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Wage Violations – What to Do?

By Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A., In Employment Law, No Comments

Employees in Florida are protected by both federal and state law and employers are required to pay their workers fairly. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs wages across the country and prevents employers from taking advantage of their workers…

What is Pay Docking and Is It Legal?

By Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A., In Employment Law, No Comments

The Fair Labor Standards Act governs wage and hour laws for nonexempt employees. This law requires all employers to pay nonexempt employees the federal minimum wage or higher and requires overtime pay for employees who work more than 40 hours…

Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act

By Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A., In Employment Law, No Comments

Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was originally passed in 1938, affecting nearly 70,000 workers at the time. It was one of the most important pieces of legislation in the New Deal and it governed pay, limited the workday and…

Employment Rights

It is not uncommon for employers to have their employees sign a contract before beginning work. These days, this contract usually contains an arbitration clause, which requires the employer and the employee to enter into arbitration, should a dispute arise.…

From wrongful termination to discrimination, employees in Florida are often the victims of workplace violations. Luckily, there are numerous federal and state employment laws in place to protect employee rights. Employment law is a very diverse area of the law…

Understanding Unpaid Overtime in Florida

By Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A., In Unpaid Overtime, No Comments

Employers in various industries sometimes try to minimize labor expenses in illegal ways. And unfortunately, unpaid overtime is an extremely common wage violation. Employers are required to pay employees 1.5 times their standard pay rate when they work over 40…

South Florida Company Owes Workers $1 Million in Unpaid Wages

By Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A., In Unpaid Overtime, No Comments

The United States Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against a South Florida food packaging plant for wage theft. According to the court documents that were filed in June 2018, Green Bean Packers, Inc. owes 351 current and former…

Being laid off can be stressful and financially draining. Unemployment benefits can tide you and your family over until you are able to secure another position. Whether you’re on your first unemployment application or your claim has already been denied,…

Being let go is challenging, especially when it’s due to a decrease in business, restructuring, or some other reason that’s outside of your control. Some employers use severance pay to support terminated employees and ease the transition into unemployment, while…

The 5 Most Common Types of Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

By Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A., In Wrongful Termination, No Comments

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination is one of the most common types of employment lawsuits. And while there are always varying factors from case to case, most fall under one of the following categories. Discrimination or Harassment It is against federal law for…