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May 2017 Archives

Lunch breaks, overtime pay and minimum wage laws in Florida

As an employee in Florida, you might have questions about your rights related to wages and hours. Are you entitled to a lunch break? Does your employer have to pay you overtime? Is the minimum wage different now? All of these questions might concern you, especially if you are questioning how your employer treats you.

Sexual harassment investigation into Uber is ramping up

A major development in the ongoing investigation into the workplace environment at Uber has been revealed. A man who says he was speaking up on behalf of numerous women on his team when he alerted Uber's human resources department about ongoing sexual harassment the women were facing, was fired shortly after he raised the concern. He hasn't worked for Uber since March 2016. Since then, Uber's workplace has come under fire as many accounts of sexual harassment, sex discrimination and hostility have come to light.

Does age discrimination apply in Florida when searching for a job?

Age discrimination has always been a problem when it comes to getting or having a job, but it will be an even more problematic issue as tech companies and the tech industry -- which thrives on younger, highly-skilled individuals -- becomes more ingrained in the national consciousness. But is that last statement just an opinion, or is there truth to the idea?

Nike involved in wage and hour lawsuit

A former employee at a Nike retail outlet is suing the company for a violation of wage and hour laws. The plaintiff alleges that Nike forced employees to buy new uniforms once per quarter so that the employees would show off the new clothing lines Nike had available. Nike paid minimum wage, but with their requirement to buy uniforms so frequently, the former employee is alleging that Nike effectively does not pay the required minimum wage.

How to file an employment discrimination complaint in Florida

If you believe you were a victim of workplace discrimination, you might be wondering what you should do. It is crucial to understand your rights and take the appropriate action. Going through this process might be stressful and a little scary, but with the right help, you can stand up for yourself.

Employers in at-will states can't violate your rights

Some people may think of wrongful termination as its own distinct legal entity that doesn't involve other aspects of employment law. But wrongful termination almost always involves some other area of employment law. You can be wrongfully fired due to retaliation; you can be wrongfully terminated after reporting sexual harassment; you can be wrongfully terminated as a result of your employer discriminating against you or infringing upon your rights in any way.