Veteran NFL Security Personnel File Lawsuit Claiming Age Discrimination

Recently, it was reported that nine veteran NFL security personnel have decided to file a lawsuit against the league citing age discrimination. The men, who happen to be in their 60’s and 70’s, claim the NFL laid them off without justification and subsequently replaced them with a much younger staff. The men, who held independent […]

discriminatory practices used by temp agencies

Fighting Discriminatory Practices at Temp Agencies

Temp agencies are designed to provide companies in need of short-term work with temporary employees. By contracting with these agencies, companies benefit by saving money on payroll expenses and employees are able to find short-term work while looking for full-time employment. However, it is not commonly known by people looking for temporary work that temp […]

6 examples of age discrimination at work

6 Examples of Workplace Age Discrimination

Age-discrimination is not uncommon and can occur whether a person is already employed by a company or is interviewing for a job. The Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA) was enacted in 1967 prohibiting employment discrimination against persons 40 years of age or older. Here are some examples of age discrimination and what you can do […]

8 fmla faqs you should know

Top 8 FMLA FAQs (and Answers) You Should Know

Filing for leave under the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) can be intimidating, especially when you do not know what to expect and how it may affect your family – and your job. Not knowing if you will be eligible for FMLA leave, if you will receive adequate compensation or if you will have […]

how to prove constructive discharge in Florida

Do I Have a Case for Constructive Discharge?

Do you want to know how to prove constructive discharge? What is Constructive Discharge? People quit their jobs for a number of reasons. Often, life circumstances change, or the job just isn’t the right fit. In the case of constructive discharge, a work environment becomes so hostile and intolerable an individual is forced to quit. […]

florida medical marijuana bill and laws

Can You Be Fired for Medical Marijuana in the State of Florida?

The Florida medical marijuana bill signed by Governor Scott last year allows residents of the state with “debilitating medical conditions” to use medical marijuana. It is available in Florida, however, remains illegal under federal law. “Debilitating medical conditions” as defined by the state include: Cancer, Epilepsy, and Glaucoma HIV+ or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) […]

constructive discharge at work

Constructive Discharge: Were You Forced to Quit Your Job?

While most people who leave a job voluntarily have little recourse, it’s not always the case. Sometimes, when you quit or resign, the circumstances leading up to that pivotal moment may justify a claim that you were “constructively discharged.” Florida is an “employment at will” state, like nearly all the rest of the U.S., but […]

Signing a check for FMLA leave

Do You Get Paid When on FMLA Leave?

In 1993 the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted in large part to ensure those who need their jobs most would not lose them when they needed to take care of themselves or their family. This protection was put in place for employment purposes but what does it mean in regards to salary […]

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When Can You Take FMLA Leave?

The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides peace of mind for those who are covered that they can take time away from work to care for themselves, or an immediate family member, for up to 12 weeks and have a job upon their return. But it doesn’t cover every situation. The law is very […]

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Are You Qualified for FMLA Leave?

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, brought about a large change in the workplace as it afforded protected individuals with the right to care for themselves or an immediate relative for up to 12 months without risk of losing their job. While this was a great step for employees, not everyone is qualified […]

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