Tag Archives: Employment Lawyers

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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Overtime Rules and What You Need to Know

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

A change in federal law’s overtime rules that would make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay? Sound too good to be true? A federal judge thought so, too, when heissued an injunction last month preventing the rule from taking effect. Previously, the Department of Labor set the law in place to be effective… Read More »

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Service Pets: What Are Your Rights?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

What are your employee rights when it comes to service animals? Do you currently have a service pet and have questions about where you are allowed to take your animal? Or, are you in the process of seeking a service pet and wondering whether your animal will be permitted in certain spaces? For instance,… 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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Proposed Law on Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If you’re like most of America, it is not surprise that you may be looking ahead to years of student loan payments – which seems daunting. The good news is that Congress understands. New proposed legislation aims to provide incentives to employers who help employees payback student loans through tax benefits.  Pending federal student… Read More »

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Pay Secrecy Policies and NLRA Implications

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Does your employer have a policy preventing you from discussing pay with coworkers? Just because it is a rule by the employer doesn’t mean that it is legal under the law. Given that many advocates for equal pay and gender equality are working to clarify distinctions in salaries based on an employee’s gender, knowing… 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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Elections: Can My Boss Take Action Against Me Because of My Choice for Presidential Candidate?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

With the upcoming election—an election that is certain to be divisive among Florida residents— it is inevitable that discussions regarding politics may arise at work. So, what if they do? And what if you say something about a candidate your boss does not like? As many Americans may be wondering, what are your rights… Read More »

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Can My Employer Enforce a Non-Compete Against Me in Florida?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If you signed a non-compete agreement with your Florida company and your current place of employment is Florida and are thinking about leaving, you may be wondering if the agreement you signed is binding. By the same token, if you have already left an employer where you signed a non-compete agreement and are now… Read More »

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Painting a Bullseye: New EEOC Guidelines on Retaliation in the Workplace

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Think you’re being retaliated against in the workplace? You’re not alone. Did you know that retaliation is the most common workplace issue alleged by employees in federal employment? According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), nearly 50 percent of complaints received involved retaliation allegations, while 42 percent of the EEOC’s findings of discrimination… Read More »

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