Tag Archives: Florida Employment Lawyers

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Using the Employer’s Computer System at Work: What is Allowed and What is Illegal (the Computer Abuse and Data Recovery Act)?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If you have a job in Florida in which you regularly have access to your employer’s computer system, or if your job requires you to be on the computer as part of your job duties, you probably wonder with some frequency: what is allowed and what is illegal when it comes to using the… Read More »

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Responding to Complaints of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Tips for Employers, Business Owners, and Managers

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

There is no doubt about it. Sexual harassment claims are on the rise. The EEOC reports that it receives more than 27,000 complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace each year. And with the recent allegations against many prominent figures in the media, these types of claims do not show signs of slowing down… Read More »

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What is a Hostile Working Environment and What Should I Do if I Think I Have One?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Feel like the treatment you’re facing at work is unbearable? When might your workplace situation rises to the level of a hostile work environment claim? Hostile work environment claims are one of the most commonly misunderstood claims under the law. Many people believe that they have a hostile work environment claim when a coworker… Read More »

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In Florida, Can I Have Two Different Employers For the Same Job? What is a Joint Employer?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

It may be a term introduced to you from an initial job interview or maybe it is something that comes up when you’re completing your new hire paperwork: “joint employers.” Perhaps, for others, it is a term you’ve never heard in the workplace, but wondering if it may apply to your work situation. Generally… Read More »

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Proposed Legislative Changes to the Florida Civil Rights Act and HB 1255

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Change is a coming, but should you be worried? We’re talking about the Florida Civil Rights Act and HB 1255, a new bill has recently been introduced in the Florida House of Representatives by the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the entity charged with enforcing the Florida Civil Rights Act. The proposed legislation, HB… Read More »

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The ABCs of Federal Employee Complaints: Understanding Distinctions Amongst the OSC, MSPB, and EEO

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Are you a federal employee with an employment issue? As an employee with a claim against the federal government for a workplace issue, you may be asserting claims concerning employment discrimination, a whistleblower situation, or a claim related to a personnel action in which you will need to appeal to the Merit Systems Protection… Read More »

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Whistle All the Way: Protecting Whistleblowers at Work

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

In recent years, the news has been full of whistleblowers exposing illegal activities of their companies. We may all have heard about whistleblowers, but how well do you understand and know what a whistleblower really is under the law? And what are those whistleblower protections? Generally speaking, and under federal law, it is important… 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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Bullying at Work: Is It Legal?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

There are many Floridians who experience bullying at work, but many do not realize it or simply do not know what they can do about it. One of the most difficult aspects of workplace bullying is that, in most cases, the bullying behavior does not meet certain requirements to allow the victim to file… Read More »

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Unpaid Wages and Uber Drivers

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Do federal labor laws apply to Uber and Lyft drivers? In particular, can Uber drivers file claims for unpaid wages? Examining the trend of recent litigation in both Florida and Illinois, drivers are taking action. Indeed, new lawsuits in both Florida (Lamour v. Uber Technologies, Inc. 1:16-cv-21449) and Illinois (Charles Christopher Johnson v. Uber… Read More »

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