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August 2012 Archives

Florida father says he was fired because of his daughter's cancer

There is perhaps little that is as difficult for a parent as watching his or her child deal with a terminal illness. A Palm Beach County, Florida, man who recently sustained such a tragedy reportedly found no support from his employer.

Did Fox's unpaid internship program take advantage of workers?

We've previously discussed in this Broward County Employment Law Blog whether unpaid internship programs are legal here in South Florida. Unpaid internships are legal, as long as they comply with the U.S. Department of Labor's rules.

Temporary employees may struggle with employment rights in Florida

During recent years in South Florida, many employers have been hesitant to hire new employees because of the uncertain economy. Instead, they use staffing companies and other resources in order to hire temporary or contract-basis employees. While this may provide flexibility to both the employer and the worker, a variety of legal issues come along with this.

Tables turn: defendant in disability discrimination lawsuit is EEOC

Many South Florida residents may not be aware of exactly what The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission does. The federal government agency is actually responsible for enforcing the laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.

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