Thank You to All Veterans.

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On behalf of Wilson McCoy, P.A., thank you to all veterans.  While you are often taken for granted, we hope that today serves as reminder to us all of the tremendous sacrifices you made and the battles fought for our great Nation.  And, “[a]s we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation…

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Can I Bring My Boa Constrictor To Work?

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With new innovations in psychology and medicine, more and more doctors are prescribing support animals to assist individuals with physical or mental disabilities. However, accommodating these needs can be difficult for employers and doing so naturally raises other questions. But, employers must be prepared to engage in an interactive process with the employee and legitimately…

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Are Facebook “Likes” Protected Speech?

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Social media has undoubtedly changed the world we live in.  We can now send communications faster than ever before, and have much greater access to these communication platforms.  Because social media is a relatively new concept, the law is slowly catching up to it as disputes unfold.  Think for example, how many instances of property…

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Employment Rights of our Military Veterans

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As many current members of our uniformed services return to re-enter the workplace, it is important to understand the employment rights that apply. Under a Federal law known as the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), members of the uniformed services are entitled to return to their jobs as if they had never…

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“Keeping Up With the” Transgender Laws

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With the recent hype surrounding the Kardashians, specifically, formerly Bruce Jenner and now Caitlyn Jenner, transgender issues are rising to the forefront of the news. However, transgender matters have been around as long as other discrimination issues.  Unfortunately, discrimination based upon an individual being transgender is not expressly addressed in Title VII or the Florida…

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The False Claims Act

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With nearly $6 billion dollars recovered from more than 700 lawsuits in 2014, the False Claims Act (the “Act”) has become an important statute.  But what is it?  And, what is a Qui Tam anyway? In short, the Act is a whistleblower statute that provides recovery for the United States government against anyone who knowingly…

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This is America, Speak English!

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“This is America, Speak English!” –  a phrase for which those who speak a second language in the United States are very familiar. Although employers sometimes have a reason to require English at the workplace (i.e. business necessity or safety reasons), the employer is also not allowed to simply make a blanket rule whereby it…

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Employers Beware! How Obama’s Overtime Changes Will Affect You

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How Does Overtime Work Now? Whether you are an employee or employer – Obama’s proposed overtime changes can make a big impact on you.  Before we get into the changes, a quick background on overtime pay is in order. The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay time and a half to any…

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When Must an Employer Provide a Terminated Employee with a Final Paycheck?

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It is inevitable…if you are an employer, you will eventually have to terminate an employee.  But, when it comes to a terminated employee’s final paycheck, you should ask yourself two things: (1) when must the final paycheck be provided to the employee; and (2) what must the paycheck include?  Under Florida law, employers are required…

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