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Florida Non-Compete Agreements: What’s Legal and What’s Not

Have you been asked to sign a non-compete agreement in Florida? If so, it is important to be aware of the legal issues surrounding a non-compete agreement in Florida — and your rights. Dedicated professionals in employment law can advocate for your legal rights. But first, you need to know what’s legal and what’s not. […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Chef John Besh Creates Culture of Sexual Harassment at Work

Inappropriate conduct can be pervasive in some work environments. One has to look no further than the recent string of sexual harassment allegations against New Orleans chef and restaurateur John Besh and some of his male employees and managers. According to The Times-Picayune, during the past several years, the John Besh Restaurant Group fostered a […]

Fired While on Short-Term Disability? You May Need to Hire an Attorney

Can You Be Fired While on Short-Term Disability? Many workers in Florida may think that their positions are secure when they go on short-term disability due to a sickness or injury not related to their job. But it’s important to know that Florida is an “at-will” state, so your employer is legally allowed to fire […]

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Bad Bosses: 4 Workplace Horror Stories You’ll Never Forget

Employment discrimination and harassment can be downright scary at times. From physical and verbal abuse to sexual harassment to disability discrimination, many cases of abuse can double as horror stories. Here are 4 frightening accounts of employee mistreatment at work. Being in a Bad Mood Is No Excuse for Your Boss to Abuse You Workplace […]

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What Does Harvey Weinstein’s Case Tell Us About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

With Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s recent termination from the company he helped co-found and his subsequent dismissal from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, it begs the question: How many complaints of sexual harassment go unheeded in the workplace? According to a 2015 report by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), approximately […]

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Does the NLRA Protect Employees When They Post on Social Media?

What you write and post on social media can have serious consequences. You need look no further than the recent firing of a CBS executive who posted about the Las Vegas shootings on her Facebook page. Her post was not related to her employer or her employment with CBS. But many employers have social media […]

Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. Represents Employer Retaliation Case Under the FMLA in Pinellas County, FL

A Pinellas County man asserts that he was fired by his former employer, BayCare Health System, Inc., for exercising his rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Employment Retirement Security Act (ERISA) to take medical leave for his chronic medical conditions. The plaintiff, John Doe, whose name is being withheld due […]

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