Whistleblowers Are Important Sources of Information-Florida Law

Private Sector Whistleblowers in Florida, such as licensed professionals, executives, engineers, professors, etc., have protection under the Florida Whistleblower Act. The Florida Whistleblower Act, provides, in pertinent part, that: An employer may not take retaliatory personnel action against an employee because the employee has (1) Disclosed, or threatened to disclose, to any appropriate governmental agency, under…

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Airbnb Addresses Users’ Concerns of Discrimination

This year, many people took to social media to express frustration with Airbnb, the popular home rental platform.  Many people have felt racially discriminated against in the rental process.  A 2016 study, by professors at Harvard Business School, demonstrated “that requests from guests with distinctively African-American names are roughly 16% less likely to be accepted…

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Overcharging Military Personnel on Loans Investigated by Henrichsen Siegel, PLLC Law Firm

It has been reported by news outlets that federal regulators plan to accuse Sallie Mae, the giant student lending corporation, of charging military personnel excessive interest on student loans, and the government is looking into similar allegations against other lenders. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) provides legal rights and protections to military personnel and…

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Four Tips You Should Know About Contingency Fees

A contingency fee means that you pay no fees unless your case is won. For certain types of cases, attorneys will work on your behalf and pursue compensation for your claims in exchange for a portion of the recovery and if provided for by law or contract, the attorneys’ fees from the opposing party. Many…

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Five Facts About Negotiating Severance

Get it in writing    If you’ve been fired, your employer doesn’t have to offer you a severance package.  But if they do, they have to put it in writing and stick to it.  They also have to provide you a copy of it in writing. Weigh your options    If you’ve been fired from an executive…

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Helen Albee confirmed as member of the Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Electric Authority

On November 27, 2012, Helen Albee, Esquire, a partner with Henrichsen Siegel, was confirmed by the City of Jacksonville City Council as a member of the Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Electric Authority.  The confirmation followed Helen’s appointment by Mayor Alvin Brown.  Helen is a practice leader with the firm’s commercial and consumer practices.…

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Neil Henrichsen named a Top Lawyer

The October 2010 edition of Jacksonville Magazine’s  904, names Neil Henrichsen as a Top Lawyer in construction law in the Jacksonville area. This ranking is based on the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of AV Preeminent. Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability…

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HS Represents Brunswick Police Chief

Local News 7/16/2010 Lawyers call firing wrong By LOUIE BROGDON The Brunswick News Lawyers for Edna Johnson, who was fired June 24 as Brunswick police chief, say her termination was unlawful and City Manager Roosevelt Harris should reinstate her immediately.  Harris fired Johnson after he said she lied to him and Mayor Bryan Thompson about…

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