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March 2012 Archives

EEOC issues new rule on age discrimination

When many in South Florida think of workplace discrimination, they immediately think of employees being unfairly treated on the basis of their race, ethnicity, religion or sex. However, employees are sometimes discriminated against in the workplace on other unfair grounds. One of these is age.

Can your Florida employer demand your Facebook password?

It is no longer news that many Florida employers browse the social networking profiles of job applicants. Whether this is ethical or not, it is quite a widespread practice. However, there have been several situations reported lately in which employers have stepped far past the ethical questions of this practice and into a legal dilemma.

Are unpaid internships legal in South Florida?

Small businesses in South Florida may have heard about the recent number of lawsuits related to unpaid internships. In two high-profile cases, unpaid interns have recently sued Fox Searchlight Pictures and Hearst Corporation for allegedly violating wage and labor laws.

In Florida, law could bar some wage theft claims

In our Broward County Employment Law Blog we have previously written about the Florida state and federal laws that govern wages. Generally speaking, here in South Florida employees are granted wage and overtime rights under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

Job discrimination claims in South Florida set new record in 2011

The Miami District of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported receiving their highest level of discrimination charges ever in 2011. South Florida workers filed 5,263 charges of discrimination, up from 5,077 in the previous year.

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