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What employers must consider regarding waivers of discrimination claims - II

In a series of posts, our blog has discussed how there might very well come a day when small business owners must proceed with layoffs or reductions in force due to circumstances beyond their control, and how they must ensure that their actions in this area don't run afoul of federal employment discrimination laws.

With medical marijuana a reality, what do employers need to know? - II

In our previous post, we discussed how even though Florida is now officially among the majority of states in which marijuana has been legalized for medicinal purposes, the state law codifying the creation of the medical pot program has nevertheless provided state health officials with six months to devise a distribution strategy.

With medical marijuana a reality, what do employers need to know?

Earlier this week, medical marijuana officially became accessible to any Floridian in possession of state-issued identification card, which serves to verify that their use of the drug to treat a qualifying medical condition has been approved by a licensed physician.

Uncertainty lingers after injunction puts overtime rule on hold

In our previous post, we spent some time discussing how many business owners across the nation were bracing themselves for the December 1 implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime rule, which essentially called for doubling the annual overtime salary threshold to $47,476 and, by extension, a major expansion of the pool of workers eligible for time-and-a-half.

Will the recent presidential election affect the new overtime rule?

Even though we're just about to enter one of the busiest times of the year for many business owners, it's important for them not to lose sight of the fact that we're currently just over a week away from the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime rule officially taking effect.

What employers must consider regarding waivers of discrimination claims

Back in September, our blog discussed how there will likely come a time for even the most diligent small business owners when layoffs or reductions in force prove unavoidable given major drops in profits or some other type of mounting financial pressures.

Understanding the Dept. of Labor's new overtime rule

Right now, business owners of all sizes are gearing up for the final push that typically precedes the end of the year. For some this means making sure inventory is stocked and positions filled for the impending holiday season, and for others it means meeting longstanding deadlines and fulfilling yearly sales goals.

EEOC issues updated guidance on retaliation

The U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission made headlines last week after releasing its final Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues, an extremely important document designed to replace the agency's longstanding 1998 Compliance Manual section on retaliation.

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