Our firm has extensive experience in employment law and includes one of the very few Board Certified Labor & Employment lawyers in the state of Florida. We are able to provide comprehensive services to our clients with concerns in this area.
Labor and employment represent a very complex area of law and involve a variety of state and federal statutes and court rulings. Our firm has a thorough understanding of the laws governing these matters and provides counsel and exceptional client service in all employment-related matters including:
Non-Compete Agreements and Other Restrictive Covenants
Much of our work in this area is non-compete litigation on behalf of clients seeking court-ordered injunctions releasing them from these obligations. We also advise and represent employers on these matters and trade secret concerns.
Harassment and Discrimination
We represent employees and protect their rights in all matters of discrimination and harassment including sexual harassment, sex discrimination, age discrimination, racial discrimination, and other similar concerns. We regularly bring claims before appropriate governing bodies such as the EEOC and Florida Commission on Human Rights (FCHR) on behalf of our clients.
Overtime Wage and Hour Disputes
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, employers are required to pay a certain minimum wage to their employees. The minimum overtime wage is equal to one-and-a-half times the normal pay rate. Our firm pursues the rights and interests of employees involved in disputes with their employers over wages.
Wrongful Termination/Wrongful Dismissal
Our firm aggressively pursues the rights of individuals whose employers have dismissed them illegally according to legislative provisions contained in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Civil Relief Act, the False Claims Act, the Workers’ Compensation Act, and a number of other state and federal statutes.
Executive Compensation and Severance Agreements
We strenuously seek to enforce all executive compensation and severance package agreements for our clients and provide representation in pursuing these claims.
If you have an employment law question or have been unjustly dismissed from your place of work and want to discuss your case with a Board Certified Labor & Employment Lawyer, contact Kwall, Showers & Barack, P.A. at our Clearwater office. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and learn more about your situation.