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December 2017 Archives

Does your employer owe you overtime pay?

If you work an hour, you should get paid for an hour. If you work forty hours, you should get paid for 40 hours. And if you work more than 40 hours, you should receive overtime pay. Nevertheless, some Florida workers do not receive the wages that their employers owe them. This results in numerous lawsuits every year related to hourly wage laws.

The subtle beginnings of sexual harassment

Most of us know what sexual harassment is on an intellectual level, but it's not as easy to identify it when it happens until it's too late and the situation has gotten out of control. Often, in the initial stages of sexual harassment, an employee will dismiss the behavior, believing that it will stop if he or she just ignores it. However, if you can identify the behavior early, you have a better chance of speaking up and getting it to stop before things get out of control.

Take these steps to protect your rights after a wrongful firing

If you suspect you were terminated from your Florida job, you might want to investigate whether you can file a wrongful termination lawsuit. You'll also want to make some preparations that will support the success of your lawsuit in the event that you decide to pursue it.

How to respond to sexual jokes in the workplace

More people than ever before are steadily becoming aware of the impact of sexual harassment in the workplace. In many cases, this harassment will not necessarily be violent. Many workplaces deal with employees who engage in lewd or sexual jokes, which are still enough to make coworkers uncomfortable. 

Professor says college wrongfully fired him for his beliefs

A college professor from Florida says he was fired because of his controversial beliefs. The professor filed a wrongful termination lawsuit after he was fired regarding his belief that the Newtown massacre was fake. Florida Atlantic University has responded, saying that they did not fire the professor because of conspiracy theories. Instead, they say that they fired him for insubordination.

What's the best response to sexual harassment?

The last month has been such a watershed of sexual harassment allegations in the news that many of us are spinning, wondering which celebrity -- which important political figure -- is going face accusations of sexual misconduct next. While everyone will agree that it's good to stop this kind of behavior and hold those who commit it accountable, some may be wondering about what they should do if they become the victims of sexual harassment moving forward.

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