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 […]
Is your office a hostile work environment?
Florida law has a specific definition of what constitutes a hostile work environment. Find out if yours qualifies. Your boss is a bully. Your co-workers yell at you one day, ignore you the next – and one of them’s leaving offensive notes in your in-box. And none of it shows any sign of stopping anytime […]
Wage payment laws in Florida: what are the facts?
It’s not always easy to know if you’re being paid in compliance with state and federal laws. Some employers intentionally try to confuse or even intimidate their workers into accepting a lower pay rate than the law allows. The best way to prevent that from happening is to know your rights under the law. We’ve […]
Employment law, pregnancy and maternity leave in Florida: What are your rights?
Many people think that employers can arbitrarily fire employees who become pregnant, on the grounds that they will either miss too much work or are no longer physically able to do their jobs. In some cases, that’s actually true. However, in others, pregnant women do have legal protection against employment discrimination and unfair termination under […]
Naughty or Nice List
How FLSA Violations Will Be Shared on Social Media We’re a group of labor employment lawyers. We can give you our very best advice, and vigorously represent your interests in a labor or employment dispute with your employer. However, we are not app-creators. That being said, we can’t resist commenting on a challenge issued by […]
Intern or Employee?
How Misclassification Can Lead to Unpaid Wages Intern programs are an attractive entry-point to gain work experience. Many students and people who have difficulty landing a position in their chosen field are eager to “get their foot in the door.” Some trade pay for experience, agreeing to work for no pay or below minimum wage. […]
Are You Paid Fair Wages and Overtime?
How Working “Off the Clock” Can Leave Call Center Employees Underpaid Call centers are notorious for not paying fair wages and overtime. Employees often fall victim because they’re unaware of their rights. Working Without Compensation Employers responsible for operating call centers often require their employees to work “off the clock” without compensating them for their […]
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 […]
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 […]