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Putting Employees in the Driver’s Seat

Uber and the Battle over Contractors One of the biggest questions in employment law currently is the difference between an employee and a contractor. It’s an important question for many companies because it determines employee benefits and protections. Often the hiring of independent contractors saves companies an enormous amount of money because they don’t have […]

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10 Things You Want to Know Before Hiring an Employment Lawyer

If you think you need an employment lawyer, there are several things you should think about before hiring one. Employment lawyers, and their skills in representing you, are not all equal. Some are more tenacious than others. Some are more experienced. Take the time to speak with several of them and ask the following: How […]

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I Just Got Fired. Now What?

Getting terminated from a job is very stressful. Not only do you have financial concerns but your pride suffers as well. It hurts to be told, “this just isn’t working out”. While Florida is an at-will state, and you can be fired at any time, there are several reasons employers can’t fire you. Knowing these […]

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What Can I Do if My Employer Violates My Employment Contract?

If you have an agreement with your employer – written or verbal (albeit verbal is harder to prove) – that has been broken, you have several courses of action. If the employment/employee contract is a union contract, speak with your union representative first. If not, then you can: Speak with the Human Resources Department While […]

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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?

Workers have a wide range of protections under the law. Salaried employee rights are included in legislation that holds employers accountable for violating those laws.  People work hard for their salary and should be paid appropriately. But as a salaried employee, you may be working harder than you have to. There’s a common misconception that […]

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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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