Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Legality of Random Drug Testing

Routine and random drug tests may be part of an employment agreement, but does exercising this clause violate an employee’s Fourth Amendment privacy rights? When employers do not have reason to suspect drug abuse, should drug tests be allowed? Employees across Florida are asking this question and seeking the advice of drug testing attorneys when […]

Discrimination: Why You Must File a Complaint with the EEOC

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) upholds federal laws that prohibit employers from condoning retaliation, discrimination or harassment in the workplace. An employee can file a complaint when race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetic information play an inordinate role in an employer’s hiring, firing, promotion, training, wage, benefits or employment decisions. […]

Repetitive Stress Injury: Knee, Back or Joint Damage?

Heavy lifting, awkward postures and repetitive stresses on your bones and joints at work can cause serious damage that makes it impossible to continue in the same line of employment. These career-ending injuries require medical treatment and care, the cost of which should be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Yet if weeks pass before the […]

Protecting Whistleblowers from Retaliation

Business professionals are ethically obligated to report illegal business activities to government investigators, but what happens to whistleblowers who cooperate? Without adequate regulations, whether the whistleblower continues on in an employment position could depend on the employer’s sense of fair play. In a classic case of retaliation, two former managers at a South Florida credit […]

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