Your Employer May Not Know They Are Violating Employment Law 
Employment law violations are far too common. In many cases, employers are aware that they are violating the law and they are simply trying to get away with it for their own benefit. However, in other cases, these violations are completely unintentional. Such violations are still a serious matter that require legal action. Employment Law Basics The purpose of employment law is to protect employees and ensure that they are treated fairly. Some of the
Employment Law, Overtime and Wage Violations
Examples of Wrongful Termination
As an at-will state, Florida allows employers to fire any worker at any time — and for almost any reason. Restrictions exist, however. Employers cannot terminate employees on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, or pregnancy. They also cannot legally fire employees in retaliation for whistleblowing. Unfortunately, many Florida employers fail to abide by protective state and federal legislation. Employees’ best option for recourse? Wrongful termination lawsuits. These aim to hold employers accountable while
Employment Law
5 Rights in the Workplace You Might Not Know You Have
To keep a steady paycheck coming, many employees tolerate unjust treatment at work. Sound familiar? If so, you should know there are lines your employer cannot cross – and, if they do, the company can face costly legal action. U.S employees are protected under federal employment and labor laws, but many workers are unaware of their legal rights.  Below, you’ll find five key workplace rights that are important to know and understand: 1. You have
Employment Law
Is Florida an “At-Will” State?
“At-will” and “right to work” are terms you frequently hear in connection with employment in the state of Florida, and a lot of people tend to think of them interchangeably. However, they have both different meanings and very different implications for employees. Is Florida an “At-Will” State? Yes, Florida is an “at-will state. It’s important to also understand what “at-will” means to know if it impacts your employment. In an “at-will” state, both you and
Employment Law
Overtime is a significant aspect of labor laws that impact the incomes of most Americans in Florida, Georgia, and across the country. If you are employed, it is important to have at least a basic understanding of your rights as a worker, and the overtime definition. It may help you determine whether you qualify for additional overtime pay, no matter what your employer may be telling you. There are 28 states across the nation that
Employment Law, Overtime and Wage Violations
Columns outside a courthouse.
In February 2018, a federal appeals court in the state of New York announced a decision in an important case that affects gay employees in the state of Florida and across the country. This case may be destined for the Supreme Court, where its impact will grow even larger once it has been decided. About the Decision The ruling in question involves a case that developed when the Department of Justice interceded in a skydiving
Employment Law
An average day at work can change in an instant, especially when the job has some seemingly inherent risks. A man from Tampa was involved in a fatal accident at a resort when an elevator fell onto him, crushing him. The man was working inside the elevator shaft at the time. Investigators say that the maintenance crew at the hotel had locked the elevator before the two workers entered the elevator shaft. But 40 minutes into their
Personal Injury
Hazing is any humiliating, degrading or abusive activity that is expected of another person who is seeking to join or participate in a group. Hazing activities are often dangerous, sometimes fatal, and are conducted regardless of the person’s willingness to participate. According to a national survey of hazing, 50 percent of college students who are involved in clubs, teams and organizations have reported experiencing hazing. The mother of a recently deceased Florida college sophomore has
Personal Injury
Johnson & Johnson, a company once respected as a manufacturer of quality baby and personal care products, now faces serious quality issues within many of its product lines due to issues with certain pharmaceutical products. J&J just announced upcoming reformulations of baby and personal care products to remove formaldehyde and other toxic substances by the year 2015. According to Bloomberg.com, the most recent lawsuit pertaining to the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, claimed to cause boys to
Product Liability
The air around us and the substances and products we encounter should not cause undue harm. When you are injured by a toxic substance such as mold, wallboard, lead paint, faulty medical devices such as hip implants, or medications, you have the right to seek compensation for the injury you suffered. Exposure to toxic substances and products can lead to substantial economic and physical harm. You may be able to bring a lawsuit against the
Mass Tort