Florida Is a Right to Work State. No, That Doesn’t Mean Your Non-Compete Agreement is Unenforceable.
Clients frequently ask me about the enforceability of non-compete agreements. Some clients assume that because Florida is a right to work state,... Learn More
The Legality of Monitoring Employee Emails in Florida
Generally speaking, the monitoring of employees’ emails on an employer’s own server is legal in Florida. Here’s why. Florida Law No Florida... Learn More
Sexual Harassment: What Are the Right Steps for Employers and Employees?
The following article appeared in the November 2017 South Florida Legal Guide. Employers should have a written policy that defines and prohibits... Learn More
Harassment by Non-Employees is Still Harassment
Recently I gave a seminar to a group of managers employed by one of my corporate clients and informed them that the... Learn More
Drug and Alcohol Testing Under Florida Law
In Florida, private sector employers are neither required nor prohibited from requiring employees to undergo drug and alcohol testing. Florida has a... Learn More
Can Employers Impose Dress Codes and Appearance Standards?
Florida law does not expressly regulate private employers’ imposition of dress codes or personal appearance standards in the workplace. But certain limitations... Learn More
When is a Counterclaim in an Employment Case Retaliatory?
It’s not unusual for defendants in employment cases to file counterclaims against plaintiffs. And when that happens, it’s not unusual for the... Learn More
What Does Florida Law Say About Employee Surveillance and Searches?
The following is a discussion of the law in Florida on employee surveillance, monitoring, and searches, as it pertains to private-sector employers.... Learn More
Employers, Don’t Forget The EEOC Carve-Out In Your Mandatory Arbitration Agreement
This blog post originally appeared in Forbes.com. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission likes to protect its turf. While the EEOC files relatively... Learn More
11th Circuit Rejects Department of Labor Student Intern Test
The U.S. Department of Labor uses a six-part test to determine whether interns should be classified as employees and therefore entitled to... Learn More