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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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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Fired for Filing a Wage Claim in Florida? Here’s What You Need to Know

Do you think you may have been fired by your employer for filing a wage claim in Florida? If so, there are a number of federal and state laws that can protect you. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most employees in the United States have the right to earn at least the federal […]

Top 10 FAQs About Workplace Retaliation and Wrongful Termination

Losing your job or being punished for complaining about workplace conduct can adversely affect you and your family. But it’s not always easy to determine whether you were retaliated against or wrongfully terminated by your former employer. Here are answers to 10 frequently asked questions that will help you better understand your situation. Was your […]

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Workers’ Compensation: Can You Be Fired for Being Hurt on the Job?

The situation is not a happy one. You sustained an injury while working. Maybe it was an accident, or maybe it was negligence on behalf of your employer in maintaining an unsafe working environment. Whatever the case, if you’ve been fired after being injured on the job, it’s important to know your rights. Fired for […]

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What to Expect When You Sue for Wrongful Termination

If you’re considering pursuing a wrongful termination claim, you should spend some time thinking about what you’ll be up against. You may face several roadblocks from your employer and should be prepared for a no-holds-barred fight. That’s why it’s important to consult an experienced employment attorney who is familiar with employer tactics and can help […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Wrongful Termination Attorney

Now that you’ve been let go by your employer, you may be asking yourself whether you have grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit. If you feel as though you were wrongfully terminated, you should consult an employment attorney who can provide legal expertise and determine whether your employer violated state and federal law. Here’s why. […]

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How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Termination Claim in Florida

Do you believe you were wrongfully terminated due to discrimination or retaliation? Are you considering filing a claim? If so, it’s best to take prompt action because time is of the essence. The amount of time you have depends on the type of discrimination you encountered. It’s also important to note that with discrimination cases, […]

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