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Changing Landscape of Public Employee Free Speech in Florida

Labor and Employment Law
The free speech rights of public employees have evolved considerably over the years. In 1892, then-Judge, later Justice, Oliver Wendell...

Pay Transparency: A Remedy for the Gender Pay Gap?

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My grandmother emphasized the importance of going to college and pursuing a profession in the law to achieve independence —...

Recent Developments In Collective Action Certification Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has long been the primary vehicle through which employees seek to recover alleged unpaid...

Florida’s Veterans’ Preference Act: Providing Meaningful Opportunities to Those Who Have Served Our Country

Labor and Employment Law
With 1.5 million veterans, comprising 12% of Florida’s adult population, Florida prides itself on being the nation’s most veteran friendly...

The Birth of New Rights for Pregnant, Postpartum, and Nursing Employees

Labor and Employment Law
On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)[1] and the Providing Urgent Maternal...

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned for Labor and Employment Practitioners

Labor and Employment Law
On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a national emergency. As state and local...

What Employment Lawyers Should Know About the Form I-9 Overhaul: Factors to Prevent and Mitigate Liability

Labor and Employment Law
Employers’ requirements to verify a worker’s employment eligibility and identity are a minefield for potential mistakes and liability. The Form...

Understanding the Bounds of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the Wake of Van Buren

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The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. §1030 (the CFAA), imposes criminal and civil liability on individuals who access...

Proceed with Caution: Voluntary Diversity Efforts Must Be Undertaken with Care to Limit Litigation Risk for Employers

Labor and Employment Law
Employers across the country are voluntarily implementing plans to promote diversity within their workforce, especially in management positions. Wells Fargo,...

Diversity Initiatives and the Backlash of Reverse Discrimination Claims

Labor and Employment Law
By now, most Americans have probably heard of the Black Lives Matter and Me Too movements. Although the Black Lives...