Vero Beach, Florida Employment Lawyers

Raquel Santiago
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(407) 545-2179 1802 N. Alafaya Tr.
264
Orlando, FL 32826
Employment, Immigration and Trademarks
University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras and The George Washington University Law School
Bilingual Attorney and Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resources Management. Attorney Santiago has been practicing law since 2009, and possesses over 17 years of combined professional experience in the legal & human resources fields and vast functional experience in consulting services & project management. Service focused in providing support and recommendations aimed to strengthen the businesses overall operations and compliance with state & federal regulations of governmental clients and clients in the private sector as well. A trusted professional with proven business acumen and people-service oriented who will not compromised principles of integrity and ethical standards. ...
Mark R. Osherow
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Boca Raton, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(561) 257-0880 1801 N. Military Trail
Suite 120
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Consumer
Yeshiva University
Mark R. Osherow is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Business Litigation with nearly 30 years of experience. He has practiced for the majority of those years in both state and federal courts throughout Florida. With significant trial and alternative dispute resolution experience, Osherow has taken countless depositions ans served as first-chair in numerous trials, arbitrations and mediations. He serves as a legal advisor for his clients as they assess their business risks across a large segment of industry and service providers.

Mr. Osherow was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America...
Juliane Murphy Brumbaugh
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(407) 777-8541 801 N. Magnolia Ave.
Suite 216
Orlando, FL 32803
Employment, Business and Probate
Stetson University College of Law
Juliane M. Brumbaugh is a business litigation, trust litigation, probate litigation, and employment law attorney who joined Bloodworth Law, PLLC, in January 2018.

Based in Orlando, Juliane drives to clients across the state. Juliane’s time is spent focused on business litigation, trust litigation, or probate and estate litigation.

In 2015, Juliane moved to Orlando, Florida to be closer to family, and joined the Public Defender Office in Osceola County. During her time with the office, she litigated over twenty-five jury trials to verdict in both felony and misdemeanor criminal cases.

After law school, Juliane joined the Ticktin Law Group and was quickly...
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...
Jennings Kemp Brinson
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Winter Haven , FL Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(407) 777-8541 Suite 244
Winter Haven , FL 33880
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Andre Tylor Young
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(407) 422-4000 1115 E. Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
The Young Law Firm of Florida, LLC provides companies, non-profit organizations, families, and individuals with the legal representation they need to resolve the critical issues impacting their lives and businesses. We will guide you through your concerns and help you find the right solution. You deserve legal counsel who puts your welfare first while providing aggressive advocacy, sound advice, and protection of your rights. At the Young Law Firm of Florida, we provide individualized service to ensure your needs are met. All of our clients meet with Attorney Andre T. Young and are supported by a competent team of highly...
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.
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.
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.
Daniel Joseph Shamy
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Boca Raton, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(561) 939-8042 4800 North Federal Highway, Suite 103B
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Collections and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
I co-founded K/S, Attorneys at Law in April of 2002, and over the past fifteen years our firm has represented thousands of clients in matters stemming from corporate collections to complex business litigation, such as partnership disputes, receivership, fraud claims, and purchase/sale disputes. Our firm is a boutique civil litigation firm with five attorneys who handle various areas of practice, to include, business law, complex business litigation, real estate litigation, family law, personal injury and criminal defense. All of the attorneys in our firm are passionate over their legal representation of the firm's clients, and aim to reach...
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.
Peter Mathis Spett
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Boca Raton, FL Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(888) 217-4919 3020 Windsor Cir.
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, IP and Stockbroker Fraud
Columbia Law School
For over 24 years, I have dedicated my legal skills to advising and zealously representing clients in a variety of areas, including Securities Arbitration, Business Litigation, Employment and Partnership Disputes, Breach of Contract, Fraud and Negligence Claims, Commercial Real Estate Leases, Professional Malpractice, and Intellectual Property Actions.

In addition to handling litigation matters, I also represent businesses and individuals in commercial and secured transactions as well as in drafting and negotiating general contracts (such as non-disclosure agreements, employment covenants, distribution contracts, licenses, etc.).

