As you may already know, the state of Florida subscribes to the philosophy of at-will employment, meaning that your employer in Fort Lauderdale can fire you without having to provide you with a reason. This seemingly provides your employer with all of the power in your relationship (although you also benefit from the tenets of at-will employment in that you can leave your job whenever you want). Yet there are certain exceptions to at-will employment that afford you additional protection from being fired for no good reason.
Many workers in Florida, and in many other parts of the country, work above and beyond the standard 40-hour work week. In accordance with regulations set by the U.S. Department of Labor, employees who work over 40 hours a week are entitled to overtime pay. Employers are responsible for keeping track of employee’s hours and paying any overtime owed to workers.Yet, in some cases, company’s may try to avoid paying extra wages to workers, which could end in a hefty fine.
Racism in the workplace is a serious problem. According to a recent survey, 48% of African Americans and 36% of Hispanics have been victims of racial discrimination at work. If you experience racism at your job, what will you do?
Often, when people think about discrimination in the workplace, they picture businesses with a brick-and-mortar presence where employees are physically present while performing their job duties. However, it is important to keep in mind that workers may be subjected to various types of discrimination even if they do not have to physically show up to work every day. Thanks to rapid technological advancements, an increasing number of people telecommute, which can be very convenient for workers and employers alike. Unfortunately, discrimination also takes place in these scenarios as well, and we will review some examples in this post.