Labor & Employment Law

Twenty percent of overtime-pay lawsuits filed in South Florida – Sun Sentinel

“You have a lot of businesses that are transient, a large hospitality industry and small employers,” said Sherril Colombo, a lawyer with Wilson Elser in Miami and chair-elect to The Florida Bar’s labor and employment law section. The region has … Continue reading

Advocates seek federal probe of Florida law affecting jobless benefits – Orlando Sentinel

The National Employment Law Project and Florida Legal Services want the U.S. Labor Department to investigate and overturn the regulations that tightened the state’s unemployment-eligibility rules. “The state is blocking workers from accessing …

Firing by county appraiser could cost taxpayers – Tampa Bay Online

labor lawyers say. “I can’t imagine any attorney who knows anything about employment law that would have advised him to fire her,” said Wendy Smith, an employment lawyer from Palmetto who has represented companies in discrimination cases.

Fla. unemployment compensation process draws complaint – Tampa Bay Online

The two groups, National Employment Law Project and Florida Legal Services, also said today that Florida has put up more obstacles to unemployment compensation than any other state. They outlined their allegations in a letter to U.S. Labor …

Fla. unemployment compensation draws complaint – News4Jax.com

The two groups, National Employment Law Project and Florida Legal Services, on Thursday also said Florida has put up more obstacles to unemployment compensation than any other state. They outlined their allegations in a letter to U.S. Labor …

South Carolina eligible to receive more than $540,000 in grants from Department of Labor – SCNow

In order to receive federal funding, states’ UI laws must meet the Labor Department’s requirements. Five states (Delaware, Maine, New Jersey, New York and Oregon) have active Self-Employment Assistance programs and are eligible now to apply …

US Labor Department announces availability of $35 million in grants to implement or improve Self-Employment Assistance programs – Sacramento Bee

In order to receive federal funding, states’ UI laws must meet the Labor Department’s requirements. Five states (Delaware, Maine, New Jersey, New York and Oregon) have active Self-Employment Assistance programs and are eligible now to apply for …

US Labor Department announces availability of $35 million in grants to implement or improve Self-Employment Assistance programs – International Business Times

U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at http://www.dol.gov. The information above is available in large print, Braille or CD from the COAST office upon request by calling 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755. 

Roetzel Partner Denise L. Wheeler Recognized Among Florida’s “Top 50 Women Super Lawyers” – Boston Globe

Ms. Wheeler, Florida Bar Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, has been selected as a “Florida Super Lawyer” for seven consecutive years. This is the fourth year that she has been recognized among Florida’s “Top 50 Women Super Lawyers.”

Current Trends in State Labor and Employment Law – jdsupra.com

This post was contributed by Tony D. Dick Esq., an Associate in McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC’s Labor and Employment Practice Group in Columbus, Ohio. Political and economic tensions continue to influence employment-related legislation at the state level.