Labor & Employment Insights

Conducting Employee Performance Evaluations

Most supervisors would say that conducting employee performance evaluations is not an area of their job that they look forward to. However, there are many benefits to conducting timely evaluations of employees. Furthermore, evaluations do not have to be time consuming or complex. Most employees would like feedback concerning how they are performing in a […]

Non-compete Agreements and Protection of Referral Relationships

It is not uncommon for employers to require employees to sign agreements that contain non-competition provisions prohibiting employees from engaging in certain activities post-employment. The ability of an employer to enforce such provisions is not entirely clear under Florida law and is usually fact specific. Recently, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion in White […]

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 […]