Palm Coast, Florida Employment Lawyers
He is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest attorney rating awarded. Mr. Thomas is a Master in the Chester Bedell Inns of Court.
He has been a faculty member of the Stetson University College of Law Employment Trial...
Attorney Andrew Zesinger focuses his practice in civil litigation throughout the state of Florida. Mr. Zesinger also handles...
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...
Orlando, FL 32801
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Mark L. Van Valkenburgh has been practicing law in Central Florida since 1995. The vast majority of his practice has been in the area of employment law. While he has won significant jury trials on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, his practice now focuses on helping employers proactively avoid litigation. Services include:
• Drafting, review and revising of Employee Handbooks and other policies which not only comply with the law but are customized to your business.
• Negotiating and drafting Employment Agreements.
• Negotiating and drafting Confidentiality, Non-Solicitation and Non-Compete Agreements.
• Flat fee retainer arrangements to respond to employers’ unlimited telephone calls and e-mails of...
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Florida State University College of Law
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Duke University School of Law, Duke University School of Law and Franklin Pierce College
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...
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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