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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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How Tipping Employees Affects the Minimum Wage

British Columbia restaurateur David Jones recently made news when he announced his newest restaurant would have a “no tipping policy,” in what is believed to be a first for Canada. Jones plans to pay his servers a fixed percentage of … Continue reading

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Three Lessons for Small Businesses from the Miami Dolphins Bullying Report

On February 14, New York attorney Ted Wells issued a 148-page report on “issues of workplace conduct at the Miami Dolphins.” The National Football League retained Wells to investigate workplace bullying allegations made last November by Dolphins player Jonathan Martin. Wells concluded, … Continue reading

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Enforcing Employee “Non-Compete” Agreements In Florida

Florida law permits employment contracts that contain “non-compete” or similar restrictive covenants in order to protect the employer’s “legitimate business interests.” A non-compete agreement might, for example, restrict an employee from leaving and working for a direct competitor for a … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court Poised to Hear Landmark Workers’ Compensation Case

Florida law requires most employers with four or more employees (part- or full-time) to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance compensates employees for injuries suffered on-the-job while limiting employer liability. In Florida, an injured worker may claim temporary disability benefits … Continue reading

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