Our Labor and Employment Law Practice Group provides superior legal services to Florida, national, and international clients. We take pride in our ability to provide prompt, individualized, and quality service to our clients, and to keep our clients informed of the progress of any and all matters on which we are working on their behalf.
The members of our group have many years of practical experience counseling and representing employers involved in virtually every major industry and in connection with all aspects of labor and employment law.
The firm defends private and public employers in age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veterans’ rights, and religious discrimination cases, as well as whistleblower and retaliation claims.
We also have extensive experience in issues relating to the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the American with Disabilities Act (both with employment as well as “access” matters), as well as numerous other federal, state and local statutes and ordinances relating to employment.
In addition to representing employers in litigation brought under federal, state, and local labor and employment laws (and having substantial trial experience), we defend employers in cases involving employment tort litigation, such as claims of negligent hiring and retention, negligent supervision, defamation, wrongful discharge, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault and battery, invasion of privacy, and similar causes of action.
We have extensive experience defending class-action employment lawsuits and wage-hour litigation, and we advise clients and litigate claims regarding non-compete, non-solicitation, confidentiality agreements, and employer trade secrets.
Our approach to litigation is to handle claims in an aggressive yet efficient and cost-effective fashion.
Our Labor and Employment Law Practice Group assists clients with compliance of employment laws by creating and reviewing employee handbooks, training employees and supervisors with regard to equal employment opportunity requirements, wage-hour regulations, documenting personnel actions, union issues, and performing audits for employers to determine compliance with labor and employment laws, all with the goal of helping to prevent problems before they occur.
In the area of traditional labor law, we provide advice on day-to-day labor/management relations issues. We are experienced in guiding employers with legal issues arising during union organizing campaigns. In collective bargaining negotiations, we advise management and act as a negotiator at the bargaining table. In addition, we represent management in labor arbitrations, union decertification drives, discipline and discharge cases, labor disputes, picket lines and strikes, grievance proceedings, unfair labor practices, and union elections proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.
Our services, along with attorneys from our Employee Benefits and Employee Benefits Litigation groups, also include establishing and maintaining employee benefit plans such as tax-qualified pension plans, 401(k) and profit-sharing plans, and non-qualified deferred compensation plans. Further, we represent employers in litigation based on all aspects of ERISA.
For our clients that look to foreign labor markets to meet and enhance critical personnel needs, our Immigration Law attorneys offer expeditious and cost-effective nonimmigrant visa processing, as well as the receipt of permanent resident status.
We also advise employers on matters related to the complex employment verification and anti-discrimination obligations of our immigration laws. In this regard, we provide training to our clients’ human resources professionals and in-house counsel in connection with I-9 protocols, management of subcontractor and sourcing relationships to protect against I-9 penalties for vendor hiring practices and conducting compliance audits.
For more information, contact the attorneys at The Law Office of Alexis Gonzalez, P.A. From our offices in Miami, we serve clients throughout the South Florida area and greater Florida.