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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Can I Be Fired For Refusing to Go Back to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The Coronavirus has presented workers with unprecedented challenges. Health and safety are first and foremost on all our minds. Making that decision to go back to work – or not – is very difficult. Are you afraid of getting fired for refusing to go back to work during the Coronavirus pandemic? Do you have questions …

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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 …

Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Workplace, and Employee Rights

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic continues to increase around the world, employees everywhere are rightfully concerned about how it affects the workplace. The health and safety risk to workers is at an unprecedented level. Dynamics around workers’ rights and legal issues are complex, and many questions have been raised about what the pandemic of …

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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Non-Compete Agreements: How to Build Your Case

It is not uncommon for an employer to request that new employees sign non-compete agreements. Although they serve numerous purposes, non-compete contracts generally guard against employees leaving their jobs to work for competitors, where they may potentially share inside information. However, if you have been terminated from a job, or you have left willingly, you …

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Losing Your Job: How to Calculate Severance Pay in Florida

Severance pay is often offered to employees across the state of Florida when they are forced to leave a job. Many employees are unclear how to calculate severance pay, though, so it is hard to know if what the employer is offering is fair and appropriate. Even though there is no Florida law requiring severance …

Severance Pay FAQs for Florida Employees

If you are about to leave your job because you are getting laid off or for other reasons not related to your performance, you need to be well prepared and well informed. While severance pay in Florida is not required by law, your employer may offer you a package with a personalized employment separation agreement. …

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