When to File an Overtime Claim

As an employee, you’re entitled to fair compensation for your work. Millions of Americans are covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, which helps ensure that employees are fairly paid. 

If you’re covered under the FLSA and your employer has failed to properly compensate you for overtime work, it may be time to file an overtime claim. Keep reading to learn more about your overtime rights under the FLSA and whether you may need to file a claim.  Continue reading “When to File an Overtime Claim”

What Is the Process of Filing an Auto Accident Claim?

After being in an auto accident, it’s important to promptly file a claim with your car insurance company. Upon approval of your claim, you’ll receive compensation for losses such as damage to your vehicle and medical expenses. 

The process of filing an insurance claim after an auto accident can vary depending on the extent of the damages and the at-fault party. With that said, Florida is a “no-fault” state, meaning that drivers turn to their own insurance companies to file personal injury claims after an accident, regardless of who was at fault.  Continue reading “What Is the Process of Filing an Auto Accident Claim?”

Who’s Eligible for the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?

The Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, grants eligible employees a maximum of 12 weeks of unpaid leave with guaranteed job protection. Under current federal law, employers must legally respect their employees’ rights in the State of Florida. 

FMLA Eligibility

To take job-protected leave under FMLA, you must first prove a legitimate family or medical reason. The qualifying reasons for 12 weeks of leave within a 12-month period under FMLA include: Continue reading “Who’s Eligible for the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?”

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a commonly used term in personal injury law. It’s designed to protect individuals in the unfortunate event of an injury or harm, stemming from a property owner’s negligence. 

To learn more about premises liability in the State of Florida, we will get into more details below. 

Defining Premises Liability

Premises liability is involved in personal injury cases that occur due to unsafe conditions caused by the property owner’s negligence. In Florida and across the U.S., property owners are legally required to maintain their properties and ensure a hazard-free environment, to protect the safety of their visitors. Continue reading “What is Premises Liability?”

How Do Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work?

Wrongful death lawsuits are conducted when someone is at legal fault for the death of another. In this type of lawsuit, the deceased’s surviving loved ones can reap compensation for their losses.

Continue reading to learn more about the ins and outs of wrongful death lawsuits.  

When Can a Wrongful Death Claim Be Filed?

A wrongful death claim can be made for any type of accidental death, regardless of the cause. If the defendant’s wrongful action resulted in the death of the victim, this type of legal claim is applicable. Negligence, intentional acts, medical malpractice, and product liability are all possible causes of a wrongful death lawsuit.  Continue reading “How Do Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work?”

Unpaid Commissions After Termination of Employment

After having their employment terminated, a common question among employees is whether or not they can collect unpaid sales commissions, as these earnings tend to be paid separately from regular wages. As a result, some employees may not receive unpaid commissions along with their final wages on their final day of work.

Here, we’ll explore the topic of unpaid commissions after the termination of employment and how you can recover your rightful compensation in an unpaid commissions case.  Continue reading “Unpaid Commissions After Termination of Employment”

Semi-Truck Crashes on Interstate 75

Interstate 75 measures close to 471 miles from Miami to the border of Georgia, making it the longest freeway in the Sunshine State. Unfortunately, I-75 is also one of the most dangerous freeways in Florida. 

The Dangers of I-75

The Fatality Analysis Reporting System, or FARS, deemed I-75 to be the third most dangerous interstate for truckers based on fatal accident statistics. Trucks present a serious risk to Florida drivers, with commercial trucks being involved in over 27,000 Florida vehicle accidents in 2020 (according to Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles).  Continue reading “Semi-Truck Crashes on Interstate 75”

How Long Do Insurers Have to Settle Claims in Florida?

If you file a claim with your car, home, or health insurance company, you likely want the claims process to be settled as quickly as possible. Luckily, there are laws in place to require insurance companies to settle claims within a reasonable timeframe. While this exact timeframe can vary depending on the situation and type of insurance, insurers have to be fair and responsive in managing claims. 

General Timelines for Settling Insurance Claims

In Florida, there are three general timelines that insurers need to adhere to. These include: Continue reading “How Long Do Insurers Have to Settle Claims in Florida?”

Examples of Wrongful Termination in Florida

Under Florida law, employers are required to keep working environments free of discrimination and harassment. While there are several situations in which firing an employee is legal, it’s illegal for employers to wrongfully terminate their workers. 

Continue reading to learn more about what’s considered wrongful termination in Florida and how to move forward if you have a possible case of wrongful termination. 

What Are Common Examples of Wrongful Termination in Florida?

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Understanding Florida’s Overtime Laws

There are overtime laws in place in Florida to protect employees’ rights and ensure that they get paid fairly for their work. As an employee who’s protected under Florida’s overtime laws, it’s crucial to know your rights. By understanding Florida’s overtime laws, you can ensure that you’re getting paid fairly for your work and seek legal assistance if your employer violates the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA. 

Florida’s Overtime Laws

Florida law states that all non-exempt Florida employees have to be granted overtime compensation for hours worked that exceed a 40-hour workweek. If employees in positions that call for physical labor work for more than 10 hours in a shift, they can also qualify for overtime compensation for the hours that exceed the 10-hour mark.  Continue reading “Understanding Florida’s Overtime Laws”