Odessa, Florida Employment Lawyers
Experienced & Dedicated Florida Employment Law Attorney! Protecting Your Rights!
Experienced Employment Lawyer! Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights!
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Determined Labor and Florida Employment Law Attorney! Protecting Your Interests!
Prior to joining Whittel & Melton, Mr. Klemawesch worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County, Florida, where he tried over seventy-five cases to juries, including cases involving homicide, hate crimes, sexual battery, weapons charges, and many other areas. He was a member of the Vehicular Homicide Squad, focused on the investigation and prosecution of severe DUI cases involving significant injuries and deaths.
Before working for the State of Florida, Mr. Klemawesch worked at several Florida law firms, practicing...
Upon graduating from Stetson University College of Law in 1999, Mr. Harland focused his law practice on defending insurance companies as well as some of the nation’s largest nursing home chains in liability suits relating to patient care. Mr. Harland also defended physicians in correctional healthcare cases brought by inmates alleging civil rights violations due to inadequate healthcare.
Today, Mr. Harland uses that defense background to the advantage of St. Petersburg clients who have been injured by the negligence of...
Lawsuits including Negligence, Breach of Contract, Negligent Entrustment, Uninsured Motorist Insurance Claims, Under-Insured Motorists Insurance disputes, Wrongful Death, Bad...
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In 2017 and 2018, Jeff was named to the Florida Legal Elite roster. The select lawyers on this prestigious list represent fewer than 1.5% of active Florida Bar members. Jeff has also been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® magazine each year from 2013-2017, an honor based upon peer review reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under age 40.
Jeff represents clients in complex business and civil litigation cases...
Mr. Petruccelli graduated from the University of South Florida in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology. Following his lifelong ambition, he attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School receiving his Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) in 1996.
Upon his return to the Tampa Bay area in 1996, Mr. Petruccelli joined the law firm of Fox &...
Prior to becoming an associate at the Walk Law Firm, Mr. Kobrin graduated from the University of Central Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science in 2014 with minors in general business, sports business management, and legal studies. He was awarded Dean’s List honors multiple semesters throughout his time at UCF. Mr. Kobrin then attended law school at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. During his tenure at the University of...
Mr. Elliott is committed to helping employees who were made to feel powerless due to the improper, and oftentimes unlawful, actions of your current or former employer.
The Law Office of Patrick K. Elliott represents employees and their rights in the workplace and also represents Florida employees who were also wrongfully terminated.
Mr. Elliott’s practice areas include wrongful termination, whistleblower and retaliation, class action...
Mr. Hewitt provides a personal experience for his clients, thinking outside the box, to obtain client approved results. He is available 7 days per week, when not coaching basketball or spending time with his family.
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Problems in the workplace?
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.
Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.
Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.
Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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