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I want to sue my employer for discrimination

How long do I have to file a charge of discrimination? The short answer is “it depends.” Generally speaking, under federal law you have 300 days from the date of the last “adverse employment action,” including your termination, to pursue a claim. Under Florida law the deadline is extended out to 365 days. But, it […]

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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 To File for Unemployment and Get It

Have you found yourself unemployed? Not sure how to file for unemployment benefits? Here’s what you need to know to get the process started and get back on track. Am I Eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Florida? One of the most common questions from those who have just lost their job is, “Do I qualify […]

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Recovering from Wrongful Termination

What to Do If You’ve Lost Your Job With the uncertainty of the job market and mounting financial responsibilities, we often concern ourselves with the thought of what would occur if we lost our job. We go to work every day. Work hard. Put in the time needed to ensure we have a successful future. […]

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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 […]

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Top 10 Reasons You May Not Be Paid for Overtime

With the ever-growing necessity of technology, a weak economy and a poor job market, employees have found themselves more accessible, working more hours and receiving less pay. Due to this current trend, there has been a surge in Labor Law claims at the federal and state level with employees seeking wages earned for long hours […]

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