Monthly Archives: December 2013

What Constitutes a “Serious Health Condition” Under the Family and Medical Leave Act?

In 1993, Congress adopted the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This law requires retailers and other businesses with 50 or more employees to grant certain employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period in order … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Rejects Overtime Lawsuit by “Outside Sales Employee”

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally requires Florida retailers and other employers to pay overtime wages to any “employee” who works more than 40 hours per week. There are several exemptions to this overtime rule, including one for … Continue reading

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Woman Injured in Bar Brawl Wins New Trial Against Restaurant Owner

According to the Florida Supreme Court, a bar or restaurant owner must make a “reasonable effort to maintain order among his patrons, employees, or those who come upon the premises.” The owner may be liable for any on-premises injuries suffered … Continue reading

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Florida Appeals Court Upholds $800,000 Award to Miami Deli Destroyed by Landlord Negligence

Commercial leasing is a critical issue for Florida retailers. When commercial landlords fail to fulfill their obligations under a lease, the leasing business may lose thousands of dollars in sales or even go out of business. That’s why it’s always … Continue reading

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