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May 2012 Archives

Sharon Stone's nanny alleges wrongful termination, harassment

It is very important that all Broward County employers understand how both federal and Florida state wage and hour laws effect their payroll. Sometimes, smaller businesses have trouble navigating these statutes. This is for a number of reasons including the fact that small businesses usually have an owner that must wear many hats, including those of accountant and human resources manager. Additionally, the roles can be more casual in small business or in personal contractor relationships, which can lead employment issues to fall by the wayside.

Is age discrimination affecting your South Florida job search?

Older job seekers in the Broward County area may have noticed that their age is affecting their chances of gaining employment. In fact, a report issued recently by the Government Accountability Office has suggested that age discrimination is a serious obstacle for many unemployed people in Miami and throughout the country.

Wal-Mart will pay more than $5 million for overtime violations

Thousands of Wal-Mart employees across the country will soon be paid back wages for overtime work. Wal-Mart, which of course has several stores in South Florida, was investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor in 2007, who found that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime provisions.

Palm Beach teachers tell school board of principal bad behavior

School district administrators promised to investigate complaints against school principals who are allegedly harassing and intimidating Palm Beach County teachers. The teacher's union president told the school board during their regular meeting last month that the large amount of complaints regarding principals' behavior poses a threat to student achievement and creates a hostile work environment throughout the district

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