Schwarzberg & Associates
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The holiday season is upon us, which means many employers are planning Holiday parties. Now is an ideal time to review prudent policies and guidelines which may assist employers in making those events safer and recognizing areas of potential liability. We hope the...read more
We were all taught that emails were not private and we should write them as if they were postcards which anyone could read. If the Director of the CIA cannot keep his emails private or be sure that no one has taken national security secrets from him, how can any...read more
As the proverbial wisdom teaches, Sex, Politics and Religion are topics we should refrain from discussing in polite company. Employers may want to consider applying the maxim to the workplace. With a looming Presidential election campaign intensifying, the workplace...read more
To Pay or Not to Pay? That is the Question. One of the most important questions asked by employers is, "If my business is shut down in the aftermath of a hurricane, do I still have to pay my employees?" The answer depends on the status of the employee as exempt or...read more
"This year, I will check the overall health of my workplace !!" Every year, around this time, we all come up with resolutions to better ourselves, among them: Spend More Time with Family & Friends Learn Something New Help Others Get Organized Save Money, Tame the...read more
On Monday, June 27, 2011, Florida's Governor, Rick Scott signed into law significant amendments to Florida's Unemployment Compensation Law, Chapter 443 of the Florida Statutes (the "Amended Law"). Many of the changes represent good news for employers. Termination of...read more
Supreme Court Rules for Wal-Mart in Massive 1.6 Million Female Workers’ Job Discrimination Lawsuit by Denying Class Action Status
Monday the U.S. Supreme Court rendered its decision in Dukes v. Wal-Mart and held 5-4 that 1.6 million female Wal-Mart employees would not be allowed to sue as a class action to pursue a unified claim of systemic gender discrimination based on allegations that they...read more
Effective June 1, 2011, Florida's minimum wage will increase to $7.31 per hour from the current $7.25 an hour. The increase is the result of a decision by Leon County Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis in Cadet et. al v. Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation. There,...read more
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the Bankruptcy Code does not prohibit a private employer from denying employment to an individual on the basis that the individual is or has been in bankruptcy. In Myers v. Toojay's Mgmt. Corp., No. 10-10774...read more
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