don’t BE INTIMIDATED.
Injured workers may feel intimidated by their employer. Mistreated employees may feel intimidated by a feeling of uncertainty. Personal injury and accident victims may feel intimidated by insurance companies. Medical bills, lost wages, health challenges can add another layer of stress and intimidation of the circumstances you face.Florida lawyer Mitch Feldman is not intimidated.
We are ready for the fight. We have a knockout record of courtroom success that acts as a shield for our clients. They know, the insurance companies know, and other attorneys know that we will not be intimidated and we protect you. Contact us today and let’s get justice for you.
Justice for Wrongful Termination. Fight for Fair Pay. Top Dollar for Workers’ Comp Claims.
An aggressive employment lawyer in Tampa can help you enforce your legal rights against powerful
interests. At the Feldman Legal Group 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. The Feldman Legal Group represents workers in Florida and Georgia in wage and
hour disputes, overtime claims and workers’ comp 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.
WHY YOU NEED AN EMPLOYMENT LAWYER IN TAMPA
The initial case assessment is completely confidential.
Talk to our experienced employment lawyer in Tampa to find out if you have a case.
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.
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 Legal Group employment attorney in Tampa can provide an accurate estimate of the worth of your case.
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 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
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
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.
What are the 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.
Employment Lawyers Make a Difference for Workers
Employers don’t always do the right thing. When they fall short, an employment lawyer can make sure workers are treated fairly.
Any experienced employment attorney can tell you countless ways in which employers mistreat their employees. Workers can be subjected to discrimination. They can be denied payment and benefits promised by their employers or guaranteed by the law. They can be denied compensation after a serious workplace injury.
Employment lawyers stand up for the rights of workers to make sure they are treated fairly. At the Feldman Legal Group, we have years of experience representing workers, and we’ve seen the many ways workers get a raw deal.
It can be intimidating to take legal action against your employer, but it’s often the only way to ensure they are held accountable for broken promises. Our past results prove that we get results for our clients, but we want the opportunity to meet with you personally to hear about your situation and tell you how we can help.
What Leads to a Successful Employment Lawsuit?
The most successful lawsuits have clearly established facts based on 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 a very important factor in the outcome of your case. 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.
OUR CLIENTS MATTER
Our goal is to be the voice for our clients. We represent good people who deserve to be respected and given what is rightfully theirs.
Mitchell Feldman has a remarkable track record that has garnered the highest praise from his colleagues. But his proudest accomplishments are the relationships he has built with clients and the difference he makes in their lives.
For more than 20 years, Mitchell Feldman has worked in civil litigation, representing both defendants and plaintiffs. His work has earned him an AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating an attorney can receive. When you hire Mitchell Feldman, you know you’re hiring an exceptional advocate who devotes himself fully to people he represents.GET HELP TODAY