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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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Lee County Motorcycle Wreck Takes One Life

Over the weekend, a motorcycle wreck in Lee County took the life of a Fort Myers man. The crash happened before 1:30 a.m. on Holly Road in San Carlos Park. According to NBC Channel Two News, 47-year-old Gary Miller lost … Continue reading

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When to Speak with an Employment Law Attorney

  It seems like everybody has one of those days at work when they just can’t take it anymore. How do you know if you should speak with an attorney? Are you just having a bad day at the office, … Continue reading

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Bicyclist Injured in Naples Crash

On Saturday morning, a bicycle rider was struck by a van and injured. The incident happened before 7:00 a.m. on Immokalee Road, just south of Oil Well Road. According to NBC Channel Two News, the bicyclist, 54-year-old Edward Stephan, was … Continue reading

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What Southwest Florida Hourly Employees Need to Know

  Hourly employees in Southwest Florida face a unique set of challenges. Getting fairly compensated for one’s regular hours and overtime hours are two common issues that hourly employees face. Employees in retail, non-tipped food service positions, manual labor and … Continue reading

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One-Car Crash Takes the Life of a Naples Teen

Last Saturday, a one-car crash on Shady Hollow Boulevard and 9th Street resulted in the death of 19-year-old Robert Doyle of Naples. According to ABC Channel Two News, the crash happened at approximately 2:27 a.m. For unknown reasons, Doyle lost … Continue reading

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What Restaurant Workers in Southwest Florida Need to Know

Restaurant workers in Southwest Florida work very hard. In no other industry does the day-to-day, minute-to-minute performance of an employee mean so much to their take-home paycheck. According to the National Restaurant Association and data from the Bureau of Labor … Continue reading

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Hit-and-Run Driver Injures at Least One Person in Fort Myers

Last week, a hit-and-run driver caused a crash involving three vehicles. The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. According to Fox Channel Four News, the driver was headed north before rear-ending a car that was … Continue reading

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