Valrico, Florida Employment Lawyers

Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Experienced & Dedicated Florida Employment Law Attorney! Protecting Your Rights!

I am an aggressive and skilled employment law attorney. I am committed to passionately and vigorously fighting for your rights and interests! Visit my website for client reviews and testimonials. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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Determined Labor and Florida Employment Law Attorney! Protecting Your Interests!

I am a skilled and successful labor and employment law attorney. I have been protecting the rights of clients with employment issues for over 15 years! Visit my website to see client reviews, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Tracee L. Ivins Esq.
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Experienced Employment Lawyer! Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights!

I provide aggressive legal representation in employment law cases. I am dedicated to protecting your rights and interests! Visit my website for client testimonials or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jason M. Melton Esq.
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Experienced & Dedicated Employment Law Attorney! Call for Aggressive Advocacy!

I am dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of those with employment law concerns. I provide skilled and aggressive representation! Visit my website to see verdicts and settlements, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Erik De L'Etoile
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(813) 563-5025 10150 Highland Manor Dr. Ste. 200
Tampa, FL 33610
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Stetson University College of Law
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 17 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.
Jeffrey Lieser
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(813) 280-1256 403 N. Howard Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jeff is the Managing Partner of Lieser Skaff Alexander (LSA), a 9-attorney firm with 3 Florida offices. Jeff has concentrated his practice on business law and business litigation.

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...
Kevin G. Brick Esq.
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(813) 816-1816 100 Ashley Dr S
Suite 620
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationTampa, 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...
Brian P. Battaglia
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Tampa , FL Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(727) 420-8708 15170 North Florida Avenue
Tampa , FL 33613
Employment, Business, Health Care and Insurance Defense
Loyola University Chicago and Drake University Law School
An Attorney at Law and Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator handling Labor and Employment, Business Litigation, Health Care law, Civil Litigation, and Arbitration and Mediation matters. Brian Battaglia has more than 28 years of experience handling litigation matters in state and federal court and administrative forums. Please call 727-420-8708 to schedule an appointment. - See more at: http://brianbattaglialaw.com/#sthash.m5euJJAy.dpuf
Cynthia Sass
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(813) 251-5599 601 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33603
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
University of Richmond
Cynthia N. Sass, Esquire, is the sole shareholder of Sass Law Firm, a four-attorney firm based in Tampa, Florida. Cynthia Sass obtained her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1987 and graduated from Smith College. She was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1987. She is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Since 1990, Cynthia Sass has limited her practice to labor and employment matters. Ms. Sass has been active in the litigation...
Patrick W. Harland
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Stetson University College of Law
Patrick W. Harland, Jr. is a seasoned litigator and personal injury attorney having tried cases in both Florida State and Federal Court.

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...
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationTampa, 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...
Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
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.
Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
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...
Jeremy Simon Esq.
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Florida Employment Law Attorney

Stetson University College of LawFlorida and Southern District of Florida
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Frank Michael Malatesta
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Florida Employment Law Lawyer

My mission is to work with my clients and limit their legal costs and liability while I zealously represent them on employment law and health law matters. As a solo practitioner, my clients have direct, unfettered access... Read More »
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Marshall Kobrin
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(813) 699-1194 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 620
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 2 years experience
Employment, Business, IP and Trademarks
University of Florida
Mr. Marshall J. Kobrin is an associate at the Aegis Law. Mr. Kobrin focuses his practice on business and corporate transactions, and intellectual property.

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...
Spiro Tilemachos Komninos
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(813) 251-3444 4124 West Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33624
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Stockbroker Fraud
South Texas College of Law
At Komninos Law Firm, PA, we measure our success by the value we create for our clients. We are focused on achieving positive results and providing outstanding client service to each and every client. Our law firm has successfully represented clients facing complex legal issues. Our law firm is more than up for the challenge of taking on all types of litigation and transactional matters. With main offices in Tampa we represent clients across Florida. We are proud to represent a diverse clientele. Many of our clients are small-business owners, such as commercial builders, restaurant and service station owners,...
Christopher Leo Petruccelli
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(813) 906-7730 4830 W. Kennedy Blvd Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationEmployment and Workers' Comp
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
CHRISTOPHER L. PETRUCCELLI was born in Tampa, Florida on March 8, 1969. Mr. Petruccelli has lived in the Tampa Bay area all of his life with the exception of the time period for his law studies in Lansing, Michigan.

