Monthly Archives: March 2014

Need to Know: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Employees who become sick, have a baby or care for a family member with a medical condition shouldn’t have to worry about losing their jobs due to a necessary leave of absence. Thankfully, eligible employees’ jobs are protected by the Family and … Continue reading

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GM Vehicles Being Recalled Due to Faulty Ignition Switches

In addition to the “snowstorm” of lawsuits being filed in response to the faulty ignition switches on certain General Motors vehicles, the company is now under the spotlight of the U.S. Justice Department. According to NBC News, a shareholder has … Continue reading

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What Mega-Store Employees Need to Know

When workplace violations happen in mega stores like Walmart and Target, they often make the news. Store-wide scandals are newsworthy topics, but not every workplace violation sees the light of day, so employees should always be well aware of their … Continue reading

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Federal Government Turns Blind Eye to Bicycle Safety

The League of American Bicyclists just issued a press release regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s disregard for bicycle safety. This disturbing news involves a new traffic safety proposal that doesn’t include specific targets or goals for reducing the number … Continue reading

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When is Termination Wrongful?

Because employees in Florida work in an ‘at-will employment’ state, they may not know that wrongful termination can still occur. Even though you can basically get fired for any number of reasons or no reason at all, employers in Florida … Continue reading

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Early Morning Crash on I-75

An early morning crash in North Fort Myers had lanes of southbound I-75 closed for two and a half hours. According to Fox Four News, two people were injured in this wreck. Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said … Continue reading

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Different Types of Discrimination in the Workplace

  There are so many different types of workplace discrimination happening in Southwest Florida. Discrimination happens anytime an employer, manager or business owner treats a worker or potential employee unfavorably because of some type of prejudice. If a business owner … Continue reading

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