When you perform a job for a business, you can either be paid as an employee or as an independent contractor. As an employee, your employer has an obligation to pay for your taxes, provide certain benefits and offer workplace rights, such as minimum wage and rest breaks. When you are an independent contractor, you are considered self-employed and do not get those benefits accorded to an employee.
Making an FMLA claim is not something most people ever have to think about. There are times, however, when a person feels his or her rights have been violated. As a result, they begin to learn more about FMLA, also known as the Family and Medical Leave Act.
You can live and work in Florida, a nearby state, or somewhere else in the country, but nothing changes the fact that you never want to think about the possibility of being wrongfully terminated.
Every year, there are workers in the state of Florida who feel they have been wrongfully terminated. While some people move on with their lives, others decide to stand up and fight.
There are employment laws in place to ensure that workers in all industries are protected from wrongdoing. Just before a trial was set to begin between the city of Boca Raton and a former employee, both sides agreed to a settlement.
When we meet someone new in Boca Raton or elsewhere, one of the first things that we often learn about the other person is what they do in life. Be they a doctor, lawyer, nurse, IT specialist, technician, plumber, teacher, CEO or any other professional, we are often recognized by our job. For a long time, the law also seemed to assume that people were defined by their jobs.