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Category Archives: Employment Law Topics

The New Overtime Rules and You

[caption id="attachment_2239" align="alignright" width="300"] (c) The Department of Labor.[/caption] A long-awaited new rule was issued by the Department of Labor this week, updating the overtime rules for salaried employees. Before this change, the rule had been following a standard set in the 1970s; this standard exempted salaried workers making more than $23,600 a year from…
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Florida Unemployment Claims: What’s Going On?

As we near the beginning of another legislative session in the state of Florida, there’s talk about reform to Florida’s infamously bad unemployment system. In 2011, the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) was not only renamed but a new system was installed to process unemployment claims. This change made the state of Florida 50th in…
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Professional Licenses and Permits in the State of Florida

Your professional licenses can become in danger of being lost through no fault of your own. Consult an attorney to make sure that you keep your hard-earned professional license. Professional licenses and permits overseen by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation include: Producers or distributors of alcohol (beer, wine, spirits) or tobacco (including cigars) Architects…
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