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Florida Labor & Employment Law Attorneys

According to the State of Florida’s Agency for Workforce Innovation,(1) over 510,000 people work in Palm Beach County.(2) State and federal employment and labor laws protect people in the workplace and their employers. Labor and employment laws are complex and resolving employment law concerns poses many challenges. Leave it to our experienced Florida labor and employment law attorneys to help.

Florida is an “At-Will” Employment State

Employees in Florida work “at-will,” which means they can be terminated from their position for any reason at any time. However, the “at-will” nature of the job also allows employees to choose to leave their respective jobs at any time.(3) At-will employees who have been terminated by their employers may claim unemployment benefits, depending on the conditions of the termination.(4) An exception to “at-will” employment is a situation where employer and employee have agreed to terms outlined in a contract. An employment contract dictates the conditions of employment, including how and for what reasons an employee may leave or be terminated from his or her job. In either of these instances, retaining the services of experienced employment attorneys can help streamline the process and make all terms in the contract clear. Labor lawyers can also assist in drawing up contracts or creating publications for company guidebooks and procedural manuals.

Labor and employment law in the State of Florida addresses a wide variety of concerns for employers and employees.(5) We offer legal advice to help resolve labor and employment law issues. Some of these include:(6)

  • Claims for Unemployment
  • Discrimination Claims
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Employee Layoffs
  • Harassment in the Workplace
  • Human Resource Practices and Policies
  • Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Wage and Hour Disputes
  • Minimum Wage
  • Anti-Union Activity
  • Retaliation
  • Concerted Protected Activity
  • Wrongful Discharge/Termination

Prevent Problems in the Workplace

A proactive approach to labor and employment law offers the best results for both employers and employees. For employers, following proper procedures prevents many common legal issues from arising. For employees, labor and employment attorneys can offer advice before contracts are signed to ensure the employee will be treated fairly while working. Our Florida labor and employment attorneys offer objective legal assistance to help resolve employer and employee concerns. Some legal issues are time sensitive or involve complex rules. Be sure to contact an experienced labor and employment law attorney to obtain legal advice quickly.

1-State of Florida, Agency for Workforce Innovation:
http://www.floridajobs.org

2-State of Florida, Agency for Workforce Innovation; 2010 Wage Estimates (based on 2009 survey data) for Palm Beach County:
http://www.labormarketinfo.com/library/OES.htm
3-Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary:
http://www.nolo.com/dictionary/at-will-employment-term.html
4-State of Florida, Agency for Workforce Innovation:
http://www.floridajobs.org
5-The U.S. Department of Labor:
http://www.dol.gov
6-Employment Law Guide: Laws, Regulations, and Technical Assistance Services:
http://www.dol.gov/compliance/guide/index.htm

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* Cathleen Scott is licensed to practice in Florida only.

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