violating non-compete agreements

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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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 […]

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 […]

when can you sue your employer for wrongful termination in florida

When Can You Sue Your Employer for Wrongful Termination in Florida?

Florida employees have legal protections against wrongful termination. Since Florida is an “at-will” state, meaning employers can fire you for any reason (that is not against the law) — it can be confusing to know when you can sue for wrongful termination. Do you need an attorney? Getting the basic information about what classifies as […]

FORMER EMPLOYEES SUE LASER SPINE INSTITUTE IN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

A class action lawsuit was recently filed against Laser Spine Institute by at least two former employees after abruptly losing their jobs as part of a mass layoff and sudden closing of the business. Represented by Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., the employees allege that they did not get enough warning of the closure. The plaintiffs […]

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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Wrongfully Fired from Your Job? 7 Tips to Help You Recover

Have you been wrongfully fired and are wondering, “What can I do?” During this challenging time, there are many things you can do to recover, get through it, and get your career back on track. Wrongful termination can not only affect your career, but it can also change you and your family’s life — but […]

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Wrongful Termination Checklist: 8 Examples of Wrongful Termination to Determine If You Have a Valid Claim

Have you been fired from your job recently? Do you think it may have been illegal? This wrongful termination checklist will help you to determine if you have a valid claim — and let you know what to do next. If your employer fired you in violation of state, local, and/or federal laws, public policy, […]

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