2019 Blog

Pay Disclosure Data Must be Filed with EEOC in September

Florida employers with more than 100 employees are required to file pay data for 2017 and 2018 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019. Technically known as “EEO-1 Component 2” data, it is now required nationally for qualifying EEO-1 filers. The EEO-1 report is a compliance survey mandated by federal statute…

New U.S. General Aviation Rules Proposed

The ‘‘PLANE Act of 2019,’’ short for “Promoting the Launch of Aviation’s Next Era Act of 2019’’ (S.2198), was introduced in the U.S. Senate on July 22 by U.S. Senators James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) and Angus King (I-Maine). Actions within the general aviation industry promoted as part of the PLANE Act include the following: Enhance legal…

Active Shooter Training for Employers

The tragic events at the Walmart in El Paso, Texas and the nightlife district in downtown Dayton, Ohio in early August are causing many employers to review their plans for active shooter training. Walmart maintains a mandatory active shooter training program, according to insurance industry reports. Safety training at the giant retailer has evolved from…

Ransom-Wary

As an information security professional with DLD Lawyers, cybersecurity threats often keep me up at night. One of those threats, ransomware, has been receiving a large amount of press lately for claiming public victims in Georgia and our own corporate home state of Florida. Ransomware is a kind of malicious software, or malware, that uses…

Claims for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

From an early age, every child learns some variant of the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This is, or should be, the starting benchmark for human interactions. As everyone reading this article knows, however, people are rude, mean, and simply jerks towards one another every day. Oftentimes…

The Curious Matter of the Disappearing Talc Cases

Remember the frustration, the anger even, the last time that you lost a dollar in a vending machine – the clunk of coins followed by silence and suspended disbelief. Did you thump the machine, or even shake it in the hopes that something would break free? Remember that feeling, and then multiply it 4.7 billion…

Daubert Now Rules Florida

All interesting and complicated cases involve battles of the experts, persons whose education, experience, skill, and training provides knowledge not within the ken of the common man. For a plaintiff, a skilled expert can illuminate a pathway of causation that is both manifest and clear. For a defendant, a skilled expert can reveal the fallacies…

Janet L. Dhillon, Corporate Lawyer, New Chair of the EEOC

After a two-year delay, President Trump’s nominee, Janet L. Dhillon, has finally been sworn in as Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Washington, D.C. Dhillon, 57, was first nominated by President Trump on June 29, 2017, to one of the Republican seats on the Commission. She finally was confirmed by the…

Employers Required to Report Additional Pay Data by September 30, 2019

A federal judge has ordered private employers with one hundred or more employees to start reporting for the first time their employees’ W-2 annual earnings and hours worked. The new requirement is part of a government campaign to improve the enforcement of federal laws prohibiting pay discrimination. The employers’ reports for 2018, reporting the pay…

U.S. Labor Department Proposes New Overtime Pay Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has finally issued its long-awaited proposed replacement of the Obama administration’s prior and controversial overtime rule. In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking made public on March 7, the DOL proposes to increase the minimum salary threshold required for workers to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar”…

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