Category Archives: Employment Law
What Evidence Can Be Used To Prove Unlawful Retaliation By An Employer In Florida?
Employees in Florida should be able exercise their legally protected rights without facing any type of punishment from their employer. Unfortunately, unlawful retaliation by companies and organizations is a problem. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) notes that retaliation is the most common cause of action cited in federal sector employment claims. Retaliation… Read More »
Florida Company Will Pay $50,000, Furnish Other Relief In Sex Discrimination Claim
On December 16th, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has agreed to pay $50,000 and furnish other forms of relief to resolve a sex discrimination claim. Qualtool, Inc.—a manufacturing firm based in Lake County, Florida—purportedly refused to hire female job applicants for evening positions in violation of federal and state workplace discrimination laws…. Read More »
Employee Rights In Florida: What To Know About References
Applying for a new job is stressful. You will want to put together the strongest possible application that you can. References from a former employer can make a big difference. According to data cited by LeaderStat, approximately 70 percent of employers check on the references of job applicants. This raises an important question: How… Read More »
Employment Law: What Is A Federal EEO Complaint?
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 »
Bill Introduced In House Of Representatives Would Ban Many Non-Compete Agreements
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 »
Employee Rights: Debunking Four Of The Most Common Myths About Employment Law In Florida
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 »
Is My Florida Employer Required To Give Me Time Off For Medical Reasons?
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 »
Can Men Sue For Sexual Harassment In Florida?
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 »
An Overview Of Key Factors That Employees Should Consider When Negotiating An Employment Agreement In Florida
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 »
DOL Recovers Back Wages For Florida Worker Who Was Improperly Denied Overtime And Was Wrongfully Terminated
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 »