Jake Proudfoot

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Jake Proudfoot represents both public and private sector employers in a wide variety of labor and employment law matters, including discrimination, retaliation, breach of employment contract, unfair labor practices, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, among others. Jake litigates cases in state court, federal court, and administrative proceedings. He has also appeared before regulatory boards regarding professional licensing matters.

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NLRB Proposes New Joint Employer Rule

Do you know which workers are your employees? That answer may change if a new rule proposed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) takes effect. Last month, the NLRB issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the joint-employer standard. If that announcement sounds familiar, that may be because the NLRB previously issued a Notice … Continue Reading

Checking Applicant Backgrounds? Be Careful!

Background checks are a great idea—unless you fail to do them correctly. Mistakes can be costly. One online retailer paid $5 million to settle a class action filed by 454,000 job applicants alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a key federal law governing the conduct of background checks. The number of such … Continue Reading

Landmark ADA Case Leaves More Questions Than Answers on Website Obligations

Businesses hoping for clarification on their obligations to ensure their websites comply with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will still have to wait, following a recent federal appellate court decision. That decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Florida, Georgia, and Alabama) vacates an earlier ruling by the same … Continue Reading