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Florida Workers’ Compensation Law Unconstitutional

Florida Workers’ Compensation Law Unconstitutional June 10, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Tallahassee, FL: If you ever had a Florida labor law or Florida employment case involving Workers’ Compensation, you likely found it difficult to find legal representation, unless you were able to pay attorney fees to obtain benefits. But the Florida Supreme Court has recently ruled that you will no longer be on the hook for legal fees.
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Florida Lawsuits Allege Improprieties against Burger King, Franchisees

Florida Lawsuits Allege Improprieties against Burger King, Franchisees August 24, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Lake County, FL A former worker at a Burger King restaurant in Lake County has taken his former employer to court alleging violations to Florida Employment and other labor statutes under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), alleging his former employer altered time cards in order to avoid paying overtime.
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Employee Appealing to Florida Labor Law in Wrongful Termination

Employee Appealing to Florida Labor Law in Wrongful Termination February 15, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Pensacola, FL Demetrius was a cook in a nursing home until last month. “I couldn’t get to work because I was stuck in an ice storm so I was fired for missing one day,” says Demetrius. “I believe I was wrongfully terminated and my employer violated the Florida labor law.”
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Is Proposed Bill a Step Backward for Florida Employment?

Is Proposed Bill a Step Backward for Florida Employment? April 18, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Tallahassee, FL A new law proposed to govern Florida Employment would strike down any current effort to protect the rights of low-wage earners and appears to be pointed directly at an ordinance brought in at the county level by Miami-Dade last year. To that end, an opinion piece that appeared April 14 in the Miami Herald takes the view that the proposed law is a step backward.
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House Committee Approves Changes to Florida Labor Law

House Committee Approves Changes to Florida Labor Law March 4, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Tallahassee, FL The House Finance and Tax Committee recently approved new changes to Florida labor law that would reportedly make it more difficult to qualify for unemployment benefits, the Florida Times-Union reports.
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Florida Labor Law Requiring Unemployed to Volunteer Considered

Florida Labor Law Requiring Unemployed to Volunteer Considered February 18, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Tallahassee, FL A state lawmaker is looking to create a Florida labor law that would require those who are unemployed to volunteer in order to receive their unemployment checks, Fox News reports.
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Florida County Ordinance Moving Up to Florida State Labor Law

Florida County Ordinance Moving Up to Florida State Labor Law February 3, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Miami, FL A bit of a battle appears to be brewing between supporters of a wage law enacted at the county level in the Sunshine State, and a proposed new Florida Employment law that would likely accomplish a similar goal with regard to the prevention of wage theft. Meanwhile, the wage theft ordinance enacted in Miami-Dade, located in the southeast sector of the state, has been challenged in court.
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Union Claims City Violates Florida Labor Law

Union Claims City Violates Florida Labor Law December 21, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Cape Coral, FL The Cape Coral, Florida police union claims that the city is violating Florida labor law by forcing 11 officers to pay back $96,000 in raises associated with college credits the officers did not earn, the News-Press reports.
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Contractor Cited in Florida Employment Case for Safety

Contractor Cited in Florida Employment Case for Safety December 14, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Jacksonville, FL A contractor that allegedly put workers from the Sunshine State in potential danger has been cited for Florida Employment safety violations, according to the US Department of Labor. In this case the alleged violations involved inadequate protection for workers while trenching along a highway, posing a risk for injury from cave-in hazards.
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Universities Receive $10 Million to Help Florida Employment

Universities Receive $10 Million to Help Florida Employment November 19, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Tallahassee, FL In an attempt to boost Florida employment and the economy, State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan recently announced that $10 million was awarded to 11 universities in the state, the Sunshine State News reports.
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