Labor and Employment Law
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Employment Discrimination Lawyer
Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts protects individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability with regards to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment.
Age discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favorably because of his/her age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) provides protection for individuals 40 or older. The ADEA protects not only employees from discrimination on the basis of age but also job applicants.
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. Employers must provide reasonable accommodation for disabled employees unless doing so would cause undue hardship to the employer.
Equal Pay Act (EPA) requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work in the same establishment. Employers may not pay unequal wages to men and women who perform jobs that require substantially the same skill, effort and responsibility, and that are performed under similar working conditions within the same establishment.
Pregnancy Discrimination Act
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) forbids discrimination based on pregnancy when it comes to any aspect of employment. Pregnancy Discrimination involves treating a woman, applicant or employee, unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. Certain conditions of pregnancy may be considered a disability and thus employers may be required to provide reasonable accommodations.
Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.
Wage & Hour Attorney
U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for administering and enforcing worker protection laws such as the Fair Standards Labor Act (FSLA).
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, and recordkeeping standards affecting employees in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. Tipped employees are also protected under the federal minimum wage laws and wages including tips must amount to minimum wage standard, or else the employer is required to pay the difference to the employee. Many states also have minimum wage laws. In cases where an employee is subject to both state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher minimum wage. Non-exempt employees must receive overtime pay for hours worked over 40 per workweek at a rate not less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay.
If you believe that you or not being compensated in accordance with the minimum wage and overtime standard, or if you have questions about minimum wage and overtime standards, call us for a free consultation.
Florida’s Whistleblower’s Act protects employees who object to or refuse to engage in acts that are in violation of any federal or state, law, rule, or regulation at the direction of the employer. The Act also protects employees who report or threaten to report violations of any laws, rules, or regulations committed by the employer. The Act creates a statutory remedy for any employee who is terminated, demoted, suspended, or transferred for engaging in the aforementioned activity. The Act also provides protection to any employees who cooperates and/or participates in any investigation regarding the employer’s violation of a regulation, rule, or statute.
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