Don’t Delay in Designating FMLA Leave

Do you think you are being a generous employer by allowing your employees to use their accrued paid leave as additional FMLA-protected leave? Or by delaying the start of their FMLA leave by allowing them to use accrued paid leave first? Not so fast, because no good deed goes unpunished. On March 14, 2019, the… More

DOL Proposes Revised Joint-Employer Test

DOL Proposes New Standard for Assessing Joint Employer Liability Earlier this month, the DOL announced a proposed rule that would update existing joint employment regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Currently, under the FLSA, any business operators who utilize another business’s employees – for example, by hiring temps – may be held jointly… More

Guest Post: Non-Competes for Yoga Studios

Non-Compete Agreement Protects Florida Studio from Unfair Competition by Former Employee In late July 2018, Gainesville Health and Fitness (the “Club”) sued one for its former yoga and Pilates instructors for breach of contract, tortious interference with business relationships, unjust enrichment and violations of Florida’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act. According to the Club, this former… More

Flat Fee, Budget Friendly Legal Work

My law firm is rolling out new FLAT FEE, BUDGET FRIENDLY legal products. It includes employment law packages from me– but also flat fee and discounted rates on financing, corporate formation, leasing, immigration, succession planning…. just about everything a new company needs. And these packages/pricing options are available for non-start ups too! The video below… More

Background Check Violations Prove Costly

Some employers are surprised to learn that the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) governs employment background checks. They are also shocked to find out that failure to comply with the FCRA’s disclosure and authorization requirements can be very expensive. As an example, Delta Air Lines reached a proposed $2.3 million settlement agreement last month… More