Are You Protected From Retaliation Under the Florida Whistleblower Act?

The Florida Whistleblower Act was enacted to protect public and private sector employees from being terminated or retaliated against by their employers for reporting illegal or unethical acts perpetrated by their employers. But who is classified as a whistleblower in Florida and what rights do these individuals have under Florida law? Who Is Defined as […]

Top Sexual Harassment Reports & Cases of 2017

The awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment rose to a much higher level in 2017 with national attention spotlighting entertainment, government, media and other industries across the country. Sexual harassment in the workplace is certainly not new but hopefully with the increased attention on the subject, and powerful people being held accountable for their […]

How to File an Unpaid Overtime Claim in Florida

But if you’re a non-exempt employee and work more than 40 hours in a workweek, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you are required to be paid 1.5 times your regular hourly wage for each hour you work over 40 hours. In addition, in Florida non-exempt employee rights are protected under Section 24 of […]

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Top 8 Frequently Asked Questions About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Any kind of sexual harassment is unacceptable. Sexual harassment in the workplace has gained an enormous amount of national attention over the last year, and individuals (and the employers of these individuals in many cases) are being held accountable for their actions. Do you know what constitutes sexual harassment? It is important to understand the […]

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Lose Your Job? What You Need to Know About COBRA Insurance in Florida.

If you recently lost your job, chances are you have questions about health insurance. Fortunately, if you voluntarily resigned, were laid off, or were terminated from your job for any reason other than “gross misconduct,” you may still be able to retain your health insurance through COBRA coverage. The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) […]

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How to Report Sexual Harassment in Florida

The national awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace continues to grow. It affects people across all industries — from the tech world to manufacturing and many workplaces in between. Are you wondering what to do if you’re being sexually harassed at work? There are different laws and best practices to report […]

a history of sexual harassment laws in the U.S.

A History of Sexual Harassment Laws in the United States

Sexual harassment in the workplace is not a recent issue, but for centuries there was no legal recourse for victims. Thankfully, employees are becoming more empowered to speak out and take action against their harassers. In the United States, the groundwork for establishing federal sexual harassment laws and eventually making sexual harassment illegal in the […]

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How to File an Unpaid Wages Claim in Florida and Recover Your Back Pay

Has your employer failed to pay you the wages you’ve earned? If so, under federal and Florida labor laws, you may have the legal right to recover those wages along with liquidated damages designed to penalize your employer for wage violations. In addition, you may also be entitled to court costs and attorney fees. You […]

working overtime hours and not receiving overtime pay

9 Reasons to Hire an Employment Attorney to Recover Your Overtime Pay

Under federal law, your employer is required to pay you for all hours worked, including a premium for work performed over 40 hours per week, unless you fall into a narrow category of employees “exempt” from the overtime rules. If you worked overtime and were not compensated properly for the work you performed over 40 […]

The Ongoing Debate over the Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule

Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes to the minimum salary requirements (an increase in the minimum threshold from $455 to $913 a week) which would have resulted in some salaried workers becoming eligible for overtime who had not been previously eligible because they earned a salary over $455 per week. Rather […]

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