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 [..]
By Ilona Demenina Anderson Over the past 3-years, our team at Saenz & Anderson, PLLC has been dedicated to providing excellence in client service resulting in many happy clients. In doing so, our commitment and focus has taken us on a fabulous journey of growth – both personally and professionally. We are pleased to announce that [..]
Why You Should Forget Everything You Think You Know About Overtime Law in Employing Golf and Tennis Professionals
By Elizabeth O. Hueber, Esq. The proposed changes to the Department of Labor rules in late 2016 regarding the minimum salary one must make before being exempt from overtime led to a hullaballoo of concern. The PGA went as far as to hire lobbyists to block this proposed overtime rule because they believed it would [..]
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 [..]
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 [..]
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. [..]
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 [..]
By Ilona Demenina Anderson On the campaign trail, President Trump promised that his administration would create more jobs. At the time, candidate Donald Trump did not elaborate how he would go about creating jobs. Less than two months into his term, it is slowly becoming clear that Trump’s policies could affect job creation as well affect [..]
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 [..]
By Ilona Demenina Anderson It’s still hurricane season through the end of November. When the area is under a hurricane watch, on top of whipping winds, pelting rains, overwhelming storm surges and flash flooding, the things foremost on every employee’s mind is: how do I get to work? Would I get paid if I don’t get [..]