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Five Reasons Your Business Needs a Non-Compete Agreement

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Restrictive covenants are commonly called non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements.  These Florida employment contracts prohibit employees from engaging in competitive activities after their departure from your company. While state law precludes most agreements in restraint of trade, it does allow non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements that extend beyond a person’s employment term – so… Read More »

What Does Florida’s Medical Marijuana Law Mean for Employers?

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Many employers in Florida are familiar with Amendment 2, which legalizes medical marijuana for qualifying individuals. However, fewer are aware of how the law will actually impact them since becoming effective January 2, 2017. The implications involved when an employee is eligible to procure medical marijuana are complex, under both federal labor laws and… Read More »

Elements of a Severance Agreement in Florida

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A severance agreement is an arrangement between an employer and employee to protect the parties from issues that may arise when the employee is or will be terminated from a position.  These contracts may also be termed employee separation agreements.  For the employer, the advantages include a waiver of liability against future claims by… Read More »

When to Take Action for Wrongful Termination in Florida

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Florida is an at-will state when it comes to employment, which means that an employer may fire you for any reason that is not against the law.  In other words it is  not necessary that the company prove any wrongdoing, failure to perform, or other justification for termination of your employment.  However, there are… Read More »

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Florida Minimum Wage and Overtime Law: Are You an Exempt Employee?

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While there are laws that regulate minimum wage and overtime pay, it’s important for employees and employers to understand that not all of those laws apply to all employees. Under certain circumstances, a worker is not entitled to overtime pay or minimum wage because the employee is exempt under federal law or state law…. Read More »

Age discrimination protections can be waived

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Contact An Experienced Employment And Labor Law Lawyer Today 800-652-0408 When Floridians think of workplace discrimination, they often think of the more obvious forms. These include discrimination based on gender, race, and religion. It is important to know, however, that there are other types of discrimination that can be just as damaging to an… Read More »

Penichet Law may be able to help with employment contract issues

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Contact An Experienced Employment And Labor Law Lawyer Today 800-652-0408 Our blog post last week discussed employment contracts and how they can be crucial to protecting your rights as a worker. Additionally, we talked about how these agreements may be enforceable, even if they are not commemorated in writing. That being said, it is… Read More »

How does an employment contract affect termination at will?

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Contact An Experienced Employment And Labor Law Lawyer Today 800-652-0408 An employer-employee relationship is amongst the most important in an individual’s life. A strong relationship can provide stability, peace of mind, and the opportunity for advancement and increased financial compensation. A poor employer-employee relationship, on the other hand, can leave a worker stressed and… Read More »

Illegal questions asked of job applicants

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Those who have gone through a job interview know just how stressful the process can be. Researching the prospective employer, preparing for possible questions, and deciding on what to wear can all be time-consuming and challenging. When it comes time to sit down with one’s prospective employer, an individual may be so overwhelmed and… Read More »

South Florida dancers file minimum wage, overtime lawsuit

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Contact An Experienced Employment And Labor Law Lawyer Today 800-652-0408 Many south Floridians work in jobs where they earn tips. Bartenders, servers, barbers, masseuses, and dancers all earn a significant portion of their wages via tips. Yet, when this is the case, disputes may arise as to whether an employee is being paid in… Read More »