Can My Employer Require the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Can My Employer Require the COVID-19 Vaccine?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of our lives, and certainly includes our jobs. “Can employers require COVID testing?” “What are my employee rights regarding the COVID-19 vaccine?” These are two common questions workers ask about COVID and the workplace. It is understandable. Employee rights are far-reaching yet particularly complex during a pandemic. Employers […]

What Happens to PTO When You Quit a Job in Florida?

What Happens to PTO When You Quit a Job in Florida?

When you are getting ready to quit a job, it can be a confusing time. Many employees have lots of questions like: “What happens to PTO when you quit?” “Is my employer required to pay me unused vacation time?” Being prepared with the right information will help you to anticipate your financial situation. Surprises are […]

Check Your Paycheck: The Florida Minimum Wage Increase 2021

Florida Minimum Wage 2021: Check Your Paycheck for An Increase

Good things are happening with the Florida minimum wage this year. Did you know that the Florida minimum wage in 2021 has increased? Employees should always have the latest information on minimum wage in Florida to ensure they are getting paid what they are legally owed under state wage laws. The Changes in Florida Minimum […]

Filing A Wrongful Termination Suit in Florida

5 Things You Need to Know About Filing A Wrongful Termination Suit in Florida

Do you think you may have been illegally fired from your job? If so, you should know important information on how to file a wrongful termination suit in Florida. As dedicated employment lawyers in Florida, Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., is here to ensure you have the information you need to know about employee rights. About […]

What is Considered FMLA Harassment

What is Considered FMLA Harassment?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects workers across the country. Unfortunately, not all employers abide by it. Do you know what is considered FMLA harassment? There are multiple ways that a bullying employer can harass an employee. If you believe you are dealing with FMLA harassment, an employment law attorney can help. FMLA […]

Holiday Pay: How to Prove Unpaid Overtime

Holiday Pay: How to Prove Unpaid Overtime

The holidays are hectic for many Florida workers. From retail to hospitality and shipping/logistics, as well as other professions, working overtime is common. But all too often, employers do not pay their employees appropriately. Understanding how to prove unpaid overtime is the first step to recovering wages that you are lawfully owed. Holiday Pay vs. […]

A Curse and a Benefit

Telework- A Curse and a Benefit

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically expanded the meaning of “workplace.” With many more people teleworking than ever before, our living rooms have become offices and, unfortunately, our “workday” is not always well-defined. Teleworking does have many benefits, particularly to help people stay safe and healthy, but it can also be a curse. Even when employees […]

Your Rights Under Florida Law

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace: Your Rights Under Florida Law

Employees are protected against disability discrimination in the workplace under Florida disability laws. Workers have the right to be treated equally and fairly, and employers should be held accountable for violating the law. Do you know your workplace rights? What is Disability Discrimination? Disability discrimination in the workplace occurs when people are treated differently at […]

FMLA Statute of Limitations

FMLA Statute of Limitations: What You Need to Know

The FMLA contains broad protections for workers across the United States. Although, there are FMLA statute of limitations that employees should be aware of if you have been subject to FMLA harassment or FMLA retaliation and are considering filing a complaint. FMLA Basics The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides qualified workers 12 weeks of […]

What to Do When You Are Fired Unfairly

Wrongful Termination Claims: What to Do When You Are Fired Unfairly

When employers violate employee rights, they should be held accountable. Do you know what to do when you get fired unfairly? Wrongful termination is, unfortunately, quite prevalent in the state of Florida. Employers often feel emboldened to do whatever they want, even if it means that they violate employment laws. But, workers can and should […]

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