Employment

Navigating Labor Laws

Our employment attorneys at the Cueto Law Group exceed client expectations. Not only do we help clients navigate complicated labor and employment laws that govern today’s workplace, but we also handle all facets of labor and employment law, from complex jury trials to periodic workplace compliance issues.

Dispute Resolution

We have experience resolving disputes in myriad settings, including arbitration, mediation, proceedings by the EEOC, proceedings in the Florida Commission on Human Relations, and general court proceedings.

Keeping Your Workplace Compliant

Our labor and employment attorneys here at the Cueto Law Group often evaluate existing workplace procedures and policies to make sure they’re compliant with both local and federal laws and regulations. Our employment attorneys regularly review and redesign workplace procedures, policies, and documentation concerning:

  • Hiring
  • Job Classifications
  • Wage and Hour
  • Telephone and Computer Monitoring
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Maintaining and Protecting Trade Secrets
  • Confidentiality Obligations
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Privacy Rights
  • FMLA
  • ADA
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Codes of Conduct
  • Employment Agreements

Avoiding Liability

The Cueto Law Group’s employment attorneys routinely advise clients on how to mitigate or outright avoid liability that may arise from claims made by former employees, as well as employees who are about to be terminated. Liability issues our lawyers are intimately familiar with include:

  • All federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination
  • Implementation of reduction-in-force programs
  • Exceptions to the at-will employment doctrine
  • WARN Act obligations
  • The applicability and interaction between the FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation laws
  • Employee embezzlement
  • Independent contractor issues
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Employee Leasing
  • Preparation of severance agreements
  • Unemployment compensation determinations and appeals

Crisis Management

We also pride ourselves in handling crisis situations that may result from workplace issues, such as obtaining orders restraining potentially dangerous employees, obtaining court orders prohibiting employees from stealing the company’s intellectual property, obtaining orders requiring the return of electronic data and other information owned by the company, removing problem employees (and even owners) from the workplace, unfairly competing with other companies, and unfairly disclosing confidential information.