Author: Jason L. Odom

Feb 22

In recent years, our local business community has been hit with a wave of lawsuits by ADA accessibility testers claiming, for example, that the business’s restrooms were not accessible to the disabled and demanding thousands of dollars in damages. We wrote on this topic in Read More

Nov 23

In May 2016, we wrote about the United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) newly approved Final Rule expanding overtime coverage to an additional 4.2 million employees. In general, the Final Rule substantially increased the weekly salary level requirement for exempt employees from a minimum of Read More

May 20

On May 16, 2016, as we expected, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its Overtime Final Rule expanding overtime coverage to an additional 4.2 million employees. Summary of the Final Rule: Standard salary level: The final rule has increased the salary level to Read More

May 13

We have blogged several times in recent months on the expected changes the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to implement concerning overtime coverage.  Based on early reports, the proposed rules and regulations may extend overtime pay to an additional 5 million employees. As Read More

Dec 1

In July 2016, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to implement proposed rules and regulations to extend overtime pay to an additional 5 million employees. Earlier this year, the DOL announced a plan to essentially double the salary requirement for exempt employees in Read More

Jan 21

What do you do when probate courts in two different states have equal jurisdictional authority over an estate?  This is one of many issues arising from the administration of the estate of Ruth Perelmen.   Petitions Filed in Two Courts In 2010, Mrs. Perelmen executed a Read More

Jan 2

A recent survey showed that 40% of Americans use Facebook every day.  Another survey put the percentage of American Twitter users at 16%.  While there is overlap between the two, if these numbers are accurate, then approximately 128 million Americans use social media every day.  Read More

Oct 29

Employers of all sizes will eventually have to deal with an underperforming employee. How does an employer effectively deal with an underperforming employee before it turns into a lawsuit? First, you must recognize the fact that you have an underperforming employee. Second, you must then implement Read More

Mar 5

The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) was passed in 1993 and gave new rights to a certain class of employees.  Generally speaking, the FMLA allows for up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave for employees with a serious health condition, including child birth.  Read More

Feb 27

What seems like a simple question may, after all, not be that simple.  With the explosion of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media sites, businesses have modified their marketing plans to take advantage of this new form of “connecting” with their customer. Who, exactly, Read More

Aug 3

Motor vehicle accidents are the #1 cause of death for children age 2 to 14.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, child safety seats reduce fatal injury by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers.  In 2006, there were 427 traffic fatalities involving Read More

Aug 3

Florida has long been a popular spot for retirees to spend their later years.  Many are married, but some come after the death of a spouse.  And while Florida takes elderly issues seriously, the state has never had a law that addressed the issue of Read More


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