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An Employee’s Guide to Returning from Quarantine

By Ilona Demenina Anderson As stay-at-home orders are lifted and as more businesses reopen, some employees are returning to work. While employees welcome the opportunity to be productive wage earners, they also have legitimate concerns about their right to work in a safe workplace that is free from discrimination. Here are some general principles that employees [..]

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Saenz & Anderson Stands for Equality

By Tanesha Walls Blye, Esq. We are living in a historic time – what seems to be a much needed, well overdue, present day Civil Rights Movement. This movement is prompted by not just the recent murder of George Floyd, but the fact that the murder of unarmed Black people as consequence for some small [..]

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Does Your Independent Contractor Meet the Test?

With so many changes happening on the job front these days, companies are trying to forge a new relationship with their workers. It is called the “independent contractor” status. That is where the employer pays you an hourly “wage” for services rendered – and you pay your own taxes and absorb the responsibilities of working [..]

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How to Complain to Your Employer While Still Employed

By Tanesha Walls Blye, Esq. Most employee handbooks encourage employees to speak to their employer about anything they feel is unfair or illegal. Typically, this is referred to in employee handbooks as an “Open Door Policy.” However, most employees are concerned that if they walk through this open door, pointing out the employer’s wrongful conduct, [..]

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How Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect Your Rights as an Employee?

By Ilona Demenina Anderson The rapidly spreading outbreak of COVID-19 has created stressful times for employers and employees alike. Businesses are being shuttered. Employees are being encouraged to work from home. Layoffs are likely to become widespread in the coming weeks. The reality is that nobody knows how long the pandemic will affect public health or [..]

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Labor Department Makes It Harder for Employees to Sue Joint Employers

By Ilona Demenina Anderson The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) administers the federal law that governs payment of overtime and minimum wage. Since employers have historically attempted to circumvent wage payment laws, the DOL has rules to administer the wage payment law. From time to time, it issues official interpretations of those rules to guide the [..]

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The Fight for Equal Pay in Florida

By Ilona Demenina Anderson While federal laws have long required men and women to receive equal pay for performing the same work, those laws have done little to narrow the wage gap between men and women. Statistics compiled by the American Association of University Women reveal that the median earnings of women who work full time [..]

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