• How To File for Unemployment and Get It

    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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  • What Is Employment Discrimination?

    What Is Employment Discrimination?

    Employment discrimination is a major employee rights issue in Florida and all over the United States. It happens across industries and at all levels of professional experience. Were you passed up for a promotion due to your age or race? Are you not making the same rate of pay as your colleagues due to your…

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  • Recovering from Wrongful Termination

    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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  • Made It To America? You Deserve To Be Paid!

    Made It To America? You Deserve To Be Paid!

    Undocumented Workers Are Entitled to Protection Under The Fair Labor Standards Act On March 6, 2013, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Florida, Georgia and Alabama, ruled that an undocumented employee may seek relief under the Fair Labor Standards Act (commonly referred to as the “FLSA”) for wages and overtime compensation…

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  • The Best Way To Ensure Overtime Pay

    The Best Way To Ensure Overtime Pay

    Become Your Own Record Keeper Wage and hour laws at the State, Federal, and Local levels impose an obligation on your employer to keep records of time worked and wages paid to employees. Your paystub should include most, if not all, of this information. Unpaid Overtime Can Go Unnoticed If You Don’t Check Your Paystub…

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  • New Legislation for Underpaid Women

    New Legislation for Underpaid Women

    The Equal Pay Act Comes of Age June 2013 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, which provides that men and women must be paid the same wage for the same work. Since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law women’s earnings have increased from 59 cents on the dollar earned…

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  • Can I Sue My Employer for Not Paying Me Overtime? What You Need to Know

    Can I Sue My Employer for Not Paying Me Overtime? What You Need to Know

    The short answer is: YES. Don’t work for free for another second. If you are not being paid for overtime by your employer it is critical that you contact an attorney immediately to protect your rights, and to ensure you recover the hard-earned money your employer might be withholding from you. Every day you wait…

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  • How to Complete An FMLA Form For A Family Member

    How to Complete An FMLA Form For A Family Member

    When faced with a serious illness or injury, it can be very difficult to know what steps to take to ensure you are well taken care of and adequate communication is relayed to your employer. To that , it can often be even more difficult to properly understand which avenues to take when dealing with…

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  • Top 10 Reasons You May Not Be Paid for Overtime

    Top 10 Reasons You May Not Be Paid for Overtime

    With the ever-growing necessity of technology, a weak economy and a poor job market, employees have found themselves more accessible, working more hours and receiving less pay. Due to this current trend, there has been a surge in Labor Law claims at the federal and state level with employees seeking wages earned for long hours…

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  • Pregnant in the Workplace

    Pregnant in the Workplace

    Congratulations! You have just learned you are pregnant. I wish you the very best! But I’m sure you have questions about how this could impact your job. As a mom, I know your focus will be on your health and the health of your baby. As a professional woman, let me also share with you…

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