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Employment law, pregnancy and maternity leave in Florida: What are your rights?

Many people think that employers can arbitrarily fire employees who become pregnant, on the grounds that they will either miss too much work or are no longer physically able to do their jobs. In some cases, that’s actually true. However, in others, pregnant women do have legal protection against employment discrimination and unfair termination under […]

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You’re Fired. But Were You Wrongfully Terminated?

It’s not as clear-cut as you might think. Your former boss was a petty tyrant who fired you last week for no good reason. You have a history of terrific performance reviews, were never late to work, and always did your best to be courteous to customers and clients. Clearly, what he did was unfair, […]

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Racist Rants Cost NFL Player His Job

“Richie Incognito isn’t going to the Hall of Fame. He’s going to the Hall of Shame.”– Mike Ditka The texts are too explicit to share. The tirade so malicious it’s an embarrassment to the NFL. And it’s just the first of what will probably prove to be many incidents of bullying in the Miami Dolphins […]

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Hey Floridian! Don’t Count On Getting Your Unemployment Benefits

Florida’s New Multi-Million Dollar Unemployment System Delaying Benefits to the Unemployed We’ve had to deal with a government shutdown, a debt ceiling crisis and inefficient website dedicated to government mandated Obamacare. And now thousands of unemployed Floridians get to experience a delay in their unemployment benefits. Why? The state’s rollout of a new unemployment benefits […]

What Is Employment Discrimination?

Employment discrimination is a major employee rights issue in Florida and all over the United States. It happens across industries and at all levels of professional experience. Were you passed up for a promotion due to your age or race? Are you not making the same rate of pay as your colleagues due to your […]

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Recovering from Wrongful Termination

What to Do If You’ve Lost Your Job With the uncertainty of the job market and mounting financial responsibilities, we often concern ourselves with the thought of what would occur if we lost our job. We go to work every day. Work hard. Put in the time needed to ensure we have a successful future. […]

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New Legislation for Underpaid Women

The Equal Pay Act Comes of Age June 2013 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, which provides that men and women must be paid the same wage for the same work. Since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law women’s earnings have increased from 59 cents on the dollar earned […]

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Pregnant in the Workplace

Congratulations! You have just learned you are pregnant. I wish you the very best! But I’m sure you have questions about how this could impact your job. As a mom, I know your focus will be on your health and the health of your baby. As a professional woman, let me also share with you […]

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