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Employment Law Newsletter

Pavese Law Firm Partner Christina Harris Schwinn Discusses Legal Differences Between Employees and Independent Contractors at Nov. 5 UNET Meeting

The distinction between whether an individual is classified as an employee or an independent contractor can affect business owners in a variety of ways, including how employers withhold a variety of taxes. Misclassification of an individual may result in a number of costly legal consequences.

Partner, Christina Harris Schwinn discusses Bills in Pipeline Could Impact Workplace

Now is not the time for business complacency. The 2014 Legislative Session is approaching, and there’s a slew of state and federal bills that could impact Southwest Florida employers. With debates ranging from workplace bullying to social media privacy and minimum wage, experts said it’s important

Confidentiality, Noncompete and Nonsolicitation Agreements: One Size Does Not Fit All

Written by: Christina Harris Schwinn Many businesses in Florida use confidentiality, noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements to protect their confidential information and customer relationships.  Of the three types of restrictive agreements, a confidentiality agreement is the least restrictive, the noncompete agreement is the most restrictive, and the

OSHA Launches Workplace Violence Website

Written by: Christina Harris Schwinn The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) [the agency charged with enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (“OSH Act”)[1]] recently launched a new website targeted towards providing information to employers about preventing