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Experienced Employment Law Attorneys in South Florida

At Sugarman Susskind Braswell & Herrera, we are committed to protecting workers’ rights. Workers and employers are subject to laws and regulations from all levels of government. Just because laws exist, however, doesn’t mean that they are followed. 

Workers often need experienced employment attorneys in Florida to help them understand their legal rights. This is particularly true when they have not received wages or benefits that they have earned, when they are involved in overtime disputes, or when they are negotiating agreements at the beginning or the end of a job.

Our experienced lawyers can help you. Contact us to discuss your needs if you think you have not been appropriately paid for your work, are concerned about your pension’s security, or need assistance with employment agreements.

Representing Workers in Wage and Hour Litigation

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most workers are entitled to overtime wages when they work more than 40 hours in a work week. The FLSA, as well as Florida law, also provides for a minimum wage. While these principles are simple in theory, the law is a lot more complex in practice. 

Many workers are misclassified or are incorrectly led to believe they are not entitled to overtime. Also, when workers leave their employment, they may be entitled to unpaid wages, vacation, or earned commissions. 

At Sugarman Susskind Braswell & Herrera, we represent all employees who have questions about their wages and their entitlement to overtime. We can review the facts of your case, advise you of your rights under the law, and, if necessary, represent you in a legal action. For more information about this practice area, please contact attorney Marcus Braswell.

Representing Individuals in Employee Pension Benefits Litigation

Your pension benefits are the key to a secure and peaceful retirement. As events over the past few years have demonstrated, however, in the wrong hands, that foundation may prove to be built on false promises and shifting sands. 

Workers often need advice on whether their plans have operated fairly and in compliance with federal laws, including ERISA. Workers whose pension benefits have been improperly calculated or denied need effective legal representation. At Sugarman Susskind Braswell & Herrera, we can counsel you on your pension rights and take the necessary steps to secure your pension benefits.

Assisting Employees with Employment and Severance Agreements

Workers who work under an employment agreement or are asked to sign a termination agreement often need professional assistance. We advise all workers concerning their legal rights and represent classes of employees whose employers have failed to follow the law. We also assist unions in helping determine if agreements regarding new employment and severance contracts are fair and just.

We have assisted workers in negotiating employment agreements when taking or leaving a job, including reviewing severance packages, layoffs, and agreements with confidentiality and non-compete provisions. For more information about this practice area, please contact attorney Marcus Braswell.

Contact Our Team of Southern Florida Employment Lawyers Today

Our firm is built on our commitment to assisting workers. Contact us today if you are a worker with a wage or pension benefits claim or need assistance with employment and severance agreements. Fill out our online intake form or call us at 800-329-2122 to schedule your consultation.