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Non-Compete Clause at Center of Lawsuit Against Celebrity Chef

By Penichet Law |

A Florida landlord is suing her celebrity chef tenant for unpaid rent and sales tax as well as violation of a non-compete agreement, according to an article by the Miami Herald. In addition to damages, the landlord wants to evict the chef. Filed in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, the landlord’s complaint provides… Read More »

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New Florida Labor Law Impacts Uber & Lyft Drivers

By Penichet Law |

A new Florida labor law that regulates ride-sharing companies came into effect on July 1. Passed as House Bill 221, the new law governs Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber or Lyft, including specific rules for the classification of independent contractors. The bill created Florida Statute 627.748, establishing a framework for the regulation… Read More »

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What is the Family and Medical Leave Act?

By Penichet Law |

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal act that provides employees with the right to take unpaid leave each year. These benefits are available to employees across the United States for certain family and medical reasons. FMLA is designed to help employees balance professional and family responsibilities, without worrying about termination… Read More »

Attorney Paul Penichet in the Miami New Times – “Miami Nurse: Spanish-Speaking Staff Retaliated When She Snitched on Them for Drinking Coquito in O.R.”

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What is Whistleblowing?

By Penichet Law |

Whistleblower laws exist to protect employees who report illegal or improper conduct committed by employers. This applies to private and public employees across the United States, helping to keep business conduct within established courses of conduct. Without these protections, employers could coerce employees into silence with threats of retaliation or termination. That could lead… Read More »

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Naples Employers Reaching to Jamaica for Seasonal Employees

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Florida employers in Naples are looking to Jamaica to fill temporary and seasonal jobs, according to an article by the Naples Daily News. Specifically, the hospitality industry is taking advantage of the skill set and experience offered by Jamaican employees. To bring Jamaican workers to the U.S. legally, Florida employers are leveraging the federal… Read More »

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Non-Compete Clause at Center of Lawsuit Against Celebrity Chef

By Penichet Law |

A Florida landlord is suing her celebrity chef tenant for unpaid rent and sales tax as well as violation of a non-compete agreement, according to an article by the Miami Herald. In addition to damages, the landlord wants to evict the chef. Filed in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, the landlord’s complaint provides… Read More »

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Florida Highway Patrol Confronts Wage Issues

By Penichet Law |

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is calling for pay increases to help with retention issues and head off a potential wage dispute, according to an article by the News Service of Florida. Referencing data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the News Service of Florida reported that the state average… Read More »

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New Florida Labor Law Impacts Uber & Lyft Drivers

By Penichet Law |

A new Florida labor law that regulates ride-sharing companies came into effect on July 1. Passed as House Bill 221, the new law governs Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber or Lyft, including specific rules for the classification of independent contractors. The bill created Florida Statute 627.748, establishing a framework for the regulation… Read More »

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Defending Against Wage Garnishment

By Penichet Law |

So a court judgment has been entered against you and the creditor is now attempting to garnish your wages. A bad situation may be about to get worse, and you need to know what your options are. You’re not alone. As of 2013, around 7% of employees in the United States have had their… Read More »