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What's a qui tam lawsuit?

Just like any large organization -- and any person or small organization for that matter -- the federal government wants to protect its financial interests. Federal organizations will therefore do their best to identify any potentially fraudulent transactions made between itself and private companies.

Are non-compete clauses unfair for low-waged workers?

Florida employees are commonly forced to sign non-compete clauses before starting work with a new employer. This seems to make sense for high-level employees who could steal industry trade secrets and clients from their employer. However, what about low-wage workers who aren't very high up on the totem pole? Is it fair to force an $10-an-hour worker out of his or her industry due to a non-compete clause?

Muslim workers lose discrimination case

A controversial case has reached a controversial conclusion, at least for the time being. A group of Muslim workers who filed claims alleging religious discrimination against their employer have lost their suit after the judge in the case sided with the employer.

7 Ways to protect yourself if you need to fire an employee

As an employer, sooner or later you will be faced with the reality of having to fire an employee. No one looks forward to this moment, and everyone hopes they will be able to move on and not let whatever led to the firing keep them from leading a fulfilling career or running a successful business.

Court translators can't always advance your case

Whether you are dealing with a dispute with another business or a contract issue with your employer, you grasp of the English language can be a factor in how the case turns out if you don't partner with someone who can provide the appropriate help. A recent report from PBS News discussed the impact of translation services on court proceedings, and for many involved, it wasn't always positive.

Florida employers, be prepared if employment disputes arise

Does this sound like you? "My employees love me. They think I am a wonderful boss who cares about them and their day-to-day issues. None of my employees would ever initiate a dispute against me." We will start by saying that these have been many a small business owner's famous last words — right before being dragged into court by an employee.

Should I add arbitration clauses to my employee contracts?

If your aim is to reduce employment disputes, arbitration clauses could offer a solution. As any Florida employer who has suffered an employee lawsuit can attest, employment-related claims can be both expensive and uncertain. Even in cases where the claims have no merit, employers must often shell out significant amounts of money to resolve the issue. Further, court actions are time-consuming and often stressful as well.

When whistleblowing policies backfire

If you knew or suspected your employer was engaged in illegal or unethical activities, would you report it to the government or legislative authority in your industry? Most of us would like to think we'd do the right thing and report our suspicions, even if it meant risking our jobs or opportunities within the company.

Employees need viable solutions for employment disputes

Disagreements between employers and employees can quickly turn contentious in the workplace. Looking from both sides, each party believes he or she is right and the other is wrong. Aside from the employee leaving the job and starting over, many involved in employment disputes cannot see a resolution. However, there are options a wronged employee can consider to resolve the situation.

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Miami, FL 33131
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Boca Raton, FL 33432
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