signs of a hostile work environment

You’re Not the Problem – It’s Your Job: 6 Signs You’re Dealing with a Hostile Work Environment

Most of us spend more time at work than we do at home – making it feel like a second home. That is why it is essential to have a healthy and happy working environment when possible. Sure, there are ups and downs in any job, but dealing with a hostile environment at work can […]

fmla retaliation in the workplace

5 Examples of FMLA Retaliation in the Workplace

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) creates the right for individuals to take a leave of absence due to serious illness or injury of the employee or family member, childbirth or adoption without the fear of losing their job — and protects you from retaliation from your employer if you exercise or attempt to […]

8 fmla faqs you should know

Top 8 FMLA FAQs (and Answers) You Should Know

Filing for leave under the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) can be intimidating, especially when you do not know what to expect and how it may affect your family – and your job. Not knowing if you will be eligible for FMLA leave, if you will receive adequate compensation or if you will have […]

how to prove constructive discharge in Florida

Do I Have a Case for Constructive Discharge?

Do you want to know how to prove constructive discharge? What is Constructive Discharge? People quit their jobs for a number of reasons. Often, life circumstances change, or the job just isn’t the right fit. In the case of constructive discharge, a work environment becomes so hostile and intolerable an individual is forced to quit. […]

signing not compete agreement in florida

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 […]

how to get unpaid wages and back pay from your employer

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 […]

working overtime hours and not receiving overtime pay

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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