Florida Injury and Employment Attorneys

Month: March 2016

What to Remember: Tips about FLSA

March 29, 2016
Our Orlando overtime attorneys remind clients of several key points when it comes to the Fair Labor Standards Act. FLSA sets minimum wage for all workers according to federal, state and local laws. As of July 24, 2009, nonexempt workers must be paid at least $7.25 per hour. If that employee works over time, then the employer must pay him or her at least one and one-half ti...

Criminal History and Employment Discrimination

March 15, 2016
Our Tampa work discrimination lawyers are sometimes asked whether employers are allowed to discriminate against people on the basis of their having criminal histories. If you have been charged with a crime, arrested for one or have a conviction in your past, you may have encountered problems with finding work. While no federal law prohibits employers from rejecting your a...

An Overview of Class Action Lawsuits

March 8, 2016
Our Orlando class action litigation attorneys generally handle two types of class action litigation.  Most common are class action cases involving unpaid overtime or minimum wages (called "collective actions") or unpaid wages that are not overtime wages. Our Orlando class action attorneys  at Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC also handle class actions cases where a particul...

What You Need to Know About Age Discrimination

March 1, 2016
Under both federal and Florida law, there are certain actions employers cannot take based on an employee’s age. The primary law is the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Passed in 1967, the ADEA affords protection to workers 40 years or older and applies to employers with 20 or more workers. The Florida Civil Rights Act does not specify an upper or lower age l...

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