Tampa, FL asked in Business Law for Florida

Q: Public info vs NDA

After years I realized that my payroll was being deducted purposely for work expenses such as hotels, online search fees, and even $10.00 for late reports. I confronted management and was fully reimbursed all expenses fully. I was required to sign a NDA which did NOT state the reason for the settlement, but did include no further claims of any kind could be made etc, and that it could not be discussed.

I have read that public information cannot be enforceable in a NDA. Basically my question is, can I without mentioning any NDA or payback of expenses, talk to employees about payroll deduction laws ? I no longer work there, but, the practice of deducting expenses still exists.

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Without reading the NDA, it's difficult to guess what you can or can not disclose to third parties, but it's probable that you can talk about "payroll deduction laws" without mentioning your former employer.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Answered
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Reading between the lines: If you are thinking about talking to other employees of your former employer and planning to warn them about the (questionable) actions of their employer in deducting stuff they should not deduct, my advice to you is to stop, turn around and run away. Unless you want big-time trouble.

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