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Ronnie Bitman
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Maitland, FL Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(407) 647-0090 1770 Fennell Street
Maitland, FL 32751
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Business and Consumer
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Ronnie Bitman continues to demonstrate why he is one of Orlando's most promising young lawyers. Having been named to Florida Trend's 2010 "Up & Comers" and Super Lawyers' "Rising Stars" 2012, Ronnie litigates a range of complex and novel matters. Ronnie is well-versed in complex litigation, including class actions, consumer protection matters, contract and employment disputes, trade secret, unfair and deceptive practices, personal injury, and various other consumer and commercial-related matters. Some of his recent important cases include the settlement of Virgilio v. Ryland Group, Inc. and the prosecution of eight related class action law suits stemming from a homebuilder's...
Nathan Adam McCoy
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Maitland, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(407) 803-5400 100 E Sybelia Ave
#205
Maitland, FL 32751
Employment and Business
Gary D. Wilson
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Maitland, FL Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(407) 803-5400 100 E Sybelia Ave Ste 205
Maitland, FL 32751
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
University of Mississippi
In addition to being a practicing attorney and co-founder of Wilson McCoy, P.A. with Nathan McCoy, Gary represents both individuals in civil rights and discrimination claims, non-compete and other employment issues, but also defends employers in such matters. Gary also represents unions and their members in disciplinary grievances, arbitration, unfair labor practice hearings, and collective bargaining negotiations.

With more than 25 years of employment law experience, Gary’s work as an employment and labor law attorney has been recognized by publications and his peers, consistently naming him as one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” a Florida “Super Lawyer,” and one...
Maitland, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(407) 622-5250 800 S Orlando Ave
Maitland, FL 32751
Employment and Business
Maitland, FL Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(407) 622-5250 800 S Orlando Ave
Maitland, FL 32751
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Maitland, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(407) 622-5250 800 S Orlando Ave
Maitland, FL 32751
Employment, Business and Real Estate
John W. Bolanovich
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(855) 473-1818 1000 Legion Place, Suite 1000
Gateway Center
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Business, Construction and Workers' Comp
University of Miami School of Law
John W. Bolanovich is an attorney for the Central Florida law firm of Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A. He specializes in Business Law, Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, and Civil Litigation. Cases he has handled include Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Discrimination, Real Estate Closings, and Formal Bid Protests. Mr. Bolanovich has a distinguished career in several fields, including teaching and hospitality. He received his M.S. degree in Hotel and Food Service Management in 1987, leading to executive-level positions with several top hotel corporations. He received his J.D. from the University of Miami School...
Philip K. Calandrino
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Winter Park, FL Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(407) 621-4200 214 South Park Avenue
Second Floor
Winter Park, FL 32789
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and IP
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
As an entrepreneurial lawyer, I understand the challenges that small business owners face each day. We deal with vendors, customers, employees, taxes, and regulations all the time. Each one of these relationships creates legal risks that you must address in a cost-effective manner, before trouble strikes. Relying on my experience in trying business law cases, I have developed a three-step legal strategy that every small business owner should implement. In its most basic form, this strategy employs contracts, insurance coverage, and an operating company-management company-holding company format for the organization, to help control the common risks that can tank...
Nancy E. Brandt
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(855) 473-1818 1000 Legion Place, Suite 1000
Gateway Center
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Landlord Tenant
University of Florida
Nancy Brandt is a partner with the Central Florida law firm Bogin, Munns, & Munns, P.A., working out of their Orlando and Melbourne offices. She specializes in Civil Litigation and Business Law, including Real Property Development, Commercial Contract Disputes, Commercial Litigation, Real Property Disputes, and Insurance Defense. She received her B.A. in 1992 and her J.D. in 1995 from the University of Florida. Ms. Brandt teaches Civil Litigation I as an adjunct professor at Valencia College.
Andre Tylor Young
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(407) 422-4000 1115 E. Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
The Young Law Firm of Florida, LLC provides companies, non-profit organizations, families, and individuals with the legal representation they need to resolve the critical issues impacting their lives and businesses. We will guide you through your concerns and help you find the right solution. You deserve legal counsel who puts your welfare first while providing aggressive advocacy, sound advice, and protection of your rights. At the Young Law Firm of Florida, we provide individualized service to ensure your needs are met. All of our clients meet with Attorney Andre T. Young and are supported by a competent team of highly...