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 &...
Mr. Dale M Rodriguez
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(866) 202-9921 550 N. Reo, Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33609
Employment, Administrative, Civil Rights and Immigration
I have practiced law continuously since 1993, focusing almost exclusively on the employment relationship. I am admitted to practice law in Florida (Florida Bar) and Texas (State Bar of Texas). I am also admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court and numerous federal courts with jurisdiction in Florida and Texas. Since year 2000, I have been Board Certified, Labor & Employment Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). I attended the University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida, and graduated with a undergraduate Bachelor of Arts...
Matthew Keith Fenton
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(813) 579-2483 1110 N Florida Ave Ste 300
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationEmployment and Workers' Comp
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
After practicing for more than twenty years and handling well over a thousand employment law cases, I have observed that many of my clients, at some point in the representation, share with me that one of their primary motives in seeking legal assistance is to make sure that what happened to them does not happen to somebody else. As a passionate, competitive trial lawyer who enjoys holding employers accountable for their actions, I help my clients achieve their goal by taking on workplace bullies and not letting go until a reasonable measure of justice has been achieved. Clients often tell...
Todd North Parrish
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Lakeland, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 12 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.
Tracee L. Ivins Esq.
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Southeastern University
Tracee L. Ivins graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. After graduation she worked for the State of Florida as a certified investigator, before deciding to pursue a law degree. As an attorney Ms. Ivins has handled files from inception all the way to a jury verdict. Her experience has included claims involving serious bodily injury, product liability injury and wrongful death arising from auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, negligent security, motorcycle and tractor trailer accidents.

Lawsuits including Negligence, Breach of Contract, Negligent Entrustment, Uninsured Motorist Insurance Claims, Under-Insured Motorists Insurance disputes, Wrongful Death, Bad...
Patrick K. Elliott
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney
(800) 563-1409 100 S. Ashley Drive
Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33602
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Consumer
Patrick Elliott is the founding member of the Law Office of Patrick K. Elliott and is a litigator dedicated to employee and consumer rights. Mr. Elliott only represents Florida employees and consumers who were wrongfully denied their protected rights.

