Important FFCRA Update

Important FFCRA Update

What You Need to Know About Updates to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act In March 2020, Congress passed into law the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). On March 18, 2020, the president signed the FFCRA, with the legislation going into effect on April 1, 2020, and lasting through December […]

OSHA Regulations & Employee Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic

OSHA Regulations & Employee Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected employees and their families in Florida and around the globe. Even in these difficult times, people still need to work. Unfortunately, many employees have been exposed to COVID-19 while on the job and become extremely ill or have even lost their lives. Employees have a legal right to a […]

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Employee Rights in Jeopardy During COVID-19 Pandemic: Workers Not Being Paid For Necessary Time Off

Employee rights are in jeopardy during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this critical time of a combination of public health and economic crisis, many employers across the country have not been paying their workers for necessary time off demanded by law due to COVID-19 testing and quarantine needs. Coronavirus Legislation That Protects Workers Rights Faced with […]

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Motherhood Penalty and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Motherhood should never be considered a detriment in the workplace. Although during the pandemic, mothers have been dealing with harsh consequences across many industries. Have you heard of the ‘motherhood penalty’? There is no doubt that fathers also face a significant penalty particularly as relates to caring for their children. What is the Motherhood Penalty? […]

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Coronavirus & Workplace Rights: What Can Your Boss Legally Require You To Do?

Understanding Employee Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic The coronavirus has upended life as we know it. That includes the workplace. In this stressful and confusing time, it may be challenging to understand what your boss can legally require you to do. As attorneys that specialize in employee rights, Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., is here to […]

Pregnant During the Pandemic? A Guide to Employee Rights

Pregnant During the Pandemic? A Guide to Employee Rights

Pregnancy should be a very exciting time. But during the pandemic, it can be very challenging for employees. Workplace discrimination is threatening the livelihoods of families across the country as some business owners are, unfortunately, violating employee rights to keep making profits. Workplace discrimination is a complex subject during “normal” times — and even more […]

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LGBTQ Safe From Job Discrimination, Says Supreme Court

Millions of LGBTQ people will have new civil rights in a big step forward following a decision by the Supreme Court that found employers cannot discriminate on the basis of workers being transgender or gay. On Monday, June 15, the Supreme Court ruled that it breaks federal law for employers to discriminate against people because […]

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Have You Been Discriminated Against at Work? How to Report It & File a Claim

Employees have the right to have a safe, discrimination-free workplace. Unfortunately, thousands of people each year are targeted on the job. Do you know how to file a discrimination lawsuit? The employment laws protect workers from different types of discrimination, but there are certain processes that need to be followed when filing an employment discrimination […]

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Florida’s LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination Laws

Recent Developments & Your Workplace Rights The topic of LGBTQ workplace discrimination in Florida has been the focus of significant media attention recently. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is striving to adjust Florida’s anti-discrimination and workplace discrimination laws to include gay and transgender people. They propose passing a Florida Competitive Workforce Act bill to address […]

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Speaking Up: Employee’s Guide to Whistleblower Retaliation

What is it and how to prove your case Reporting wrongdoing is the right thing to do. But when whistleblower retaliation occurs, there can be severe consequences. Employees are protected from whistleblower retaliation under the law from managers, supervisors, and administrators that attempt to punish employees that report unlawful behavior. Even though there are laws […]


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