Personal injury victims – especially those who are seeking workers’ compensation – might have to attend what is referred to as an Independent Medical Examination. This is a medical examination intended to re-verify the victim’s injury. The issue is that the physician chosen by the victim’s employer or insurance company is seldom actually independent. Employers and insurance companies often use Independent Medical Examinations to poke holes in the victim’s claim and ultimately assert that the
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November 17, 2020

Explaining Tip Credits

Tipping is a way of life in the United States, where many service industry workers rely almost completely on tips to pay their bills. However, wage and hour laws become a little more complex for employees who regularly earn tips, as the rules about what counts as a tip and even your legal rights may change a bit. Of course, tipping laws vary from state to state. In Florida, for example, tips are the “sole
Employment Law
Until the first day of 2021, most employees in the U.S. can take advantage of an expanded leave policy that was instituted to help families deal with the effects of COVID-19. One of the more powerful pieces of legislation passed by Congress, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), provides up to 12 weeks (total) for certain employees. This blog will dive deeper into the specific provisions of the law, focusing on employee leave.  Two
Workers Compensation
  It’s fairly common knowledge for anyone who has ever worked a job that overtime pay is lucrative; many workers salivate over the “time-and-a-half” pay they receive whenever they work over 40 hours in a week. You probably also know that not all workers are entitled to overtime compensation. Hearing business owners and executives complain about working 60, 70, or even 80 hours a week doesn’t mean they are getting paid for every single hour
Overtime and Wage Violations
The LGBTQ+ community celebrated a recent landmark ruling handed down by the Supreme Court at the end of June that, effectively, extended workplace protections afforded to all Americans by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to them. The high court ruled, in a 6-3 decision, that employees working somewhere with 15 or more employees cannot be discriminated against for being gay or transgender.  Background The case heard by the Supreme Court was
Employment Law
With these strange times and uncertain economic conditions, the magnifying glass is, once again, put on the practices of employers across Florida and the U.S. With millions of workers across the U.S. experiencing reduced income (or job losses altogether), it’s worth considering whether you are actually leaving money on the table by way of your employer not paying you all that you’re owed. This blog will lay out some common scenarios in which your employer
Employment Law, Overtime and Wage Violations
Unfortunately, the world is full of known and unknown dangers that can cause a serious physical injury (or even death) to an individual. Some places are safer than others, of course; even though we all (normally) drive our cars to and from work, school, and leisure activities, the roadway is one of the most dangerous places to be. Auto accidents, though they are a common cause of personal injuries, do not invoke the important legal
Personal Injury, Uncategorized
With very few exceptions, all Florida businesses must carry some form of workers’ compensation insurance. The purpose of this, of course, is to cover medical bills for full-time or part-time employees who injure themselves on the job. This blog will serve as a general guide to help you understand your obligations when it comes to filing a claim as well as your options if your employer does not handle your claim satisfactorily. Statute of Limitations
Workers Compensation
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a period of nearly unprecedented economic upheaval. There is a great amount of uncertainty over when life will turn back to normal, which has led to massive layoffs across the country. To hammer the point home, over three million Americans filed for unemployment in a single day.  If you are one of the millions of Americans who is currently unemployed or underemployed, you should assess whether or not you might
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In these unprecedented times, almost all of our daily routines and professions have been impacted due to COVID-19. However, life still goes on, and serious personal injuries that require hospital stays and payouts for damages are still occurring. Whether you already have a personal injury case pending or have not quite gotten things rolling after a very recent injury to yourself or a loved one, our firm has put together a brief guide that will
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