When Should You Lawyer Up? Knowing When to Hire an Employment Lawyer

Do you need to lawyer up? When experiencing workplace retaliation or discrimination, knowing if you need an attorney is not always clear. That is why it is important to understand not only your employee rights but what an employment lawyer does and how they can assist you. Employee rights and the complexities of employment law […]

6 Questions to Ask an Employment Lawyer

When you are searching for the right legal representation, it can be hard to decide who to chose. There are important questions to ask an employment lawyer that will guide you in selecting the best firm for your needs. What to Ask Before Hiring an Employment Lawyer Here are seven critical questions to ask an […]

Helpful Tips When Dealing with a Gender Pay Gap

The gender gap has been a contested workplace issue for decades. Companies that justify wage discrepancies between men and women often claim it is in direct relation to their previous salaries. In other words, women are paid less at a new job because they were paid less at their old job. However, a new ruling […]

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Florida Minimum Wage 2018 – Changes That Impact Employee Rights

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity made a big announcement last year — the Florida minimum wage in 2018 will rise to $8.25 per hour effective January 1st. This important news affects many employees across diverse industries including retail, hotels/hospitality, tourism, restaurants, and more. On an annual basis, this department calculates the wage based on […]

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 […]

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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Share Your Wage and Non-Compete Horror Stories with the White House

Now’s your chance to take a bad situation, and turn it into something positive. If you have a wage or non-compete agreement nightmare, the White House has invited you to share your story with the nation. The White House is asking employees to share their non-compete (NCC) and wage collusion horror stories to help develop […]

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A Low Minimum Wage Good For Florida? Hold Up Rick Scott — What’s this all About?

Florida’s governor Rick Scott made an appearance in California last month, where he invited business to migrate to Florida and escape minimum wage hikes. His selling point according to the Miami Herald was as follows, “Why are you paying your workers $10 an hour? Floridians will work dirt cheap!”. Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, traveled […]

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Changes to EEOC Reform Act Proposed for Federal Contractors and Private Employees

Will the EEOC Reform Act protect more employees from wage discrimination? A Senate bill was introduced in March to amend the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Reform Act. The EEOC Reform Act was first introduced in an attempt to collect pay data from employers and reduce the occurrence of wage inequalities and unlawful discrimination. In light […]

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Minimum Wage vs. Living Wage: The Age of the Wage Gap and Wage Theft

What’s the difference between the United States’ minimum wage vs. living wage? The “living wage” was introduced as an unenforced standard for employers in the United Kingdom. It will be raised in the UK starting this April, and is often referred to in political discussions and elsewhere suggesting that America needs to set its own […]

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