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Labor & Employment

The Kelley Kronenberg Employment Law Practice Group counsels public and private sector employers on employment, labor, overtime, contracts, non-compete, employee benefits, handbook policies, discrimination, harassment and safety matters.

Our employment and labor attorneys advise clients on:

  • Hiring
  • Discipline
  • Leave
  • Termination
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Internal audits of employment practices, including policies, exempt/non-exempt classifications, leave programs and work eligibility (I-9)
  • External audits by the U.S. Department of Labor, Florida Division on Workers’ Compensation and U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Periodic review of employee handbooks and manuals, substance abuse testing programs (including DOT), electronic communications and document retention
  • 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
  • Protection of trade secrets

Our clients range from family-owned businesses to some of the largest employers in the nation including those in:

  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Hospitals
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional services
  • Retail
  • Transportation

Our Employment Law Practice Group assists clients in understanding their obligations and helps ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws. Our service extends beyond our clients’ immediate needs, as our employment and labor 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:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • OSHA investigations
  • Record-keeping
  • Terminations
  • Workplace violence

Audits and Litigation

Our employment and labor lawyers frequently defend clients in matters involving claims before the U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Florida Commission on Human Relations, as well as divisions of the U.S. Department of Labor, including Wage-Hour, USCIS and OSHA.

Kelley Kronenberg represents employers during audits, investigations and dispute resolution proceedings conducted by agencies in connection with:

  • Employment eligibility verification
  • Minimum wage
  • OSHA safety/abatement issues
  • Overtime
  • Prevailing wage and exemption status

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

  • ADA and and FMLA administrative charges and lawsuits
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) administrative charges and lawsuits
  • Contract disputes
  • Discrimination claims
  • Hiring, discipline and termination disputes
  • Overtime, minimum wage and exempt classification audits and lawsuits
  • Non-compete and trade secret issues
  • Public sector administrative tribunals
  • Retaliation or whistleblower claims;
  • Title VII charges and lawsuits
  • Workers’ Compensation, I-9 and payroll audits

Compliance

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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