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

By: Rachel D. Gebaide & Jill Davis Simon 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…

Background Checks: Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance

By Rachel D. Gebaide and Andrew Kelly* Employees – and unsuccessful applicants for employment – are increasingly asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for violations arising out of background checks conducted by…

Federal Court Blocks New Overtime Rule – How Should Your Business Respond?

By: Rachel D. Gebaide and Timothy C. Haughee On November 22, 2016, a federal court issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that temporarily blocks the implementation of the DOL’s…