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What is Workplace Discrimination and How to Fight Back

Florida is an at-will state and employees may be fired at any time with little to no cause. However, workplace discrimination is not included in at-will terminations. If you’ve been a victim of workplace discrimination, you can – and should – fight back. What is Workplace Discrimination? Workplace discrimination includes any “adverse employment action” (including […]

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Get Your Facts Together: Proving Your Wrongful Termination Case

Since Florida is an “at will” state, employees may be fired at any time with the exception of situations involving discrimination, whistleblowing, a wage dispute or dispute over unpaid overtime, breach of contract, or time off sanctioned by law. The Florida Civil Rights Act lists “protected classes” from termination, but the burden of proof in […]

Were You Legally Terminated from your job

Wrongful Termination: Were You Legally Terminated?

Florida is an “at-will” state, meaning employees may be terminated at any time for whatever reason, including no reason at all. If you’ve recently lost your job, you may be considering your rights. Just because you reside in an at-will state does not mean you haven’t been wrongfully terminated. Even though the law seems like […]

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What is the Difference Between Short-Term Disability and FMLA?

Americans have issues taking days off. In fact, surveys show that most workers end up taking only half of 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 paid […]

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Will I Still Receive a Paycheck While on FMLA?

While the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 does provide peace of mind for job protection, it doesn’t always ease the financial stress of the medical bills and everyday expenses that can pile up during unpaid leave. Ensuring at least some income for approved time off is essential for most, but it’s hard […]

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LinkedIn Forced to Pay Nearly $6 Million in Unpaid Wages

Employment law is difficult to understand without a legal background. It used to be believed that hourly employees received overtime for anything worked over 40 hours, while salaried employees were at the mercy of their employer receiving a flat salary regardless of how many hours they worked. Employment law is not that simple and mistakes […]

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Top 5 Tricks Employers Use to Get Out of Paying Overtime Wages

We’ve said it before: knowledge is power when it comes to overtime laws. Underhanded employers rely on their workers’ unfamiliarity with regulations set by the Fair Standards Labor Act (FSLA) and devise slight smoke-and-mirror schemes to obscure an employee’s overtime eligibility. However, most managers don’t moonlight as magicians so they’re not as skilled in concealing […]

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Fighting for Unpaid Wages

4 Benefits of Hiring an Employment Law Attorney There are two types of employees: clock-watchers and “overtimers.” For hard workers, there’s a clock-watching misconception. If you’re not tracking your time, you may believe you’ve missed out on the pay for those unaccounted hours. What’s worse, as a salaried staffer you might believe you aren’t entitled […]

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What rights do I have as a salaried employee?

As a salaried employee, you may be working harder than you have to. There’s a common misconception that salaried pay covers overtime. However, this is not the case for all salaried workers, and some employers aren’t quick to set the record straight. Discover your rights as a salaried worker and what you can do to […]

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Can an employer deduct hours from my paycheck?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American adult spends 8.8 hours daily working – that’s more hours spent than those on sleeping and other household activities combined. What’s more alarming: 31 percent of all single-job employees work on weekends, as well. Is your employer giving you the proper credit for all your […]

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