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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Not all workers are entitled to FMLA leave in Florida. Learn more about Family and Medical Leave Act in this presentation.
Established as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency charged with enforcing and interpreting federal discrimination statutes. The EEOC is responsible for issuing regulations interpreting those laws, holding hearings, administering the laws and accepting, investigating and mediating charges of discrimination lodged by employees. The […]
The purpose of minimum wage laws across the country is to provide a base pay rate that must be paid to certain types of covered employees. Presently, the federal minimum wage is set at $7.25 per hour. However, the minimum wage in some states is higher. If an employee is covered by both state and […]