Did you know that Labor and Employment laws are complex?
For example, Florida is an “at-will” employment state, presenting its own laws of termination, unemployment benefits, and employment contracts. At EPGD Law, we represent business owners, executives, professionals, managers, and employees of all levels and industries. Our one-on-one service is based upon the understanding that each client and each case is unique, requiring individualized attention and assessment. We handle all types of employment law related disputes in connection with labor law litigations including:
Employment Discrimination and Harassment
We are here to protect you against discriminations based on race, color, religion, sex, natural origin, pregnancy, disability, and other “protected class” categories. The same acts prohibiting discrimination, also prohibit harassment in the workplace.
An employee may be misclassified as an exempt employee or independent contractor which may entitle the employee to unpaid overtime compensation.
Unlawful & Wrongful Termination
Florida is an “at-will” employment state, meaning that employers have full discretion to hire and terminate employees without providing warning or a reason for termination. However, your employer cannot terminate your employment for unlawful reasons, such as discrimination. If you believe that you may have lost your job for an unlawful reason, we are here to assist you and ensure that you exercise all of your rights and receive just compensation.
Whistleblower and Retaliation
The term “whistleblower” describes an employee who reports violations of the law by an employer. The Whistle-blower’s Act protects you against employer retaliation, which can prove to be a difficult and complex issue, so we always encourage seeking counsel immediately. Retaliation against an employee can also include unfavorable evaluation, disciplinary action, and demotion.
Liabilities for Workplace Accidents
Employees who suffered from an injury during the course of employment, at work or outside of work, are entitled to benefits from workers’ compensation. EPGD Law can help you make sure that you are fully compensated and receive the medical care you are entitled to.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law that guarantees the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave. If you have worked for an employer for at least a year (doesn’t need to consecutive) you are typically entitled to FMLA leave. We can help you in ensure you benefit from the FMLA leave that you are entitled to.
From our offices in South Florida and Washington, D.C., we represent clients throughout the Miami-Dade County, Broward, West Palm Beach, Washington, D.C. and beyond. Call us at (786) 837-6787 or contact us us to schedule a consultation with an experienced employment law attorney.