Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Workplace, and Employee Rights

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic continues to increase around the world, employees everywhere are rightfully concerned about how it affects the workplace. The health and safety risk to workers is at an unprecedented level. Dynamics around workers’ rights and legal issues are complex, and many questions have been raised about what the pandemic of […]

Don’t let the Coronavirus Kill Your Job: You have Rights

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the world as we know it, both at home and in the workplace. To protect employees during this national crisis Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which takes effect April 2, 2020. It requires most employers to provide employees with expanded family and medical leave as […]

Speaking Up: Employee’s Guide to Whistleblower Retaliation

What is it and how to prove your case Reporting wrongdoing is the right thing to do. But when whistleblower retaliation occurs, there can be severe consequences. Employees are protected from whistleblower retaliation under the law from managers, supervisors, and administrators that attempt to punish employees that report unlawful behavior. Even though there are laws […]

Discrimination at Work: Do You Have a Case?

Discrimination at work comes in many forms, and, unfortunately, it is still too common. But Florida discrimination laws, as well as Federal laws, are in place to protect millions of workers around the state. Do you know what is considered discrimination at work? You may have experienced certain actions and did not realize that you […]

“Ok, Boomer” and Age Discrimination in the Workplace

“Ok, Boomer.” What began as a casual way for younger people to dismiss the perspectives of their elders has transformed into a cultural catchphrase that has sparked numerous debates and discussions on the topic of intergenerational relationships. Some have claimed that the phrase is inherently ageist. Pundits suggest its dismissive nature prevents those who resort […]

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Opt-Out Texts: Are they a TCPA Violation?

Did you know that the #1 complaint among consumers is abusive, harassing robocalls? The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) protects consumers from such calls. In fact, you could be entitled to $1500 or more if you have experienced such violations. However, when it comes to cellphones and TCPA, consumers can become confused about what is […]

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An Employee’s Guide Severance Agreements & Payments

Hopefully, you will never lose a job unless you choose to seek employment elsewhere. However, it is not always up to you. You may be fired or laid off for a variety of reasons. Should this happen, your employer might request that you sign a severance agreement. Knowing what steps to take in these circumstances […]

Can Your Employer Require You to Work Overtime in Florida?

Full-time employees often are asked to work more than 40 hours per week. But is mandatory overtime legal? The answer to that question is not simple, but as a general rule, many employers do have the ability to demand mandatory overtime from their employees. And if you qualify for overtime pay, which many hourly workers […]

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An Employee Guide to Understanding & Handling a Hostile Work Environment

You have a right to work in a safe, healthy environment. However, the unfortunate reality is that many employees are subjected to abusive, illegal behavior in the workplace. Do you know what is considered a hostile work environment? It is important to understand what a hostile work environment is so you can know how to […]

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Non-Compete Agreements: How to Build Your Case

It is not uncommon for an employer to request that new employees sign non-compete agreements. Although they serve numerous purposes, non-compete contracts generally guard against employees leaving their jobs to work for competitors, where they may potentially share inside information. However, if you have been terminated from a job, or you have left willingly, you […]

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