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Age Discrimination in the Southwest Florida Workplace

Discrimination takes a variety of forms, but very few people think about age discrimination until it happens to them. It shouldn’t be surprising that in an area with a sizable older population, age discrimination is on the rise. Commissioner Valle … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Killed in Immokalee Road Rollover Crash

A crash on Immokalee road took the life of a pedestrian on Friday afternoon. The victim, 54-year-old Luiz Diez, was struck by an out-of-control truck in North Naples. According to NBC Channel Two News, the truck struck another vehicle before … Continue reading

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Wrongful Termination in an At-Will Employment State

Although Florida is one of many states where employees work ‘at will’, there are still situations where termination can be considered ‘wrongful’ in the eyes of the law. Unprincipled employers are counting on their wrongfully terminated employees to have an … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Unfortunately, people who need personal injury lawyers rarely have plenty of spare time to devote to searching for a great personal injury attorney. You or a loved one has likely been injured in a car accident, in the workplace or … Continue reading

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Racial Discrimination a Half Century after MLK’s Speech

Although it has been nearly 51 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. made his famous “I Have a Dream Speech,” racial discrimination in the workplace is still alive and well. While racial discrimination may not be as blatant as it … Continue reading

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School Bus Safety in Southwest Florida

Most families in Southwest Florida send their children to school on school buses. School buses are a great choice for many busy parents, and they are designed to be safer than other types of vehicles on the road for crash … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements are becoming a popular condition for employment in a variety of industries in Southwest Florida. Non-compete agreements typically prevent an individual (former employee) from competing with an employer after employment has been terminated. This may sound like a … Continue reading

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New Research Shows the Dangers of Plastic Gas Cans

NBC News Investigations recently reported on the dangers of those red plastic gas cans. Gas explosions and burn injuries of any kind can be incredibly devastating for victims. Surviving victims often face painful rehabilitation, multiple reconstructive surgeries, skin grafting and … Continue reading

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Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

It’s unlawful for an employer to terminate or discriminate against a worker because of his or her disability. Even though it’s illegal to discriminate against an employee because of a disability, it’s still happening in Southwest Florida. Federal and State … Continue reading

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Car Seats- What You Need to Know

Roadway safety for children is a top concern for most parents in Southwest Florida and across the nation. Unfortunately, car crashes are the number one cause of death for children ages one to 13 years old. Parents can be proactive … Continue reading

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