In Florida, we have “at-will” employment. The relationship between the employer and employee can be terminated or altered at any time at the employer’s discretion. They don’t need to cite a reason to fire, demote, or decrease the amount of your pay.  Despite that, federal and state laws prohibit your employers from doing any of those things mentioned above if they violate your rights. For example, at-will employment doesn’t allow an employer to terminate you
Employment Law
Regardless of where you work, whether at an office or a construction site, you have the right to be in a safe environment. Every job has its own risks and safety needs, so how can you ensure that your employer has followed the necessary guidelines? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) set them for every job. Your employer must uphold them. Though OSHA is an excellent resource, there are several things you should look
Employment Law
How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Florida Learn the Steps to Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Florida If you have been injured on the job, you aren’t alone. Each year, thousands of Florida employees file workers’ comp claims for injuries and job-related health conditions. Workers’ compensation is a state-regulated insurance program that pays medical bills and replaces some lost wages for employees who are injured at work or who contract work-related illnesses,
Workers Compensation

October 26, 2021

How To Preserve Your Claim

If you have been injured in a car accident, it may impact the other elements of your life. Should your job require that you are on your feet most of the time, a leg injury may prevent you from working. And your inability to financially support yourself and others is a serious matter. Personal injury lawsuits are meant to help alleviate some of the financial burdens of being in an accident. It is essential to
Personal Injury
There are so many protections for employees. But the saddest thing about them is how few employees know or understand what they are. Some salaried employees are entitled to overtime pay and aren’t aware of it, for instance. In other circumstances, some employees are wrongfully terminated for doing the right thing.  Not only are these employees victims, but they have legal options for recourse. Imagine an employee who witnesses his employer commit a violation. The
Employment Law
Before an insurance claim or lawsuit begins, the first mistake people make is failing to gather evidence. An accident can be so stressful that people may forget to contact the police. Having the authority at the accident scene can be both a legal requirement and an easy way to gather evidence formally. For instance, the police take photographs, question witnesses, and document the accident’s events after a car accident.  The more documentation and evidence you
Personal Injury
Factory Worker | How Far Back Claim Overtime
How Far Back Can You Claim Overtime? If your employer owes you unpaid wages, including unpaid overtime, you can file a claim with the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, and it will do an investigation. However, in most cases, you must notify your employer in writing that you intend to sue for unpaid wages. Your employer has 15 calendar days – not working days – to pay your claim. It is only after
Overtime and Wage Violations
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can lead to significant and long-term issues—and they could happen to anyone. In more severe cases, people who have sustained TBIs could permanently lose cognitive function and memory. In addition, they could develop mood swings and behavioral problems that weren’t present before the accident occurred. TBIs are especially concerning because there is a chance that the victim will never fully recover. Sustaining an injury of this magnitude could happen just as
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]Three questions continually come up when trying to understand how wage and hour laws apply to tips.  If employees pool tips and distribute them, should a nontipped employee be entitled to them as well? Does an employer have a right to those tips? Are employers entitled to a tip credit?  A tip credit is connected to minimum wage. All employees are required to receive the minimum wage. But an employer might only pay tipped employees
Employment Law
Waiter serving drinks | Can employer keep tips
Tip Regulations under the FLSA With recent changes to Florida’s minimum wage laws, it’s fair for employees who rely on tips to wonder, can your employer keep your tips? The rules regarding the calculation of your wages in coordination with your tips can cause confusion. We are ready to help. Our experienced employment lawyers deal regularly with situations regarding how employers handle tips for their employees. We know how to ensure your employer treats you
Overtime and Wage Violations