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Love on the Clock, Ain’t No Surprise

By Ilona Demenina Anderson With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this is a good time to put some spotlight on office romances and their possible legal repercussions. Falling in love with your coworker? Supervisor? Manager? Wonder no more. Humans fall in love with people who live or work near them, and with those who are available [..]

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Happy and Gay: Can Employment Discrimination Based on Sex Also Include Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation?

By Ilona Demenina Anderson The answer to this question is: Maybe… The Georgia Regional Hospital did not pay a female security officer equally as her male counterparts. Her supervisor harassed and discriminated against her not only because of her sex, but she was targeted for failing to carry herself in a feminine manner. The female security officer wore a male uniform and she [..]

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All about tips and tipping: Rights of employees in retail and service establishments in Florida, and how all this can change

By Ilona Demenina Anderson What Is a Tip? A tip is monetary value given by a customer in recognition of good service rendered by employees in retail and service establishments. It is not the same as a service charge because a service charge is a contractual obligation between the retail and service establishment and the customer. [..]

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Blow the whistle when employers actually violate the law or it might blow in the wind or in your face

By Ilona Demenina Anderson The FWA The Florida Whistleblower Act (FWA) protects employees against retaliation from employers when employees report a violation of the law by their employers or they refuse to participate in unlawful activity or violations of law by their employer. Thus, if Florida employees report violations of law committed by their employers to [..]

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Is Sexual Orientation Discrimination a form of Sex Discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

By Ilona Demenina Anderson A homosexual male employee was harassed at work because of his sexual orientation. He endured insults and was humiliated and endured hostility in the workplace because of his homosexual orientation. He quit his job rather than continue to endure the harassment. He then filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [..]

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Time and Time Again: The Final Rule on Overtime Pay

By Ilona Demenina Anderson What is overtime pay? Overtime pay is compensation received for hourly work performed that is beyond the minimum of 40 hours per week. It is computed at “time and a half” meaning, your hourly rate plus 50% comprises your overtime pay for every hour worked beyond 40 hours each week. Who gets [..]

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