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Whistleblower Retaliation: Survival and Next Steps

July 30, 2020
Whistleblower retaliation occurs when an employer penalizes a worker for engaging in protected activity.  Protected activity is when an employee objects to or refuses to participate in, an activity, policy, or practice of their employer that is in violation of a law, rule, or regulation. What are Common Examples of Whistleblower Retaliation? In whistleblower retaliation...

Slip & Falls: What To Do If You Are Hurt In A Fall

July 24, 2020
Slip-and-fall cases are a kind of “premises liability” claim that usually occurs on the property (or premises) owned or maintained by someone else. As a result, a property owner may be held legally responsible. These accidents result in more than one million emergency room visits, or 12% of the eight million emergency room visits each year in the U.S. that are due t...

Does Florida Law Require Employers to Give Overtime and Holiday Pay to Employees?

July 17, 2020
Florida doesn’t have its own laws that require employers to give vacation or holiday leave to employees. However, there are Florida companies that do provide vacation or holiday pay as part of their benefits. Also, the state doesn’t have any overtime laws on the books that differ from federal labor laws. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it’s not ...

Age Discrimination Examples: 8 Ways to Identify Unjust & Prejudicial Treatment

July 6, 2020
Age discrimination happens when an employer treats an employee or applicant less favorably due to their age. Federal law, specifically the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), prohibits discrimination in employment based on age for those over the age of 40. In addition, some states protect younger workers from age discrimination. Here in Florida, state employmen...

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