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Labor and Employment

Labor and Employment Law in Florida

Get the knowledge and experience you deserve

Employment and labor laws govern the relationships between employers and employees. These laws are extensive and can be confusing and overwhelming, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. They require attorneys to be knowledgeable on a variety of issues all at once, such as human resource guidelines, wage and hour statutes, occupational safety and health, workers and unemployment compensation, and anti-discrimination and equal opportunity laws. Your attorney needs to have knowledge and experience in all of the areas of employment law so that he or she is able to understand the full scope of your questions or issues and can readily identify all of your potential options (and their pros and cons.)

We have a thorough understanding of Florida and federal labor and employment laws — including Florida Civil Rights Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Protecting your business and helping it thrive

At Timothy J. Sloan, P.A., we regularly advise businesses on employment matters and strive to eliminate potential disputes with employees in the future. To that end, we give businesses the tools they need on the “front-end” to fully comply with the law and to avoid making common employment mistakes. These tools include:

  • Ensuring that you fully understand the laws which apply to your particular business
  • Establishing workplace policies which clearly set out employee expectations and restrictions
  • Determining what benefits will be provided to employees (such as personal leave, health insurance, etc.)
  • Determining the values of and procedures for employee compensation
  • Establishing procedures for dispute resolution and employee termination
  • Training for human resources personnel (if applicable)
  • Creating an employee handbook that clearly describes the policies which govern employees
  • Non-competition and non-disclosure agreements
  • Arbitration and indemnification agreements

Resolving employee disputes

Sometimes claims/lawsuits brought by current or former employees are unavoidable regardless of a business’s efforts to follow the law and treat its employees fairly. In those situations, Timothy J. Sloan, P.A. is ready and able to come to your defense. We are experienced in mediation and arbitration proceedings, state and federal administrative proceedings, as well as litigation in the courts. Our firm represents clients with state and federal employment law matters including:

  • Discrimination claims associated with race, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability
  • Unlawful retaliation claims
  • Harassment in the workplace and hostile work environment claims
  • Whistleblower claims
  • Termination disputes
  • Disability claims and requests for reasonable accommodation
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Unemployment claims
  • Workers’ Compensation claims and workplace safety violations
  • Enforcing non-competition and non-disclosure agreements


Give your business the knowledge and experience it deserves. Call us at 850-769-2501 or contact us to schedule your appointment.

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  • Panama City Office
    427 McKenzie Avenue
    Panama City, Florida 32401
    Phone: 850-769-2501
    Fax: 850-769-0824