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Employer responsibilities under the Florida Domestic Violence Leave Law

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Monday, June 22nd, 2020

In what the United Nations has described as a “shadow pandemic,” the reported cases of domestic abuse have risen by at least 20% since COVID-19 started and is likely much higher because of unreported cases. As employers welcome staff back to the workplace, they should be aware of potential domes

Employee mental health concerns for businesses reopening from COVID-19

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Saturday, June 20th, 2020

As we all cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, feelings of anxiety, sadness, and fear are commonplace. Pandemic-related factors that may add to a workers' stress, are sundry, but may include fears regarding health or job security. A proactive response to employee mental health needs is not only pr

What if Employees Are Scared to Return to Work During COVID Reopening?

By: Alissa A. Kranz Posted on: Monday, May 11th, 2020

The last thing a business owner needs right now is a labor dispute with an employee. The current situation makes that a possibility. Things are starting to return to normal. Businesses are reopening. Millions of companies have received Payroll Protection Program loans and need to use the majo

Fighting a Non-Compete Employment Agreement in Florida

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Saturday, June 8th, 2013

What do you do if you signed a non-compete agreement with your employer in Florida and now want to go to work for a competitor of your employer?  Many people believe that if an employer forces an employee to sign a non-compete agreement as a condition of employment, the agreement is unenforceable.