A Win for The Ticktin Law Group from Patrick Brandt!

“There’s nothing better than winning at trial, but a close second is when the other side admits we’ve won before I even leave my office.” Patrick’s Story My clients had taken out a second mortgage on their home. The note on the second mortgage was immediately sold to a third-party mortgage servicer, but nobody told…

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 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 11, 2017 – Good Faith Bargaining Requirement (Unions)

Good Faith Bargaining Requirement (Unions) When an individual is hired for certain job position and at that job, the workers participate in a Union, then that individual may be required to follow certain formalities, including but not limited to: joining said Union, paying Union fees and engaging in collective bargaining. The National Labor Relations Board…

The Ticktin Law Minute December 4, 2017 – Collective Bargaining

Collective Bargaining Once a Union is formed, the Union members participate in what is called collective bargaining. Collective bargaining involves a negotiation with the employer regarding certain working conditions such as wages, vacation time, insurance, hours of work, subcontracting, relocation and/or other working conditions. Some topics of negotiation may not be mandatory, however, there will…

The Ticktin Law Minute November 13, 2017 – Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblower Laws In employment law, a whistleblower is an individual who raises a concern about a wrongdoing in their workplace. The wrongdoing may be an activity that is illegal, unethical, plainly not correct within an organization. It does not matter whether the organization is public or private, both are subject to whistleblower regulations. The term “whistleblower” originated…

The Ticktin Minute October 23, 2017 – Independent Contractor vs. Employee (Behavioral Factors)

Independent Contractor vs. Employee (Behavioral Factors) One of the cornerstones of employment law is determining whether an individual is providing an employer with services as an employee or an independent contractor. There are three sets of factors that are analyzed to determine whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor: (1) Behavioral; (2) Financial;…

The Ticktin Minute September 25, 2017 – Employee Rights During the Hiring Process

Employee Rights During the Hiring Process Most individuals know that employees have many rights in the workplace, but not many individuals know that prospective employees also have certain employee rights during the interview process. For instance, one major employee right a prospective employee has during the hiring process is to not be discriminated against. This…