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U.S. Supreme Court Sides Makes It Easier for Federal Employees to Sue Over Age Discrimination

By Douglas & Carter |

In April, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in Babb v. Wilkie.  that is a major win for federal workers who are discriminated against by their employers Specifically, the Court held that, under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, federal workers have increased protections from age discrimination than those in… Read More »

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The Coronavirus Has Brought Up Serious Injury & Employment Law Questions: Are You in Harm’s Way?

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There is no question that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has very quickly changed all of our lives, including here in Florida, where, according to the latest updates, the confirmed cases are up to 15,698, with 323 deaths. As attorneys who work in both personal injury and labor and employment law in Jacksonville, Lake City, and… Read More »

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New Study Reveals That Alcohol Levels Below BAC Are Still Killing Too Many, Especially The Young

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A new study has turned much of what we know about car accidents caused by drunk driving on its head by revealing that approximately 15 percent of alcohol-related car crash deaths involve alcohol levels well below the legal 0.08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit. According to the study, 37 percent of approximately 600,000 auto… Read More »

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Hair Policies: An Increasing Source of Discrimination in The Workplace

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An increasingly important issue in labor and employment law, and employment discrimination claims specifically, involves hair policies that employers may have in place limiting certain types of hairstyles that employees can have. While some might maintain that they are in place for safety or professional reasons, courts and legislatures are finding more and more… Read More »

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Who Is Liable for Injuries & Deaths On Cruise Ships?

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There is no question that Florida’s cruise industry continues to grow: With more than 100 new cruise ships expected to be delivered within the next few years, capable of transporting thousands of passengers, a number of individuals and families will continue to take off from Florida’s ports, including not only Tampa and Miami, but… Read More »

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A Look at Aviation Accidents Like the One That Killed Kobe Bryant & Other Passengers

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The tragedy involving basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, the pilot and six other passengers, all of whom passed in a helicopter crash in late January, highlights just how dangerous flight rules (as well as weather conditions) can be when it comes to aviation accidents. Specifically, in addition to the role that fog… Read More »

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Starting in January, Employers Are Open to New Unpaid Overtime Wage Claims Due to New Laws

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Starting January 1, there are new federal rules when it comes to overtime pay that employers need to be aware of. Specifically, there is a new income threshold that employees must reach in order to qualify as being exempt from overtime pay, as well as changes in what employers can consider to be bonuses… Read More »

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A Growing Threat in Distracted Driving: Anti-Drunk Driving Interlock Devices

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According to the results of a new investigation, there is a new culprit behind car accidents: Anti-drunk interlock devices. Although intended to prevent drunk driving, because of the way that they work, they are actually now causing distracted driving accidents. The issue is linked to what’s known as the “rolling retest:” People who can… Read More »

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Hundreds of Children Still Die Every Year Due to Tip-Over Accidents

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With the holiday season upon us, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is emphasizing just how deadly certain objects, such as furniture and appliances, can be when it comes to children and tip over accidents. Furniture tip-over accidents alone send more than 40,000 people to the emergency room every year, with a majority of them… Read More »

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Florida Amtrak Train Kills Grandmother & Grandchildren Camping at Dangerous Crossing

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In late November, a tragic accident here in Florida took the lives of a woman and her two grandchildren after an Amtrak train hit the car that they were traveling in. According to reports, the woman and children were going camping near the Corbett Wildlife Area when their car was hit. It is surmised… Read More »

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