The Ticktin Minute March 5, 2018 – Explanation of the “Right to Work” with Regard to Labor Unions

Explanation of the “Right to Work” with Regard to Labor Unions The right to work means that employees must be allowed to work in unionized workplaces, without joining the associated unions or paying regular union dues. Right to work laws are established on the state law level and only some states follow these “right to…

The Ticktin Minute – February 12, 2018 – When the Americans with Disabilities Act Applies to Associations

When the Americans with Disabilities Act Applies to Associations The Americans with Disabilities Act  (“ADA”) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of an individual’s disability and requires that reasonable accommodations are provided to those with disabilities. While many people are familiar with the notion that the Americans with Disabilities Act applies…

The Ticktin Law Group February 5, 2018 – Public Accommodations Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)

Public Accommodations Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) The Americans with Disabilities Act establishes which buildings and public structures must be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and be accessible to those with disabilities. In general, most commercial buildings and public areas which are open to the public must provide accessibility…

The Ticktin Minute January 29, 2018 – The Best Car Insurance Companies

The Best Car Insurance Companies The difference in car insurance insurance premiums between the best and worst insurance companies  deters some from obtaining quality insurance; however, over time, the cheaper car insurance may actually cost you much more. Let’s say, on average, a really good insurance company may cost an additional $40 per month or…

The Ticktin Minute January 22, 2018 – Which Car Insurance Companies to Avoid

Which Car Insurance Companies to Avoid Insurance is big business; especially in South Florida. Obviously, there are no non-profit car insurance companies; however, some car insurance companies are more worried about profiting than providing quality service to their customers. There are several insurance companies in South Florida where this is especially true. People must be…

The Ticktin Minute January 15, 2018 – How to determine the Requisite Pay for a Worker with Disabilities Under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act

How to determine the Requisite Pay for a Worker with Disabilities Under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) protects individuals who have a disability, however, the employer may, in some cases, pay less than minimum wage without being in violation with the ADA law or the Fair…

The Ticktin Minute January 8, 2018 – Can an Employer Pay an Employee Less if they have a Disability?

Can an Employer Pay an Employee Less if they have a Disability? The short answer to this question is that an employer cannot pay a disabled employee less than an employee without a disability, with certain very specific exceptions. Salary and benefits should be based on the position and quality of work such employee produces….

The Ticktin Law Minute January 1, 2018 – Identifying Who is Protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)

Identifying Who is Protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) Having a disability alone is not enough to qualify for protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). A person with a disability must be able and qualified to perform the essential functions of the job that they are applying for (or hired for)…

The Ticktin Minute December 18, 2017 – Reasonable Accommodations Pursuant to The Americans with Disabilities Act

Reasonable Accommodations Pursuant to The Americans with Disabilities Act The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) of 1990 is a regulation that makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability. Qualified individuals with disabilities must be given reasonable accommodations, access to transportation and telecommunications. Generally, organizations with less than fifteen…