Sebastian, Florida Employment Lawyers

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...
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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David Miklas
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Vero Beach, FL Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(772) 465-5111 1446 19th Pl
Suite #200
Vero Beach, FL 32960
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...
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...
Michael G. Howard
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Melbourne Beach, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(321) 728-4246 PO Box 510547
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
Employment and Consumer
Nova Southeastern University
I sue abusive debt collectors who violate the law when it comes to attempting to collect past due debts. I also am a plaintiff's attorney for employees who have had their Title 7 rights violated. I have and will occasionally now accept defense work for those who have been sued for collection of a debt by a debt collector or original creditor of a credit card debt.
Maurice Arcadier
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(321) 953-5998 Melbourne, 32904
Employment
Vero Beach, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(772) 492-0200 908 Coquina Ln
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Employment, Business and International
Melbourne, FL Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(321) 984-2700 1901 S Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901
Employment, Business, Consumer and Products Liability
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...
Matthew John Monaghan
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Melbourne, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
474 N Harbor City Blvd
#1
Melbourne, FL 32935
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Florida State University College of Law
Matthew is a native of Florida and Brevard County and was raised locally in Merritt Island. Matthew has an extensive and diverse education which includes a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master’s degree in taxation, and a law degree. Prior to practicing law Matthew acquired his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license and worked in public and private accounting for several years before entering law school. Matthew’s unique background in law, accounting, and taxation provide a unique perspective that is unmatched by most attorneys. Matthew has been located in the same office in Cocoa for the past 15 years practicing...
Ruth Rhodes
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Melbourne, FL Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(321) 610-4542 474 N. Harbor City Blvd.
Suite 1
Melbourne, FL 32935
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Florida A&M University College of Law
Opening the law firm of Rhodes Law, P.A. was a lifelong dream. It took many years of hard work and dedication to make this dream a reality. We pride ourselves in providing reasonably priced, high quality legal solutions to individuals and businesses. Our firm focuses on Bankruptcy, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Business Law, Probate, Guardianship, Estate Planning, and Elder Law. Bankruptcy can stop creditor calls, stop or stall lawsuits, and give you the peach of mind of a fresh start. Our Civil Litigation Services Include: Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Violation of Non-Compete, Civil Theft, Fraud, Construction...
Richard Scot Shuster
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SATELLITE BEACH, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(321) 622-5040 1413 S PATRICK DR
STE 7
SATELLITE BEACH, FL 32937
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
University of Florida
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).
Mark Tietig
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Merritt Island, FL Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Merritt Island
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Florida State University College of Law
Dedicated to representing victims of civil rights violations, unlawful discrimination and harassment of all types, our overriding goal at Tietig & Tietig is to always achieve the best possible outcome that is in our client's best interest, and we will fight fervently to see that outcome achieved. We represent people who are violated by law enforcement agencies and officers, including police officers unlawfully harmed by their own employers. We fight against false arrest, excessive force, lack of probable cause, unlawful profiling, suppression of free speech, and other Fourth Amendment violations. Tietig & Tietig also represents whistleblowers and victims...
Melbourne, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(321) 254-7550 700 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32935
Employment
Fort Pierce, FL Employment Law Lawyer
(772) 465-5111 P.O. Box 3686
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
Employment
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
Melbourne, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(321) 633-2090 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Melbourne, FL 32940
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Fort Pierce, FL Employment Law Lawyer
(772) 465-5111 P.O. Box 3686
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
L. Reed Bloodworth
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(407) 777-8541 801 N Magnolia Ave
Suite 216
Orlando, FL 32803
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, IP and Probate
University of Florida
Managing partner of Bloodworth Law, PLLC, Reed Bloodworth, is one of Orlando, Florida’s, top business and commercial litigation attorneys as noted by a 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers in Commercial Litigation Award; and a 2017 Super Lawyers Award.

Reed was named by peers from 2017-19 a Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite in Commercial Litigation placing him in an exclusive group of lawyers that includes less than 2% of Florida’s litigators.

Reed is a respected and trusted Florida business litigation, trust litigation, probate, and estate litigation, and employment law attorney. Bloodworth Law also handles PIP litigation and mediation.

Bloodworth Law,...
Theodore W. Small Jr.
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DELAND, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(866) 720-4130 PO Box 172
DELAND, FL 32721-0172
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Virginia School of Law
Theodore W. Small Jr. ("Ted Small") has over 25 years of legal experience, formerly with the large law firm of Holland & Knight LLP in its Tampa, Washington DC, and Orlando offices and currently as a small firm practitioner in DeLand, Florida. Mr. Small brings the training and experience from his large firm experience to a small firm setting with the goal of pursuing cost-effective solutions for business and individual clients. Mr. Small also has experience as a mediator and NAM arbitrator and is available to serve as a professional neutral to resolve employment, business and contract disputes.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
John W. Bolanovich
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Melbourne, FL Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(855) 473-1818 7195 Murrell Road, Suite 101
Melbourne, FL 32940
Employment, Business, Construction and Workers' Comp
University of Miami School of Law
John W. Bolanovich is an Of Counsel attorney for the Central Florida law firm of Bogin, Munns & Munns. 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 of...
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...
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...
Edward J. Welch
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Jupiter, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(305) 202-0645 110 Front Street, Suite 300
Jupiter, FL 33477
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Edward J. Welch is the founder of Welch Law, PLLC. Mr. Welch is highly regarded among his peers in the legal community of South Florida. His highly aggressive yet sensible approach to civil litigation routinely yields successful outcomes for his new and returning clients.

Recognized for Superlative Results and Service as a Business Litigation Attorney
Among his achievements, Mr. Welch has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation. Super Lawyers’ “Rising Star,” a peer–designated honor, is bestowed upon only the top 2.5% of lawyers practicing in Florida. In addition, Mr. Welch has been awarded the Silver...
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...
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...
Christopher W Cook
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West Palm Beach, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(844) 954-6652 515 N Flagler Dr., Suite P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationEmployment, Family, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Nova Southeastern University
I provide quality legal representation and advocate for the rights and best interests of my clients. I keep clients informed of processes and proceedings and cater to client’s emotions during and throughout litigation.
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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.

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.


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