Monthly Archives: May 2020

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Job Protection Under FMLA: Why You Must Ensure Your Employees Return to the Same or “Equivalent” Position After Taking Leave

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If you own or operate a Florida business with at least 50 employees, you are required to comply with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Additionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic, private employers with fewer than 500 total employees must also comply with the provisions of the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act… Read More »

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The Cat’s Paw Theory: Why Florida Employers Need to Independently Verify a Supervisor’s Recommendation to Discipline or Fire an Employee

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Consider the following scenario: You are the owner of a business. One day, a supervisor comes to you and informs you that an employee has been caught stealing from the company. The supervisor advises you fire the employee right away. You accept your supervisor’s recommendation and think nothing more of the matter. Then, a… Read More »

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Politics and Religion in the Workplace: Do You Have Rights to Free Speech?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

It is often said there are three topics you should never discuss at work: politics, religion, and money. But in the event these topics are discussed in the workplace, can an employee be disciplined for the discussion? Often times, the answer lies in whether the worker is a public or private employee. Judge: First… Read More »

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