Year: 2024

Do Companies Have to Pay Out PTO in Florida

Some people new to the workforce in Florida are surprised to learn their employer doesn’t provide paid time off (PTO). Many workers who have paid time off are surprised to learn that private employers are not required to pay for any accrued vacation time or accrued sick leave. On the other hand, if your employer […]

omprehensive Guide to Workplace Safety Regulations in Florida

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH) requires employers to provide a safe workplace free from hazards that could result in death or serious physical harm to their employees. Employees also have the right to file complaints about safety hazards, ask inspectors to visit the job site, and make reports without fear of retaliation. […]

Arbitration Agreements in Employment Contracts Be Careful What You Sign

If you must sign an employment contract to get a job, it is likely to contain an arbitration clause requiring you to resolve any contract disputes with your employer through arbitration instead of traditional litigation. Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution method in which a neutral third party hears and decides legal disputes. Arbitration is […]

The program helps young students develop essential skills in literacy and learning Cruz Law Firm, P.A., a Tallahassee, Florida firm, is pleased to partner with Pineview Elementary School to support students and teachers through the Classroom Connection Program. Classroom Connection is a partnership between the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, World Class Schools, and Leon […]

remote worker on their computer

With the increased popularity of remote work and other forms of telecommuting in Florida, it is important for Floridians who work from home to understand what rights they have as employees under federal, state, and local laws. Regardless of whether an employer intentionally mistreats a remote worker, violating laws that apply to remote workers should […]

state of Florida in a map

If you are employed in Florida, you should be making at least $12 per hour or at least $8.98 an hour if you are a tipped employee who regularly receives more than $30 a month in tips. The minimum wage increased to $12 per hour as of September 30, 2023, and will increase by $1 […]

notebook with "you are fired" written on a sticky note

Florida is what’s known as an “at-will” employment state. But what is at-will employment? At its simplest, it means either an employee or the employer can end an employment arrangement without cause and without notice. In other words, you can quit a job or be fired from a job for any reason, as long as […]

whistleblower retaliation at work

Florida law protects employees who come forward to report violations of law by public and private employers or independent contractors that create a substantial and specific danger to the public’s health, safety, or welfare. The Florida Whistleblower law makes it illegal to retaliate against an employee or contractor who reports public corruption or illegal or […]

disabled man working from home in a wheelchair

Workers with disabilities are protected from employment discrimination based on their physical or mental disabilities. They have rights under the Florida Civil Rights Act and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to enjoy equal employment opportunities. The law requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee’s or job applicant’s disabilities, such as […]