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
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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
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What to Do If You Are Denied Unemployment in FL?
Unemployment is supposed to help you during those times when you are laid off from your job. The money gives you time to cover your costs of living until you can find another job. The problem is that more Floridians are having their claims for unemployment denied. Statistics show that one out of every four unemployment applications is denied for one reason or another. Many times these denials disproportionately affect minorities, low-income workers, and those
Unemployment
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
Employment Law
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
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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
Wrongful Termination
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
Employment Law
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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