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What is wrongful termination?

Employers usually have a lot of discretion when it comes to hiring and terminated employees. However, in some situations, the letting go of an employee could constitute wrongful termination. In such cases, the wronged employee will have the ability to seek financial claims for compensation against the employer in state or federal court.

Brevard School Board passes rules to prevent LGBT discrimination

In a 3-2 vote this month, the Brevard County School Board has passed a non-discrimination policy that will help gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teachers, staff, and students. The policy will prevent the employment discrimination of both school employees and students and it is made up of three primary components: an overhaul of anti-harassment rules, grievance procedures, and equal employment rules.

Nearly 40 percent workers have signed a non-compete agreement

Nearly 40 percent of Americans have entered into a noncompete agreement. Many of the people who signed their noncompetes, however, never were affected by them because they were not in a position where they needed to compete against their employer. Some individuals, on the other hand, may have faced big financial setbacks because they were unable to work in their chosen industry after leaving their former employer.

Seeking remuneration for unpaid overtime income in Florida

One of the worst areas of employment law abuse relates to overtime. Federal law requires that employers compensate their employees with extra pay if they are required to work above and beyond a 40-hour workweek. Federal overtime standards are clear and specific and if an employee fails to receive appropriate compensation in this regard, he or she can enforce the law in court.

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