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Christine Pejot’s Answers

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  • Blackmail

    a bondsman is blackmailing me for sex, wha can i do?

    Christine’s Answer

    Report your issue to the Pasco County Sheriff's office.

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  • Seal or expunge a 21 year old felony

    ok i have a question. i need help to seal or expunge a 21 year old felony. i can not get a job because of it . i am recently unemployed and have been going to college for three years. i have aquired an assoc. degree in business and am working on a...

    Christine’s Answer

    The rules concerning sealing and expungement can be found in the Florida Statutes, and the rules are very specific. For example, there are certain crimes that are not eligible for sealing or expungement. Also, a person cannot have ever been adjudicated guilty of any crime. In other words, only specific crimes for which you received a "withhold of adjudication" or charges that were dismissed may be eligible for sealing or expungement. You should contact an attorney to determine whether you are eligible for assistance.

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  • Does Florida have a "day in seven" law?

    I may accept a position where I can schedule my own hours (retail). The business is open seven days/week. I will be working 40 hours/week. Am I required by FL law to take a day off every week? Some weeks I may want to be more flexible than others.

    Christine’s Answer

    No. Florida law does not require that you take a day off every week.

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  • Is it legal in Florida to only cut some employees pay and not all employees?

    Because of the downturn in the economy we are looking at ways to save money. One way has been to cut salaries but they are only looking at cutting the female employees in the office not the rest of the company. I understand Florida is a right to...

    Christine’s Answer

    Pay cuts are generally considered legitimate business decisions, unless the affected employees were targeted because they belong to a protected class under state or federal law. If the employees are members of a protected class under state or federal law, such as gender, then there may be a claim for unlawuful discrimination. If an employee believes that he or she has been unlawfully discriminated against, the employee may file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and/or a city or state agency that handles discrimination claims. The state agency that handles such claims in Florida is the Florida Commission on Human Relations. Some cities and counties in Florida also have ordinances that prohibit unlawful discrimination in the workplace. For additional information, concerned employees should contact an attorney who handles employment discrimination cases without delay, because discrimination cases are subject to certain time limitations.

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  • My employer cut my pay from $ 8 per hour to $ 6.50.. what can i do. i

    this employer (name and address of employer omitted). hallandale florida also hires hations and pays 2 of them $ 6 per hour they wok 60 + hours and do not get overtime pay. this employer says that she - (employer's name omitted) is a small busines...

    Christine’s Answer

    Effective January 1, 2009, the Florida minimum wage is $7.21 per hour. Failure to pay at that rate would be a violation of state law. Also, the rate stated in your question does not meet federal minimum wage requirements, currently set at $6.55/hour.

    With respect to overtime, generally, any hours worked over 40, subject to limited exceptions, must be paid at a rate one and one half the regular pay rate. The size of the employer is not relevant.

    Regarding a change in pay rate, an employer is generally not required keep an employee's pay rate the same, unless there is an employment contract specifiying a particular pay rate.

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