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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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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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Saenz & Anderson, PLLC Obtains $21.5M Verdict Against Hilton

By Ilona Demenina Anderson As reported by  NBC News, USA Today, MSN.com, The Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel and other news outlets, Saenz & Anderson, PLLC’s founding partner Martin Saenz along with co-counsel Marc Brumer obtained a $21.5 million jury verdict on behalf of a Hilton employee in a religious discrimination case in the U.S. District Court for [..]

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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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