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Navigating the complex landscape of employment law in Florida is a challenging endeavor for businesses and individuals alike. The attorneys at Johnson, Newlon & DeCort make it their mission to offer hands-on, personalized legal services in this area. Our lawyers take experience acquired from big law firms and deliver high-quality advice and representation in a boutique law firm environment that provides direct access and responsive service tailored to the unique needs of each client. In the realm of employment law, our services encompass everything from ADA claims and workers’ compensation retaliation to grievance disputes and NLRB representation.

Labor and Employment Claims: Resolving Complex Employment Law Issues in Florida

Our attorneys possess extensive experience in handling and resolving labor and employment claims for businesses, as well as individual clients, across state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in Florida. We are proficient in matters of labor and employment law compliance, offering valuable counsel to businesses and individuals alike.

Employment LawCost-Effective Representation

Wherever possible, we strive to help our clients avoid claims from arising in the first place, or to keep issues from escalating into full-blown litigation. When companies have appropriate employment policies and procedures in place, train their staff, and implement those policies faithfully, many claims can be avoided. And if claims do persist in such situations, employers are generally better situated to avoid liability or the most serious consequences of an employment law claim.

Industry-Specific Experience

Our attorneys are experienced in employment law matters across a wide range of industries and occupations in Florida, enabling us to offer practical solutions specific to your sector and the employment law challenges you are most likely to face.

Offering Comprehensive Employment Law Services Throughout Florida

Our comprehensive employment law practice includes practical advice, technical assistance, and zealous advocacy in all of the following areas:

  • Discrimination & Retaliation Claims – Our firm provides comprehensive support in cases involving allegations of employment discrimination based on race, sex, age, disability, religion, and other protected characteristics under federal and Florida law, as well as related workplace retaliation claims.

  • Executive Employment Agreements & Handbooks – We assist in drafting executive employment agreements and employee handbooks to keep your company in compliance with legal mandates while implementing best practices, ensuring protections for employers and employees alike.

  • FMLA Counseling & Litigation – Our attorneys offer invaluable guidance to help businesses navigate the complexities of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and, if necessary, litigate related issues.

  • Non-Competition and Non-Disclosure Agreements – Our practice includes drafting enforceable non-competition and non-disclosure agreements, aiming to protect your business’s valuable intellectual property and trade secrets. Additionally, our litigation team defends or challenges agreements in court as needed.

  • Workers’ Compensation Retaliation & FLSA Claims We represent clients in matters related to workers’ compensation retaliation and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage and hour claims, safeguarding their interests and striving for favorable outcomes in matters related to minimum wage and maximum hours (overtime), employee exemptions, workplace injuries, and more.

  • State Law Employment Torts – Our legal team is well-versed in state-specific torts such as negligent hiring, supervision, and retention; defamation; fraud; and tortious interference, among others.

Your Trusted Partner in Employment Law in Florida

At Johnson, Newlon & DeCort, we are committed to delivering top-notch, responsive legal services in employment law, catering to clients throughout the state of Florida. Our multifaceted approach ensures not just legal compliance but also operational effectiveness, making us your reliable partner in employment law matters. Contact us today to learn how we can assist you in achieving your legal objectives, from regulatory compliance and best practices to efficient and effective dispute resolution.

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