As a worker in the United States you are protected by several important federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standard Act, or FLSA. The FLSA covers two important aspects of employment minimum wage requirements and overtime wages. Unless you are an exempt employee you are entitled to overti… The post Can I Be Fired for Pursuing a Claim for Overtime? appeared first on Richard Celler Legal, P.A..
In the 21st century it is far from unusual for a worker to work a 50 or 60 hours work week. Working more hours generally means earning more wages; however, what if you are not interested in working more than a 40 hour week? Can you be required to work overtime in Florida? The short answer to that qu… The post Can You Be Required to Work Overtime in Florida? appeared first on Richard Celler Legal, P.A..
One of the most misunderstood area of employment law are the laws governing tipped employees. Because these employees earn a substantial portion of their income from tips, many people – including both employees and employers – operate under the belief that the federal minimum wage and overtime laws … The post Are Tipped Employees Entitled to Overtime? appeared first on Richard Celler Legal, P.A..
In the United States, both federal and state laws prohibit certain types of discriminatory practices and conduct in the workplace Among a list of other characteristics, for example, an employer is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of age under both federal law and the laws of the St… The post What Damages Am I Entitled to for an Age Discrimination Case? appeared first on Richard Celler Legal, P.A..
In the United States, both federal and state laws make it illegal to discriminate in the workplace; however, for that discrimination to be legally actionable it must be a covered form of discrimination. Most people are familiar with some of the most common forms of prohibited discrimination such as … The post Does Federal Age Discrimination Law Protect Me If I’m under 40? appeared first on Richard Celler Legal, P.A..
At one time in United States history it was not only common, but was also legal, to discriminate in the workplace on the basis of race, color and/or national origin. Thankfully, federal law has made race/color/national origin discrimination illegal now for several decades; however, there are still e… The post What Damages Are Available in a Race Discrimination Lawsuit? appeared first on Richard Celler Legal, P.A..
Clients frequently ask me the difference between race and national origin discrimination. This blog will specifically address what is becoming a common violation of law in the workplace, especially with regard to Arab Americans and people of Middle Eastern descent who commonly are referred to as … The post What is Discrimination Based on National Origin? appeared first on Richard Celler Legal, P.A..