Okeechobee, Florida Employment Lawyers

Annette Newman Esq.
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Stuart, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(772) 291-2528 1 SE Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34994
Employment, Administrative, Civil Rights and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
The Law Office of Annette Newman,LLC is a professional full-service law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services at an affordable price throughout the State of Florida. Attorney Newman practices primarily in employment/labor law claims, including discrimination claims based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, religion and/or disability; sexual harassment claims, unpaid wages and/or overtime, whistle blower claims, unemployment hearings and appeals, housing discrimination and public accomodation discrimination as well as other civil rights issues. Attorney Newman also handles matters dealing with all types of employment agreements, including independent contractor, non-compete, severance, non-disclosure, non-solicitation and...
Kevin Sanderson
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Sarasota , FL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(941) 444-1548 SnugHarbor Village Office Complex
7717 Holiday Drive
Sarasota , FL 34321
Employment, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Kevin Sanderson serves your legal needs throughout all of West Central Florida, including Sarasota, Casey Key, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Bradenton, North Port, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Arcadia, Englewood, and Naples.

Education
Kevin F. Sanderson is a graduate of Boston University (B.A., Psychology) and obtained his juris doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, FL. He continued his education, obtaining his LL.M. (legal laureate masters) in international taxation and offshore finance, also at St. Thomas University School of Law. Kevin was born and raised in New Jersey.

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Mr. Sanderson is a member of the Florida Bar, a member...
David Miklas
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Fort Pierce, FL Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(772) 465-5111 P.O. Box 12996
Fort Pierce, FL 34979
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of Florida
Mr. Miklas practices all types of labor and employment law exclusively representing management (employers), including both private employers, as well as Florida municipalities and school districts. He has co-authored a LexisNexis Expert Commentary in his field of work and, for the past seventeen years, he has been a contributing author and editor for two leading labor and employment law hornbooks. Mr. Miklas has been listed in Florida Super Lawyers for nine years and he is a frequent employment law presenter and is a nationally recognized speaker and an invited guest lecturer addressing employment law and human...
Craig Marc Rappel
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Vero Beach, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(772) 778-8885 601 21st Street
Suite 300
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Employment, Business and Health Care
The University of Toledo College of Law
Providing a wide variety of legal services to:

Physician groups and other health services providers.

Clinical laboratory and designated health services companies.

Treatment modality and surgical facilities companies.

Therapy and rehabilitative health companies.

Medical device companies.

Medical education institutions.

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Peggy A. Underbrink
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Jensen Beach, FL Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(888) 811-0391 PO Box 2076
Jensen Beach, FL 34958
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Civil Rights
University of Miami School of Law
The law practice of attorney Peggy A. Underbrink focuses on EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION and WHISTLEBLOWER cases. Ms. Underbrink also accepts UNEMPLOYMENT APPEALS cases. Ms. Underbrink takes employment discrimination cases throughout the state of Florida, Washington state, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (including Indianapolis).
D. Daxton White
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Vero Beach, FL Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 637-5510 Miracle Mile Plaza
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Collections
Florida State University College of Law
D. Daxton White is an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell, the attorney rating service, indicating the highest rating for legal ability and ethics. He is a member of the Florida and Illinois Bar Associations, as well as the Indian River County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), an association of securities attorneys who dedicate their practices to the representation of investors defrauded by their financial professional or brokerage firm. Mr. White has also served on the PIABA Legislative Committee which attempts to advance the cause of investors through the use...
Vero Beach, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(772) 492-0200 908 Coquina Ln
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Employment, Business and International
Vero Beach, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(772) 231-4440 200 S Hwy A1A
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Employment
Fort Pierce, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(772) 465-7990 311 S 2nd St
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Employment
Fort Pierce, FL Employment Law Lawyer
(772) 465-5111 P.O. Box 3686
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
Employment
Fort Pierce, FL Employment Law Lawyer
(772) 465-5111 P.O. Box 3686
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
Employment
Kas DeCarvalho
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Boca Raton, FL Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(866) 353-5020 925 South Federal Highway, Ste. 715
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of North Carolina School of Law and Harvard Law School
Kas R. DeCarvalho is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC and a member of the firm's Corporate & Business Team. He has more than 15 years of experience as a corporate attorney and business leader. His practice focuses on corporate and transactional law, financing and mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, intellectual property, international transactions, business ethics and compliance, arts and entertainment law and education law. His clients include individuals, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Attorney DeCarvalho is a co-founder of Original Innovative Concepts LLC, a product development and licensing venture, and Rhode Island Martial Arts, Inc.Mr....
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationBoca Raton, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Employment, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
The Catholic University of America
Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, a full service law firm. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, Employment, Unpaid Overtime, DUI, Criminal, Brain Injury, Divorce and all Family law issues and other related legal matters throughout the state of Florida.
Bradley Paul Rothman
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(877) 730-5180 1415 Dean St., ste. 103
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
Employment and Insurance Claims
University of Florida
I am a Southwest Florida attorney board certified in labor and employment law by the Florida Bar. My practice focuses on employment law, insurance claims, whistleblower representation, and civil litigation.

