The following information includes frequently asked questions regarding the field of employment/labor.
The answers stated are general in nature and are not intended to apply to every situation. Each case is different and carries its own set of circumstances which must be taken into consideration by competent legal counsel. By contacting the Law Offices of Levy & Levy, P.A., you can receive a personal consultation regarding your specific legal claim.
Depending on the precise nature of the discrimination, you may file your complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or both. Your claim is investigated by the agency, and then you may proceed to a lawsuit in state or federal court. Employment lawyer Chad E. Levy helps you understand how to file your complaint and represents you in both the administrative process and in the courtroom.
No law prohibits an employer from wrongfully terminating an employee, as long as the termination does not violate a discrimination or retaliation statute. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Levy & Levy, P.A. are well-familiarized with these statutes and the conduct that can support a claim for you. It is important that you contact our office to see whether your employer may have violated one of the many laws that protect employees, and whether recovery may be available for you.
Florida overtime pay is dictated by a combination of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Florida state law. Hourly laborers in Florida are entitled to overtime pay, at a rate of one and a half times their regular pay, for working more than 40 hours in one week. However, many salaried professionals with certain job responsibilities are exempt from overtime pay. If you are unsure about whether you are entitled to overtime, contact the Law Offices of Levy & Levy, P.A.
This depends on the situation. The rule of law states that you are entitled to compensation which will make you whole, with the understanding that you would have been whole if not for the discrimination. Settlements and directed verdicts may include awards of:
- Back pay
- Compensatory damages
- Front pay
- Reasonable accommodation
Remedies for discrimination also may include payment of your legal costs. In certain cases, punitive damages may be allowed.
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Often people do not seek the guidance of an attorney for fear that doing so would be too expensive and complicated. At Levy & Levy, P.A. we alleviate those fears right away. Your first consultation is always FREE. During that first meeting you will find out whether your problem requires the assistance of an attorney and, if so, what we can do to help. Fees and costs are discussed up front. In many cases, our fees are on a contingency basis. You pay no fee unless we win your case, as our fees are paid (most notably on injury cases) as a percentage of the money you recover.