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Protections for Disabled Individuals Under the ADA: Service Animals

By Saady & Saxe |

Both federal and state law prohibits discrimination against those with disabilities, both in the employment setting, and the public accommodation setting. This means that most businesses are required to take certain steps to ensure that disabled individuals have reasonable access to their property, which includes allowing them to use service animals. What Qualifies as… Read More »

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House of Representatives Passes New Overtime Law

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In May, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (HR 1180), which would provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector. In lieu of overtime pay, employees could receive compensatory time off for which overtime pay would otherwise have been required.  The bill is currently being reviewed by… Read More »

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Supreme Court Says Students With Disability Claims can File in Federal Court

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In February, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that will have important repercussions for students with disabilities. According to the Court’s unanimous opinion, students are now permitted to file a claim in federal court under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) without first being required to request an administrative hearing under the Individuals… Read More »

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HUD Agrees to Settle With Florida Insurer Accused of Violating Fair Housing Act

By Saady & Saxe |

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reached an agreement with a Florida insurance company that had been accused of violating the Fair Housing Act. According to the complaint, the company had routinely denied insurance coverage to properties that offered subsidized, or low-income housing. Rather than disputing the issue… Read More »

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The Current State of the New Federal Overtime Laws

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Last May, the Obama administration announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) would be issuing a new rule that overhauled federal overtime regulations. If enforced, the new rule would have extended overtime pay protections to more than four million workers. However, in December, a federal judge issued an injunction preventing implementation of the recent… Read More »

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Whistleblower Claims Under the False Claims Act

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The False Claims Act allows private individuals to file lawsuits against other people or entities who have directly or indirectly defrauded the federal government. Those who alert the government of violations that constitute fraud are often referred to as “whistleblowers” and are granted certain protections from retaliation. The FCA A person, entity, or business… Read More »

EMPLOYMENT LAW ALERT – ELEVENTH CIRCUIT RULES THAT TITLE VII DOES NOT PROHIBIT SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION

By Saady & Saxe |

Earlier this month, the Eleventh Circuit held that Title VII does not prohibit discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation. Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital.  Thus, the lower federal courts in Florida, Georgia and Alabama will have to follow suit.  In the Evans matter, the plaintiff, a female hospital guard, brought… Read More »

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Attorney Claire Saady Named Member of Lawyers of Distinction

By Saady & Saxe |

The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that Claire Saady, has been certified as a member. The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to the top 10% of attorneys in the United States. Members are accepted based upon objective… Read More »

Daniel Saxe on Fair Housing Act

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Source:abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/i-team-investigates/i-team-serial-suer-or-public-servant By Jarrod Holbrook (Emmy and AP Award-winning Investigative Reporter for the ABC Action News I-Team.) 11:24 PM, Feb 10, 2017 Are they serving the public or opportunists? The ABC Action News I-Team found one local attorney filing dozens of lawsuits creating controversy in Tampa Bay. Across Florida we found frustration amongst many aimed… Read More »

EMPLOYMENT LAW ALERT: NEW RULES EXPECTED FOR OVERTIME PAY

By Saady & Saxe |

NEW PROPOSAL:  President Obama has announced that the White House is raising the threshold income level at which workers are exempt from overtime pay of time-and-a-half wages. The level is currently $23,360 a year.   The new level is expected to be $50,400.00 a year.  CURRENTLY:   Under current rules, workers are not eligible for overtime… Read More »

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