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November 2016 Archives

Police officer retaliated against after blowing the whistle

Up the coast from Florida, there is a whistleblower and retaliation lawsuit going on that demonstrates a major problem with a particular township, their police and their prosecutor's office. The case in question involves a police officer who says he was subjected to retaliatory actions after he reported that his department did not comply with the Attorney General's directives on training for an active shooter.

Woman alleges retaliation for upholding FMLA rights

While the following story did not occur here in Fort Lauderdale, the information is useful to anyone, may they live here in Florida or in any other corner of the country. The case we are referencing occurred in West Virginia, where a woman who worked for a physician's office was terminated after she tried to use time off granted to her by the Family Medical Leave Act.

Non-competes under fire from federal government

Some people may not think much about a non-competition agreement. It's in their contract when they agree to become an employee at a company, and they simply sign it and move on. This is perfectly understandable because non-completes are designed to be stealthy contracts that are just "part of the process of becoming an employee." Under such a description, it is no wonder that many people just gloss over the importance of these contracts.