Basketball fans in Florida were no doubt elated to hear that the 2011-2012 season was just delayed, rather than cancelled outright. Whether your team is the Miami Heat or the Orlando Magic, it was likely welcome news to hear that the season is now underway.
Most Florida residents work in fairly boring office environments. Conversation is usually polite, inoffensive and non-political, and not much employee interaction happens outside work.
We have previously written that some employers will try to save money by cheating workers out of wages and benefits that they have earned and to which they are legally entitled under laws like the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Earlier this week, we wrote that many companies in Broward County and across Florida will be throwing holiday parties this month in order to thank their employees for a good year and allow everyone a chance to mix more casually.
December is a socially busy month. And it is one of the few times of the year when it is customary for work life to mix with social life. This usually occurs in the form of the holiday party.
Many Florida employees have used Facebook or other sites to vent about job frustrations to their coworkers. But if the boss finds out, could they be fired? Earlier this week, we wrote about a growing issue in employment law: whether or not work complaints made on social media sites are considered protected employee speech.
We have previously written about the ways in which social media such as Facebook and Twitter is impacting employment law. Over the last year, employees in Florida and around the country have been fired or disciplined for making work-related complaints on social media sites.
The office is a stressful environment, and that stress can contribute to sickness or chronic illness, even in the beautiful climate of South Florida. But many Fort Lauderdale residents are left to wonder whether stress caused by a demanding boss is grounds for legal action.