In Florida, are there any real-world cases (not only in theory) that a contract was considered non-binding because of a minor deviation in a company name? For example, the articles of incorporation says ABC, Inc. but some of the contracts say ABC Incorporated. Was there ever a time when there was a... Read more »
The issue is whether, at the outset, there was a meeting of the minds on who the parties are and the material terms of agreement. If you have that, minor technicalities such as you mention likely would be deemed to be irrelevant.
The contract specifies that the employment agreement (the “Agreement”) is effective on March 1, 2021 (the “Effective Date”).” There are no clauses specifying termination before the effective date. There is a clause for termination stating that there is a 90-day notice required and only... Read more »
I went for an interview for a position and I was asked to take a drug test, and background check and I they called me back and offered a position in a casino, and I took it, and they emailed me saying congratulations and said the results came back, and I’m cleared and good to start work I need to... Read more »
Yes, all non-public employers in Florida can change their mind about who to employ. 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.,...Read more »
I am 55 years old. I have worked at a new job for 5 months. I needed eye surgery and the doctor has put me on bedrest to position my eye. My direct supervisor contacted me today and advised HR would be terminating me if I didn’t return to work; no date was provided they said they would be... Read more »
I've been with my company 4+ years & supervisor for 2. I returned from approved 12 weeks FMLA 11/2020 after having my baby. My pregnancy was high risk & worked up until the day I went into labor. I never had any bad performance reviews or behavior while/before becoming a supervisor.... Read more »
Under the FMLA, an “equivalent position” is defined as, “one that is virtually identical to the employee’s former position, not only with respect to pay and benefits, but also working conditions, including privileges, perquisites and status." So it sounds like the working conditions...Read more »
I am looking at accepting employment for software development at a company that has a intellectual property clause. stating "Any invention, discovery, development, concept, idea, process or work related to our Company’s business no matter what form it takes, whether or not it can be patented... Read more »
I'm aware if I am let go then rehired immediately I need to pay back the severance, but if I have a job with an outside company first, collect the severance as a lump sum, then have an opportunity to return to the first company within a time frame that would have been within the severance... Read more »
The answer to this question is going to be governed by the terms of your severance agreement with the company. If there is a provision in the agreement that states you will need to repay your severance if you become re-employed with the company within a certain timeframe, and your re-hire date...Read more »
We have recently switched to a corporate company and they hired a new security chief who has his own personal cameras that he moves around the workplace.My question is if an employee is caught stealing or breaking rules is it legal for the company to do this and terminate employee or is it a sort... Read more »
You mean asking an employer that you're thinking of working for in the future whether, in the event they ever go out of business, they'll give you a severance pay package? Same as proposing anything else for your compensation and benefits; you can propose anything you feel like. Beware...Read more »
I went to an interview on Monday and was asked if I could start the next day. I came in on Tuesday and worked 9 1/2 hours at the end of the day I was told that it was a trial and that I would be called back if they decided to continue on with the employment. I was not paid for the time that I... Read more »
It is not illegal for an employer to trick you into coming in to work without telling you your first day would be a "trial period." However, it IS illegal for them not to pay you for the time you actually worked.
If you are not paid for the hours you worked you should report this...Read more »
You did not ask a question, but I assume your question is, "Can I make a claim?". Probationary termination cases are tough, since the employer needs no reason whatsoever to terminate, but at the same time, the your race, sex, age, national origin, etc. cannot legally be the reason for...Read more »
In a sense, yes. This is always a tough decision. If you ever need to bring a claim against your employer based on your disability but did not disclose to them you had the disability, your claim may be jeopardized.
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?
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