Employment Law

Gainesville Florida Employment Attorney

Employment law, sometimes referred to as labor law, encompasses the massive compilation of statutory laws, administrative rulings and legal precedents that cover all facets of the employer-employee relationship. It deals with both employers’ and employees’ actions, rights and responsibilities.

At the Florida law firm of Avera & Smith, clients find knowledgeable and professional legal guidance and representation in employment law matters and disputes. Gainesville employment lawyer and former state senator Rod Smith has many years of experience handling employment law cases, including ones that involve:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Workplace discrimination on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, etc.
  • Sexual harassment
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Pensions and retirement plans
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Qui tam/whistleblower actions
  • Employer retaliation
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Knowledgeable Legal Representation In Employer-Employee Disputes

The prevalent administrative regulatory body for employment law is the U.S. Department of Labor. Its wide scope of oversight includes workplace safety and standards, fair wages, retirement, pensions and much more.

Our law firm has a detailed understanding of federal labor laws and the Department of Labor’s procedures, and we will work with you and your employer to resolve your concerns as quickly as possible.

Contact Our Florida Labor Relations Attorneys

If you feel that you have experienced discrimination or wrongful termination, or you have a dispute regarding pay, pensions or vacation time, we can help. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact Avera & Smith, by email or call our Gainesville office at 352-372-9999 or toll free at 800-654-4659.

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Types of Employment Law Cases

  • Wrongful Termination: If you believe your employer has violated your rights and laid you off or fired you for an illegal reason, you should speak with a knowledgeable employment law attorney right away.