Laws have been written to protect employees and ensure that they are treated fairly by their employer. From the Fair Labor Standards Act which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protecting workers from discrimination, wrongful termination and sexual harassment, to other state and federal laws, employees in Florida and the United States are protected from many acts by their employers.
But sometimes, these laws are broken, and sometimes, unfair practices take place. These practices can go unchallenged for months or even years, unless and until an employee takes action.Whenever an employment issue affects numerous employees, a class action lawsuit can be filed. For instance, if a company is paying one portion of their staff for overtime but another portion of the staff is being denied overtime, this could be cause for a lawsuit. If employees are being kept to 38 hours a week to avoid providing health insurance and other benefits, this could be a potential class action suit against the employer.
At the law firm of Riley Allen Law, we are focused on employment litigation and have honed our skills on some difficult and complex cases in this area.
Riley Allen Law helps clients from across Florida with labor law and employment law litigation. Aside from our legal experience, we leverage our skills as business people and strategic thinkers, which helps us paint a compelling picture of the situation at hand and identify solutions not yet considered. We have strong knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and state and federal employment laws.
If you, an associate, or group of coworkers is facing an employment-related dispute or have questions about state or federal laws, we will confidentially discuss your options with you. Please do not hesitate to contact us or call us at 407-838-2000 to discuss your situation. We are here to help. A number of resources and informational articles that may be of help to you are available here or in our Info Center.