I have extensive experience representing all types of clients, from single individuals to Fortune 500 companies. ...
Robert W. Pearce
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Boca Raton, FL Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(800) 732-2889 1499 W Palmetto Park Rd
#400
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Securities
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Andrew Rader
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Deerfield Beach, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(954) 913-2273 1166 W. Newport Center Drive
Suite 308
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
George Washington University - Mount Vernon campus
Practicing 24 years Admitted as an Attorney at Law in Florida, New York, Connecticut and various United States District Courts. Certified Circuit Court Mediator, Florida Mediation Group.
Jon Andrew Jacobson
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Vero Beach, FL Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
601 21st St.
Suite 300
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Duke University School of Law
Jon has spent his entire legal career practicing securities. He handled over 1,000 securities matters and has successfully represented some of the most demanding clients in multi-million-dollar disputes throughout Florida and United States. He has represented individual and corporate clients in civil actions in state and federal court (at the trial and appellate level); in regulatory investigations; in arbitrations; and in private mediations. Jon has handled a wide range of matters, including: (i) stockbroker misconduct and investment fraud disputes (including claims involving unsuitability, churning, unauthorized trading, failure to execute trades, failure to hedge, selling away, theft, research analyst conflicts of...
Tee Persad
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(407) 647-7887 201 East Pine Street, Suite 445
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Appeals, Business and IP
New York University School of Law and University of Akron
Mr. Persad has worked in the legal profession for over 20 years. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, the United States Virgin Islands, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He earned his Juris Doctor degree and his Masters in Public Administration degree from the University of Akron in 1993 and 1994, respectively. He also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands and a diploma in paralegal studies from New York University. Mr. Persad's experience in the legal field...
Robert Blanchfield
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Winter Park, FL Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(407) 497-0463 127 West Fairbanks Ave.
Suite 272
Winter Park, FL 32789
Employment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Stuart M. Silverman
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Boca Raton, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(561) 289-9319 PO Box 812315
Boca Raton, FL 33481-2315
Employment, Administrative, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Stuart Silverman has been practicing law in Palm Beach County for over twenty-five years. He focuses his practice on labor and employment, litigation and corporate law business and foreclosure defense. The extensive employment litigation experience includes claims under age race, and sex discrimination, wage and hour claims, ADA, and FMLA claims, whistleblower claims, public employee’s claims employment contracts, non-compete agreements, trade secrets disputes and partnership breakups. We help individuals and companies including compliance on workforce issues, preparing employment handbooks and policies, employee contracts, non-competition, and...
Blair Thomas Jackson
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(407) 245-1232 189 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
University of Alabama School of Law and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Blair T. Jackson was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada in 1965. He attended McGill University in Montreal where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1988. He then attended the Western Michigan Cooley School of Law where he received his juris doctorate in 1991. Mr. Jackson also graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law with a LL.M. (Masters of Law) degree in Business Transactions in 2014. Mr. Jackson has more than twenty-three (23) years of civil litigation experience, practicing in both state courts in the State of Florida, as well as the United States District Court of the Middle...
Jonathan Picard
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West Palm Beach, FL Employment Law Lawyer
(561) 316-4555 777 S. Flagler Drive
Suite 800, West Tower
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Nova Southeastern University
Heather Marie Meglino
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(407) 900-7440 118 E. Jefferson St.
Suite 207
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Nathan Adam McCoy
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Maitland, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(407) 803-5400 100 E Sybelia Ave
#205
Maitland, FL 32751
Employment and Business
David Howard Abrams
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(407) 385-0529 200 N. Thornton Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
Concord Law School, The George Washington University Law School and Florida A&M University College of Law
The Law Office of David H. Abrams in Orlando, Florida provides legal services in: Aviation Law Bankruptcy Commercial & Civil Litigation Corporate Law Computer & Internet Law Copyright & Trademark Estate, Elder Law, & Probate Family Law Real Estate
Mark Loren Van Valkenburgh
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Winter Park, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(407) 761-6399 401 W. Fairbanks Ave.
Suite 100
Winter Park, FL 32789
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
New England Law | Boston

