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When Can You Legally Record a Conversation in California?

Sometimes when parties have a dispute, one of them may seek to record the other person to obtain evidence relevant to the disagreement.  However, federal and state laws vary as to the legality of recording a person without their consent.  For instance, states like Florida are much more restrictive than New York and New Jersey.

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Employee Protections in Florida: Whistleblowers and Retaliation

Florida, like many states, expressly protects employees from retaliation for reporting unlawful conduct by their employer.  The purpose of such laws is to encourage workers to disclose illegal activities they discover in the course of their employment.  In some cases, workers can also sue their employer and obtain damages as whistleblowers.  Florida whistleblower law may

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What is Copyright Infringement?

If you have created a piece of art, written a story, or composed a song, you do not want someone else to steal, copy or profit from it.  The purpose of copyright law is to protect original works of authorship from a third party using your work without your permission.  Unlawful use of your copyrighted work constitutes

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Special Delivery – New York’s New Protections for Food Delivery Workers

Delivery drivers and bikers have been a modern fixture of New York for at least the last several years.  Particularly after demand for food delivery spiked during the COVID-19 lockdown and has remained high, food delivery workers are an ever-present institution of the city, zipping around the streets on electric bikes with insulated bags, frequently

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Nannies Must be Paid Overtime

If you employ a nanny, you have obligations under federal, state, and local employment laws.  That includes paying your nanny overtime as well as complying with workers’ compensation insurance, paid time off and other rules.  Failing to abide by these laws can result in a significant liability. Why Are Nannies Owed Overtime? Under federal, state,

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Are You an At-Will Employee?

Employment in most states is generally presumed to be “at-will.”  That means a private-sector employer can terminate an employee for any reason at any given time, absent an employment agreement to the contrary.  An employee is also free to quit a job for any reason without notice.  While this is the general rule, there are

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EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidelines

Since the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, there have been questions and concerns regarding possible vaccination requirements in the workplace.  In response to these issues, on May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 guidelines for employers.  However, as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local public health

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Employer Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Updated: October 13, 2021 The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime and child labor rules for certain employees.  Generally, FLSA applies to all full and part-time workers unless they are exempt.  Covered employees must be paid at least the minimum wage and receive overtime pay of at least

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Understanding Music Royalties

The music industry is an economic powerhouse, earning a revenue of $20.2 billion in 2019 alone.  Despite its monstrous success, the heart and soul of the music industry – recording artists, songwriters, composers and publishers – often leave a substantial amount of money on the table.  The question is: “why?”  The answer – difficulty in

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