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Labor And Employment

Black Law P.A. Labor And Employment

Black Law P.A.’s lawyers assist clients in navigating the complex and continually evolving labor and employment laws, rules and regulations that govern today’s workplaces. Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of labor and employment law, from workplace compliance issues that arise in daily operations to human resources issues of strategic significance. We provide representation in employment dispute resolution from administrative proceedings and mediations to arbitrations and complex jury trials.

Our Labo lawyers distinguish themselves from many others due to our extensive experience litigating complex cases.  Always ahead of the curve, Black Law P.A. lawyers can anticipate potential litigation exposure and partner with businesses to proactively address possible claims and mitigate exposure now and in the future.

How Black Law P.A. Can Assist in Making Your Workplace Compliant

Black Law P.A.’s attorneys regularly design and help implement, or review and help improve, business policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including policies, procedures and documentation concerning:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended
  • Codes of conduct and handbooks
  • Confidentiality obligations
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Employment agreements
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Hiring and employment termination
  • Job classifications, including independent contractors and unpaid interns
  • Maintaining and protecting trade secrets
  • Privacy rights
  • Telephone and computer monitoring
  • Wage and hour
  • Workers’ compensation

How Black Law P.A. Can Assist Companies in Avoiding Liability

Our attorneys routinely advise clients in avoiding or minimizing claims and liabilities arising from termination of employment, as well as claims made by former employees.

Our lawyers are intimately familiar with:

  • Affordable Healthcare Act
  • Applicability and interaction between the Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and  Workers’ Compensation laws
  • Avoiding unanticipated exposure from cross-border transfers
  • Dodd-Frank Act
  • Employee embezzlement
  • Employee leasing
  • Exceptions to the at-will employment doctrine
  • Federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • False Claims Act
  • Florida Whistleblower Act
  • Implementation of reduction-in-force programs to withstand subsequent scrutiny
  • Independent contractor issues
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Severance agreements
  • Social media policies
  • Unemployment compensation determinations and appeals
  • WARN Act

How Black Law P.A. Can Assist in Crisis Management Situations

We pride ourselves in handling crisis situations arising from workplace issues.
For example, our lawyers have:

  • Obtained injunctions prohibiting employees from stealing trade secrets, unfairly competing or disclosing confidential information
  • Obtained orders requiring return of clients’ intellectual property, electronic information and data
  • Removed problem employees, and even owners, from the workplace
  • Obtained orders restraining potentially violent employees
  • Defeated whistleblower claims
  • Coordinated extensive investigations of key executive misappropriation of trade secrets, self-dealing and diversion of company assets and revenues to a competing entity
Labor And Employment

Labor and Employment FAQ

Q1: How can I ensure my company’s employment policies are compliant with current labor laws?

A1: Regularly review and update your employment policies with the help of an employment lawyer to ensure they comply with federal, state, and local labor regulations.

Q2: What is the best way to handle an accusation of workplace discrimination?

A2: Take the accusation seriously, conduct a thorough and impartial investigation, and consider legal counsel to advise on the matter and help ensure a fair process for all involved.

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