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...
Kenneth B. Schwartz
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West Palm Beach, FL Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(561) 478-5056 1803 S. Australian Ave.
Suite F
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Employment, Appeals, Business and Workers' Comp
Christopher Pace
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(407) 459-1735 121 S. Orange Avenue
Suite 1500
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment, Business, Collections and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Rebecca Lynn Dixon
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Christmas, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(407) 994-9140 Post Office Box 40
Christmas, FL 32709
Employment, Administrative, Consumer and Probate
Barry University
Attorney Rebecca Dixon represents individuals who have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, pregnancy, military status, age, and disability or perceived disability, as well as those discriminated against on account of FMLA leave. Ms. Dixon represents debtors who are the subject of creditors' violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act. In addition, Attorney Dixon represents birth parents and prospective adoptive parents in the placement of children for adoption. Ms. Dixon has a strong background in constitutional law and represents individuals who believe...
Brian F. LaBovick Esq.
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(561) 623-3681 5220 Hood Road, Suite 200
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Free ConsultationEmployment, Asbestos, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
University of Miami School of Law
Marty Stone
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(321) 443-4643 14142 Amelia Island Way
Orlando, FL 32828
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Miami
James Tai
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Boynton Beach, FL Employment Law Lawyer
(561) 736-3434 2755 S. Federal Highway
Suite 14
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Employment, Business, Immigration and International
St. Thomas University School of Law
Gary D. Wilson
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Maitland, FL Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(407) 803-5400 100 E Sybelia Ave Ste 205
Maitland, FL 32751
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
University of Mississippi
In addition to being a practicing attorney and co-founder of Wilson McCoy, P.A. with Nathan McCoy, Gary represents both individuals in civil rights and discrimination claims, non-compete and other employment issues, but also defends employers in such matters. Gary also represents unions and their members in disciplinary grievances, arbitration, unfair labor practice hearings, and collective bargaining negotiations.

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...
Kimberly De Arcangelis
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Orlando, FL Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(407) 420-1414 20 North Orange Ave Suite 1600
Orlando, FL 32801
Employment
Nova Southeastern University
Kim De Arcangelis (formerly Kim Woods) was born in Washington, D.C., raised in Orlando, Florida and then later resided in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for a number of years. Ms. De Arcangelis practices in the labor and employment litigation division of the Orlando, Florida office of Morgan & Morgan. She has both bench trial and Federal jury trial experience. She represents numerous employees with matters including wage and hour disputes and ranging from single plaintiff actions to class/collective actions. Ms. De Arcangelis attended Nova Southeastern University for both her undergraduate degree and law degree.
Daniela Dwyer
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Lake Worth, FL Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(561) 582-3921 Migrant Farmworker Justice Project
508 Lucerne
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Employment and Immigration
Lindsey Brooke Wagner
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Jupiter, FL Employment Law Attorney
(561) 653-0008 250 South Central Blvd.
Suite 104-A
Jupiter, FL 33458
Employment
Lawyer Lindsey Wagner is a partner at Scott • Wagner and Associates Ms. Wagner practices at the firm in the following areas:

Breach of Contract
Class and Collective Actions
Civil Rights
Discrimination
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC, FEHA, and FCHR)
Employment Law (Employee/Employer)
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Harassment
Misclassification
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Non-Compete Agreements
Public Employee Rights
Retaliation
Severance Agreements
Unemployment Appeals (DEO and EDD)
Union Activity
Unpaid wages, minimum wages, and overtime (FLSA)
Whistleblowing Activities
Wrongful Discharge
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
Ms. Wagner is experienced in matters of litigation, arbitration, and administrative hearings, and is admitted to practice in Florida and California state courts, as well as the United States District Court for...
Louis Carrillo
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Boca Raton, FL Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
621 NW 53rd St
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Employment, Administrative, Appeals and Construction
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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.


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.