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My Former Employer Threatened to Enforce an Overbroad Non-Compete Against Me and Now I Lost My New Job. Is This Legal in Florida?
In Florida, non-compete agreements are enforceable against employees and independent contractors, but only if they meet certain narrow legal standards. Unfortunately, in practice, some employers try to force workers to sign overly restrictive non-competes. Worse yet, an employer may even attempt to threaten to enforce an illegitimate agreement—potentially putting a worker’s new job offer… Read More »
Scott Law Team COVID-19 Message
Our firm is committed to you and to community safety. To this end, we are closely monitoring communications from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal, state, and local agencies. 1-We are here to advise employees on their rights. You can set up a consultation with us or join us… Read More »
Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace and Discrimination: The Future of Work
A major benefit to progressive technology is automating routine tasks for efficiency. For instance, many businesses may use computer programs like Quickbooks or even Microsoft Excel to assist with mathematical equations to help run an efficient ledger. But there are some aspects of business where automation can raise significant legal issues. Let’s consider one… Read More »
Employment Law: Are Franchisors Liable for their Franchisees?
The cornerstone of the historical franchise business model is the concept that the franchisee is independent from the franchisor and is fully responsible for its own legal matters. This is a mutually appreciated tenet by both parties. Since franchising began, however, claimants have attempted to assert that franchisors should join franchisees in their responsibilities… Read More »
How to Celebrate and Promote Diversity in the Workplace
The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday gives employees the opportunity to reflect on the importance of embracing diversity. However, celebrating and promoting diversity in the workplace should be more than just a one-day initiative. Consider these ways of turning it into an ongoing company objective: Hire an outside consultant to conduct a voluntary class… Read More »
Tips on Holiday Gift Giving in the Workplace
When it comes to holiday gift giving in the workplace, it’s more than the thought that counts. There are numerous issues that should be considered during the selection and exchange of year-end gifts in a work environment. Holiday gifts given by employers: The most common holiday gifts are typically generic gift cards. Other frequently… Read More »
Workplace Sexual Harassment and #YesAllWomen
In direct response to the Isla Vista shootings, where a disgruntled man killed six people and wounded 13 others before turning the gun on himself, a powerful Twitter movement was born. In the weeks leading up to his rampage, the shooter posted a series of angry and misogynistic YouTube videos as well as a… Read More »