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Florida Minimum Wage Increases for 2022

Posted on Employment Law News September 10, 2022 by author

On September 30th, 2022,  The federal minimum wage in Florida will change to $11.00 an hour. Florida is one of only 10 states that calculate their minimum wages based on the federal Consumer Price Index (CPI).  Accordingly, every year the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recalculates the minimum wage based on the new CPI figures Read more →

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Federal District Court Finds Fired Nurse Was Not Qualified For Her Job Under the ADA

Posted on Employment Law News February 24, 2013 by author

In Bell v. Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hosps.,[1] the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee granted the employer’s motion for summary judgment because the Plaintiff, a registered nurse who suffered from fibromyalgia, failed to show that she was a “qualified individual” for her position. Specifically, Plaintiff did not establish that she could Read more →

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DOL Cracking Down on Employers Violating Breastfeeding Law

Posted on Employment Law News February 4, 2013 by author

The United States Labor Department (DOL) recently responded to a Freedom of Information Act request for documents relating to its enforcement of Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and it showed active enforcement. This provision of FLSA requires covered employers to provide a reasonable break time and place, other than a bathroom, Read more →

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Eleventh Circuit Clarifies Standard for Cat’s Paw Liability in Employment Discrimination Cases

Posted on Employment Law News February 4, 2013 by author

In Sims v. MVM, Inc., No. 11-14481, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 1130 (11t Cir. Jan. 17, 2013), the Eleventh Circuit court of Appeals considered the causation standard for proving cat’s paw liability under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The Court held that the proximate causation standard announced by the Supreme Court in Staub Read more →

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Veganism May be a Religion for Employment Discrimination

Posted on Employment Law News February 2, 2013 by author

Is veganism a religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?  Based on a recent order from a United States District Court in Ohio, the answer is possibly yes.   In Chenzira v. Cincinnati Children’s Hosp. Med. Ctr.,[1] the Plaintiff’s federal and state religious discrimination claims withstood the Defendant’s 12(b)(6) Motion to Read more →

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