When it comes to the minimum wage, cities and states across the nation have recently made remarkable strides, with workers struggling to make ends meet in otherwise difficult positions now finding themselves with slightly larger checks at the end of each pay period.
We've recently made remarkable strides here in Florida regarding the issue of workplace discrimination against gay and transgendered workers thanks largely to the efforts of local lawmakers. Indeed, 22 municipalities and 10 counties, which together account more than 50 percent of the state's population, have all passed local ordinances expressly protecting LGBT workers.
If you have a general understanding of employment law, then you know that there are state and federal laws in place that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. Despite this fact, and the harsh penalties that oftentimes are associated with a sexual harassment claim, there are people here in Florida, as well as across the nation, who continue to violate this law by saying inappropriate things to their coworkers or making unwanted sexual advances.
In a previous post, we discussed how the majority of employees across the U.S. are presumed to be at-will, meaning their employers are permitted to terminate their services for any legally permissible reason -- or no reason whatsoever.
When you get a new job, you will likely be given a contract that is known as a non-compete, or in it's full iteration, a non-competition agreement. This contract is incredibly important for both the employer and the new employee, so it is important for you to know exactly what it is and what it means once it is signed.