Miami, Florida Employment Attorney for Employees
Assertive Legal Representation For Employees
The Miami, Florida employment lawyers at the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales can help you if you believe your rights were violated. We have represented both employers and employees on a wide range of legal matters. Because we understand what it takes to build a case from both sides, we can proactively anticipate issues that might arise, objections, and other strategies that the other side might try to use to weaken your case. The employment lawyers in Miami, Florida at Law Offices of Gary A. Costales are here to listen to your situation and offer you guidance on the next steps.
Our Miami, Florida employment law firm helps clients facing a wide range of employment law issues including:
- Wage and Hour Violations
- Sexual Harassment
- Wrongful Termination
- Whistleblower Law
- Employment Contracts (Non-Compete Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Litigation)
If you believe your employment rights were violated, reach out to the employment lawyers in Miami, Florida at Law Offices of Gary A. Costales.
Hardworking Americans deserve strong protection when it comes to legal issues that could derail careers or create insufferable working conditions. You may have a claim that would entitle you to a significant amount of back pay, compensation or other damages.
At the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales, P.A., we represent employees facing any type of work-related legal matter. As a former administrative law judge and trial lawyer for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Mr. Costales has extensive firsthand insight into navigating employment claims. He is board-certified as an expert in employment and labor law by The Florida Bar, and he is the only board-certified attorney in Miami who represents employees as well as employers.
Experience is crucial for success in employment law claims. Our firm can put decades of valuable experience to work for you. We represent employees on a contingency fee basis, which means we only collect an attorney’s fee if we help you obtain a financial recovery.
Navigating The Legal Issues Employees Commonly Encounter
At the Miami, Florida employment law firm at Law Offices of Gary A. Costales, we care about worker’s rights and understand the many ways that they can be violated. Workers may sometimes be afraid about speaking up for fear of retaliation, but they may not realize that their rights are protected from retaliation. The key is to build a strong case, and to document everything that went wrong. The Miami, Florida employment lawyers at Law Offices of Gary A. Costales may be able to help you if you believe your rights were violated on the job.
Our employee-side practice encompasses a broad range of legal issues such as:
- Whistleblower claims involving illegal or unethical conduct on the part of your employer
- Qui tam claims under the federal False Claims Act for reporting fraud against the government, including off-label marketing of pharmaceutical products
- Discrimination claims involving unfair treatment or harassment, including sexual harassment
- Overtime claims for unpaid wages and misclassification as exempt employees or independent contractors
- Wrongful termination claims stemming from employment discrimination or unlawful retaliation
- Contract issues including litigation stemming from non-compete clauses, non-disclosure agreements, or improper employment/contractor classification
With decades of legal experience in employment law, our employment attorney in Miami, Florida understands that no two cases are alike. We tailor our approach to develop the most effective strategies for each unique situation. If you need help with your employment claim, reach out to the Miami, Florida employment lawyer at Law Offices of Gary A. Costales today.
How a Miami, Florida Employment Lawyer Can Help with Unpaid Overtime
Most workers are entitled to receive overtime pay under the law. If you worked over 40 hours in a workweek, you may be entitled to receive overtime pay, that is, time-and-a-half pay for every hour you worked over a 40-hour workweek. Sometimes employers try to circumvent overtime pay laws by misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Other employers might try to avoid overtime pay by offering their workers “day rates” or by failing to pay workers for travel time, and other costs. If you believe you were misclassified as an employee, were not paid overtime, or worked long hours and didn’t receive overtime pay, or if you believe your employer failed to track your hours, the employment lawyers in Miami, Florida at Law Offices of Gary A. Costales may be able to help you.
How a Miami, Florida Employment Lawyer Can Help with Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
The Miami, Florida employment lawyer at the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales can help you if you believe you were not hired, were fired, or were not promoted because of discrimination. Workers are protected from discrimination under the law. Protected categories include race, sex, national origin, disability, age, and genetic information. If you believe you were discriminated against, or were denied promotions or other opportunities on the basis of your race, sex, national origin, disability, age, or genetic information, reach out to the Miami, Florida employment lawyer at the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales today.
Law Offices of Gary A. Costales is an employment law firm in Miami, Florida that can also help you if you believe you suffered retaliation for reporting discrimination or sexual harassment. Sexual harassment and discrimination can lead to a hostile work environment, which can affect your performance, and even lead some employees to leave their jobs. This can lead to lost wages and lost career opportunities and advancement. If you have questions about your rights, or believe you were wrongfully terminated in retaliation, the Miami, Florida employment lawyers at the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales may be able to help.
How an Employment Lawyer in Miami, Florida Can Help with Contract Issues
The employment lawyer in Miami, Florida at Law Offices of Gary A. Costales may be able to help you if you are facing litigation due to a non-compete clause, non-disclosure clause, or other employment contract issue. Non-compete clauses can sometimes prevent you from taking a similar job in your field for a period of time after you leave an employer. Non-complete clauses, to be valid and enforceable, however, must be limited in scope and to a particular area or region. New employers may ask you whether you are under a non-compete clause and how you answer this question could impact your ability to secure work. Knowing whether or not you are subject to a non-compete clause is important, whether you are in the process of accepting a job offer, in the process of leaving a job, wanting to start your own business, or are actively facing a lawsuit for violating a non-compete clause. If you have questions about employment contracts and how they can impact you and your career, the best time to ask questions is before you sign on the dotted lines. But if you are facing litigation or have further questions, you may also want to seek legal representation to protect your rights. Reach out to the Miami, Florida employment lawyer at Law Offices of Gary A. Costales today to learn more. We can read your employment contract before you sign, represent you if you are facing litigation, and more. Contact a Miami, Florida employment lawyer at Law Offices of Gary A. Costales today.
Representing Employees In Employment Law Cases For Decades
Over the years, our employment law firm in Miami, Florida has provided proactive representation for employees from diverse backgrounds, ranging from blue collar workers to high-level employees. We represent workers in any industry, including:
- Medical professionals
- Pharmaceutical employees
- Employees in the financial industry
- Restaurant, retail and hospitality workers
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We invite you to learn more about our legal services in employment law. Call 786-446-7288 or use our online contact form. With offices in Miami and Boca Raton, we serve employees throughout South Florida.