Miami Employment Law Attorney
Our Miami employment law attorneys assist employees and employers who have questions or concerns regarding such employment matters as to what constitutes harassment, discrimination charges, HIPAA compliance, and much more. We encourage you to leave such important matters only in the hands of the most experienced and competent attorney. Call the Miami law offices of Pike & Lustig, LLP for more information and to set up an appointment as soon as possible.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Discrimination is a serious ongoing issue in the U.S., and is often most prevalent in the workplace. Luckily, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) protects employees from employer discrimination that is based on an employee’s or applicant’s:
- Age if older than 40;
- National origin;
- Sexual orientation;
- Pregnancy status;
- Gender identity;
- Disability; or
- Genetic information.
Furthermore, the laws of the EEOC make it illegal to discriminate against an employee because they made an informal or formal complaint regarding discrimination. We protect employees who have been discriminated against in a variety of ways, from filing lawsuits to getting that employee’s position back. Additionally, we provide legal assistance to employers; not all complaints of discrimination are valid.
A strong employee contract or terms of hire lays out what is expected of the employee and what is provided by the employer. When either party has violated this contract, there may be grounds for legal action. In addition to conflict resolution and litigation, we also provide services to employers that wish to strengthen their employee contracts to protect themselves from potential problems down the road, and to clearly inform the employee of his or her duties.
Confidentiality or Non-Disclosure Agreements
Resources and tangible goods may have been the key source of business potential for companies in the past, but in today’s world information is more important than it has ever been before, and protecting that information is of dire necessity for most businesses. Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) or confidentiality agreements protect intellectual property from being passed freely over to a competitor, and serve as a means of protection from an employee being hired over to a competitor for their detailed knowledge pertaining to their past employer’s secrets. There are two aspects of economic value when it comes to a trade secret: the competitive advantage for using that intellectual property and the exclusion of everyone else’s use, and both of these must be factored in when a confidentiality or NDA is violated, according to the American Bar Association.
We Serve Our Clients in the Following Areas of Employment Law
- Employment Contracts;
- Family Medical Leave Act;
- EEOC Charges;
- Employee Rights;
- Employer Rights;
- Non-Compete Agreements;
- Non-Solicitation Agreements;
- Confidentiality Agreements;
- Non-Disclosure Agreements;
- Florida Public & Private Whistleblower Claims;
- HIPAA Compliance;
- Labor & Employment Law;
- Retaliation Claims;
- Unpaid Wages, Including Overtime;
- Wrongful Termination; and
- Concerted Classes.
Reach Out to a Knowledgeable Employment Law Attorney Today for a Successful Resolution to Your Employment Issue
Whether as an employer you have been accused of retaliation, or you as the employee have been wrongfully terminated from your job, you need an experienced Miami employment law attorney at your side to help guide you through this complex process. Call the Miami office of Pike & Lustig, LLP for help today.