How to Win an Unemployment Appeal in Florida
In Florida (as in all other states), workers can submit an appeal if they are denied unemployment benefits. The DEO – Department of Economic Opportunity – is responsible for administering Florida’s unemployment insurance program. If you are turned down or denied benefits because of an error, missing or incomplete information, or another reason, you can appeal the decision. The question you may have is “How do you win an unemployment appeal in FL?” Along with
Employment Law
The term “whistleblower” has taken center stage in many major media stories in recent years. From Edward Snowden to Chelsea Manning – the public attention on people who leak “classified” or otherwise privileged information has centered around major national and international incidents. However, most whistleblowers are actually everyday workers who come across unwanted, unethical, or illegal behavior in the workplace. These people are nobly sticking their necks out to protect not only themselves but others
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You’ve noticed some worrying symptoms, and you seem to be feeling worse as time goes on. You make the decision to turn to a doctor and get the care you need. Instead of making you feel better, though, they prescribe care or give advice that makes you feel even worse. What can you do to protect your health and find out if you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice? Medical malpractice is a serious issue
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When you get hurt at work it can put you in a tough place professionally and personally. Dealing with any injury can be a major challenge, but the legal hoops you may have to jump through to get the compensation you need and deserve can create more problems. What matters first and foremost is your health. Above all else, it’s important to seek the proper care and make sure any injuries are tended to properly.
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At Feldman Legal Group, we believe in empowering workers to get the pay they deserve. One of the most important steps any employee can take to secure their pay is to understand wage laws in their state and ensure their employer is following those laws. Each state has different laws surrounding pay structure including what workers are entitled to overtime pay and what the overtime pay looks like, though federal law provides most overtime pay
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In the United States, we are all guaranteed the right to live and prosper. This means we should be permitted to earn a living, but sometimes circumstances and people get in the way of this. Certain laws at the local and federal levels protect employees from being terminated based on discrimination and employers cannot break the rules of an employment contract. What’s important to know is most employers will be protected in “at-will” employment states
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Restaurant Owners May Count Service Charges As Wages, Not Tips, for Servers
When a restaurant places fixed service charges on a customer’s bill, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in March 2022 that the restaurant can distribute these service charges to employees, including wait staff, and use the disbursement to offset minimum wage requirements under FLSA. This is potentially an important distinction when these employees end up working overtime hours. If you are a restaurant server who works overtime, but you are unsure whether your employer
Employment Law
There’s no place in any workplace for discrimination. We all deserve an equal and just opportunity to pursue our dreams and see the fruits of our labor regardless of race, skin color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, nationality, age, disability, or marital status. Federal and local laws protect people from all walks of life from being discriminated against in the workplace. The rules apply regardless of how a manager uses their power. Whether it is to
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Workers Compensation
Workers’ Compensation Is Important Protecting Your Health and Your Future Is Your Right Workers’ compensation claims are commonplace both across the United States and in Florida. Every day, workers are injured while on the job, and the benefits from these claims are critical in providing them the financial assistance they need as they recover. Unfortunately, the compensation awarded is not always appropriate for the injuries suffered. If you were injured on the job and filed
Workers Compensation
You should be paid what you deserve. End of story. Read that first sentence again, because we want to help you make sure you’re getting the wages you deserve. We’ve previously talked about how to know if you’re underpaid, but what should you do if you look at your paycheck and realize it’s just not enough? Let’s walk through your options. Ask for a raise This one could be better classified as “demand a raise,”
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