Ryan LaBar
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(407) 835-8968 2300 East Concord St
Orlando, FL 32803
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Medical Malpractice
University of Florida
Nathan Ryan LaBar grew up in Central Florida. He attended the University of Florida and received a degree in Psychology and in Economics. Following undergraduate work, he attended the University of Florida Law School. While studying in Gainesville, he worked for a prestigious personal injury law firm and learned firsthand what it takes to represent people in disadvantaged situations. He used this knowledge, along with his experience as an attorney representing large insurance companies, to effectively represent his present day clients that are now fighting against those same insurance companies. Mr. LaBar represents all men, women, and children...
Mintrel D. Martin
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(407) 801-7709 801 North Magnolia Avenue
Suite 414
Orlando, FL 32803
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Sarah Elizabeth Wade
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(407) 578-9696 1000 Legion Place
Gateway Center, Suite 1000
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Construction, Consumer and Personal Injury
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
I am a personal injury attorney with the Central Florida law firm Bogin, Munns & Munns. Throughout my ten years of experience, I have practiced in the areas of premises liability ("slip & falls"), product liability, civil litigation, hospitality law, and construction defect law. My experience has allowed me to gain a well-rounded perspective on different areas of law, and I have represented individuals, businesses, and corporations in their legal matters.
Scott Christopher Adams
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(866) 680-4529 2300 East Concord St
Orlando, FL 32803
Employment, Appeals, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
Mr. Adams received his Juris Doctorate from the Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, graduating in the top 5% of his class. In law school, Mr. Adams was a member of Law Review, as well as, the Chief Advocate for the Moot Court Honor Society. He attended law school as a Dean Fellow Scholarship recipient. While in law school, Mr. Adams received the "Book Award" (highest grade) in Corporations, Tax, and Appellate Practice. Prior to seeking higher education, Mr. Adams served in the United States Army and the New Jersey Army National Guard. He is a veteran of the...
Jennings Kemp Brinson
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(407) 777-8541 801 N. Magnolia Ave.
Suite 216
Orlando, FL 32803
Employment, Business and Probate
George Washington University - Virginia Campus
J. Kemp Brinson is a Partner at Bloodworth Law, PLLC, in Orlando, Florida, and Winter Haven, Florida. Kemp has practiced business litigation, trust litigation, probate litigation, and employment litigation since 2004.

Kemp is able to see legal issues as a plaintiff’s attorney and as a defendant’s attorney.

“I would describe it as perspective because I know what the other side is thinking,” Kemp said. And it’s most valuable in the settlement context because I know exactly what conversation is had if I’m on the plaintiff’s side or whether as the defendant’s attorney. I know what it’s going to take to...
Travis Robert Hollifield
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Winter Park, FL Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(407) 599-9590 147 E Lyman Ave., Ste. C
Winter Park, FL 32789
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
Nova Southeastern University
Attorney Travis R. Hollifield is a Florida native who grew up in Orange County and attended Winter Park High School. After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Journalism degree, Mr. Hollifield attended Nova Southeastern University Law School in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Hollifield founded Hollifield Legal Centre to serve and promote the interests of all working women in Florida. Mr. Hollifield focuses on women’s workplace legal needs including litigation of sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, wage theft, retaliation and FMLA claims. He also litigates intellectual property claims including copyright, trademark, and patent disputes.
Robert Blanchfield
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Winter Park, FL Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(407) 497-0463 127 West Fairbanks Ave.
Suite 272
Winter Park, FL 32789
Employment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Jill Steinberg Schwartz
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Winter Park, FL Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
655 West Morse Blvd.
Suite 212
Winter Park, FL 32789
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Real Estate
Mark Loren Van Valkenburgh
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Winter Park, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(407) 761-6399 401 W. Fairbanks Ave.
Suite 100
Winter Park, FL 32789
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Mark L. Van Valkenburgh has been practicing law in Central Florida since 1995 and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is certified as a mediator for circuit court and appellate matters by the Florida Supreme Court and for all civil matters in the United States District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Mr. Van Valkenburgh currently mediates all types of business, real estate, personal injury and employment disputes as well as probate litigation matters. Before each mediation, Mr. Van Valkenburgh carefully reviews the pleadings and any information submitted to him by the parties and conducts...
