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Fired for Refusing to Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?

You May Have a Wrongful Termination Case. Employers institute non-compete agreements for a variety of reasons, mainly to prohibit employees with critical information on the company to take clients or ideas to competitors. Agreements can be narrow in prohibiting only direct pilfering of clients, research, and employees or extremely broad in prohibiting employees from working […]

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LinkedIn Forced to Pay Nearly $6 Million in Unpaid Wages

Employment law is difficult to understand without a legal background. It used to be believed that hourly employees received overtime for anything worked over 40 hours, while salaried employees were at the mercy of their employer receiving a flat salary regardless of how many hours they worked. Employment law is not that simple and mistakes […]

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What rights do I have as a salaried employee?

As a salaried employee, you may be working harder than you have to. There’s a common misconception that salaried pay covers overtime. However, this is not the case for all salaried workers, and some employers aren’t quick to set the record straight. Discover your rights as a salaried worker and what you can do to […]

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New overtime rules for salaried workers on the way

In most parts of the country, a salary of $24,000 a year doesn’t get you very far. But if you are a salaried employee making that much or more, and are classified by your employer as an administrative, executive or professional employees, you are not legally entitled to overtime pay. Think for a minute about […]

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Florida calls in the Feds to clean up their $63 million mess

After launching their unemployment benefits website in October 2013, Florida sees less-than-perfect results – and now they’re blaming the developer As we’ve previously discussed, Florida invested $63 million in creating a new unemployment benefits website. In 2011, the state decided to require its citizens seeking unemployment compensation to file online. At the time, there was […]

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Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. Named To Best Law Firms List For 2014

Employment Law Firm earns high praise from clients and peers for second year in a row NOVEMBER 15, 2013 (TAMPA, FL) – Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. has been named to US News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms” list for 2014 in recognition of its professional excellence in the field of employment law. The firm […]

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Extended Holiday Hours Doesn’t Mean Overtime Pay

Confused about the subject of overtime and holiday pay? Getting paid what you are legally owed is important to all workers — and having the right information about this area of employee rights will help give you the clarity you need to make the right legal decisions. Retailers from Wal-Mart and Target all the way […]

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Hey Floridian! Don’t Count On Getting Your Unemployment Benefits

Florida’s New Multi-Million Dollar Unemployment System Delaying Benefits to the Unemployed We’ve had to deal with a government shutdown, a debt ceiling crisis and inefficient website dedicated to government mandated Obamacare. And now thousands of unemployed Floridians get to experience a delay in their unemployment benefits. Why? The state’s rollout of a new unemployment benefits […]

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How Does Obamacare Affect Small Business Employees?

“It is the single biggest job killer in America.” “Americans all over this country are suffering because of Obamacare.” “If we are really serious about stopping Obamacare, we’ll destroy the entire planet.” All comments made by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) regarding Obamacare in just the last month. And whether you’re listening to the political rhetoric […]

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