Giving an employer two weeks’ notice when you leave a job is a common practice, but is it required? It depends on your situation. During the critical time of a job transition, workers should be clear about their rights and what they are required – or not required – to do when they leave a […]
Pay Discrimination in the Workplace: Am I Protected?
Pay discrimination in the workplace affects the lives and livelihoods of employees every day. It occurs when someone performs similar work to another employee but does not receive equal pay. It is not uncommon — and it is often unlawful. Unfortunately, employers across varying industries engage in wage discrimination in the workplace anyway, disregarding state […]
Understanding Constructive Dismissal & Wrongful Termination in Florida
Employees across Florida are all too often the subject of constructive dismissal or wrongful termination. Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires you due to circumstances that are a violation of employee rights, including injustices such as age discrimination, race discrimination, and sexual harassment. But what is constructive dismissal? What Is Constructive Dismissal? Constructive dismissal […]
How Does Severance Pay Work in Florida?
Have you have been permanently laid off or terminated from your job, or do you think it will happen in the near future? If so, you probably have multiple questions, such as: “Will I receive severance pay?” “How does severance pay work?” “When is severance paid out?” “How much severance should I expect to get?” […]
Laid Off vs. Fired: What Is the Difference?
When employees lose their jobs, they need to understand the terminology to know their rights and what they should do next. Whether you were laid off, fired, or furloughed, clarifying the definitions can significantly impact your finances, career, and even your family. What Is the Difference Between A Layoff and Being Fired? Employment terminology may […]
Florida Labor Laws and Part-Time Employment
Florida part-time laws are in place to protect the employee rights of workers across many industries. Even if you are not a full-time employee – you still have rights. Understanding what is considered part-time in Florida and related Florida part-time laws is key to ensuring that you are paid a fair wage, and your employer […]
Employment Discrimination: Are You Part Of A Protected Class?
Unfortunately, employment discrimination is a common problem in the United States. In fact, research suggests that 61% of all workers have experienced it at some point in their lives. If you have experienced discrimination in the workplace, you should protect your legal rights as an employee. However, the range of available remedies will vary based […]
What Is a Right to Work State? Knowing Your Employee Rights.
What is a right-to-work state? This question is one of the most common regarding employee rights. Rightfully so. These laws cover millions of private-sector workers in multiple industries throughout the United States. From teachers to firefighters and electricians to pipefitters, and many more types of workers —if you live in a right-to-work state, you should […]
A Guide to Florida Minimum Wage
Employees across the State of Florida deserve fair pay — and many employers are bound by law to pay at least the Florida minimum wage to their workers. It is widely known that the U.S. has a federal minimum wage standard, which has been stagnant at $7.25 per hour since 2009. But each state has […]
Fair Credit Reporting Act Violations: What You Need to Know
Fair Credit Reporting Act violations affect the lives of job seekers, employees, and their families, and they can cause financial difficulty, career upheaval, and disrupt your overall quality of life. Fortunately, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) offers individual protections backed by the federal government’s power. These protections give job seekers and employees the ability […]