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Need to Know: Sexual Harassment in Southwest Florida

Like many problems that can arise in the workplace, victims may be unwilling to come forward or report the harassment for fear of losing their jobs. Although your employer can’t legally retaliate against you, the prospect of losing one’s job … Continue reading

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Four injured in Hardee County Crash

Last Friday afternoon, a two-vehicle wreck sent four people to the hospital. The crash happened in North Hardee County at E. Broward Street and U.S. 17. According to Fox Four News, two of the victims were from Naples. A 92-year-old … Continue reading

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Working in the Retail Industry

Retail is a huge industry in Southwest Florida and across the state. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida has the highest concentration of retail jobs of any state in the U.S. Additionally, Florida ranks number three in the … Continue reading

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Local Meteorologist Injured in Bicycle Crash

On Sunday, local Meteorologist Jim Reif was injured in a bicycle crash. According to NBC Channel Two News, Reif was riding on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway when his bicycle struck a sign. He was thrown to the ground and suffered … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Whistle Blowing

If you’re considering “blowing the whistle” on illegal practices going on in your workplace, there are a few things you should know first. Historically, whistle blowers have faced ruthless retaliation in response to taking a moral stand against misconduct and … Continue reading

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Distracted Riding in Fort Myers

Everybody is familiar with distracted driving, but what about distracted riding? With all of the concern given to sharing the road and trying to keep motorcyclists safe, it’s hard to believe that anybody would be taking “selfies” or using any kind … Continue reading

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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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