The Firm’s Labor and Employment lawyers practice represents and counsels employers in all types of matters involving both the employment relationship and labor law. It serves small to medium size businesses as well as large corporations and public employers.
Our attorneys represent these employers in a wide spectrum of labor and employment matters in state and federal court as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, and other federal and state administrative agencies.
We emphasize counseling and preventative employment practices by assisting clients in compliance with employment related laws and regulations such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Pay Act, the WARN Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as well as comparable state statutes such as the Florida Civil Rights Act. We assist employers in developing, implementing and maintaining employee handbooks, policy and procedure manuals, and substance abuse programs as well as in employee relations matters that occur from day to day. We also assist employers in drafting employment contracts, confidentiality and trade secret agreements, non-competitor and non-solicitation agreements.
In addition, as employment lawyers, we represent clients in their labor relations with unions during the election phases of union campaigns and negotiation of any labor agreements, as well as in the grievance and arbitration proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and if a public employer, before the Florida Public Employee Relations Commission.
Laws change every day even without you knowing it. But don’t worry we don’t want you to stress yourself out as an employer. We know that you have more important matters that require your time, like running your company more efficiently. Our firm is here to keep you updated on every new law that has been passed by the government or courts. These laws can range from labor laws to new industry regulations. It’s imperative that you are always up to date on new laws because at any time new regulations regarding employers and industry standards can cost you thousands of dollars or forced your business to close. That’s your’s and your family livelihood that’s at stake.
Another reason why you should always have our firm representing your business is that when old laws are interpreted differently from before it opens your company to potential lawsuits from former employees. You must protect yourself from this lawsuits because they can be costly if you are required to pay for damages. Don’t be taken by surprise and keep yourself protected by hiring our team of attorneys that will be there to keep you informed if any changes take place.
If you are a new business we’re here to help you write your contracts and agreements. We will be able to pinpoint any areas of your contract that may cause you problems in the future. Sometimes all it takes is vague wording to make a contract annulled. We’re here to make sure that does not happen. We will proofread and review any contract to help you avoid future lawsuits.
We’re also here to help you be compliant with labor laws. We can do that by analyzing your employee’s handbook and company policies. You can write your own handbooks and policies but remember that there may be clauses that you would want to omit and others that you have to include by law. You may not know them all and that’s why it’s so important for you to take action and hire our legal team to review your work.