McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern, P.A. announces the addition of three new firm partners, Joe G. Durrett,  Suzanne Y. Guiterrez, and Melissa A Volk. Joe joined the firm's Tallahassee Office as an Associate in March 2013.  He graduated from McNeese State University in 1979 and...

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Department of Labor Revisits Tip Regulations

December 14, 2017 by Matthew G. Hawk, Associate

On December 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced proposed rulemaking regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)’s rules regarding tip-sharing.  The FLSA, codified at 29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq., provides that an employer can pay “tipped employees” at least $2.13...

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A Hazy Issue—Marijuana in Places of Public Accommodation

August 25, 2017 by Jason C. Taylor, Partner

As more states struggle with permitting and regulating the use of medical marijuana, businesses will need to make sure they are keeping up with the process and avoiding actions that can create exposure. Medical marijuana presents a unique issue, particularly based on the form of its use. Jason...

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