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Independent Contractor or Employee? Getting It Right

Independent Contractor or Employee? Getting It Right

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) contains various wage and hour protections including minimum wage and overtime provisions. However, entitlement to such protections depends upon one being an “employee” versus an “independent contractor.” The...
Does My Employer Have to Give Me Medical Leave?

Does My Employer Have to Give Me Medical Leave?

“If I’m sick or injured, does my employer have to give me time off?” This is a very common question employees ask attorneys, and the answer the attorneys give is even more common: “It depends.” Although we recommend you speak with your own attorney to get an...
Proper Wages and Compensation of Tipped Employees

Proper Wages and Compensation of Tipped Employees

By virtue of Florida’s tourism industry, hospitality employees make up one of the most significant portions of the state’s workforce. Where you see hotels, restaurants, bars, night clubs and casinos, you will find hourly-paid employees who rely heavily on tips for...