The hotel were im taking my internship closed due to pandemic and reopened after few months. I asked my agency here in the US if what can i do so i can continue my and finish my internship but they were asking me for another fee so i can continue it. Can i sue them for that? Its not my fault that i... Read more »
Unlikely that any success will result, Covid is outside of the program's control. If the program is over, through impossibility of the sponsor, then the intern should leave the U.S. otherwise, it is likely that they will fall out of status as a result. This is likely what has happened, but...Read more »
Now they are requiring covid test results twice a week and we are not being compensated for the time we are taking to drive to test site, wait in line, take the covid test and wait for results. Is this legal?
In light of the moment-by-moment changes being made to federal, state and local laws as all the governments try to handle all aspects of the Corona virus pandemic sweeping the world I have decided not even to try to give definitive answers to the scores of questions being posted by askers about the...Read more »
I work for a commission-based salon as a hairstylist. The owner has classified us all as 1099 independent contractors, so we have to pay our own taxes. However she exerts a ton of control over us. She joined a coaching program and has made us charge hourly, doesn’t allow us to accept tips, makes... Read more »
Most likely. Whether an individual is properly classified as an employee or independent contractor is based on numerous factors, but the most important factor is the alleged employer's ability to control the manner in which you perform your work. Since the owner controls both how much you can...Read more »
I was working a security job at one site and was not contacted over the weekend that I was to be moved to a different site. I started working the new site that following Monday was not put on the schedule. I worked Monday through Friday before and only worked 3 days last week. I was told I wild be... Read more »
Unless you have an employment contract you have no options. Why?
Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means private employers are free to hire, transfer, promote, demote, suspend, reinstate, fire and rehire employees for any reason at any time, i.e., “at will.” The only...Read more »
I have customers that are requesting my services in a community and they are being told they can use anyone but me to work on their property because a member of the HOA does not like me. This has cost me a loss of steady income and future as well. Do I have a case?
A Florida attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. This sounds more like a workers' comp matter than a personal injury matter - it appears to have a connection to the course of your employment. You could reach out to a WC attorney to discuss. Many WC attorneys offer...Read more »
If you feel you have been discriminated against because of your race, gender national origin or because have a disability, or feel you have been retaliated against for speaking out or asserting your legal rights in the workplace, you should contact the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR)...Read more »
My mother works in a small office and the owners have been getting lax in taking precaution when it comes to COVID-19. First, they came into the office to work sans mask, despite being in contact with COVID positive people and tried to hide it. They let my mom work from home for a bit while she got... Read more »
Generally, your mother would not have a cause of action unless there was an actual law, rule or regulation (as opposed to a non-promulgated guidance) requiring the wearing of masks and the company had a practice of violating it. On the other hand, if she were to join with a group of employees to...Read more »
So, about 4 days ago I was at work in my cpu and a survey popped up from my company. I take this survey, and to my dismay, it's about politics, Amy Coney Barret, Trump, who will you vote for, etc. I am a Republican so I filled it out as such. I moved from Texas to Florida 1 month ago to take... Read more »
It times past, it wouldn't be normal, but we are now in times in which the current President, from day one, decided to be a harsh divider rather than a uniter. He has caused this nation to go into a cold civil war that has now cost you your job. Unfortunately, the law does not prohibit...Read more »
From my understanding, in the past, my brother-in-law's employer (a medical group purchasing and supply chain services company) required their employees to get flu shots but did not enforce it. He hasn't had a flu shot in years because the last couple of times when one was administered... Read more »
I was working for a storage unit for 3 weeks, they have claimed to pay me for 4 weeks. We did not have a contact, application process or any tax papers at the time of hire. I quit due to unethical business practices- ie Tenants running businesses out of the storage unit and even one person living... Read more »
If a boss comes into work and multiple of his family members including his wife have tested positive for COVID-19 and have told him he needs to quarantine but he comes in anyway and takes his mask off, is that creating a risky work environment? Is there any sort of legal action one could take... Read more »
The best action you can take it to quit. If you have in fact contracted the disease, the legal action you could take would depend upon how you got it. If it was in fact a result of being infected at work, the exclusive remedy of a worker's compensation claim would apply; if you did not get...Read more »
SINCE FILING A PREVIOUS CLAIM, THE CLAIMANT HAS EARNED REMUNERATION FOR SERVICES PERFORMED OF AT LEAST THREE TIMES THE CURRENT WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT. THIS DETERMINATION IS ISSUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 443.091, FLORIDA STATUTES.
I started working at a restaurant. It’s a family owned business. Cash tips belong to the server. However when you serve a table and they pay with credit card then leave a tip on the receipts, the owner keeps the money instead of the server. Customers do not know so they believe they are tipping... Read more »
There is nothing illegal about this. If fact there is no law requiring the owner to allow you and other servers to keep cash tips. Be careful complaining because the owner can terminate you in a New York minute; for no reason.
I currently operate heavy machinery for my job. What options would I have if my employer found out I was on a prescribed med with a waring that you should not operate heavy machinery when taking, yet my dr has provided documentation I can preform all my essential job functions and not put myself or... Read more »
I am owed $5000 from my old employer. I went to the Labor Board and since I didn't work over 40 hours I only can get 7.25 minimum wage which means my old employer would only owe about $1500. He was supposed to pay by August 7th, but still hasn't. I am unhappy with the amount I am getting... Read more »
Yes. If by "Labor Board" you mean the U.S. Department of Labor, they only have jurisdiction to enforce the federal overtime and minimum wage laws. The state minimum wage in Florida is $8.56 per hour. You could pursue a civil action for the higher state minimum wage amount plus potential...Read more »
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