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Understanding Sexual Harassment Laws

On June 10, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced SunTrust Bank will pay $300,000 to settle claims that a branch manager in Sarasota, Florida, sexually harassed three female employees. The EEOC initially sued SunTrust in 2012 in a federal … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court Rules Pregnancy Discrimination Violates State Law

All Florida small business owners must be aware of their obligations under federal and state civil rights laws. It is against the law for any employer to discriminate against an employee (or potential employee) on the basis of sex, race, … Continue reading

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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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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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