short-term disability and fmla

What is the Difference Between Short-Term Disability and FMLA?

Americans have issues taking days off. In fact, studies show that less than half of workers end up using all their paid vacation time. That’s why it’s surprising that a company might try to keep an employee from unpaid leave – especially when they may be allowed certain absences by law. What’s more, similar to […]

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Can An Employer Legally Reduce Your Pay? A Guide

Having your wages cut can be startling at best and devastating at worst. You rely on your paycheck to pay your bills, buy groceries, keep a roof over your head, and care for your loved ones. When even some of that money unexpectedly goes away, you may feel sad, hurt, or even embarrassed. You may […]

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What Happens if You Get Paid Under Minimum Wage? Easy Guide

All employees expect to be paid fairly for the work that they perform. It can impact every aspect of your financial and personal life when you are not. Many employers are bound by law to pay employees minimum wage in Florida. However, what happens if you get paid under minimum wage? If you have been […]

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Can You Be Fired for Talking About Pay? A Guide

You might have grown up hearing that talking about finances in front of others was rude. However, this does not mean publicly discussing your finances is illegal. Federal law prohibits your employer from disciplining or firing you for discussing your pay and benefits with your coworkers. The National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) protects your right […]

signs you're facing retaliation for taking fmla leave woman holding baby at work sitting at desk

10 Signs You’re Facing Retaliation for Taking FMLA Leave

When you take leave under the Family & Medical Leave Act, it’s safe to assume you’re already under some stress. It can be good stress, like taking time off to be with a new baby. Or it can be difficult, emotional distress, if, for example, you are taking time off to care for a terminally […]

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How Much Can You Sue for Wrongful Termination? A Breakdown

Florida’s right-to-work laws grant employers the freedom to end the employment of their employees at any moment. They do not have to give any prior notice before doing so, nor do they need to provide a reason as to why they have chosen to sever the employment relationship. Still, despite how that may sound, it […]

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How Long Can an Employer Hold Your Paycheck After Termination? A Guide

When your employer has decided that your time with the company is over, you might find yourself let go without a moment’s notice—and without a final paycheck in hand. You may also wonder how long the employer has to pay you before withholding such a paycheck becomes unlawful. It is important to note that no […]

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Can My Boss Take My Tips? The Laws of Tip Ownership

If you work in the service industry in the United States, there are several reasons why you might be motivated to provide guests and customers with exceptional service. For some workers, the possibility of receiving monetary tips is an extra benefit of performing well. For other employees, receiving tips is a matter of meeting their […]

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Can You Be Fired for Not Disclosing a Disability? A Guide

About 42.5 million Americans live with some sort of disability, according to 2021 data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pew Research Center. In decades past, having a disability meant that accessing businesses and public spaces could be challenging. Finding meaningful employment could likewise be difficult, as legal protections for individuals with disabilities were […]

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How Often Are Wrongful Termination Cases Won?

Employees who are terminated unlawfully from their positions have legal rights, including the right to compensation. A wrongful termination lawsuit, a legal case that alleges your employer unlawfully discriminated against you in terminating your employment or otherwise violated your legal rights, can help you recover compensation. Like other civil lawsuits, a wrongful termination case can […]


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