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Employment & Labor

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Employment & Labor

Our Employment Law Practice Group provides effective counsel to public and private sector employers in the following areas: employment, labor, employee benefits, discrimination, and safety matters. Our clients range from family-owned businesses to some of the largest employers in the nation including retail, education, manufacturing, construction, hospitals, health care, communications, professional services, and transportation corporations.

Our experience covers a wide range of employment matters, including:

  • Counseling employers on issues ranging from hiring, discipline, leave issues, termination, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance, and other employment law issues
  • Internal audits of employment practices, including policies, exempt/non-exempt classifications, leave programs and work eligibility (I-9) issues
  • Periodic review of employee handbooks and manuals, substance abuse testing programs (including DOT), electronic communications issues, document retention, and other areas
  • Drafting, reviewing and enforcing non-solicitation and non-compete agreements
  • Drafting and reviewing employment and severance agreements
  • Wage and hour issues, including compliance with the overtime and minimum wage requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage payment and collection laws
  • Claims arising under whistleblower and retaliation statutes
  • Protecting trade secrets

Our Employment Law Practice Group assists clients in understanding their complex legal obligations for every aspect of employment and helps ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws. Our service extends beyond our clients’ immediate needs, as our Employment Law Attorneys offer client updates on timely legal issues and present annual seminars on a wide range of Employment Law topics. We also frequently conduct in-house training for human resource professionals and management on employment issues, including: harassment and discrimination,  FLSA compliance, reacting to OSHA investigations, workplace violence, FMLA, ADA, discipline, managing terminations, and record-keeping.

Audits and Litigation

Kelley Kronenberg’s Employment Law Practice Group frequently defends clients in matters involving claims before the EEOC and Florida Commission on Human Relations, as well as various divisions of the Department of Labor, including Wage-Hour, USCIS and OSHA. Our Attorneys represent employers during audits, investigations and dispute resolution proceedings that are conducted by agencies in connection with overtime, minimum wage, prevailing wage and exemption status issues, compliance with employment eligibility verification rules, and safety/abatement issues under OSHA regulations.

Our Employment Attorneys have extensive experience defending management in litigation initiated by the employees or government, in federal, state and administrative tribunals. The Employment Law Practice Group represents employers in matters including:

  • Overtime, minimum wage and exempt classification disputes;
  • Hiring, discipline and termination disputes, including discrimination claims, ADA ADEA or FMLA Claims;
  • Retaliation or Whistleblower allegations;
  • Contract disputes;
  • Non-Compete and trade secret issues


Our Attorneys take a proactive approach to compliance by helping clients manage risk by assisting in self-audits of employment and compensation practices. Our experienced Employment Law Group has the expertise to find effective and economical solutions to legal issues facing Employers.



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