Please send an email to attorney Michael D. Joblove or Jonathan E. Perlman if you would like more information about our firm's Employment Law practice.
Our Miami and Fort Lauderdale attorneys counsel local and national businesses on various employment policies. We also prepare and update employment manuals containing policies that comply with state and federal rules and regulations, and protect the rights of both employers and employees.
Our attorneys stay abreast of administrative, statutory, and case law concerning sexual harassment, gender and age discrimination, and other issues. Our practice extends to family and disability benefits and employee protections, including maternity leave, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. We put special emphasis on monitoring legal developments with respect to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), continuation of insurance coverage under COBRA, the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and state labor and employment laws.
GJB is a leading firm in providing representation arising under the ADA. We have defended a major oil company and a worldwide fast food franchisor in nationwide class actions brought under the ADA. We also represent numerous other clients in ADA actions involving issues related to places of public accommodation. Additionally, we have negotiated consent decrees with the U.S. Department of Justice resolving issues of ADA compliance.
Our attorneys regularly counsel employers as to their obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). We have also successfully prosecuted many national FLSA class actions suits on behalf of employees of major corporations regarding overtime pay claims, which have resulted in settlements providing for the payment of millions of dollars to class members. We recently concluded a national suit against Credit Suisse First Boston, recovering overtime pay for the worldwide brokerage firm's nonexempt U.S. employees.
GJB also has drafted and extensively negotiated executive employment and employment separation agreements on behalf of both employers and executive, addressing such issues as incentive compensation, confidentiality, non-competition clauses and waiver of the right to sue under various anti-discrimination acts.
If you would like to speak with a member of our employment litigation practice to discuss legal representation, or have any other question, please contact us at our Miami or Fort Lauderdale office. We will respond promptly and arrange for you to speak with a member of the firm with the appropriate experience.