Much of my law practice involves the representation of current and former employees denied proper compensation; victimized by discrimination or retaliation in the workplace; or requiring legal assistance with non-compete agreements. I'm also heavily involved with the representation of families and businesses denied appropriate insurance coverage following Hurricane Irma. Additionally, I provide representation for Medicare fraud whistleblowers, sexual abuse victims, and most business litigation matters.

I have...
Alberto Naranjo Jr.
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Miami Lakes, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(305) 942-8070 7900 Oak Lane
#400 AN Law
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Free ConsultationEmployment
Florida International University College of Law
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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...
Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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Boca Raton, FL Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Employment, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Mr. Lechner is a Florida Bar board certified labor and employment lawyer with years experience representing both employees and employers in all aspects of employment law matters.
Peter T. Mavrick
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(954) 564-2246 1620 W Oakland Park Blvd
#300
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Fort Lauderdale, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
Employment, Business and Insurance Defense
Harvard Law School
I primarily represent businesses in employment/labor, business, and non-competition covenant litigation. I am in my 25th year in the practice of law and litigation. I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, and have a rating of 10 out of 10 from AVVO. My firm consists of three lawyers, myself and two associate attorneys. We work as a team and have obtained excellent results in pretrial, trial, post-trial and appellate proceedings as well as in arbitration.
Nancy E. Brandt
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Melbourne, FL Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(855) 473-1818 7195 Murrell Road, Suite 101
Melbourne, FL 32940
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Landlord Tenant
University of Florida
Nancy Brandt is a partner with the Central Florida law firm Bogin, Munns & Munns. 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.
Ryon Michael McCabe
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West Palm Beach, FL Employment Law Attorney
(877) 915-4040 1601 Forum Pl
#505
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Employment, Business, Consumer and Stockbroker Fraud
Florida State University College of Law
Steven Canter
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(954) 564-2246 1620 W Oakland Park Blvd
#300
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Employment and Business
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Mr. Canter is a highly skilled and accomplished attorney. He practices in the in the areas of business litigation, community association law, labor and employment law, and non-competition law. Mr. Canter has a wide range of civil litigation skills, including trial and appellate practice in Florida state and federal courts. Mr. Canter is in his sixteenth year as an attorney, and has exercised good judgment in representing and advising clients. He is admitted to The Florida Bar, and admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida as well the United...
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...
John R. Walker
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BOCA RATON, FL Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(561) 990-1699 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD.
SUITE 130
BOCA RATON, FL 33487
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Defense, Maritime and Workers' Comp
South Texas College of Law
JOHN R. WALKER is a Partner in SBSB's Houston office. For the past almost twenty-five years, it has been my privilege to represent insurance and employer interests focusing on the defense of claims brought under the Longshore and Harbor Act, the Defense Base (DBA), the Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) Instrumentalities Act, the Jones Act, and General Maritime and Admiralty Law. Additionally, John also has extensive experience in First Party Insurance Defense matters, representing employers, insurance carriers, and third parties in State, Federal and Appellate courts. Prior to joining the firm, John handled First Party Insurance Defense,...
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
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...
Sarah Elizabeth Wade
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(855) 473-1818 409 Brevard Avenue, Suite 7
Cocoa , 32922
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.
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...
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...
Sean Patrick King
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Ft Myers, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(239) 434-5464 13410 Parker Commons Blvd
Ste 101E
Ft Myers, FL 33912
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
car accidents, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, medical malpractice, wrongful death, birth injures, nursing home, dog bite, slip and fall, product liability, recalls like vaginal mesh or bladder sling, davinci robotic surgery, prozac, mesothelioma, workers compensation
Micah Longo
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Davie, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(954) 862-3608 12555 Orange Drive, Ste. 233
Davie, FL 33330
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
