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Call Center Workers Win Cert. In Virus Screening Time Suit

July 22, 2021: Call center workers claiming that a Maximus Inc. subsidiary paid improper overtime by making them respond to coronavirus health questions without pay can proceed as a conditional collective, a Florida federal judge ruled, saying the workers showed enough evidence they suffered from the same policy. 

Boardwalk Properties sued for alleged racial discrimination

June 16, 2021: Suit accuses a Boardwalk manager of saying “We need to get rid of all these Black faces,” in reference to a property’s leasing management

Fla. Worker Says Glass Co. Fired Him After COVID-19 Scare

September 28, 2020: A former glass installation company employee filed a lawsuit in Florida federal court on Saturday claiming he was fired after taking time off from work with potential COVID-19 symptoms that turned out to be a result of pneumonia.

Miami TV producer claims transfer to colder climate violated her civil rights

November 11, 2019: A former TV news producer for Al Jazeera has filed a federal lawsuit in Miami, claiming the broadcaster failed to provide accommodations for her bipolar disorder by ordering her to transfer from its Miami office to Washington D.C. The former producer said her bipolar disorder is affected by changes of seasons. (Matt Rourke)

Fire Dish Worker Wins $189K Award on Retaliation Claim

April 15, 2019: A former technician who claimed Dish Network violated Florida Law by firing him because he filed for workers’ compensation has won $189,343 after persuading an arbitrator that the company’s explanation for terminating him didn’t hold water.

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Bank Teller Sues Wells Fargo Over Alleged Bullying Sexual Harassment

February 6, 2019: Surveillance footage, body odor rumors and vagina drawings, South Florida lawyer Chad E. Levy said he’s never seen an unlawful retaliation case like it.

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Taxi driver files class-action suit against Five 6's Cab Company

December 12, 2018: A taxi driver is suing the Five 6’s Cab Company in a collective action complaint, alleging that the taxi cab company has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 by incorrectly classifying its drivers as independent contractors.

JetBlue Sued Over Ammunition Handling At FLL

December 4, 2018: A stunning lawsuit just filed in Palm Beach County reveals an apparent level of ineptitude by JetBlue management in South Florida, potentially risking the safety of passengers traveling through the airline’s Fort Lauderdale hub.

Deaf Miami Costco Employee Wins $775,000 After Being Fired Because She Was "Too Loud"

JULY 2, 2018: Last month, a jury found the company had failed to reasonably accommodate the 48-year-old woman. She was awarded $775,000 in damages, though her attorney says she was mostly relieved that Costco was found to have broken the law.

An attorney comments on the Florida truck driver's $4,700 jury award and the subsequent legal fee battle

July 30, 2018: It must have been an exciting day last December for truck driver David Couch. His lawsuit against Randall Rents of Florida, which rents industrial equipment, had come in from the jury and he was a winner.

Strip club owner settles suit over dancer wages for $1.2 million

April 20, 2016: The owner of a Key West strip club has agreed to pay up to $1.2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit with dancers who went after him for not paying minimum wage or overtime to women he treated as employees although they worked for tips only.

Radio Interview, Down to Business with Jack Miller, Part One

September 19, 2015: Employment Lawyer Chad Levy joins Jack and Todd and explains exactly what at-will employment is. A serious subject made funny.

Radio Interview, Down to Business with Jack Miller, Part Two

September 19, 2015: Chad Levy explains when an employment agreement is necessary and the sticky situation that is overtime and much more.

Former basketball coach sues Fla. A&M, says he was fired because of his multiple sclerosis

October 23, 2014: A former Florida A&M University basketball coach is suing the school on a disability discrimination claim, saying he was fired after the athletic director and others learned he had multiple sclerosis.

Lawsuit: RHOM's Dr. Leonard Hochstein Sells Free Botox Samples to Patients!

September 20, 2014: High-profile plastic surgeon Dr. Leonard Hochstein, the husband of The Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein, got slapped with a whistleblower lawsuit brought this week in a Miami court by two former staffers.

Former poker dealers sue Bonita Springs dog track

May 19, 2010: Three former poker dealers at Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track are suing the track’s owner, alleging it skimmed their tips to pay card room floor managers.

Card Dealers Win Labor Case Against Palm Beach Club

March 13, 2009: A group of poker dealers in Palm Beach, Florida won a lawsuit in federal court this week filed against the Palm Beach Kennel Club Entertainment Complex for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.