May 8, 2023
What is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment?
In 1980, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) established that there are two main types of sexual harassment in the workplace: quid pro quo and the fostering of a hostile work environment. Of those two types, quid pro quo is perhaps the lesser-understood classification. Quid pro quo is a Latin phrase that literally translates to “Something for something.” Quid Pro Quo Harassment in the Workplace In the context of workplace sexual harassment, quid pro quo
Florida roads are littered with accidents – minor, major, and everyone in between. In fact, our state is among the worst states when it comes to fatal car accidents. At Feldman Legal Group, we understand these cases can be devastating and proudly fight for the injured and their families in Florida car accident cases. This all becomes even more amplified when a semi is involved. Litigation involving these large vehicles can be more sophisticated and
The Federal Trade Commission is discussing a significant rule change that would put more power into the hands of workers across the U.S. A recent rule change proposal would ban non-compete clauses for all employees. Not only would this prevent future employment agreements from including these clauses but the proposed change would also nullify any previously-standing non-compete clauses. This is no small change as it would shift the landscape in certain industries that often use
February 8, 2023
Who is Exempt From Florida’s New Minimum Wage?
In September 2022, Florida’s minimum wage officially increased to $11 an hour for covered non-exempt employees. This is the second in six increases to the minimum wage planned between 2021 and 2026 – resulting in a $15 minimum wage in the final year. An increasing minimum wage benefits Floridians working hard to make ends meet, but there are a few scenarios in which the new $11 (and eventual $15) minimum does not apply. It’s essential
January 9, 2023
Florida Employment Law Reminders For 2023
That’s a wrap for 2022. We’re officially into the January 2023 calendar which means another year of challenges and opportunities over the next 12 months. This new year means employers across the state will have to replace all of the required labor posters in the office – failing to do so can come with severe consequences. For employers, it’s important to get those renewed posters updated as soon as possible because not posting them or
December 15, 2022
Common Causes of Construction-Site Accidents You Need to Be Aware Of
Florida is under construction. All the major cities, several highways, and even small towns constantly see cranes and work vehicles moving through the area. This can be exciting as we look to the future of the Sunshine State, but we also have to be aware of the risks that come with construction projects. Ultimately, construction-site accidents and injuries are an ever-present risk for construction workers and pedestrians traveling through construction zones. Injuries and accidents have
November 16, 2022
Does an Employer have to Pay Overtime after 40 Hours?
Overtime is a hot-button issue with employers demanding more out of their employees than at any other time. They want longer shifts and more hours per week. This is leading some employees to demand fair wages and hours. Many employees are resigning and finding work elsewhere. Situations like this are referred to as the Great Resignation. In the last year, 47.4 million workers have voluntarily quit their jobs. They are seeking better working conditions, fewer
We recently secured a major victory against Verizon Connect Fleet USA LLC for violations of state and federal wage laws. Our team fought for this case after verifying claims that the company failed to pay proper wages for overtime hours put in by hard-working employees at offices across the country. This case is a big win for workers and upholds the rights of the worker to be paid a premium when they give more of
November 4, 2022
Can You Sue If You Were Fired?
I Was Illegally Fired, Can I Sue? Being terminated can be shocking and stressful. Perhaps you find yourself looking for new work and wondering if you can be compensated for your previous employer’s letting you go. After all, you have experienced a loss and you still have to make a living because you have bills to pay. So, can you sue if you were fired? In most cases, employment is “at will.” That means you
October 4, 2022
Can “Quiet Quitting” Get Me Disciplined or Fired?
Can Quiet Quitting Get Me Disciplined? Could Quiet Quitting Lead to Quiet Firing? There’s a popular term that’s really just a massive misnomer – “quiet quitting.” This popular talking point has been all over the news recently, and it centers around people who were doing too much at work deciding to cut out all the extra work and just do the job they were hired to do. Some employees may choose this path when they