Employment Lawyers in Tampa/
An aggressive employment lawyer in Tampa can help you enforce your legal rights against powerful interests. At Feldman Williams we have two decades of experience winning life-changing results for our clients in wrongful termination, overtime violations, wage and hour disputes, and other employment litigation. Feldman Williams, PLLC represents workers in Florida and Georgia in wage and hour disputes, overtime claims and workers’ comp claims.
Please contact us today and get the justice you deserve.
How our Tampa Employment Lawyers Help Workers
We represent individuals in employment litigation, unfair pay cases and workers' compensation claims. If you’re not receiving the wages you’re due, believe you were wrongfully terminated or have been hurt on the job our attorneys will fight on your behalf to secure justice for you.
Call Today: 877-946-8293.
We Are Advocates for Workers/
How an Employment Attorney Can Make a Difference/
A qualified employment law attorney knows what your case is worth and is better equipped to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.
Some cases are best resolved in court, where a sympathetic jury is likely to return a generous verdict. An experienced trial attorney will ensure that you receive due compensation (rather than a lowball offer) for your workplace injury or other loss.
How Do I Know if I Have a Case? /
The only way to know for sure whether you have an employment law case is to ask a seasoned attorney. Generally, you may have a case if the employer has discriminated or retaliated against you based on gender (for example, sexual harassment), race, medical disability, age, or whistleblowing activity. Or, you may have a case if wage and hour or workers’ comp laws have been violated.
How Much Is My Employment Law Case Worth? /
The value of your case depends, in part, on how blatantly and knowingly the employer violated employment laws. If these violations resulted in harm to you, the extent of your damages (losses, including financial, professional and emotional) will also be a factor. In a consultation, a Feldman Williams employment attorney in Tampa can provide an accurate estimate of the worth of your case.
What Makes a Good Tampa Employment Lawyer?/
A good employment law attorney is one who has extensive experience in this area of the law, with a record of results for past clients. You want to hire an attorney who takes an obvious interest in your case, is eager to defend your rights, and has proven capabilities. Aggressive representation can help you obtain full compensation.
Why You Need an Employment Lawyer in Tampa /
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain to ensure your rights are protected.
A strong attorney can help you enforce your legal rights against powerful interests. No matter how complex your case is, our lawyers are able to present an effective argument on your behalf even in numerous large-scale matters, including class and collective action litigation in state and federal court.
You deserve compensation for the work you’ve done — and an attorney who can help you obtain it. If you’re not receiving the wages you’re due, have an employment contract dispute, or have been wrongfully fired, our firm will work diligently on your behalf to obtain the highest possible results.
- Strong Advocate – Defending your rights is our most important goal, and we will work tirelessly to protect your interests.
- Detailed Advice — Through more than 20 years of assisting employees and injury victims, we have developed a strong understanding of state and federal law. This gives our clients an advantage in court or at the negotiation table.
- Caring Counsel — We understand the emotional impact that accompanies injuries and workplace mistreatment. From start to finish, we vigorously seek a resolution that relieves your burdens.
Contact a skilled Tampa employment lawyer
If you are unsure whether you are entitled to legal relief, a brief consultation can clarify the law and give you the information you need to proceed. We offer free case assessments, and our free assessments are within discretion. Please call us to schedule a meeting at our offices.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I am salaried - am I due overtime?
Just because an employer classifies you as exempt, or states you are exempt also may not be legally correct. Hence there are thousands of cases across the US filed each month in which workers file claims for overtime wages who have been classified as exempt. This is what we call a "misclassification case". Full Answer
I have a college degree and work in an white-collar job with a title such as “executive”, “manager”, “director”, “account representative”…. am I exempt?
Your position either meets the exemption definition or not, but having a degree an being a white-collar worker, or having a fancy job title or even being called a “manager” has no bearing on whether you are exempt an entitled to overtime wages. Full Answer
Do employers have to pay for time spent prepping before work commences?
Employers may have to pay employees for tasks the employees perform before they clock in and after they clock out, typically called “donning” or “doffing”. The time spent waiting also is compensable. If your employer orders or commands you to first set up something, this should be paid. Full Answer
I was in a car accident while commuting, can I file for workers' comp?
