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4 Things Not to Do if You Just Got Fired

Getting terminated from a job is an emotional time. However, not every termination is handled well or legally. When this happens, it’s tempting to do some of the following, but it’s certainly not advisable: Act Unprofessionally Screaming, hurling objects around the office, making faces at executives, telling your boss exactly what you think of him, […]

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Can I be Fired for Having My Wages Garnished?

Title III of the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) allows wages to be garnished (a portion of an employee’s paycheck withheld to pay off a debt) in order to pay an outstanding debt to credit card companies, banks, other financial lenders, and/or government agencies as in the case of court judgments, child support, taxes, and […]

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Can I Be Denied Employment for Refusing to take a Drug Test?

The short answer is yes. An employer can decide not to hire someone based on refusal of a drug test as long as that is the sole reason and not because they are part of a protected class. This denial must apply to all job candidates as a company policy. Since drug testing laws fall […]

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Wrongful Termination: Were You Legally Terminated?

Florida is an “at-will” state, meaning employees may be terminated at any time for whatever reason, including no reason at all. If you’ve recently lost your job, you may be considering your rights. Just because you reside in an at-will state does not mean you haven’t been wrongfully terminated. Even though the law seems like […]

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Can I Be Fired or Disciplined for Using FMLA?

Although Florida is an at-will work state, employment law still dictates certain policies that protect employees from wrongful termination. The 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is one such provision that was put in place to maintain a worker’s job role and reputation during eligible leave. Can an employer fire or discipline a worker […]

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Can Your Facebook Posts Get You Fired?

Employers are cracking down on employees who air workplace dirty laundry on social media I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the Taco Bell employee who posted a photo of himself on social media licking a stack of tacos at work. At the time, it was all in good fun – the tacos were apparently […]

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You’re Fired. But Were You Wrongfully Terminated?

It’s not as clear-cut as you might think. Your former boss was a petty tyrant who fired you last week for no good reason. You have a history of terrific performance reviews, were never late to work, and always did your best to be courteous to customers and clients. Clearly, what he did was unfair, […]

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How To File for Unemployment and Get It

Have you found yourself unemployed? Not sure how to file for unemployment benefits? Here’s what you need to know to get the process started and get back on track. Am I Eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Florida? One of the most common questions from those who have just lost their job is, “Do I qualify […]

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Recovering from Wrongful Termination

What to Do If You’ve Lost Your Job With the uncertainty of the job market and mounting financial responsibilities, we often concern ourselves with the thought of what would occur if we lost our job. We go to work every day. Work hard. Put in the time needed to ensure we have a successful future. […]

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