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  • What is Sexual Harassment?

    Sexual harassment is a type of sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 . It occurs when an employee or an applicant for employment is the victim of requests to perform sexual favors, unwanted sexual advances, and other verbal or physical sexual conduct. The harasser can be an employer, supervisor, co-worker, or even a non-employee like a customer, client, or ...
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  • What You Should Know About the Equal Pay Act

    What is the Equal Pay Act? The Equal Pay Act is a federal act passed in 1963 that amends federal labor law to protect employees from discrimination based on sex. This act prohibits employers from paying employees different wages solely on the basis of their sex. Thus, if you are performing similar work to a similar standard as a coworker of the opposite sex, you should not be getting paid less or ...
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  • When Is Unequal Pay Illegal?

    Allegations of unequal pay rippled through the food community in 2020. Los Angeles Times food critic Patricia Escárcega, 40, went public about a significant pay disparity between her and her white male counterpart, Bill Addison, 48. Both Escárcega and Addison were hired at the same time to do the same job. The LA Times regularly billed them as co-critics. Yet she learned Addison made a ...
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  • Wrongful Termination and COVID-19 in Miami

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented economic turmoil, both around the world and in our own backyard. In 2020, over one million Floridians lost their jobs because of the virus. While most employers have tried to protect their employees from coronavirus, some have dismissed them illegally in the wake of the outbreak. If you were let go because of COVID-19 and believe you were unlawfully ...
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  • Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

    Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act There are some circumstances under which individuals who participate in "for-profit" private sector internships or training programs may do so without compensation. The Supreme Court has held that the term "suffer or permit to work" cannot be interpreted so as to make a person whose work serves only his or her own interest an employee of ...
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  • Understand and Claim Your Working Off-the-Clock Compensation

    While working outside regular work schedules without receiving any off-the-clock compensation is strictly prohibited under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it still remains to be one of the most common violations most employers commit. With the growing number of unpaid overtime cases in Florida , off-the-clock compensation attorneys suddenly find a lot of work in their hands during the past ...
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  • Workplace Discrimination: Know About Your Rights

    Are you a victim of workplace discrimination? If you are being passed up for a promotion just because you are pregnant , are receiving different pay rates for performing equal work because of your gender or are being sexually harassed in the workplace, then your employment rights are clearly being violated. In the same manner, if you have been denied of a job because of your age , racial origin or ...
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  • Wrongful Termination: Seek Compensation by Hiring a Wrongful Termination Lawyer

    Do you believe that you have been the victim of wrongful termination? If you do, then you should consult a wrongful termination attorney in Miami to determine how you can assert your rights and claim the appropriate severance packages that you should receive, as stipulated under certain state and federal laws. What You Need to Know About Wrongful Termination How do you know that you have been ...
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  • Why Should You Hire an Unpaid Wages Attorney to Claim Your Unpaid Wages?

    Cases of unpaid wages and overtime claims are becoming increasingly common as unscrupulous business owners try to cheat their employees out of their hard-earned money. You may not believe it but some employers will definitely get out of their way to find how they can avoid paying overtime compensation to their employees at all costs. There are a lot of ways by which an employer attempts to avoid ...
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  • How to Evaluate and Claim Your Unpaid Wages?

    Are you thinking of claiming any unpaid wages that are due to you? Well, if you think that your employer is taking advantage of you by not giving the appropriate wages that you have rightfully earned, then it's probably time to do something about it. You might not be aware of it but a lot of employees usually get cheated by their employees. Some employers tend to cheat their employees by ...
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  • What Florida Labor Laws Say About No Overtime Approved Policy?

    While there are still no specific Florida labor laws governing overtime, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA clearly indicates that the 'no overtime approved' policy being enforced by some employers is not, in any way, a valid reason to deny paying an employee the overtime compensation he or she rightly deserves. The No Overtime Approved Policy: How It Can Be Abused This policy is ...
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  • Victim of Workplace Discrimination? Seek Help of a Discrimination Lawyer

    As stated in Chapter 760 of the General Laws, the state of Florida seriously prohibits workplace discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, handicap and religion. As such, people who believe that they have been the victims of such unlawful actions in the workplace are advised to consult a qualified discrimination lawyer to protect and ...
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  • How to File a Wrongful Termination Claim in Florida?

    How do you file a wrongful termination claim in Florida? If you believe that you have been a victim of unfair employment termination practices and would like to assert and protect your rights, there are a lot of wrongful termination attorneys in Miami that can help you get all the legal help that you need to win your case. How to File a Wrongful Termination Claim in Florida Know Your Rights Before ...
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  • Should You Be Compensated for the Unpaid Overtime You Have Rendered?

    Are you thinking of claiming some unpaid overtime your employer owes you? If you want to but are not quite sure whether or not you are entitled to do so, you may need to evaluate the situation a little bit further. Are You Entitled to Claim Unpaid Overtime Pay? To determine if you are entitled to claim overtime compensation , you may need to ask yourself these questions: Have you worked or ...
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  • Important Considerations While Hiring an Unpaid Overtime Lawyer

    In most states, including Florida, employers are legally obligated to pay employees no less than the state minimum wage for hourly work. And when employees work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours per week, the Fair Labor Standards Act requires companies to pay these employees 1.5 times their standard hourly rate. In Florida, the minimum wage is 7.67, so the minimum legal overtime wage amounts ...
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