Author Anitra Raiford

Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission proposed changes to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1). Specifically, the EEOC proposed that companies with 100 or more employees be required to collect and provide pay data. In turn, the EEOC will analyze the data in its efforts to promote equal pay in the workplace and ensure companies are not discriminating based on pay. This announcement was made with the White House and in conjunction with the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Recently the Fourth and Fifth District Courts of Appeal took conflicting stances as to whether referral sources can be a legitimate business interest to support enforcement of restrictive covenants through a temporary restraining order (“TRO”). See Infinity Home Care, LLC v. Amedisys Holding, LLC, No. 4D14-3872, 2015 WL 7292837, --- So.3d ---- (Fla. 4th DCA Nov. 18, 2015) Infinity Home;…

Recently, in Diamond v. Hospice of Florida Keys, Inc., Case No. 15-CV-10007-KING, 2015 WL 7758513, at *5 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 1, 2015), the Southern District of Florida granted summary judgment in a Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) interference and retaliatory case.  In doing so, the Court rejected a plaintiff’s illogical arguments and unsupported assumptions to find there was no genuine…

The Florida Second District Court of Appeal recently enforced a restrictive covenant through a temporary restraining order (“TRO”). See Florida Digestive Health Specialist, LLP v. Colina, --- So.3d ----, 2015 WL 6874913 (Fla. 2d DCA Nov. 4, 2015). More specifically, the Second DCA found that a gastroenterologist was bound by a restrictive covenant, which limited how he could compete with…

As employers salute and honor veterans today, employers should also review whether they are doing all they can to guard against veteran discrimination. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”) “protects members of the military from discrimination and retaliation in employment on the basis of their military service.” Wooldridge v. City of Melbourne, No. 6:14-cv-55-Orl-40TBS, 2015 WL 4250491,…

Across the country, students gain valuable experiences through internship programs before entering their respective workspaces. See Schumann v. Collier Anesthia, P.A., --- F.3d ----, 2015 WL 5297260, (11th Cir. Sept. 11, 2015) (“modern internships can play an important—indeed critical—role in preparing students for their chosen careers.”); see also Hollins v. Regency Corp., No. 13 C 07686, 2015 WL 6526964 (N.D. Ill.…

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