The Longo Firm is a personal injury and employment law firm. We help people seriously injured in accidents or having problems with employers. We offer a free legal consultation and work mostly on a contingency fee basis. This means there is no fee (or cost) unless we get money for you! Our practice areas include, car accidents, slip and falls, wrongful death accidents, unpaid wage and overtime, discrimination, harassments, retaliation, medical leave, and wrongful termination cases. Transportation issues? No problem, we'll come to you! We make home and hospital visits. Available 24/7.
Mark J. Astarita
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Boca Raton, FL Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(561) 989-9080 3010 North Military Trail
#201
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Securities
New York Law School
My legal practice has always involved the representation of stock market participants, including investors, financial professionals and firms, nationwide. My work includes representation of in connection with FINRA Examinations and Enforcement Proceedings, as well as SEC investigations. I also represent individual brokers from virtually every major firm in their contract negotiations, employment termination, U-4 and U-5 issues. In specialized situations where the facts or law present novel issues, I also represent investors. I have appeared before arbitration panels and regulators in 22 states, have written legal columns for a number of industry publications, been a...
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...
Frank W. Piazza
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Ft. Myers, FL Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(833) 546-3675 1415 Dean Street
Ft. Myers, FL 33901
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation and Workers' Comp
University of Florida
Experience matters. For well over two decades, Frank W. Piazza has been helping injured workers in Southwest Florida receive the benefits they deserve. Mr. Piazza received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of South Florida in 1987, followed by his law degree from the University of Florida in 1990. Since May of 1992, he has represented literally thousands of injured workers in Southwest Florida, and has handled all types of cases. “My approach to representing people is perhaps different than others. I actually enjoy meeting with and getting to know each of my clients. In...
Todd North Parrish
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Lakeland, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(863) 226-6828 4305 Highland Park Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33813
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Stetson University College of Law
Todd Parrish was admitted to Florida Bar in 2007. His practice has been devoted to the representation of individuals who have suffered injuries through the negligence of others or while on the job.
Marianne Bartko
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Plantation, FL Employment Law Attorney
(800) 355-3425 2 S University Dr
#235
Plantation, FL 33324
Free ConsultationEmployment, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
St. Thomas University
Ellen M. Leibovitch
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Boca Raton, FL Employment Law Attorney
(561) 948-2479 2300 Glades Rd East Tower
#135
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
University of Florida Levin College of Law and University of Florida Levin College of Law
Brian J. Holland
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Employment Law Attorney
(954) 315-3872 110 E Broward Blvd, #1700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Products Liability and Trademarks
Nova Southeastern University
Brian Holland grew up just North of Tampa, Florida in Spring Hill before receiving a degree in marketing from the University of Central Florida. During his time in Orlando, Brian worked for professional and amateur sports organizations such as the Orlando Predators, Major League Lacrosse, Miami Marlins, and University of Central Florida Athletics. Brian attended Nova Southeastern University where he attained his Juris Doctor Degree. Brian has spent time volunteering and raising money for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Team Red, White & Blue, and the FDNY Foundation. Brian prides himself on supporting current and...
Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Boca Raton, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Employment, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Mr. Klemawesch's practice includes all aspects of criminal defense and personal injury in both State and Federal Court.

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...
Charles M.  Baron
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Hollywood, FL Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(954) 919-5669 2514 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite 408
Hollywood, FL 33020
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Offering top-notch legal services in South Florida for over 30 years.
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationBoca Raton, FL Employment Law Lawyer
Employment, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Cambridge and University of Florida Levin College of Law
An experienced trial attorney, Robert Whittel provides his clients with strong, disciplined, results-oriented representation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy. Robert graduated from both law school and the United States Merchant Marine Academy with honors, and served on the esteemed Florida Law Review. Before co-founding Whittel & Melton, a full-service law firm, Robert gained valuable experience in the court room both serving as a former prosecutor and representing large corporations in complex litigation and transactional matters. Robert is devoted to fighting for his clients’ rights. He handles all types of criminal...
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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.