General Employment Law FAQs


  • My background screening was denied. What can I do?
  • Employees are often denied employment because of background checks. Sometimes the denial is proper and other times, it is improper. The first thing an employee should do if this occurs is get the reason for the denial of the background screening in writing. Then contact an employment attorney to evaluate if the law has been violated.

  • Do I have to pay unused vacation pay to an employee who quits?
  • It depends. Depending on the specific facts and circumstances of the employment relationship, an employee that quits maybe entitled to pay for unused vacation days.

  • May I drug test my employees?
  • There is no Federal or Florida law that prevents drug testing of employees. In fact, there are some Federal laws that require drug testing under certain circumstances. In Florida, if an employer establishes a “drug free workplace” program, it must then follow the rules regulating such programs.

  • How much time off from work I am entitle to take after having a baby?
  • It depends, if an employee qualifies for the Family Medical Leave Act, she will be qualified for twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period.


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