Monthly Archives: December 2016

Taking Time Off to Care for a Child or Aging Parent Under the FMLA

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Are you considering taking time off from your job in South Florida to care for an aging parent or for a sick child? It is important to recognize that you have certain rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which include taking time off from work to care for a family member… Read More »

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Service Pets: What Are Your Rights?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

What are your employee rights when it comes to service animals? Do you currently have a service pet and have questions about where you are allowed to take your animal? Or, are you in the process of seeking a service pet and wondering whether your animal will be permitted in certain spaces? For instance,… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Filing My Lawsuit in Florida State Court Versus Federal Court for Employment Law Cases?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If you have an employment law case, you might be wondering whether you should file your claim in Florida state court or in federal court. What is the difference? And how will the decision to file in state or federal court potentially impact the outcome of your case? Understanding the Difference Between State and… Read More »

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Discrimination on the Basis of Marital Status Under Florida Law

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Can your employer discriminate against you on the basis of marital status? No, under the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee or a job applicant on the basis of “color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, or marital status.”. To better understand what discrimination based… Read More »

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Last Paycheck and Last Vacation Days: What Am I Entitled to When I Leave My Job?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

So, you’ve finally landed that new job and the last thing on your plate is the dreaded conversation of letting your current employer know you’re leaving. While this conversation alone may be very stressful, it is even worse if the issue of your unused vacation pay and sick leave payout is unanswered. Indeed, many… Read More »

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