By: Michael J. Lufkin FLORIDA MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020 On October 16, 2019, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that, effective January 1, 2020, the minimum wage in the State of Florida will increase by $0.10 from $8.46 per hour to $8.56. This increase is tied to the DEO’s obligation under Florida law to readjust the state’s... read more

By: Kathryn K. Rudderman On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the new proposed rule modifying the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime regulations.  This proposed rule (“New Rule”) replaces the rule issued by the Obama Administration in 2016.  At that time, the Obama Administration sought to increase the salary threshold for... read more

This article was written for and originally published in ALAS Managing Partners' Corner Newsletter. By:  Fred D. Franklin, Jr. and Brian G. Kelley As you probably know, the legal profession is facing a health crisis. The statistics are jarring: lawyers experience nearly double the rate of problematic alcohol use when compared with other highly educated professionals (20.6... read more

By:  Emily G. Pierce On April 6th, the Governor signed into law House Bill 1151, a 167 page bill which, among other things, eliminated Florida Quality Developments (“FQDs”) under Section 380.061, Florida Statutes and dramatically changed Section 380.06, Florida Statutes, governing Developments of Regional Impact (“DRIs”).  HB 1151 requires all existing FQDs to... read more

By: Scott J. Kennelly & James M. Riley Throughout the last couple of years, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced a number of road plans in Northeast Florida, with none more ambitious than the First Coast Outer Beltway, a 46-mile roadway that will connect Interstate 95 in St. Johns County with Interstate 10 in Duval County.  Even after the design and... read more

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