Not all Florida employers pay overtime when they are required to by the Fair Labor Standards Act. This can lead to extraordinary costs for the business.
When most people envision a setting for a labor dispute over the failure to pay minimum wage and overtime, they invariably think of factory floors, store aisles or even office cubicles. Indeed, the last place they likely envision is the stage at a local gentlemen's club.
President Obama recently commemorated the seventh anniversary of his signing of the historic Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by holding a press conference at the White House. However, the event was about more than just celebrating the federal law that provides workers looking to file a pay discrimination complaint with more time.
At this time of the year, the majority of news stories relating to professional football all center around a single topic: the Super Bowl. Indeed, if you were to go to any sports website, listen to any sports radio station or turn on any sports-themed network, you would undoubtedly encounter some sort of discussion about the impending matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos.
As the holiday season begins and consumers open their pocketbooks to dole out money for gifts and necessities, many of these businesses being patronized consider their current staffing situation and whether or not it is necessary to bring on part-time, full-time or seasonal workers.
Several months back, our blog discussed how Uber, the app-based ride-sharing company that relies on a large network of drivers to make customer pickups, was embroiled in a bitter legal dispute here in Florida.
All this week, Democratic lawmakers from both the Florida Senate and House of Representatives have been taking part in a very difficult exercise designed to raise awareness about a cause that has been championed all over the nation, but has yet to make real progress here in the Sunshine State.
In our post last week, our blog discussed how there is currently movement, albeit limited, in Tallahassee to raise the minimum wage here in Florida from $8.05 per hour to as much as $15 per hour.
When it comes to the minimum wage, cities and states across the nation have recently made remarkable strides, with workers struggling to make ends meet in otherwise difficult positions now finding themselves with slightly larger checks at the end of each pay period.
It used to be that after a late flight, night on the town or any sort of car trouble that a person's first call was to a local taxi service to arrange a ride, something that could result in a considerable wait. Things have changed, however, thanks to the proliferation of ride-sharing companies like Lyft and Uber, which rely on a large network of freelance drivers to make quick customer pickups.