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LABOR & EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES

Coral Gables Labor & Employment Lawyers

EMPLOYMENT   LABOR DISPUTES

When it comes to labor disputes it is important for your business to give proper rights to employees without getting taken advantage of. At Barakat Law, we are well-versed in employment laws, regulations, and acts and have success in representing the interests of South-Florida Businesses.

If your business or the business of someone you know has been threatened with an employment suit, contact our team at Barakat Law today. Our team of lawyers has experience litigating cases such as these and defending the rights of businesses like yours.

FLSA – FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is designed to protect workers’ rights and wages. Since its enactment in 1938, the law has grown to provide comprehensive protection for the workforce.

Overtime protection is the most prominent aspect of the FLSA. Employees who work more than 40 hours in a week are entitled to receive overtime pay. The law provides that employees receive 50% higher pay than their normal rate for every hour above 40 hours per week.

At Barakat Law, we represent employers who are being threatened with suit despite following the FLSA standards.

RESTRICTIVE COVENANT LITIGATION

Companies utilize restrictive covenants to protect their business interests. In Florida, these protections come in many forms including, non-competes, non-disclosure agreements, and trade secret and confidential information covenants.

At Barakat Law, we have experience and success in litigating restrictive covenants. If your company has been affected by an employee’s breach of one of these covenants, contact the team at Barakat Law Today.

Learn more about non-competition and non-disclosure agreement disputes.

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DISCRIMINATION
EEOC – EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION
TITLE VII

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is probably the most widely recognized and commonly used federal anti-discrimination law. Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on gender, race, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or sexual harassment.

Title VII applies to both private and public sector companies with at least 15 employees. Along with protecting employees from workplace discrimination, the law also protects from employers retaliating against employees for discrimination complaints or taking part in a discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RELATIONS
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) governs safety and health in the workplace. OSHA provides rules for every employee regardless of title, status, or classification. While there are general laws and safety standards that apply for all work environments, there are also specific safety and health standards for particularly hazardous workplaces. For employees, OSHA provides a mechanism to take action to ensure their workplace is safe.