Florida Medical Marijuana Employee Protection Act: What You Need to Know

Are you familiar with Florida medical marijuana law? You may have heard of Amendment 2 – also called The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative. Florida voters approved this act with a 71% majority in 2016. Even though Florida law on medical marijuana makes it legal in the state, that legislation did not have any explicit …

Don’t let the Coronavirus Kill Your Job: You have Rights

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the world as we know it, both at home and in the workplace. To protect employees during this national crisis Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which takes effect April 2, 2020. It requires most employers to provide employees with expanded family and medical leave as …

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Know Your Employee Rights: U.S. Enacting New Overtime Pay Rule

Employees across Florida and the U.S. work hard for their paychecks. Often more than 40 hours per week. Are you getting the proper overtime pay? If not, you should consult an unpaid wages attorney. Do you know if you qualify for overtime pay? If you did not before, you might very well qualify for it …

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Halloween in the Workplace: How to Protect Your Employee Rights

Halloween at work can be a tricky and difficult time. Employers will often throw parties to celebrate this festive, spooky time of year, thinking that it can help with morale and team building. But Halloween in the workplace is unique from other company events in that it can set the stage for sexual harassment and …

Employment Law Cases: Why Destroying Evidence Could Destroy Your Case

Many pieces of evidence can potentially be relevant in employment law cases. If you are a plaintiff, one of your primary responsibilities is to make sure relevant pieces of evidence are preserved. You could substantially harm your chances of achieving the desired outcome if you destroy evidence, particularly if you destroy evidence that you think …

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What are Your Sick Leave Rights in Florida?

At some point, we all get sick. It is inevitable. Unfortunately, missing work due to illness can prove to be difficult for some employees in Florida. In fact, some common concerns include being passed up for a raise or a promotion or losing their jobs. If you’ve been retaliated or discriminated against because of time …

Know Your Rights: Guide to Whistleblower Retaliation & Protections in Florida

When an employer does something that’s illegal or unsafe, including discrimination or neglecting to follow safety guidelines, an employee should report it. Often, though, employers retaliate against employees who make these types of claims, up to and including firing the employee who filed the claim. If you have concerns that you’re a victim of whistleblower …

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Walmart Gets Sued for Alleged Pregnancy Discrimination

Employment discrimination can happen to anyone, including pregnant women. Did you know that the EEOC received nearly 3,500 pregnancy discrimination charges in 2016 alone? In 2017, it was nearly 3,200. In a recent class-action lawsuit filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the huge retail chain Walmart is being sued for alleged …

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 …

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Former Wegmans Employee Fired over FMLA

Protecting Yourself from FMLA Retaliation A former Wegmans employee sued the grocer in July, claiming violations of harassment and retaliation by her supervisor for electing to use her protected right to Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. The Family & Medical Leave Act was passed in the United States to protect workers’ rights to …

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