If you were injured going to or leaving work, it can be a complex undertaking to determine who has liability. For example, a marketing representative who spends a lot of time driving for work-related reasons may be able to seek workers' compensation benefits in addition to making an injury claim. If an employee is on the way to an off-site work meeting, they may also be able to seek workers' compensation benefits. Full Answer
How much will I get for a workers' comp settlement?
Workers’ compensation settlements vary according to the degree of injury, extent of disability, and other factors. If you are injured on the job, you should immediately seek an evaluation and pursue treatment recommended by your workers’ comp doctor. When you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI)when a physician decides that nothing further can be done to improve your condition, the doctor will then reevaluate you. Very important to your settlement amount are the final diagnosis and permanent impairment rating (PIR). Full Answer
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
How Employment Law Cases Work/
What Leads to a Successful Employment Lawsuit? /
The most successful lawsuits have clear facts backed by evidence that is difficult to dispute. This is why it is important to gather as much evidence as you can to back up your claims. The skill and experience of your chosen attorney is also very important. As in any profession, there is a wide variation in talent and work ethic among employment lawyers.
Should I Expect a Settlement or a Trial?/
The vast majority of employment law cases will settle before they proceed to court. For the plaintiff, this means you can receive compensation much sooner and avoid the stress of a contentious trial. On the strength of a well-documented case and smart legal strategy, many of our clients have received substantial settlements without going to trial.
How Does a Settlement Work in an Employment Law Case? /
A settlement is usually negotiated by legal counsel for the plaintiff and defendant. The final say rests with the parties, who accept settlement at the advice of their attorneys. A case is most likely to settle if the plaintiff’s attorneys provide persuasive arguments and clear evidence that the defendant has broken the law…and that a jury would likely agree.
How Does an Employment Law Trial Work? /
A trial provides the opportunity to present evidence before a judge and jury to prove the facts of your case. A great deal of preparation takes place before the trial date, including preparing the plaintiff and witnesses for testimony. A jury is selected by attorneys from both sides, then the case is argued until a verdict is handed down. The losing side has the option of appealing the decision, and the judge has the right to reduce the jury award.
Should I Feel Bad about Suing Someone? /
Employment laws are designed to protect workers from unscrupulous business owners. The laws must be enforced if we are to prevent discrimination, sexual harassment, denial of a fair wage, and other unethical practices. If you were wronged under the law, you deserve restitution and compensation.
Statute of Limitations/
A statute of limitations (SOL) is a time limit deadline for filing a lawsuit in the U.S. In Florida, the SOL for employment law cases is generally 300 days to one year from the time the illegal act occurred. Employees who work for the federal government have a shorter timeline to file — generally 45 days. For wage and hour cases, the deadline is two years, and the SOL for a breach of written contract is 5 years. In all cases, exceptions apply.
Securing Justice for Workers
In any matter, our employment attorneys take a proactive approach to maximize our clients’ recovery. This commitment has led to professional recognition as an attorney who has won verdicts and settlements exceeding $1 million.
Lowe’s: $4.8 Million
Payless Shoesource: $2.9 Million
Burger King Corp: $1.2 Million
Fleetmatics: $2.5 Million
Fleetcor / Nextraq: $750,000
Circle K: $500,000
What Our Clients Say/
Mr. Feldman and his staff are a great law firm to work with. Mr. Feldman took my medical case when i had been turned down by so many other attorneys. Mr. Feldman’s put me at ease when I thought all was lost. Thanks to Mr. Feldman and his staff I won my case.
All I can say is Great Job! After speaking with Mitch Feldman and Roxanna, after I said Yes to their services, our case went on auto pilot (for me). They took care of everything. Once an offer was made, Mitch said we can do better and we did. Soon after, a check arrived in our mailbox. Recommending this Law Firm seems to be a no brainer for anyone who wants to Win.
Mr. Feldman let opposing counsel know that he wasn’t going to back down no matter what they threw at him, through his expertise, thoroughness and dogged tenacity. He brought my case to a satisfying conclusion. You can trust this highly intelligent and knowledgeable attorney. He’s nice too.
Mitchel L. Feldman is an excellent attorney. He actually listens to you and he is prompt with a response. It is amazing in today’s world of instant communication that so few actually respond in a prompt manner and even if they do, they don’t actually listen to what you have to say. Thank you Mr. Feldman for being prompt, attentive, concise and solving my contractual issue without litigation.