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...
Michael Paul Beltran
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(813) 870-3073 405 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. #370
Tampa, FL 33609
Employment, Appeals, Business and White Collar Crime
Michael Beltran is an experienced and aggressive litigator who has been working in various capacities in the legal industry for more than a decade. Attorney Beltran has dedicated his career to developing the skills and experience necessary to render top-notch advocacy for his clients in all of their litigation matters. Attorney Beltran graduated from Harvard Law School and was previously associated with two of the world’s most feared litigation firms, Paul Weiss and Boies Schiller. Between his associations with those firms, Attorney Beltran clerked for a well-respected federal judge in Florida. Having handled litigation matters from both sides...
Marcus S Lawrence Jr.
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(813) 514-8355 402 E Oak Ave., Ste. 101
Tampa, FL 33602
Employment, Business, Construction and Military
Wake Forest University School of Law
Janet Wise
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(813) 251-5599 601 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33603
Employment
Georgia State University College of Law
Janet E. Wise is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar and has been since 2001. As an attorney with the Sass Law Firm, she brings over 25 years of experience to a practice which primarily represents employees from both the private and public sectors in workplace disputes. Ms. Wise speaks frequently on employment law topics, especially in the area of attorney ethics, and serves on various committees, both locally and nationally. Her most recent accolade is being named a Florida Super Lawyer in employment law by Thomson Reuters.
Yvette Everhart
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(813) 251-5599 601 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tampa, FL 33603
Employment and Civil Rights
Stetson University College of Law
Yvette Everhart graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 2006, and cum laude from Stetson University in 2003. Ms. Everhart is admitted to practice in the State of Florida and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. Yvette Everhart is a member of The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, and their Young Lawyers Division. She is also a member of the Communications sub-committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar. Ms. Everhart is co-author of the Florida chapter of the book, Employment at Will, a State-by-State Survey published by the American Bar...
Patrick Cremeens
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(813) 839-2000 4707 W. Gandy Blvd.
Suite 8
Tampa, FL 33611
Employment, Appeals, Business and Collections
Florida Coastal School of Law
We are a full-service law firm servicing clients in Tampa and throughout the State of Florida.
Christopher Leifer
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TAMPA, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(813) 434-4888 2005 Pan Am Circle
Suite 280
TAMPA, FL 33607
Free ConsultationEmployment
Tulane University School of Law and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Christopher K. Leifer is the founding shareholder of the firm. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin and his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School. Mr. Leifer is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Mr. Leifer focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law; including unpaid wage issues, unpaid overtime, improper paycheck deductions, retaliatory discharge and non-compete...
Nathan Adam Carney
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TAMPA, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(813) 712-8776 400 N. Ashley Drive
Suite 2600
TAMPA, FL 33602
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Collections
University of Michigan Law School
Gary L Printy Jr.
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer
(813) 434-0649 3411 West Fletcher Ave
Suite A
Tampa, FL 33618
Employment, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Medical Malpractice
Gary L. Printy, Jr. lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Caroline. He works with his father at the law firm of Printy & Printy, P.A. He represents individuals facing employment discrimination or physical injury due to another's negligence. He also represents clients in medical malpractice, bankruptcy and in wills, estates & probate.
Scott Kenneth Hewitt
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(813) 221-0200 Wells Fargo Building
100 S. Ashley Drive, Suite 1100
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
After spending several years with an International Insurance Company, Mr. Hewitt has represented individuals, businesses, and insurers in complex personal injury matters and employment law matters. He has 19 years of extensive trial experience and insurance litigation experience in all Florida and Federal Courts.

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.

Jennifer Lynn Zumarraga
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(813) 251-5599 601 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33603
Employment
Jennifer Zumarraga is an attorney at the Law Offices of Cynthia N. Sass, P.A. She graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University College of Law in 2000, and cum laude from the University of Florida in 1996. Jennifer Zumarraga is admitted to practice in the State of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She is a member of The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section and the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Jennifer Zumarraga has practiced in the area of employment law since 2001.
Ben Cristal
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(813) 258-8500 4905 W. Laurel Street
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33607
Employment, Business, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Protecting Florida's Employers for more than 20 years
Luis A. 'Tony' Cabassa
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TAMPA, FL Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(813) 579-2483 1110 N Florida Ave Ste 300
TAMPA, FL 33602
Employment
Kyle James Lee
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Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney
(813) 739-3937 1 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33609
Employment
Mr. Stephen R. Senn
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Lakeland, FL Employment Law Lawyer
(863) 683-6511 225 E. Lemon Street, Suite 300
Lakeland, FL 33801
Employment, Appeals, Business and Collections
Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(813) 514-8194 9350 Bay Plaza Blvd
Tampa, FL 33619
Employment
Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(813) 222-8181 401 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Employment and Business
Boston College Law School
Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(813) 227-6467 100 North Tampa Street
#4100
Tampa, FL 33602
Employment, Antitrust, Appeals and IP
Florida State University College of Law
Tampa, FL Employment Law Attorney
(813) 318-5702 600 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
Employment
Stetson University College of Law
Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(813) 318-5700 600 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
Rutgers School of Law - Newark
Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(813) 223-6907 201 E Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602
Employment and Workers' Comp
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(813) 318-5700 600 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
Employment
Florida State University College of Law
Tampa, FL Employment Law Lawyer
(813) 227-6657 100 N Tampa St
Tampa, FL 33602
Employment, Business and Health Care
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
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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.


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