An injured worker asking himself, "Do I need a lawyer for workers' comp?"
If you suffer a Florida workplace injury (or work-related illness) and all goes as it should, workers’ compensation insurance will provide quality, no-cost medical care and partial replacement of lost wages. But…many potential roadblocks can prevent your collection of full workers’ comp benefits, especially if you are seriously or permanently injured. If it looks like you are not being treated appropriately under the law, you may wonder, “Do I need a lawyer for workers’ comp?”
Workers Compensation
This salesperson is about to make a call, but may need to know how the FLSA helps inside sales reps
Most people performing sales and order-taking duties are compensated with commission in addition to base wages. For this reason, federal and state labor laws treat salespersons differently from many other types of employees. If you are an inside sales representative in Florida, it is important to understand Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) laws that may affect your job and rate of pay. Inside sales means you work at a place of business (or your home
Employment Law, Overtime and Wage Violations
Were you given termination without cause? You may feel like this dejected man who sits at his laptop, leaning his head on one hand.
If you think you were given termination without cause, it’s important to understand your rights. If you are like most people, your work has a place of prime importance in your life. In addition to providing a source of income, employment can contribute to self-esteem, status, even your social life. When you are unexpectedly fired from your job, it can be a significant blow, especially if the reason is unclear or suspect. Dismissal from your
Wrongful Termination
Woman working at her laptop wonders when can you sue for workplace harassment.
Harassment at work can make life difficult, to say the least. If a supervisor, coworker, or even an outside vendor is making inappropriate comments or attempting to sabotage your work, it may be time to consider taking action. When can you sue for workplace harassment? If you are currently experiencing harassment based on your gender (i.e., sexual harassment), your race, or other personal characteristics protected by law, you can potentially pursue an employment lawsuit today.
Employment Law
Contractor vs. Employee. Two workers site side by side and one may be a contractor, but in name only.
It is increasingly common for business owners to meet workflow needs with the help of independent contractors. Since employers avoid paying benefits and taxes for independent contractors, these workers can be beneficial to the company’s bottom line. For this reason, as many as 30% of employers purposely misclassify workers as contractors. If this is true for you, you are treated as an employee without receiving the valuable benefits that should accompany employee status. About Employer
Employment Law
Do I Have an Amazon Workers’ Compensation Case?
The Amazon corporation has recently been called out for work safety concerns and employment law violations. As reported by The Guardian, numerous  Amazon warehouse employees have suffered serious injuries at work and then received shocking, cold-shoulder treatment instead of appropriate care.  Ailing employees have been denied workers’ compensation benefits, and some have experienced retaliation after reporting injuries. Amazon Workers’ Compensation Case in Tampa The Guardian investigation found workers injured by faulty equipment as well as
Employment Law, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation
Talcum Powder Case Yields $4.69B Verdict
A mega-dollar punitive damages verdict was recently awarded in a mass tort targeting Johnson & Johnson (J & J), the iconic corporation that markets “baby powder” and, until 2012, Shower to Shower talcum powder. A St. Louis jury deliberated for eight hours before handing down $4.69 billion to 22 women who say they used J & J’s powder for feminine hygiene and suffered ovarian cancer as a result. Six of the plaintiffs were deceased and
Mass Tort, Personal Injury
An employee in a meeting wonders if Florida non-compete clauses are enforceable.
It is common for Florida employers to include a non-compete clause in their employment contract, or to ask new employees to sign a non-compete agreement. When you sign this type of document, you agree to restrict professional pursuits that might compete with the employer’s business interests, now and into the future. Why Do Employers Use Non-Competes? Non-compete agreements are meant to protect business owners from employees who might exploit their confidential information, trade secrets, client
Employment Law
An employee who experiences a hostile work environment in Florida can't concentrate.
Blatant discrimination and harassment at work is all too common, affecting people from all walks of life. This includes those who find themselves in a hostile work environment in Florida jobs. According to a CNBC report in 2017, as many as one in five U.S. workers report suffering from a hostile or threatening workplace. Daily insults, threats, or obvious unfair treatment can make life pretty tough to bear. A hostile work environment naturally creates high
Employment Law
How long does it take to get paid by workers comp? A man looks at his watch while waiting.
After suffering an injury at work, it is only natural to be anxious about finances and wondering how long it takes to get paid by workers’ comp. If you are seriously injured, you may be off duty for a while; even worse, it’s possible you could be permanently disabled. You know the Florida workers’ compensation system provides coverage for temporary or permanent disability, but how long does it take to recover your benefits? Workers’ comp
Workers Compensation