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 »
Yes, your boss may ASK your co-worker. You claim that you have some sort of medical exemption (suggesting to me that you in fact were not wearing a mask); does your boss recognize that exemption? And, unless your co-worker is providing you health care, this has nothing to do with HIPAA.
No, there is no Florida law requiring employers to supply any personal stuff to their employees.
Suggestion: Rather than expecting your employer to buy your boots, gloves and some sort of jacket, why not say a prayer and be thankful that you have a good job, especially when there are...Read more »
My employer believes the AT WILL term in my contract gives them the right to change my weekly salary AT WILL. My salary is described in the contract as fixed. Here is the AT WILL term they are using: XX HEREBY REPRESENTS AND YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR EMPLOYMENT WITH XX IS AT WILL. THIS... Read more »
Yes. The "contract" is a clever way of saying that you have no contractual employment rights. Your employer can fire you "at will", can change your salary "at will", or can alter any other term of the "contract" at will.
however, I am being subjected to constant cyber attacks via my personal computer and my phone by my former employer. I am looking for an attorney to assist me with an injunction or a protection order...something to make them stop the attacks. Is this possible?
If you are currently prosecuting an EEOC charge and have an employment lawyer assisting you then get off the Internet and call your lawyer. You CANNOT do what you think you want to do; and no Florida lawyer will help you anyway. You MUST report all of this to your employment lawyer.
I work in a correctional facility with the state of florida and was informed that a camera was placed in the employee bathroom of my officer station, no stalls just one bathroom with one toilet and a sink, to record other co-workers, but I use the same bathroom and am not sure if I was recorded or... Read more »
Unless the camera was placed in an inappropriate place--like inside a stall in a women's public bathroom, you have no viable claim--especially since you said you do not know whether or not you were captured on the camera. Moreover, your alleged "stressing" over the possibility of...Read more »
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