St. Petersburg Employment Law Attorney
Florida Employment Lawyers Serving Employees and Employers in St. Petersburg
Employment law matters can be extremely complicated, and they can lead to contentious disputes between employees and employers. At Saady & Saxe, P.A., we routinely represent both employers and employees in many different types of employment law cases, from discrimination to breach of contract claims. If you need help with an employment law matter, it is essential to hire a St. Petersburg employment law attorney who has experience handling cases similar to your own. One of our dedicated St. Petersburg employment law attorneys can speak with you today about your case and the resolution options that may be available to you.
Types of Employment Law Cases We Handle in St. Petersburg
Our firm handles many different types of federal and state employment law matters, including but not limited to the following:
- Employment discrimination;
- Sexual harassment claims;
- Wage and hour law disputes;
- Overtime violations; and
- Employment disputes.
If you need assistance with an employment law issue, one of the employment lawyers in St. Petersburg at our firm can answer your questions.
St. Petersburg Employment Discrimination Cases
Our employment law attorneys regularly assist employees and employers with federal and state employment discrimination claims. In general, employment discrimination claims can arise under federal law or state law. There are a wide variety of federal laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace, and those laws are enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Examples of federal laws prohibiting discrimination include:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, pregnancy, religion, color, national origin, and other categories);
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA);
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and
- Equal Pay Act (EPA).
Under state law, the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status. Sometimes claims must be filed under state law, and sometimes they must be filed under federal law. In some cases, a person can choose whether to bring a claim under state or federal law. The laws listed above also provide protections against retaliation.
Wage and Hour Laws in St. Petersburg
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs most wage and hour claims in St. Petersburg, Florida, including the following issues:
- Minimum wage violations;
- Overtime violations;
- Unlawful paycheck deductions; and
- Employer recordkeeping requirements.
It is important to know that Florida has a higher minimum wage than the federal minimum wage, and the FLSA requires all Florida employers to comply with the higher state minimum wage law.
Contact a St. Petersburg Employment Attorney Today
At Saady & Sake, P.A., our dedicated St. Petersburg employment law attorneys have years of experience representing both employees and employers in a wide variety of employment law matters. Given that we represent employees and employers alike, our team is able to see the legal matter from multiple perspectives and to develop a plan for moving forward with your case. Contact Saady & Saxe, P.A. today to learn more about how one of the employment lawyers at our firm can assist you.