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November 2017 Archives

Florida's enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was passed into law in 1990, is enforced under the Florida Civil Rights Act (FL. Stat. Sec 760.01 et seq.). Under the Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating against persons who are disabled under the law. 

Which Florida employers need to provide family and medical leave?

For small business owners, it can be hard to lose employees for an extended period of time when they have a child or suffer serious illness. Maintaining health benefits for employees on leave can be costly, especially when you have to find additional workers to cover their shifts. 

Immigrants and my business: What main point should I know?

If you have immigrants working for you, you already know that there's a lot of problems ahead for both your employees and businesses like yours. The more immigrants you have on payroll, the harder your business may be hit by some of the anti-immigration policies that are being enforced.

Two important issues about wages and overtime you should know

Overtime compensation is a complicated issue that tends to confuse employers and employees alike. Therefore, it is easy to make a serious mistake that could hurt your business if you're taken to court or fined for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.