Phillip Sigman
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Altamonte Springs, FL Employment Law Lawyer
(407) 332-1200 211 Maitland Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Employment
George Indest
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Altamonte Springs, FL Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(407) 331-6620 1101 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Health Care
Tulane University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
George F. Indest III is the President and Managing Partner of The Health Law Firm, based in Orlando. Mr. Indest is board certified by the Florida Bar in the legal specialty of Health Law. He is also board certified as a health care risk manager by the American Board of Risk Management, Inc. His practice encompasses all aspects of business, corporate, transactional, regulatory and administrative health law practice, and he represents physicians, nurses, hospitals, home health agencies, long term care facilities and other health care providers. His practice also includes the litigation of professional licensing cases and business litigation, defense...
Mitchell Feldman
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ORLANDO, FL Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(877) 946-8293 618 E. South Street, Suite 500
SUITE 500
ORLANDO, FL 32801
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Emory University School of Law
Mitchell Lloyd Feldman Esq. experienced trial lawyer, 23 years litigation experience. Location: 1715 N. Westshore Boulevard Suite 400 Tampa, FL 33607 Phone: 813 639 9366 Fax: 813-639-9376 Email: mlf@feldmanlegal.us LAWYER OVERVIEW: For over 2 decades, MITCHELL LLOYD FELDMAN, ESQ., has been a civil litigator, who has worked on the defense and the plaintiff side of cases. Over the last 10 years, Mr. Feldman has focused his practice representing employees and individuals in personal injury, workers' comp and employment claims. Mr. Feldman’s bench and jury trial experience includes cases involving the following: Wage...
Raquel Santiago
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(407) 545-2179 1802 N. Alafaya Tr.
264
Orlando, FL 32826
Employment, Immigration and Trademarks
University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras and The George Washington University Law School
Bilingual Attorney and Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resources Management. Attorney Santiago has been practicing law since 2009, and possesses over 17 years of combined professional experience in the legal & human resources fields and vast functional experience in consulting services & project management. Service focused in providing support and recommendations aimed to strengthen the businesses overall operations and compliance with state & federal regulations of governmental clients and clients in the private sector as well. A trusted professional with proven business acumen and people-service oriented who will not compromised principles of integrity and ethical standards. ...
Tee Persad
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(407) 647-7887 201 East Pine Street, Suite 445
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Appeals, Business and IP
New York University School of Law and University of Akron
Mr. Persad has worked in the legal profession for over 20 years. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, the United States Virgin Islands, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He earned his Juris Doctor degree and his Masters in Public Administration degree from the University of Akron in 1993 and 1994, respectively. He also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands and a diploma in paralegal studies from New York University. Mr. Persad's experience in the legal field...
Jonathan K. Allen
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
390 N. Orange Ave, Suite 2300
Orlando, FL 32801
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and International
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Mr. Jonathan K. Allen, Esquire, received his bachelor's degree in Legal Studies from University of California, Berkeley. He minored in philosophy. Having acquired a notable scholarship, he continued his education and earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law. While in law school, he served as Vice President of the law school chapter of Amnesty International and became a member of Phi Alpa Delta Law Fraternity. He also participated in mock trial and moot court competitions. After completing law school, Mr. Allen gained admission to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Florida. He...
Derek Benjamin Brett
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(407) 781-2392 1301 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Employment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
Florida State University College of Law and University of Central Florida
Derek Brett is a trial attorney who has been actively practicing since 1996. He maintains two offices, one in Orlando and another in Pensacola.
Kevin G. Brick Esq.
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(813) 816-1816 37 N. Orange Avenue
Suite 500
Orlando, FL 32801
Free ConsultationOrlando, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Employment, Antitrust, Business and Consumer
Florida State University College of Law and Florida State University College of Law
I am the managing attorney of Brick Business Law, P.A. My firm focuses primarily on litigating and resolving business disputes in and around the Tampa Bay Area. Our clients include business organizations of various sizes and in various industries such as manufacturing, services, technology, medical, food, real estate and others. I am an AV-rated attorney with significant trial and courtroom experience (over 100 trials). I have been named as a "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers, to the "Florida Legal Elite" and among Tampa's Top Attorneys. I am rated "Superb" and received the Client Choice Award from...
Keith Petrochko
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Lake Mary, FL Employment Law Attorney
(855) 956-7529 3595 W. Lake Mary Blvd., Ste. 5C
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Personal Injury
Florida A&M University College of Law
Attorney Petrochko was born in Pennsylvania. After earning a bachelors of science degree from Penn State University he decided to trade his snow shovel in for beach blankets and jurisprudence. Keith was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from Florida A&M University College of Law. While pursuing this degree, he was involved in several academic and civil organizations including leading the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. It was during this time that Keith developed a passion for civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Keith primarily focuses his efforts on labor and employment law and personal injury cases. He enjoys being...
