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Title III American with Disabilities Act “Tester” Lawsuits

There is a problem happening throughout Florida which is affecting the rights of small business owners and taking advantage of the Title III American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). This ongoing issue was prevalent in our recent case of Patricia Kennedy v. Rhoda Solano, et.al.   Our client owns and operates a small restaurant located in Cocoa […]

Mediation – An Overview

Mediation is the process of bringing two parties (or more) together to resolve a dispute or conflict. In law, mediation is used as a tool to help settle cases by bringing the parties together. Mediation is conducted by a neutral third party professional called a mediator.  Often, mediators are retired judges or lawyers who have […]

Timeliness To Report Breach of Data

In the protest of First Financial Associates, Inc. File: B-415713; B-415713.2, the GAO was looking at provision regarding the timeliness requirements for reporting a data breach. The protester’s proposal stated it would provide notice within 12 hours. The protester was rated as marginal based on its “lengthy” reporting period which was also inconsistent with the […]

A Primer for Employers: Recognizing and Stopping Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Most employers know that both federal and state law prohibit discrimination against persons on the basis of or on account of their gender.  This is called sex discrimination, and is expressly prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and various state anti-discrimination laws such as the Florida Civil Rights […]

Federal Court Strikes Down DOL “White Collar” Overtime Final Rule

On August 31, 2017, Federal District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant struck down the Department of Labor (“DOL”) Final Rule that would have categorically increased overtime eligibility by more than doubling the salary threshold under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)’s “white collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees from $455 per week ($23,660 […]

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Pierron Receives Distinguished International Association of Privacy Professionals Certification

Attorney Dan Pierron has received the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)’s Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) designation. The CIPP/US is given only after an individual has demonstrated their knowledge of both broad global and specific regional or sectoral concepts of privacy and data protection law and practice.

Employment Law Compliance Update – The Fifty Employee Threshold

When an employee sues an employer under various laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), or the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), one of the first key issues that arises in determining […]

Employment Law Update: Federal Contractors Need to Be Mindful of Government Contract Compliance

Government contracts, unlike commercial transactions, are highly regulated. Unlike most commercial transactions, government contracts are highly regulated and have serious consequences for contractors who do not comply with the complex and changing rules of doing business with the government. It is therefore imperative that government contractors and other employers who do business with the federal […]

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