Our Practice Areas

Labor and employment laws are dynamic. Our attorneys can help you to find the best solutions to the problems in your specific workplace.

Discrimination & Sexual Harrassment

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If you believe that you have been sexually harassed or the victim of discrimination on the basis of your age, sex, sexual orientation, race, national origin, disability, pregnancy, or religion, or if you have been retaliated against because you reported discrimination or assisted in an investigation into one of these areas, or because of your workers compensation claim, we can provide free consultations and help you to bring your claims to the attention of the EEOC and Florida Commission on Human Relations.

Most of the time, you have a year or less to report your claims, so it is important that you find out about your rights as soon as possible.

In discrimination cases, most of our efforts are spent representing employees, but we also help employers who are being investigated by the EEOC or other government agencies, and can provide consultations to assist in avoiding an investigation or being prepared in the event an investigation occurs.

Wage & Hour

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If your employer has required you to work off the clock or made you work over 40 hours in a week without paying you overtime, you may be entitled to free legal services, courtesy of your employer.

We frequently handle Fair Labor Standards Act claims on behalf of individuals and employers. We provide free consultations to employees who have performed work for which they have not received compensation and can often provide free legal services, even if you are only out a few hundred dollars.

If you are an hourly employee who worked over 40 hours without receiving time and one-half, or you were misclassified as exempt under the FLSA, please contact us for a free consultation.

For employers, we can help you to quickly analyze your situation and avoid costly litigation when faced with a claim for unpaid overtime.

Non-Compete & Severance

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Unlike many states, Florida has a very specific statute that sets forth criteria for non-compete agreements. Make sure you know the law before signing or asking an employee to sign a non-compete or severance agreement.

Whistleblowing

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Aware of something your employer did that violates the law and unsure what to do? Did you know that if you can prove that your employer defrauded either the United States or Florida governments and you are the first to bring it to the government’s attention, you may be entitled to a percentage of whatever is recovered?

In addition to doing your patriotic duty, these qui tam actions can be highly profitable. We are experienced in qui tam litigation and can provide a free consultation regarding whether you have a claim that should be brought to the attention of the government.

If your situation does not involve taxpayer money, we can still help to advise you regarding reporting your employer’s violation of the law.

You need to be extremely careful, because simply reporting wrongdoing may not be enough to protect you from termination.

Contact us for a consultation regarding your rights.

Government Compliance

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If you are faced with a government investigation because of your failure to comply with a code, ordinance or law, we can help.

If you are an employee who is aware that your employer is violating the law and you are not sure what to do, contact us for a free consultation.

Drafting Contracts

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In Florida, employees are at-will and can be terminated for any reason in the absence of a written employment agreement. Florida recognizes the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in connection with all written employment agreements.

If you want advice about the preparation of an employment agreement, have questions about your rights under an employment contract, or would like help with negotiating such an agreement, we can assist you.

Handbooks & Policy Manuals

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Laws are constantly changing and it is becoming more and more important to retain a skilled and knowledgeable labor and employment law attorney to assist you in ensuring you put yourself in the best position when drafting an employee handbook or policy manual.

There are pros and cons to many of the things these written materials typically contain and we can explain them to you and efficiently tailor an employee handbook or policy manual that suits your needs.

Unemployment

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If you are an employee who has been terminated and denied unemployment compensation, you only have 20 days from the day of your denial to appeal.

We routinely represent workers in front of the Unemployment Compensation Appeal Board and provide free consultations to workers who have been denied unemployment benefits.

If you are an employer seeking advice about how to terminate an employee or have questions regarding a worker’s entitlement to unemployment benefits, we can help by consulting with you and your personnel, and helping you to navigate these treacherous waters.

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