Labor & Employment
In the ever-changing world of labor and employment law, employers require attorneys who are able to provide proactive risk assessments, compliance review, employee training, and dispute resolution.
The Labor & Employment team at Roig Lawyers is comprised of lawyers who are well versed in the many aspects of employment law, and are prepared to counsel or litigate a wide range of employment and labor matters.
The firm is available to assist in matters involving federal and state law, including:
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Retaliation and whistleblower claims
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Wage and hour claims
Additionally, the firm can represent client employers before federal, state, and county agencies within the State of Florida.
EMPLOYMENT LAW COUNSELING
The key to implementing strong and enforceable employment policies is compliance with a wide range of federal, state, and local laws. We can counsel clients on employee handbooks, workers’ compensation issues, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, anti-discrimination policies and training, workplace violence, workplace investigations, family medical leave, military leave, terminations of employment, and wage and hour laws.
Our attorneys can facilitate workshops for employees regarding topics such as wage and hour compliance, anti-discrimination, and anti-harassment, as well as how to properly conduct an on-site investigation in response to an employee’s complaint.
Our attorneys can also assist in preparing a variety of employment-related agreements, such as employee handbooks, non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, as well as termination and severance agreements.
Attorneys in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group represent clients in administrative proceedings, arbitrations, and litigation in federal, state, and local courts. We resolve disputes both in and out of the courtroom, using alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve a wide array of employment disputes, as well as to settle workers’ compensation claims.
Our Workers’ Compensation Practice Group has extensive experience assisting employers in a full range of services related to Workers’ Compensation law. Our team of Workers’ Compensation attorneys vigorously defends our clients against fraud and questionable claims in litigation defense.
Our attorneys represent employers in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, construction, municipalities, retail, large grocery chains, restaurant, hotel and hospitality businesses. With more than 100 attorneys in 6 offices across the State of Florida, our attorneys offer combined experience and extensive knowledge in Workers’ Compensation Law that helps our clients navigate through employment related laws and regulations. We provide our clients counseling, risk management programs and consulting services.
We focus on the prevention of heavily litigious claims by addressing suit prevention and pre-suit methods. This often includes:
- Education of employees through risk management seminars
- Assisting in the use of informative employment paperwork at hire
- Heavily monitoring injury reports early in the claim
Our Workers’ Compensation Practice Group is prepared to handle claims relating to; Appeals, Catastrophic Injury and Death matters, Exposure cases, Environmental issues, Occupational Disease and Exposure, Coverage issues and Subrogation claims. We are dedicated to providing clients with forthright advice and strategic decision-making focused on minimizing exposure, curtailing any hindrances and eliminating unnecessary costs.
The knowledge of employers and their representatives are essential in this success and ideally aids in the swift return to work of an employee. This is the first defense to limiting a company's exposure in a workers compensation claim. The Roig Lawyers Workers Compensation team is very experienced in providing informative seminars and materials related to minimizing exposure. Next, if a claim is ripe for alternative dispute resolution we very accurately assess exposure and work towards a favorable and reasonable end, either in mediation or other informal settlement structure.
However, many claims require heavy monitoring and must be voraciously defended. The firm is highly experienced in utilizing an aggressive litigation strategy and the attorneys have an excellent record in success with cases involving findings of fraud.