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EMPLOYMENT LAW ALERT – ELEVENTH CIRCUIT RULES THAT TITLE VII DOES NOT PROHIBIT SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION

By Carrollwood Bar Association |

Earlier this month, the Eleventh Circuit held that Title VII does not prohibit discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation. Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital.  Thus, the lower federal courts in Florida, Georgia and Alabama will have to follow suit.  In the Evans matter, the plaintiff, a female hospital guard, brought… Read More »

EMPLOYMENT LAW ALERT: FEDERAL JUDGE HALTS OVERTIME RULE

By Carrollwood Bar Association |

We last advised you that the Department of Labor’s final Rule updating the overtime regulations was to take effect on December 1, 2016.  The overtime rule would have raised the salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476 a year. However, just 10 days before the implementation date, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary… Read More »

EMPLOYMENT LAW ALERT: FINAL OVERTIME RULES

By Carrollwood Bar Association |

KEY PROVISIONS OF THE FINAL RULES: On May 18, 2016, President Obama announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations.  The new Regs will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation.  Key provisions are: The threshold income level at… Read More »

Buying Or Selling A Home – Top 4 Reasons To Use A Florida Real Estate Attorney

By Carrollwood Bar Association |

By Jarryd M. Dalfino, Esquire September 21, 2016 Home ownership. Whether a secluded ranch house, a millionaire’s mansion, a downtown condo, or the emblematic suburban house with a white picket fence, home ownership is a staple feature of the American dream. In order to achieve the dream of home ownership, the average American must… Read More »

The State of the Courts: Chief Judge Ronald Ficarrotta

By Carrollwood Bar Association |

By: Gabrielle Piloto, Hancock Injury Attorneys The Honorable Judge Ronald Ficarrotta of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court spoke on the state of the courts during our September luncheon. This includes what the court system in Florida is comprised of, what is happening and what is to come. Here is a brief overview of Judge… Read More »

EMPLOYMENT LAW ALERT: Final Overtime Rules

By Carrollwood Bar Association |

KEY PROVISIONS OF THE FINAL RULES: On May 18, 2016, President Obama announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations.  The new Regs will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation.  Key provisions are: The threshold income level at… Read More »

3 Key Components of Your Cybersecurity Strategy

By Carrollwood Bar Association |

Major data breaches continue to make headlines on a weekly basis. Just days ago, the U.S. Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which requires corporations, organizations and government agencies to share threat intelligence. The Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 tightened up requirements for data breach notification, access to security policies, and the… Read More »

EMPLOYMENT LAW ALERT: New Rules Expected for Overtime Pay

By Carrollwood Bar Association |

NEW PROPOSAL:  President Obama has announced that the White House is raising the threshold income level at which workers are exempt from overtime pay of time-and-a-half wages. The level is currently $23,360 a year.   The new level is expected to be $50,400.00 a year. CURRENTLY:   Under current rules, workers are not eligible for overtime… Read More »

EMPLOYMENT LAW ALERT: US Supreme Court Finds Abercrombie & Fitch Discriminated Against Muslim Woman Because She Wore a Head Scarf

By Carrollwood Bar Association |

The U.S. Supreme Court, in an 8-1 decision (with Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting) found that Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim job applicant when she interviewed in a hijab (head scarf) and was denied employment.  Abercrombie & Fitch argued that Samantha Elauf never advised the interviewer that she wore the hijab for religious… Read More »

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