Tag Archives: Employee Rights

Marijuana

Marijuana as an Accommodation in the Workplace: Clearing the Haze

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

So, you’re a Florida resident and you’ve got a medical marijuana card for your medical condition. Think you’re cool to light up for that medical condition with no repercussions at work? Tread carefully… For any Florida employee with a medical marijuana card, it is important to understand how marijuana use is treated in our… Read More »

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Am I an Independent Contractor or an Employee? And Can I Choose?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Many people who work in Florida, want to know if they are classified as independent contractors or employees. This is especially true for those who perform contracting work, are paid commission-only, or get paid through their own company (like an LLC), For instance, if you do part-time editing work for a local company, or… Read More »

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Discrimination

The Laws of Disability Accommodations for Lawyers: What are your rights in the workplace?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

A disability can affect anyone – and lawyers are no exceptions. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) issued a helpful fact sheet that addresses frequently asked questions about practicing lawyers and disability accommodations at work. So, what do you need to know? Understanding What a “Reasonable Accommodation” Can Include First, it is important… 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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Background Checks and an Employee’s Rights

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Here is the scenario: you’ve just applied for a new job, the interview went great, and the only thing standing between you and your new career is a background check. Many employees in this situation may wonder, what are your rights when it comes to background checks in employment? Can your employer run a… Read More »

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Not From Around Here? The EEOC Issues Guidelines for National Origin Discrimination at Work

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The United States is commonly referred to as the melting pot of the world – welcoming people from many different countries who are hoping to find freedom and chase the American dream. Unfortunately, not everyone in the United States welcomes those from other countries with open arms. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act… Read More »

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A Hairy Question: Can I Take a Medical Leave for My Pet’s Illness?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

For numerous employees in Florida, caring for a sick pet can be just as important as caring for an ill family member. Indeed, for many of us, we consider our pets to be part of the family. But does the law agree? If your employer is big enough to qualify for coverage, does the… Read More »

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Obesity as a Protected Trait in the Workplace

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If your employer discriminates against you at work because of obesity, do you have the same recourse as an employee who is the victim of discrimination based on race, religion, or another protected trait? Or, if obesity cannot be considered a protected trait, can it be classified as a disability under the Americans with… Read More »

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