Monthly Archives: August 2016

Not From Around Here? The EEOC Issues Guidelines for National Origin Discrimination at Work

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The United States is commonly referred to as the melting pot of the world – welcoming people from many different countries who are hoping to find freedom and chase the American dream. Unfortunately, not everyone in the United States welcomes those from other countries with open arms. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act… Read More »

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It’s Not All In Your Head: Medical Leave and Mental Illness

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

When your disability is a mental one, struggles may extend beyond the rigors daily life, especially when it comes to your employment. Questions like how and when should you disclose to your employer that you suffer a disability – and whether you need to disclose this in the first place – can be a… Read More »

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Got Milk? Breastfeeding, Break Time, and Wages: Oh My.

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Unfortunately, as breastfeeding mothers know all too well, when you need to pump, you need to pump – and you do not likely have control if this need arises in the midst of your workday. So, what is a breastfeeding mother to do when you need to pump?  Worst yet, if your employer is… Read More »

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A Hairy Question: Can I Take a Medical Leave for My Pet’s Illness?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

For numerous employees in Florida, caring for a sick pet can be just as important as caring for an ill family member. Indeed, for many of us, we consider our pets to be part of the family. But does the law agree? If your employer is big enough to qualify for coverage, does the… Read More »

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