Employers are continuously challenged by the evolving complexities of labor and employment law. Even the most seasoned of human resource professionals can become daunted by the constantly changing legal requirements that define an employer’s relationship with its employees. Our Firm provides clients with the most up-to-date information regarding their labor and employment obligations, and provides an array of legal services to defend employer’s rights.
Effective labor and employment advice is achieved by knowing and understanding the employer’s business. To that end, our primary objective is to build long-term, trust-based relationships with our clients founded on legal advisory services provided in a committed, expeditious and efficient manner.
When matters take us outside our borders, our Firm enjoys an excellent reputation and relationship with major law firms throughout the country and in parts of Brazil, Panama and Europe. We have extensive experience in effectively and efficiently employing and supervising the work of local counsel when required by our clients.
Our office provides litigation representation and day-to-day legal advice to private and public employers with employment relations matters, including discrimination and harassment issues, union matters, layoffs, disability and disability accommodation issues, interpreting and applying employment policies and legal requirements, and claims falling under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Titles, I, II and III). We also provide hands-on assistance with a variety of Human Resource functions, including the review and preparation of employment policies and handbooks, as well as the investigation of employee complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Mr. Behar has received formal training and has been authorized by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to conduct EEO investigations, pursuant to the Federal Standards set forth in the EEOC, EEO Management Directive 110, Chapter 6. The investigative techniques and methodologies utilized by our Firm comply with all Federal guidelines that define discrimination claims based on allegations of disparate treatment or impact based on race, color, national origin, sex (pregnancy), age, mental or physical disability, religion and retaliation.
From a litigation perspective, the Labor & Employment section has a legal staff dedicated to providing a cost-effective defense by utilizing the latest technological means of conducting discovery, working through complex or novel legal issues, teaming with our appellate attorneys throughout each critical step of the case and providing professional service to our clients.
Our employment practice group counsels and represents clients in employment matters across the United States, Europe and South America, and has litigated numerous employment cases in the Southern, Middle and Northern District Federal Courts in Florida, as well as in Floridaʼs State Courts and the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings. Additionally, our attorneys have handled a number of appeals following jury verdict, including appeals before each of the Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Florida, and the Federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.