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Gebaide, Gluck, McNeill Presenters for AdventHealth Webinar

Lowndes shareholders Rachel D. Gebaide, Andrew M. Gluck and Greg McNeill were speakers for the “Financial Relief Webinar” presented by AdventHealth on April 23, 2020. They spoke on three important issues facing today’s businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic: business interruption…

U.S. House Passes Coronavirus (COVID-19) Paid FMLA Law and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act: An Employee Guide

By: Rachel D. Gebaide Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation designed to assist a large segment of the nation’s workforce whose ability to work is or may become impacted by…

Should you regulate employee cell phone use in the workplace?

Orlando Business Journal As cell phones become increasingly ubiquitous, employers likely have experienced both positive and negative effects of employees’ ability to remain constantly connected. In many fields, business is conducted regularly through cell phones,…

SKIP THE EEOC AND GO STRAIGHT TO COURT?

Employers Can No Longer Wait To Assert Affirmative Defense of Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies June 6, 2019 By: Morey Raiskin In Fort Bend County v. Davis, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday, June…

U.S. Department of Labor Proposed Rule: Employees Earning Less than $35,308 are Eligible to Overtime

March 8, 2019 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking yesterday to increase the minimum salary for certain “white-collar” administrative, professional, and executive employees to be classified as “exempt” salaried employees…

Older Job Applicant Loses Age Discrimination Claim Based on Job Posting Mandating “No More than 7 Years” of Experience

February 6, 2019 By: Jill C. Davis The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently issued a key opinion interpreting the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which prohibits discrimination against people…

State Law Barring Local Minimum Wage Ordinances Stands After Florida Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal

February 6, 2019 The Florida Supreme Court declined yesterday to hear the City of Miami Beach’s appeal of a lower court’s decision upholding a Florida law barring local minimum wage ordinances.  As a result, Florida cities and other local…

Florida’s Minimum Wage Will Rise to $8.46 in 2019

By: Rachel D. Gebaide & Jill Davis Florida’s minimum wage will increase effective January 1, 2019 as follows: Florida’s minimum wage will increase by 21 cents from $8.25 to $8.46 per hour. Florida’s minimum wage…