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I wanted to just let you guys know that my new FREE book, The Employee Survival Guide In the Workplace, will be published and available on our website on May 1, 2014. If you would like a copy, email me at [email protected] If you also want a FREE lawyer evaluation of your employment situation you […]

If you have recently been terminated from your job you are likely dealing with both the emotional impact the termination had on you and the financial ramifications of suddenly being unemployed. If the termination was unexpected and, in your opinion, unjustified, you may also be angry at your employer and the situation in which you […]

Not all that long ago most jobs required an employee to clock in around 9:00 in the morning and clock out around 5:00 in the afternoon, hence the term working a “9 to 5” job. In the 21st century, however, more and more jobs work non-traditional hours and/or work from non-traditional locations. People are increasing […]

America is supposed to be the great “melting pot” right? While that may have once been the case, the country has been experiencing a more exclusionist attitude of late – or maybe we are just noticing it more on a national scale. Either way, the issue of national origin seems to be popping up in […]

Employment lawsuits are incredibly unique.  Many types of law such as personal injury and transactional work involves (in most cases) very little litigation and a lot of administrative work that can be performed by non-lawyers.  99% of employment cases involve litigation in one form or another.  That is why hiring someone who specializes in employment […]

Frequently, the conditions under which the employee-employer relationship came to an end matter. Whether an employee quit his job voluntarily, was let go but through no fault of the employee, or was fired can mean the difference between a continued obligation on the part of the employer and no obligation. Although it may seem clear […]

Fortunately for workers in the United States, a myriad of state and federal laws are aimed at protecting workers from employment discrimination and at ensuring that workers are treated fairly in the workplace. Most employees, for example, must be paid overtime for all time they work over 40 hours in a given workweek. There are […]

As an employee in the United States you have certain rights and protections afforded to you by state and/or federal laws. Like most people, you may believe that you know what those rights and protections are as well as believe that you have a fairly good understanding of the workplace laws that apply to you. […]

Although the vast majority of workers in the United States are paid an hourly wage, there are other ways of being paid as well. Some employees are salaried, for example, meaning they are paid a set amount each pay period without regard to the number of hours they work. Other workers are paid a base […]

The “Florida Minimum Wage Act” determines the state minimum wage, currently set at $8.46 per hour. [2021 Update]  Effective Jan 1, 2021 – Florida labor laws were updated to a minimum wage of $8.56 to $8.65, a maximum tip credit of $3.02 and a minimum compensation for tipped employees of $5.63. However, this will not […]