How Can You Increase Workplace Civility?

True or not, a common perception is that our society is one that is becoming less respectful and less courteous. This perception is especially true in the workplace where study after study cites examples of rude behavior in the workplace and the accompanying worker dissatisfaction. In fact, legislation has even been proposed to combat perceived […]

Florida Votes: Update on Amendment 2 and Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana continues its pace as a hot topic in Florida since its defeat via a ballot measure in 2014 and subsequent approval in this unpredictable 2106 election.  In 2014 the ballot measure failed with 58 percent approval, just shy of the 60 percent required for a constitutional amendment.  This year, in an decisive result, […]

Department of Labor Announces Updates to Fair Labor Standards Act’s Overtime Requirements

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and the Department of Labor announced the final rule updating the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime requirements. The primary change contained in the new regulations is to dramatically increase the salary requirement for the white collar exemptions to the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the FLSA. The impact […]

New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Presented by Anne Chapman and Marisa Powers at Manatee Chamber, Lakewood Ranch, Oct 6

Labor and employment attorneys Anne Chapman and Marisa Powers will be presenting “New Overtime Regulations” at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Lakewood Ranch location on Thursday, October 6th. They presented overtime regulations to a sold-out crowd in June, prompting the Chamber to hold another seminar for those who missed out on this important information. The […]

Anne Chapman Selected for Leadership Manatee Program

Bradenton-Sarasota, FL – Anne W. Chapman, attorney at Blalock Walters, P.A., has been chosen by The Board of Governors of Leadership Manatee to participate in the 2016-2017 Leadership Manatee class. Chapman is a principal in the firm’s labor & employment and business litigation practice areas. The program of the Manatee Chamber Foundation, in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of […]