FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my employer force me to work a different shift?

In Florida, unless you have a contract or agreement otherwise, you are an at-will employee and your terms of employment, including your work assignment, can be changed, at any time during your employment for no reason or any reason regardless of whether you think it is fair.

I was laid off last week and was denied to be paid for my unused vacation time, is this legal?

In Florida, there is no requirement that an employer pay for unused PTO (vacation, sick time, etc) upon termination of employment, unless they agree by contract or by policy to do so. Based on the provision you quoted from your handbook, your employer it appears that your employer does not pay out for unused PTO.

Can an independent contractor have a business card indicating that he is the regional vice president

Having a business card with a title such as regional Vice President is indicative of an employee/employer relationship not an independent contractor relationship. Misclassification of employees as something other than employees, such as independent contractors, presents a serious problems, and can have serious consequences for the employer.

Can my employer force me to work in another department and require overtime while there?

In Florida, unless you have a contract or agreement otherwise, you are an at-will employee and your terms of employment, including your work assignment, can be changed, at any time during your employment for no reason or any reason regardless of whether you think it is fair.

The Company I worked for was sold to a new owner. Can I still receive vacation pay since they ended employment with me?

In Florida, there is no requirement that an employer pay vacation time upon termination of employment.

Do I get paid by my employer if I was subpoenaed about an incident that happened at my job?

Your employer is not required to pay you your wages while you are being deposed or while testifying in court. The attorney who issued the subpoena is required to pay you the statutory appearance fee, plus mileage for your appearance, which would include round-trip mileage.

Can I take legal action for my Ex-husband's girlfriend getting me fired?

In Florida, you are an at-will employee and you may be fired for no reason or any reason regardless of whether you think it is fair unless you have a contract or agreement otherwise or were fired for a discriminatory reason.

If the company I work for changes my Job Title and Paygrade and DOES NOT inform me of the changes do I have any options legally?

In Florida, unless you have a contract or agreement otherwise, you are an at-will employee and your terms of employment can be changed prospectively, at any time during your employment for no reason or any reason regardless of whether you think it is fair.

Would I be able to have a case against my employer for wrongful termination?

In Florida, you are an at-will employee and can be fired for any reason or no reason regardless of whether you think it is fair.

I worked for the same company for 15 years, and was let go without a reason last week. Do I have a right to sue?

Unless you have a contract or were fired for some discriminatory reason, In Florida you are an at-will employee and can be fired for any reason or no reason regardless of whether you think it is fair.

Can I get fired from a job for an argument between my boss and I while I was off the clock, and not in the workplace?

Unless you have a contract or were fired for some discriminatory reason, you are an at-will employee and can be fired for any reason or no reason regardless of whether you think it is fair.

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