Florida Employment Law Articles

Employee Poaching & Non-Compete Agreements
Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in non-compete litigation. This is not anecdotal— it is statistical. State and federal court dockets confirmed that non-compete litigation is...
posted by Jonathan Pollard  |  Aug 12, 2014 08:24 AM [EST] in Tortious interference  |  applies to Florida

Florida Whistleblower's Act Protects Employees of the Government and Companies that Contract with Florida Governments
The Florida legislature enacted the Florida whistleblower's Act, Fl. Stat. 112.3187 in 1986 to prevent state and local government agencies ("Agencies,") and the companies that contract with Agencies (...
posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Aug 17, 2009 6:33 PM [EST] in Whistleblowing  |  applies to Florida

Family and Care Giver Discrimination, Harassment and Discharge
Family responsibility discrimination is an emerging area of discrimination law. Although no specific law designates a family care giver as a protected class, a number of laws protect people with famil...
posted by Donna Ballman  |  Aug 13, 2009 4:46 PM [EST] in Gender, Pregnancy  |  applies to Florida

Florida Law for Employer Defamation
Suppose an employer accuses its employee of theft, and fires her for that reason. Suppose the employer then tells prospective employers who call for a reference that the employee was terminated for th...
posted by Donna Ballman  |  Aug 11, 2009 6:25 PM [EST] in Defamation  |  applies to Florida

Qualified Privilege Protects Florida Employers from Employee Reference Defamation Suits
An employer is presumed immune from a defamation claim for disclosing untrue information about an employee’s job performance if the untrue information is: 1. Published to a prospective employer; 2. ...
posted by Donna Ballman  |  Aug 11, 2009 5:50 PM [EST] in Defamation  |  applies to Florida

Florida wrongful discharge law
Florida law does not recognize a “wrongful termination” or "wrongful discharge" claim, at least by that name. Florida is an at-will state, which means that an employer may fire, demote, hire, prom...
posted by Donna Ballman  |  Aug 10, 2009 5:37 PM [EST] in Wrongful discharge  |  applies to Florida

Fighting Florida Non-competition agreements
Many Florida employees believe that, just because an employer forced them to sign a non compete agreement or be fired, they are not bound by the non-compete agreement. That is just not true. Continued...
posted by Donna Ballman  |  Aug 8, 2009 09:57 AM [EST] in Non-competition  |  applies to Florida

Florida's Statutory History for Non-Compete Agreements
Florida law governing non-compete agreements has gone through three major variations since 1953. The enforceability of a covenant not to compete under Florida law is governed by the law in effect at t...
posted by David Goldman  |  Jul 24, 2009 1:00 PM [EST] in Non-competition  |  applies to Florida

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