Melissa S. Zinkil

Melissa S. Zinkil

Melissa Zinkil is a trusted adviser and litigator. She focuses her practice on counseling employers regarding compliance with applicable federal, state, and local employment laws and advocating for employers before federal, state, and local agencies and in litigating labor and employment and complex commercial disputes in federal and state court. She has experience defending employers with regard to claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act and the Florida Private Whistleblower Act, as well as claims to enforce restrictive covenants in employment contracts.

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Paid Sick Time and FMLA Expansion Law Passes

Employers with fewer than 500 employees will be required to provide paid leave to certain employees impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will receive a tax credit in return, under a new law approved by the Senate and signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020. These measures are set to take effect no later than April 2, 2020.

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