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Employment Law: What Is A Federal EEO Complaint?

By Scott Law Team |

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was established as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is the federal agency that administers and enforces civil rights laws related to discriminatory practices in the workplace. An employee who is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act may file a… Read More »

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Bill Introduced In House Of Representatives Would Ban Many Non-Compete Agreements

By Scott Law Team |

Recently, Representative Mike Garcia (R-California) introduced a bill called the Restoring Workers’ Rights Act of 2022 (RWRA). The bill has some support from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers in Washington. The RWRA proposes a federal ban on employee non-compete agreements for all workers deemed “non-exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In this… Read More »

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Employee Rights: Debunking Four Of The Most Common Myths About Employment Law In Florida

By Scott Law Team |

Hard working employees in Florida rely on their paycheck. Your workplace rights matter. There are many myths and misconceptions about employee rights in Florida. In this article, you will find four of the most common myths about employment law in Florida debunked. Myth #1: Florida is an At-Will Employment State, So an Employer Cannot… Read More »

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Is My Florida Employer Required To Give Me Time Off For Medical Reasons?

By Scott Law Team |

Dealing with a medical issue is complicated—especially so for those who have work obligations. This raises an important question: Is an employer in Florida required to give you time off for medical reasons? The short answer is “it depends”—there is no guaranteed right to sick leave under Florida law, but some employees have rights… Read More »

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Can Men Sue For Sexual Harassment In Florida?

By Scott Law Team |

Sexual harassment in the workplace can and does happen to men. Although women are disproportionately affected by sexual harassment, a significant number of men have also been victims. The NSVRC finds that approximately 1 in 5 men surveyed report that they have personally been the victim of on-the-job sexual harassment. This raises an important… Read More »

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An Overview Of Key Factors That Employees Should Consider When Negotiating An Employment Agreement In Florida

By Scott Law Team |

Florida is an at-will employment law state. Without an employment agreement in place, either party—employee or employer—has the right to terminate or seek to adjust the terms of the relationship. A contract can be beneficial for an employee—but only to the extent that it is well-drafted and has terms that are in their interest…. Read More »

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DOL Recovers Back Wages For Florida Worker Who Was Improperly Denied Overtime And Was Wrongfully Terminated

By Scott Law Team |

On June 15th, 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced enforcement action against ETS Willowbrook at Marion LLC (Willowbrook Assisted Living). The Columbia County assisted living facility will pay nearly $9,000 in back wages for unpaid overtime and wrongful termination. Beyond violating the overtime requirement of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the employer… Read More »

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Florida Franchise Restaurant Sued For National Origin Discrimination

By Scott Law Team |

According to a report from Law.com, a Florida Denny’s franchise location is being sued for national origin discrimination by a former employee. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. RREMC, LLC, D/B/A Denny’s Restaurant has been filed in the United States District Court of the Middle District of Florida. In this article, you will find… Read More »

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Five Mistakes To Avoid When Negotiating A Severance Agreement In Florida

By Scott Law Team |

For an employee, leaving a job can be challenging—even when it is clear that it is time to move on. A severance package (severance pay) helps to ease the transition. If you are negotiating a severance agreement, it is crucial that you know how to protect yourself and your rights. Too many employees make… Read More »

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Three Key Employment Law Matters Headed To The Supreme Court In 2022

By Scott Law Team |

Many important legal issues are headed before the Supreme Court of the United States in the coming year, including in the field of employment law. The nation’s highest court is set to shape the law on multi-state wage and hour issues, mandatory arbitration rules, and the scope of federal agency power to regulate the… Read More »

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