Daniel J. Fisher
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(407) 217-1793 33 East Robinson
Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32810
Employment and Immigration
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
I have nine years of experience as an Immigration Attorney. Additionally, I have a very strong knowledge of employment law and the connection between immigration and Federal and State employment regulations. While I have not counted exactly how many immigration cases I have handled, reviewed, consulted with or been associated with, I estimate that the number is easily in the thousands. Based on this experience there is rarely a situation that I have not seen before. I am AV rated perfect “5.0”, Avvo rated “Superb”, Avvo Client choice awards 2011, 2012, 2013, “Rising Star” Orlando Style Magazine, Lead Counsel Rated...
Christopher Pace
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(407) 459-1735 121 S. Orange Avenue
Suite 1500
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Business, Collections and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Andrew Peter Zesinger
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(407) 500-0000 189 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Business and Insurance Claims
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Andrew Peter Zesinger is a senior associate with NeJame Law, P.A. Born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, Mr. Zesinger earned his Bachelor’s degree in Health Policy Administration from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999. He created a summer externship in the business administration department that emphasized and analyzed universal health care coverage. Mr. Zesinger earned his Juris Doctor from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Mr. Zesinger began his career as a judicial clerk for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.

Attorney Andrew Zesinger focuses his practice in civil litigation throughout the state of Florida. Mr. Zesinger also handles...
Heather Marie Meglino
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(407) 900-7440 118 E. Jefferson St.
Suite 207
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Blair Thomas Jackson
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(407) 245-1232 189 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
University of Alabama School of Law and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Blair T. Jackson was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada in 1965. He attended McGill University in Montreal where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1988. He then attended the Western Michigan Cooley School of Law where he received his juris doctorate in 1991. Mr. Jackson also graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law with a LL.M. (Masters of Law) degree in Business Transactions in 2014. Mr. Jackson has more than twenty-three (23) years of civil litigation experience, practicing in both state courts in the State of Florida, as well as the United States District Court of the Middle...
Kristina Nubaryan Girard
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(407) 245-8352 200 S. Orange Avenue
Suite 2025
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice
Loyola Law School
David Howard Abrams
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(407) 385-0529 200 N. Thornton Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
Concord Law School, The George Washington University Law School and Florida A&M University College of Law
The Law Office of David H. Abrams in Orlando, Florida provides legal services in: Aviation Law Bankruptcy Commercial & Civil Litigation Corporate Law Computer & Internet Law Copyright & Trademark Estate, Elder Law, & Probate Family Law Real Estate
Eric Daniel Frommer
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(407) 581-5049 5829 Grand National Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Employment, Business and Immigration
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Duke University School of Law, Duke University School of Law and Franklin Pierce College
Kimberly De Arcangelis
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(407) 420-1414 20 North Orange Ave Suite 1600
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment
Nova Southeastern University
Kim De Arcangelis (formerly Kim Woods) was born in Washington, D.C., raised in Orlando, Florida and then later resided in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for a number of years. Ms. De Arcangelis practices in the labor and employment litigation division of the Orlando, Florida office of Morgan & Morgan. She has both bench trial and Federal jury trial experience. She represents numerous employees with matters including wage and hour disputes and ranging from single plaintiff actions to class/collective actions. Ms. De Arcangelis attended Nova Southeastern University for both her undergraduate degree and law degree.
Laura Catherine Douglas
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(407) 500-0000 189 South Orange Avenue Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Laura Douglas received a B.A from the University of Central Florida and began her professional career as an award winning news producer at WFTV in Orlando, where she developed the passion for investigation and advocacy that led her to law school. While attending St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, she served as a Certified Legal Intern for the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida and clerked for the Florida Department of Transportation trial division. Following early graduation, Laura obtained priceless courtroom experience as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County, prosecuting domestic violence, child abuse and...
John Stanley Lord
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ORLANDO, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(407) 244-3246 111 N. Orange Ave.
Ste. 1800
ORLANDO, FL 32801
Employment
Marty Stone
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(321) 443-4643 14142 Amelia Island Way
Orlando, FL 32828
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Miami
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

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