Employment and Labor Law
RosswaySwan’s employment and labor law attorneys advise companies throughout Florida’s Treasure Coast and Space Coast regions on compliance-related matters and provide experienced representation for employee-related disputes.
For companies of all sizes and in all industries, employment and labor issues present some of the most persistent legal challenges their managers, executives and HR departments face on a daily basis. From hiring considerations to disputes with current and former employees, effectively mitigating the risk of liability from employment-related issues requires a constant and comprehensive focus on employment and labor law compliance.
Serving employers on Florida’s east coast for more than 20 years, Rossway Swan offers a wealth of insights with a unique regional focus. Our attorneys can provide advice on federal and state employment and labor issues while also taking into consideration the practical considerations involved with doing business and competing for talent on Florida’s Treasure Coast and Space Coast. By assisting employers with compliance while also providing representation for employment-related disputes, we are able to act as full-service outside counsel for our clients’ employment and labor law needs.
Employee Manuals, Handbooks and Policies
Our employment and labor law attorneys work closely with the firm’s corporate clients to develop and implement employment policies and procedures designed to help prevent disputes and avoid liability when issues arise. Our attorneys have significant experience drafting employee manuals, handbooks and policies that address matters such as:
- Hiring practices and procedures
- Proper classification of workers as employees or independent contractors
- Overtime pay exemptions
- Harassment and discrimination in the workplace
- Leaves of absence
- Employee discipline and termination
With appropriate documentation in place – and with a concerted effort to implement and enforce documented policies and procedures – employers can significantly reduce their risk of employment-related litigation.
Employment and Labor Law Disputes
Of course, in some circumstances disputes will simply be unavoidable. When facing an employment or labor-related dispute, getting out in front of the litigation and taking proactive measures to curtail any claims can significantly reduce employers’ potential exposure and limit the costs of mounting a legal defense.
With broad experience in state, federal and administrative matters, Rossway Swan’s employment and labor law attorneys are able to effectively represent employers in disputes involving allegations of:
- Breach of employment contract terms
- Discrimination against employees in protected classes
- Equal pay violations
- Sexual harassment
- Wage and hour violations
- Wrongful termination
- Other employment-related violations
Our attorneys also regularly represent employers in efforts to enforce their rights against current and former employees. This includes taking prompt, cost-effective measures to protect trade secrets, enforce restrictive covenants and secure company property.
Meet Our Employment and Labor Law Attorneys
If your company’s compliance efforts are lacking or if you need experienced legal representation for an employment or labor-related dispute, we encourage you schedule a time to speak with one of our attorneys. To schedule an initial consultation at our offices in Vero Beach or Melbourne, please call (772) 231-4440 or inquire online today.