Florida Questions and Answers

If I was hired to work in an office that belong to a larger company, and my office closes. Can my former employer enforce my non compete?
I have worked for a company for 5 months in one of their offices. They are closing the office where I work and my contract is specific for that particular office. The other offices in other cities wil...
1 answer  |  asked Jun 17, 2019 11:25 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Fired before 90 days probationary period for medical condition
There is an employee whom before completing the 90 days probationary period informed the company of a treatable medical conditions unrelated to the work he performs. He will have to be absent from the...
1 answer  |  asked Jun 7, 2019 09:03 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

I work for Publix in Florida, I'm going on FMLA for knee surgery, can they make me take my sick days and vacation time for my FMLA to kick in
Need to know if it's a law, or up to the company
1 answer  |  asked Apr 23, 2019 2:23 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Are there any employment and labor lawyers that offer free consultations?
My boyfriend needs an employment and labor lawyer. Because of the situation I quickly outlined in the question I asked on April 8 "Can An Employer Who Is Also Your Landlord Force You To Work For Free ...
1 answer  |  asked Apr 19, 2019 06:46 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

How do I report a illegal timesheet edit without disclosing my identity?
Due to the fact my shift ends during lunch time, I never get off on time however, I've recently noticed that my time sheets have been edited to show that I'm clocking out on time. When management was ...
1 answer  |  asked Apr 16, 2019 6:44 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Can an employer who is also your landlord force you to work for free or evict you?
I live in FL and my boyfriend and I were on the verge of being homeless when the owner of the hotel we were staying at offered him the room in exchange for work. Without thinking he agreed. They make ...
1 answer  |  asked Apr 8, 2019 2:18 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Can I be kept from gaining employment with a new company because of a no solicitation agreement if I
I work in a retirement community as a physical therapist where the therapy is run by a contracted company. The community has decided to switch contracts to another company and the new company wants to...
1 answer  |  asked Apr 5, 2019 06:40 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

exempt employee that works 50-55 hours a week has just been told to only put 40 hours a week on the time sheet. Is that right?
exempt employee that works 50-55 hours a week has just been told to only put 40 hours a week on the time sheet. Is that right? I do a lot of overnight travel and put 12 hours due to starting around 7 ...
1 answer  |  asked Feb 1, 2019 3:38 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

I have unused PTO hours when I left the company. I was told that I will not be getting my PTO hours since I left without notice. Is this Florida law not to get paid for the unused PTO when I left ? Thanks
I want to know if there is unused PTO hours when I left the company, will I still get paid for that ? I was told that I will not be getting paid for the unused PTO bec I left the company without notic...
1 answer  |  asked Jan 22, 2019 3:15 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Retroactive pay reduction
Can an employer state in their handbook, if an employee quits, or doesn’t show up for work, the employer will reduce their last paycheck to minimum wage? I know an employer can reduce an employee,ou...
1 answer  |  asked Jan 15, 2019 5:52 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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