Employment Lawyer – When Do You Need One?

Are you dealing with workplace harassment or employee discrimination based upon sex, age, disability, religion, skin color or national origin? Are you dealing with unpaid overtime compensation, workers’ compensation matters, retaliation (i.e., against a whistleblower or other employee), a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violation case, and employment dispute or another employment law issue?

You spend about one-third of your life in your workplace, but when a dispute or legal issue arises, you can find yourself facing serious stress. This is true of employees and employers alike. There are many employment and labor laws in place to ensure equity and fairness in the workplace, but many are unsure of where to turn when a problem actually arises. This is where The Law Office of Hogan & Hogan can assist, as our Central Florida law firm is dedicated to offering legal representation and defense to clients who are experiencing labor/employment issues.

Based in Orlando, Florida, lawyers with the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A. stand apart from all others due to our “clients first” approach to every legal matter that we handle. Our employment law division is headed by Attorney Daniel A. Perez, Esq., who has more than 15 years of experience handling labor law issues in the state, federal and appellate court system.

In addition, our labor law attorneys can also assist with issues such as employment contracts, non-compete agreements, drafting company handbooks, company policies, and advising employers and employees on a range of legal matters.

If you require help with an employment law-related issue, contact the experienced attorneys with the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A. to discuss your case in a confidential, no-cost consultation. Call 407-422-2188.

A Look at Some of the Common Issues Faced by Our Employment Attorneys and Labor Lawyers

The Orlando lawyers of the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A. receive frequent inquiries from clients who are struggling with an employment law-related matter. Employment law covers many different areas, so let’s take a look at some of the most common questions that we receive.

Can an Employment Lawyer Help With Wage Issues?

A large percentage of the cases handled by our labor lawyers involve wage-related issues, such as unpaid wages, unpaid commissions, unpaid overtime wages or cases where an employee is paid less than the minimum wage.

The labor laws are very clear when it comes to wage-related matters. Yet, many dishonest employers try to cheat workers out of their rightful wages.

We also offer legal advice to employers who are seeking to avoid any unfair or illegal practices.

Do You Deal in Employment Contracts and Agreements?

Our employment lawyers can draft and review a broad range of different contracts and agreements, including but not limited to:

  • employment contracts;
  • subcontractor/freelancer contracts;
  • non-compete agreements;
  • confidentiality agreements;
  • severance agreements;
  • and beyond.

Employment LawWith any business matter, it’s always wise to put the agreement in writing, but the agreement must be properly written, so it’s clear, non-ambiguous and specific. Our lawyers will work to ensure that your documents meet these criteria.

We can also review your employment contract or agreements prior to signing. It’s always wise to consult a labor lawyer who can evaluate a document to determine if it’s fair and in your best interest to sign. Generally, the other side’s attorney has drafted the document in a manner that serves their interests – and their interests may conflict with your interests. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you ask our law firm’s employment law division for assistance before you sign any sort of contract or agreement. We can also assist with any negotiations that are required.

Our employment lawyers can review or draft other documents, such as company policies, employee handbooks, manuals and other important forms and documents.

I Believe I Was Wrongfully Terminated. Can Your Law Firm Help?

A fair portion of our employment attorneys’ caseload involves wrongful termination cases. There are strict regulations concerning the reasons for terminating an employee, and if an individual is terminated without due cause, then this could serve as grounds for a wrongful termination claim.

We can also help clients who were wrongfully denied unemployment benefits, along with those who suffered other ill effects such as a wrongful reprimand, demotion or suspension.

Do Your Labor Attorneys Deal in Discrimination and Harassment Cases?

Our employment lawyers handle lots of cases where a person is denied employment, treated unfairly, harassed or wrongfully terminated due to discrimination. Employment discrimination law protects employees from suffering discrimination or retaliation based upon their color, race, age, gender, religion and even due to pregnancy. Whistleblowers are also protected by labor laws.

Along these same lines, we also deal with cases where an individual is declined FMLA leave time. The Family and Medical Leave Act entitles employees to certain rights such as the ability to take time off to deal with an issue such as illness.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Employment Law Attorney?

Employment law covers a broad scope of issues, so the cost of hiring a labor law attorney varies significantly depending upon the nature of your needs or your case. If you’re simply seeking legal advice or need help drafting or reviewing a document (like a company manual or employment contract), then you may be charged a one-time flat fee. On the other hand, if your matter involves a more complex task such as filing a lawsuit or claim against your employee or employer, then you may expect to pay a higher fee based on an hourly rate.

Each case is unique, so it’s best to consult with one of our Orlando employment lawyers to learn more about how to best handle your case.

Our Orlando Employment Attorneys Are Ready to Handle Your Labor Law Case

Employment LawThe consequences of mishandling an employment law-related issue can be very costly both financially and in term of your career, so it’s essential that employees and employers alike consult an attorney when dealing with a labor law issue.

Many erroneously believe that you should call a labor lawyer only when a problem arises. But in reality, you can benefit from consulting our law firm on a more proactive basis.

Employment law is one area where a bit of legal caution can help you avoid significant hassle and expense down the road. For this reason, we strongly recommend taking a proactive approach to your business dealings. Trust our Florida labor law lawyers to offer legal advice or draft and review documents/contracts. This proactive approach can protect your career, your company, and your finances.

In addition, the law places a limit on how long you have to file a legal claim in some cases. So if you’re considering a lawsuit or other complaint, then it’s best to contact our team as soon as possible to discuss your case.

At the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A., we believe in a “clients first” approach, designed to simplify your legal dealings, while also reducing any stress that you may experience.

Contact the Orlando employment attorneys with the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A. to get a free, confidential case consultation. Call our Central Florida lawyers at 407-422-2188.

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