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What to Do When “A New Employee Is Being Paid More Than Me”

Imagine the following: During a conversation with a new hire in your department, the discussion turns to your respective salaries. To your surprise, you learn that the new employee’s starting wage is higher than what has taken you ten years to earn. Resentment, frustration, anger, and shock may all flood you simultaneously. You might even […]

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Understanding Your Rights: How Long After FMLA Can You Be Fired?

Imagine devoting several years to a company just to be terminated after you take time off work to care for yourself or a loved one. The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) is a federal law meant to protect your job while you take time off for this very reason. The law prohibits employers from […]

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Understanding Paternity Leave in Florida

Whether the new addition to your family is your biological child, an adopted child, or a foster child, welcoming a new child into your life is exciting and stressful for both mothers and fathers. Trying to fulfill your work duties while being present and supportive as a father is difficult, but paternity leave can help […]

Race Discrimination Lawsuit: Do I Have A Case?

Race Discrimination Lawsuit: Do I Have A Case?

Discrimination based on race is illegal in the workplace. Employees have strong legal protections that employers must abide by — or be held accountable for law violations. Florida employees, and workers across the country, can file a race discrimination lawsuit with an employment law attorney against their employer if they have a case. What Is […]

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Can FMLA Be Extended Beyond 12 Weeks?

Can FMLA be extended beyond 12 weeks? If you are asking yourself this question, it is likely because you have reached the end of the leave granted to you by the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and still need additional time. You may be exploring your options and considering whether it is possible to obtain […]

3 Things You Need to Prove Your Employment Discrimination Case

Employment Discrimination: 4 Things You Need to Prove Your Case

Sadly, employment discrimination is all too common. In our years of experience, we have seen plenty of hardworking people get mistreated by employers they trusted. If that is happening to you, it’s important to understand what’s needed to prove employment discrimination cases. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Courts won’t just take your […]

how to prove age based discrimination

5 Ways to Prove Age-Based Discrimination in the Workplace

Age-based discrimination in the workplace is not uncommon and can occur in many different ways. Often, employees are passed up for promotions, suffer unwarranted comments and harassment, or are denied employment due to their age – but it does not stop there. Regardless of the tactics used to discriminate, there are laws protecting employees from […]

Person leaving the office after being fired because FMLA was denied

Can You Be Fired if FMLA Is Denied?

Life happens. When a personal or family emergency arises, you understandably must put aside work obligations to care for yourself or your loved ones. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) guarantees covered employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year from their jobs to care for various medical and familial obligations. However, employees […]

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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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