Employment Law

Although most employers strive to avoid costly litigation with current, former or prospective employees, litigation is sometimes inevitable. Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm’s attorneys have successfully represented clients in a wide variety of employment matters in Florida State and Federal courts to defend employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, wage-hour violations and other employment-related claims.

The firm’s labor and employment attorneys have significant trial experience, which provides them with the tools for effective, efficient and successful case handling. They work closely with clients to resolve disputes in a manner that is consistent with their clients’ business interests – whether through alternative dispute resolution or jury trial. In addition, the firm’s motion practice often results in cases that have significant claims being dismissed, resulting in significant savings of both costs and fees.

The firm also provides employment counseling and preventative training. Its attorneys work with clients – either through their in-house lawyers or directly with human resource professionals or other managers – to help navigate regulatory and legal restrictions. Its attorneys work closely with their client contacts to respond to specific questions, address specific issues, work through troublesome situations or guide clients through investigations or policy enforcement.

To ensure the firm’s advice advances its clients’ business goals and legal needs, the firm encourages its attorneys to invest in client relationships by touring facilities, meeting management teams and reviewing key policies and procedures. This ensures its attorneys have a solid foundation and understanding of each client’s unique business needs.

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm’s attorneys have significant experience in the following employment issues:

  • Workplace investigations
  • Consultation and preparation of employment policies and practices
  • Discrimination, and retaliation litigation
  • Wage and hour disputes and violations
  • Disputes about retirement and other benefits
  • Employment contracts and non-compete agreements
  • Administrative proceedings or arbitrations involving the termination of employees