FLORIDA LABOR LAWS AND PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Florida Labor Laws and Part-Time Employment

Florida part-time laws are in place to protect the employee rights of workers across many industries. Even if you are not a full-time employee – you still have rights.  Understanding what is considered part-time in Florida and related Florida part-time laws is key to ensuring that you are paid a fair wage and your employer […]

What Is a Right to Work State

What Is a Right to Work State? Knowing Your Employee Rights.

What is a right-to-work state? This question is one of the most common regarding employee rights. Rightfully so. These laws cover millions of private-sector workers in multiple industries throughout the United States.  From teachers to firefighters and electricians to pipefitters, and many more types of workers —if you live in a right-to-work state, you should […]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MISCLASSIFICATION OF NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEES

Exempt or Non-Exempt: What You Need to Know About the Misclassification of Non-Exempt Employees

Misclassification of non-exempt employees is a common problem in the workplace. Employers may either “inflate” your job title, make a mistake, or intentionally misclassify you, so they do not have to pay you overtime to save money on their bottom line.  Fortunately, federal law protects employees against this practice. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) […]

Workplace Laws Your Employer May Be Violating

8 Things Your Boss Can’t Legally Do

As a general rule, you have to listen to your boss. You may disagree with business decisions or management directives, but you have limited options unless they are unlawful or impinge on protected employee rights. But there are things your boss can’t legally do — they are not above the law. Workers across Florida and […]

Discrimination Cases: 4 Ways an Employment Law Attorney Can Help

Discrimination Cases: 4 Ways an Employment Law Attorney Can Help

Discrimination cases are an effective means to hold employers accountable for violations of employment law. There are key legal actions that can be taken to stop unlawful behavior and provide employees who have been discriminated against remedies which may include compensatory damages, reinstatement to their position if they have been fired, and back pay, among […]

Understanding Your Workplace Rights

Independent Contractors in Florida: Understanding Your Workplace Rights

Independent contractors in Florida can fulfill multiple needs for employers. They may help during peak business times, provide short-term help for special events or promotions, or even serve a primary ongoing role for a particular type of service. Understanding the difference between an employee vs. independent contractor is important to ensure workplace rights are upheld. […]

WHAT EMPLOYMENT LAWS APPLY TO REMOTE WORKERS?

Florida Work From Home Laws: What Employment Laws Apply to Remote Workers?

With more employers allowing teleworking since the pandemic, having the proper information about Florida work-from-home laws has become important for an ever-growing segment of the workforce. Many individuals wonder what employment laws apply to remote workers, from technology and finance professionals to business administration and academia. Even if you work from home, you still have […]

Filing a Lawsuit Against an Employer: 5 Steps to Protect Your Workplace Rights

Filing a Lawsuit Against an Employer: 5 Steps to Protect Your Workplace Rights

If you are considering filing a lawsuit against an employer, know you are entitled to certain protections under federal and state law. They are strong, comprehensive, and written to safeguard employee rights against powerful businesses across multiple industries. When employers violate employment laws, there are steps that you can take to support your claim and […]

A Guide to Florida Vacation Time Laws

Are You Owed Vacation Pay? A Guide to Florida Vacation Time Laws

When you want to take time off work, understanding Florida vacation time laws will help you make the right decisions for you and your family. Depending on the circumstances of your employment, what you decide to do may change. It is always recommended to be informed of varying types of employment law to ensure your […]

Can My Employer Require the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Can My Employer Require the COVID-19 Vaccine?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of our lives, and certainly includes our jobs. “Can employers require COVID testing?” “What are my employee rights regarding the COVID-19 vaccine?” These are two common questions workers ask about COVID and the workplace. It is understandable. Employee rights are far-reaching yet particularly complex during a pandemic. Employers […]

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