The Ledger is a blog discussing federal employment law issues and Florida law employment law issues. Because employment laws are fast, I will try to write about each are of employment law. You will eventually find writings on overtime and wage claims, sexual harassment, discrimination, whistleblower claims and cases important to these areas.

The blog will also discuss personal injury issues, short-term disability and long-term disability issues, workers' compensaiton law, employment contracts, wrongful termintaion and hostile work environment claims. From time to time, it may have other types of articles as are dictated by current trends in case law or current trends in society because changes in societal norms often require changes in our laws. Take for instance the recent Supreme Court of the United States Decision in the case of United States v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675, 570 U.S. 12, 186 L. Ed. 2d 808 (2013).

This case struck down the Defense Against Marriage Act and as a result, the decision will have far reaching implications in estate planning for same-sex couples, social security benefits, federal income taxes, gift giving and splitting, employee benefits, IRA accounts, portability, and even family law issues. While all the implications of this case have not yet been turned into statutory law, the issues will be eventually.

It is my sincere hope that you enjoy reading the content I write on the Ledger. As I said, some of the areas I will cover will include common employment law issues such as, racial discrimination, age discrimination, sexual harassment, overtime and wage issues, problems arising with employment contracts, amily Medical Leave claims, Unemployment Compensation, Workers' Compensation and Wrongful Termination. -- Rachel Lyne