Fair Labor Standards Act

Florida’s minimum wage on the rise again

Florida’s minimum wage on the rise again

Florida’s minimum wage went up to $8.10 an hour and $5.08 an hour for tipped employees as of Jan. 1. While not the $15 wage some groups have petitioned for, the increase brings the state 85 cents above the federal minimum wage. Florida is among 29 states and the District of Columbia that have a […]

U.S. court halts overtime rule change

U.S. court halts overtime rule change

A ruling by the U.S. District Courts put the brakes on changes to overtime pay laws Tuesday, Nov. 22, that would have gone into effect Dec. 1 after 21 states and other business groups filed suit against the change. Currently, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are required to pay time and a half […]

Federal wage law extends overtime pay to millions of workers

Federal wage law extends overtime pay to millions of workers

Effective Dec. 1 federal employment law regarding overtime and wages will change dramatically, more than doubling the salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay for 4 million employees in the U.S. according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are currently required to pay time and a half […]

New overtime exemption rules

New overtime exemption rules

It’s been two years in the making, and on Wednesday President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced the finalization of the Department of Labor’s rule updating overtime regulations.  The new rule will potentially affect 4.2 million white-collar workers. Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez said at the rollout of the update, “It stands for […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 13

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 13

2ND WEBSITE POSTS AUCTION FOR GUN THAT KILLED TRAYVON MARTIN An online gun auction website yanked George Zimmerman’s ad to sell the pistol he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, saying it wanted no part in the deal, but a second site offered to post it. A listing for the weapon was removed […]