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Proposed Law Makes it Unlawful for Florida Employers to Require Their Employees to Provide Personal Social Media Passwords

BY:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE MARCH 11, 2014 Currently, Florida employers may ask their employees or prospective employees to provide their social media passwords and can fire the employees or refuse to hire the applicants if…

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arguments in Important FLSA Security Screenings Case

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE MARCH 6, 2014 Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear oral arguments in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, a case in which the Supreme Court…

President Obama Signs Executive Order Raising the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

BY:  CINDY CAMPBELL FEBRUARY 27, 2014 During his State of the Union address on January 28, 2014, President Obama announced his plan to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors (and subcontractors) from $7.25 (or…

BREAKING! U.S. Supreme Court Rules on “Changing Clothes” Case

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE JANUARY 28, 2014 Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion regarding the interpretation of the phrase “changing clothes” contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The High Court…

Is the Discovery of Sensitive Medical Records in Disability Discrimination Cases Off-Limits?

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE JANUARY 23, 2014 It is not uncommon for employers who have been sued by current or former employees for disability discrimination to seek the production of medical records regarding the alleged…

Will the U.S. Supreme Court Curb the President’s Recess Appointment Power?

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE JANUARY 13, 2014 As we previously reported, the U.S. Supreme Court last summer announced that it would review whether or not President Barack Obama’s recess appointments of three National Labor Relations…