more than 270 lawsuits against Florida businesses. Houston, who is disabled and confined to a wheelchair, has made a career out of suing small businesses over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As … Continue reading

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Richie Incognito Case Demonstrates Importance of Workplace Anti-Bullying Policies

The Miami Dolphins are one of South Florida’s most high-profile employers, and they’re currently dealing with an employment dispute that’s made international headlines. For Florida retailers, it’s providing an important lesson in the boundaries of acceptable workplace conduct. On November … Continue reading

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Employee Arbitration Agreements Not Always Enforced by Florida Courts

Florida businesses often look to arbitration as a lower-cost alternative to litigation in settling legal disputes. Retailers may ask employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. But it’s not a given that courts will enforce such agreements. … Continue reading

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