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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

In April 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law legislation that is known as the “Stop Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (‘W.O.K.E.’)” Act (referred to hereafter as the “Act”). The Act went into effect on July 1, 2022. Although much of the attention garnered b...

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

On June 28, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Florida is in the Eleventh Circuit) announced its opinion in Patterson v. Georgia Pacific, LLC, No. 20-12733 (11th Cir. July 5, 2022). The court issued a published opinion that will serve as pr...

Thursday, June 16, 2022

 

Although arbitration is not a new concept, increasingly, employers are requiring employees to enter into arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. Arbitration is a process that takes conflicts out of the courts and places the decision in the hands of a neutra...

Monday, May 16, 2022

 

At the height of the Civil War, the False Claims Act (“FCA”) was enacted to combat defense contractor fraud perpetrated against the Union Army.[1]  The FCA has been amended many times since 1863, but it remains a powerful weapon for the Government to ensure that taxpaye...