Month: January 2019

2019 Changes to Florida Drug Testing Laws

January 25, 2019
If you are an employee in Florida and your employer requires you to participate in regular drug testing, it is helpful to know your legal rights. On a federal level, certain limitations exist regarding drug testing. For example, the federal government requires drug testing for specific industries, including transportation, aviation, the Department of Defense, and more. For...

Can My Employer Read My Slack Messages in 2019?

January 23, 2019
Slack is an extremely popular instant messaging application, ideal for the workplace. The program allows for easy organization of threads and message groups, quick collaboration on team projects, document sharing, private messaging, and many more features. However, a recent change to the privacy policy will allow employers to access and read employees' private messages eas...

Florida Minimum Wage Increases in 2019

January 21, 2019
With the New Year comes new legislation and rules that will go into effect starting January 1, 2019. Do you know what changes will impact you? One of the most anticipated in Florida is the increase in minimum wage. Residents throughout the state who earn minimum wage can expect their paychecks to be a little bigger this year, thanks to an existing Florida law that governs ...

2019 Law Protections in Florida Workplaces

January 18, 2019
Florida employers must comply with employment laws throughout the process of hiring and firing employees for a business. These laws help to protect those individuals applying for a job, and, in the end, they also protect the employer from a hefty lawsuit. Laws are in place to be sure that employees receive a fair wage for their work and keep employers from making unfair de...

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