Florida Employment Law Attorney For Employees
You deserve fairness in the workplace. If an experienced employment attorney’s advice will help you resolve problems relating to workplace discrimination, a hostile work environment, or wage and hour problems, you owe it to yourself to contact the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A.
Our legal team has decades of experience, and we concentrate on solving problems experienced by all kinds of workers every day. We offer free consultations on employee rights claims, labor law questions and workplace fairness issues for clients throughout Florida. And because we only represent employees, you never need to wonder whether we have your best interests in mind.
Fighting Workplace Discrimination And Harassment
Despite numerous state and federal laws meant to promote fairness in employment, workers are in a constant struggle to assert their rights. Our firm is on the front lines of this fight, and we regularly represent workers in litigation alleging:
- Sexual harassment in the workplace, both quid pro quo and hostile work environment
- Age discrimination (for workers age 40 and older)
- Discrimination based on a disability, failure to provide reasonable accommodations and other violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Race, ethnicity or national origin discrimination
- Sex and gender discrimination as well as pregnancy discrimination
- Violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Wrongful termination in retaliation for reporting discrimination or being a whistleblower
- Wage-and-hour law issues regarding overtime, unpaid work, commission and tips
- Problems with severance and noncompete agreements
Our attorneys represent clients in both individual claims and class-action claims. Most often, class-action claims are related to systemic violations of wage-and-hour law, employee misclassification and widespread discrimination based on a protected class (like those mentioned above).
Misclassification Of Employees Results In Lost Wages, Benefits And Protections
Workers can be classified into numerous common categories in the United States. They include:
- Independent contractors
- Full-time employees considered exempt from overtime pay laws (usually salaried employees in a manager or supervisor role)
- Full-time employees who are nonexempt from overtime pay laws (usually workers who are paid hourly rather than salaried)
- Employees paid on commission (usually in sales)
- Part-time workers
- Seasonal and temporary workers
- Interns, paid or unpaid
Most of the problems we see as attorneys concern the first four types of workers listed. Many companies try to misclassify full employees as independent contractors to save money on payroll taxes and avoid providing benefits and job protections. Employers also commonly misclassify nonexempt workers as exempt to maximize required labor without providing legally required overtime pay. Commissioned employees commonly face disputes related to unclear or intentionally vague employment contracts and incentive structures, resulting in lost income.
Stand Up For Your Rights – Contact Our Experienced Employment Lawyers Today
At the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., we represent workers throughout Florida and we offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients. Before you bring your concerns to the Human Resources department, call our office in Boynton Beach at 561-560-5597 or use our online form to schedule an appointment with an employment lawyer.