Employee Rights

Could the 2018 Trade War Result in a Florida Farm Worker Shortage?

August 17, 2018
Florida and California share much of the same agricultural products and industry, which makes California’s recent shortage in farm workers concerning for Florida farmers. Without enough workers to harvest the crops, even the most successful yields will take an economic nosedive. Reasons for U.S. Farm Worker Shortage In California, the upswing of the economy has had a p...

What Does Age Discrimination Look Like in the Workplace?

July 5, 2018
State and federal laws bar discrimination in employment and housing with regard to several factors, including faith, race, ethnicity, and age. Unfortunately, age discrimination in the workplace can and does occur regularly, despite laws banning it. Why does ageism run so rampant in the workplace, and how can employees recognize the signs? Consider how this insidious issue ...

Pride Month: How Common Is LGBT Work Discrimination In Florida?

July 3, 2018
The nation has come a long way in recognizing the rights of the LGBT community, both from a legal standpoint and with regard to employee rights. However, from a review of the research surrounding LGBT discrimination in Florida, it’s clear that the state and the nation have a long way to go. According to a report from the UCLA School of Law, about 328,000 employees wit...

Employee Rights Violations for Florida’s Rural Farm Workers

July 2, 2018
Farm workers in the United States provide an invaluable service to the economy. Without farm workers, people would not have the ready access to fresh food that they’ve come to expect each time they go to the grocery store. Unfortunately, farm workers have some of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Dealing with heavy machinery and the oppressive Florida heat are only...

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