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Quick Guide to Effective Mid-Year Performance Reviews

The purpose of employee performance evaluations, also known as performance appraisals or reviews, is multifaceted and typically includes several key objectives. Performance evaluations provide employees with feedback on their work performance, highlighting strengths and areas for improvement. This feedback helps employees understand how their performance aligns with organizational expectations and goals. Evaluations serve as a […]


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How to Avoid “Interfering” with an Employee’s Right to Medical Leave

Employers in Florida must take meticulous care when creating employee handbooks and instructing managers to uphold the legal rights of employees. This encompasses adherence to an array of federal and state civil rights statutes, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under this legislation, employees are entitled to a specific allotment of unpaid leave […]


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Understanding How Cultural Differences Impact the Mediation Process in Employment Cases

As mediators, we’ve come to understand that disputes often stem more from interpersonal dynamics than mere legal issues. By delving beneath surface-level positions and uncovering underlying interests, values, and needs, we can more effectively address the core issues requiring resolution. This deeper understanding of human nature enables us to better grasp people’s motivations and, consequently, […]


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DOL Registered Apprenticeship Regulations

The Department of Labor (DOL) regulates apprenticeships primarily through its Office of Apprenticeship (OA) and the National Apprenticeship Act of 1937. The National Apprenticeship Act (NAA) establishes the framework for apprenticeship programs in the United States. It empowers the Secretary of Labor to formulate and promote the furtherance of labor standards necessary to safeguard the […]


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Determining Whether a Disabled Employee is “Qualified” to Work

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal statute designed to prevent workplace discrimination against individuals with disabilities. In Florida, any employer with 15 or more workers falls under the purview of the ADA. This legislation mandates that covered employers not only refrain from overt discrimination but also make sincere efforts to offer reasonable […]


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