workers rights http://wlrn.org en Florida Wage Theft Issues http://wlrn.org/post/florida-wage-theft-issues <p></p><p>09/30/13 - Monday&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a> examines the issue of wage-theft, particularly among low income and day workers. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But unpaid wages are a widespread problem within other Florida industries, including tourism, retail trade and construction. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many cases go unreported by workers who can least afford to be shorted. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We&rsquo;ll have panel of regional experts . . . and take your calls. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That&rsquo;s </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> . . . Monday at 1pm on </span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; </span></p><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guests/links: </span></li><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wage Theft Claims,&nbsp;Miami-Dade Consumer Service: 305-375-3677 &nbsp;</span></li><li><strong><a href="http://www.miamidade.gov/business/wage-theft.asp">http://www.miamidade.gov/business/wage-theft.asp</a></strong></li><li><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Cynthia S Hernandez,&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senior Research Associate, Instructor &amp; Director of Internship Programs&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Center for Labor Research &amp; Studies&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida International University&nbsp;</span><strong><a href="http://www.risep-fiu.org/">www.risep-fiu.org</a></strong></li><li><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Jeanette Smith&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Executive Director South</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Florida Interfaith Worker Justice&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Member of the Wage Theft Task Force &nbsp;</span><strong><a href="http://www.sfiwj.org/">www.sfiwj.org</a></strong></li><li><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Donna M. Ballman, P.A. </strong>Employment Attorney &nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.ballmanfirm.com/">www.ballmanfirm.com</a></strong></li></ul><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 21208 at http://wlrn.org Florida Wage Theft Issues Is It The End Of Unpaid Internships? http://wlrn.org/post/it-end-unpaid-internships <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif"><font face="Times New Roman,serif"><font size="3">06/25/13 -&nbsp;</font><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Tuesday's&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents&nbsp;</b></span></font></a><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">is an “At Your Service” edition with contributor <strong><a href="http://www.ballmanfirm.com/">Donna Ballman</a></strong>. &nbsp;</span></font></font><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">She specializes in employment law and employee rights. &nbsp;</span><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Many teens are now working summer part-time jobs.&nbsp; Most are woefully unaware of employment regulations. &nbsp;</span></font></span></font><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">There are different rules about unpaid internships, as well. </span><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Also news about pre-employment medical exams.&nbsp;</span></font></span></font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Donna Ballman is the author of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://amzn.to/TR9N4Y" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(62, 72, 122); text-decoration: underline; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">STAND UP FOR YOURSELF WITHOUT GETTING FIRED: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit or Get Axed</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;</span></font></span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">That’s&nbsp;</span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;Tuesday at&nbsp;</span></font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">1pm on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/schedule/WLRN" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(62, 72, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><b style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">WLRN-HD1</b></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;rebroadcast at 7pm on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/schedule/wlrn-hd2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(62, 72, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><b style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">WLRN-HD2</b></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;and audio on-demand after the live program.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 16420 at http://wlrn.org Is It The End Of Unpaid Internships? Get Fired for Anything: Workplace Laws & Rights http://wlrn.org/post/get-fired-anything-workplace-laws-rights <p></p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 10012 at http://wlrn.org Get Fired for Anything: Workplace Laws & Rights