Motherhood Penalty and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Motherhood should never be considered a detriment in the workplace. Although during the pandemic, mothers have been dealing with harsh consequences across many industries. Have you heard of the ‘motherhood penalty’? There is no doubt that fathers also face a significant penalty particularly as relates to caring for their children. What is the Motherhood Penalty? …

Coronavirus & Workplace Rights: What Can Your Boss Legally Require You To Do?

Understanding Employee Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic The coronavirus has upended life as we know it. That includes the workplace. In this stressful and confusing time, it may be challenging to understand what your boss can legally require you to do. As attorneys that specialize in employee rights, Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., is here to …

Pregnant During the Pandemic? A Guide to Employee Rights

Pregnancy should be a very exciting time. But during the pandemic, it can be very challenging for employees. Workplace discrimination is threatening the livelihoods of families across the country as some business owners are, unfortunately, violating employee rights to keep making profits. Workplace discrimination is a complex subject during “normal” times — and even more …

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Bullying at Work: What Is It & Is It Legal?

Employers should provide a safe working environment for all employees. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Bullying at work is a big problem in the state of Florida and across the United States. It happens across industries and at all levels. But what is bullying at work – and is it legal? Not all activities …

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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 …

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