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How to Prepare for Unemployment Benefits Appeal Hearings

If you’ve been denied unemployment benefits by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), you may want to consider appealing their decision. Before doing so, however, you need to make sure that you weren’t denied unemployment benefits for any of the following reasons: You didn’t file in time —You must have earned wages in at […]

What Is the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

When making a hiring decision, it’s standard practice for employers to consider the information they’ve received from an employee background check. The information in these reports can be quite sensitive, and under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. § 1681) (“FCRA”), employers are required to adhere to stringent employee notification rules to comply with […]

Wrongful Termination and Unemployment Benefits: What You Need to Know

If your employer fired you for what they claimed was misconduct, you still may be able to collect unemployment benefits and possibly sue them for wrongful termination. After all, misconduct is not always easily defined; it’s often a matter of interpretation and degree. This is particularly true under Florida’s amended Unemployment Compensation Law, which redefined […]

Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. Represents Employer Retaliation Case Under the FMLA in Pinellas County, FL

A Pinellas County man asserts that he was fired by his former employer, BayCare Health System, Inc., for exercising his rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Employment Retirement Security Act (ERISA) to take medical leave for his chronic medical conditions. The plaintiff, John Doe, whose name is being withheld due […]

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AmeriCare Ambulance Lawsuit Filed by Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. and Berger & Montague, P.C.

False Claims Act Violations Revealed in Lawsuit Against AmeriCare The U.S. government recently filed a motion to intervene in a false claims lawsuit brought against AmeriCare Ambulance Service, which provides service to Hillsborough and Polk County Medicare and Medicaid patients. In the suit, the relator (the person who exposed AmeriCare and brought this lawsuit) alleges […]

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What Is the Florida Reemployment Assistance Program?

In 2012, Florida became the first state to rebrand its Unemployment Compensation Benefits Program as the Reemployment Assistance Program. And with it (in 2011) came a more stringent unemployment compensation policy: the number of weeks claimants could collect benefits was reduced, they were required to complete a research skills test, and they had to file […]

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Top 10 Florida Unemployment Questions Answered

If you’ve been let go from your job through no fault of your own, you probably have a lot of questions regarding unemployment compensation. Florida has its own rules regarding who is eligible, benefit amounts, and prior earnings requirements. If you meet the state’s requirements and are available, able, and actively looking for a new […]

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5 Reasons You May Be Denied Unemployment Benefits in Florida

If you’ve recently lost your job, there are several reasons you may be denied unemployment benefits in Florida. Most of them can be tied to employee misconduct, but it’s important to know that many eligible Florida residents can be denied unemployment benefits for a number of other reasons and sometimes through no fault of their […]

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Top 10 FAQs About Pregnancy Discrimination

Do you feel as though you may not have received a job promotion because you were pregnant? Or were pressured into taking early leave? Or even fired? The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978 prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Here are answers to 10 frequently asked questions that […]

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Is Pregnancy Considered a Disability at Work?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was designed to ensure people with qualifying disabilities weren’t discriminated against based on their disability. It covers discrimination in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. But is pregnancy considered a disability and are women protected under the ADA? Are you being discriminated against for being pregnant at […]

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