Labor and Employment Attorneys serving Port St. Lucie, Stuart, FL, and the Treasure Coast

Have you been treated unfairly at your place of employment? Have you experienced an incident involving sexual harassment? Were you denied wages or overtime hours? If so, you may benefit from the legal expertise of an employment lawyer and we are here to provide it.

The labor and employment attorneys at The Law Offices of Stuart M. Address, P.A. in Port St. Lucie, Stuart, FL, and the Treasure Coast, can assist you with a wide range of case matters. Attorney Stuart M. Address has been successfully handling cases involving unfair labor practices, discrimination, employer retaliation, and several other matters that create a hostile working environment for almost 30 years, and will not rest until the best possible resolution for your case is attained.

If you feel as though you were subjected to unfair treatment at work, let us help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We are here to protect your right to fair labor and a work environment free of hostility and aggression.
 

Labor and Employment Laws in Florida

Florida’s Labor and Employment Laws protect all types of workers from unfair or harmful treatment at a job site. Whether the individual is a part time, full time, or contract worker, anyone who is employed in the state has a right to equal and fair treatment by their employer and their co-workers and are protected by several laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Florida Civil Rights Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, and several others. When an employee is denied benefits, due wages, or is subjected to hostile or violent behavior, they have a right to contact an employment attorney in order to file a case.

There are several types of incidents that can be covered under the State of Florida and/or federal labor and employment laws, including discriminatory labor practices and sexual harassment. Stuart Address can help you contest a wide range of labor disputes, including but not limited to the following:

  • Discrimination
    • Based on gender, race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, or disabilities
  • Harassment
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Hostile Work Environment
  • Denial of Wages
  • Denial of Overtime Pay
  • Denial of Employee Benefits
    • Health Benefits
    • Paid Holidays
    • Sick Days
    • Commission
  • Workers’ Compensation Disputes
  • Defamation of Character
  • Denial of Leave
    • Maternity Leave
    • (FMLA) Family Medical Leave Act
  • Employer/Employee Retaliation

 

Wages and Overtime Denial

When an employee in Florida has been denied wages for a workweek, they have a right to contact an attorney for assistance. But hourly and salary pay aren’t the only types of wages an employee has a right to obtain.

In Florida and under federal law, when an employee works more than 40 hours a week, they are said to be working overtime. If your employer offers overtime hours, then your overtime hourly rate should be equal to your regular pay and a half. If you worked over 40 hours a week and were denied overtime wages, then you have a right to contact an overtime lawyer for assistance right away. It is important to contact an attorney as the facts related to your individual situation determine whether you are exempt from overtime laws or non-exempt and must be paid for any overtime at time and one-half.

Having represented numerous workers who were unfairly denied their rightful wages, Stuart Address will take on your case and will not rest until you obtain your fair pay. Even for employees who are on a salary, if overtime is offered – and taken – then a worker should be getting paid an hourly overtime wage as specified by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Stuart Address can help you recover the wages which you were unfairly denied in Port St. Lucie, Stuart, FL, and on the Treasure Coast. You have a right to be paid for the hours you have worked, and our firm will protect your right to full compensation under the law. 

Employer Retaliation

Have you ever filed a claim against an employee or employer, only to find that you were reassigned, denied benefits, or even laid off shortly after? If so, then you may have been a victim of employer retaliation, a violation of the Labor and Employment Laws in Florida and under federal law.

Every worker in Florida has a right to turn to their supervisor or Human Resources Department in order to file a complaint about the work environment or pay. If an employer retaliates by lowering the worker’s pay, demoting them to a less desirable position, docking wages, or even firing them, the victim has a right to speak with an employment attorney immediately to file a case and obtain compensation.

If you or a fellow worker were treated improperly by an employer or co-worker, you may have a right to file a case and our Stuart Address is here to help. Stuart Address will investigate the incident, speak to your co-workers and supervisors, and make sure your rights are fully protected, especially your right to lost wages if you were unfairly terminated from your position after reporting an injustice such as denial of wages or sexual harassment.

Protecting Your Right to Fair Labor

Whether you were subjected to a hostile work environment, denied a position based on the color of your skin, or were subjected to employer retaliation after filing a complaint, you have the right to seek legal help. The Law Offices of Stuart M. Address, P.A. in Port St. Lucie, Stuart, FL, and on the Treasure Coast, will protect your right to fair labor and will file a claim on your behalf. Turn to us for a variety of employment matters and let our experienced attorneys recover the lost wages and damages you deserve.

Mr. Address’ goal is simply to be there for you when you need him.

Call 772-781-8003 to schedule an appointment with us today!