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Tallahassee Employment Lawyers 

Representing Wronged Workers in Tallahassee

The average person spends one-third of their life working, and no individual should be forced to make a living in a toxic work environment. That’s why our Tallahassee employment lawyers are here to help wronged workers pursue justice and maximum compensation after suffering workplace misconduct. Our attorneys at Perry & Young have over 15 years of experience advocating for wronged workers. From discrimination to sexual harassment to wage and hour claims, our attorneys have the in-depth knowledge and skills to represent your best interests and protect your rights in a wide range of employment disputes in Tallahassee.   

If your employee rights were violated at work, call (850) 215-7777 to schedule a free consultation with a Tallahassee employment lawyer.

Protecting Your Employee Rights in Tallahassee

At Perry & Young, our attorneys have spent over 15 years standing up for wronged workers in Tallahassee and beyond. If you’ve experienced discrimination, harassment, or other forms of workplace misconduct, you deserve strong representation to protect your employee rights and seek justice. Fortunately, our attorneys are well-versed in state and federal employment laws. When you choose to work with us, our team can review your legal options while guiding your steps wisely. If you're preparing for an employment law dispute, turn to our firm for the personalized solutions you deserve to restore your well-being and economic security. 

No one deserves to be mistreated at work. Contact us online to discuss your case with a skilled Tallahassee employment lawyer.

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Understanding Employment Laws in Florida

In Florida, workers are protected by various state and federal laws to safeguard their rights against unethical employers. As a Tallahassee employee, it's important to understand these key employment laws to protect and exercise your rights in the workplace.

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  • You Only Pay When You Collect

    Our work is conducted on a contingent fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

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    Each case is assigned to a lead attorney and a supporting attorney. This ensures continuity during the legal process and enables us to provide responsive service.

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    At Perry & Young Law Firm, we take pride in championing the rights of our clients. We have secured hundreds of millions for our clients. 

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law in the United States that provides eligible employees with job-protected leave for certain family and medical-related reasons. Its key provisions include:

  • Eligibility: Under the FMLA, employees are eligible if they have worked for their employer for at least 12 months, have worked at least 1,250 hours during the past 12 months, and work for an employer with 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius.
  • Covered reasons: FMLA allows employees to take unpaid leave for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child; to care for a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition; and for the employee's serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform their job.
  • Leave duration: FMLA generally provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within 12 months. However, there are certain exceptions for military caregiver leave and parental leave, which may provide longer durations.
  • Job protection: During FMLA leave, employers must maintain the employee's health benefits as if the employee were still actively working. Additionally, employers are generally required to reinstate employees to their original position or an equivalent position upon their return from FMLA leave.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The FLSA is a federal law that applies to all public and private employers with at least 50 employees. It sets forth various provisions for covered employers, including

  • Minimum wage: The FLSA requires covered employers to pay employees the federal minimum wage of $7.25. However, effective September 2023, the state minimum wage in Florida was increased to $12.00 an hour
  • Overtime: Under the FLSA, covered employees who work more than 40 hours a week are entitled to overtime pay at one and a half times their regular hourly rate. Some exceptions can apply based on job duties and salary level.
  • Hours Worked: Under the FLSA, hours worked include all time that an employee is required to be on the employer’s premises, on duty, or at a prescribed workplace.
  • Recordkeeping: Covered employers are mandated to display official posters that outline FLSA requirements in the workplace, in addition to keeping updated records of employee time cards and pay. 
  • Child Labor: The FLSA also enforces strict limitations for child labor designed to protect minors. 
  • Tipped workers: Under the FLSA, tipped employees are entitled to a minimum wage of $2.13 per hour, but Florida recently enacted a new state minimum wage for tipped workers in September 2023, increasing it to an $8.98 hourly wage for eligible tipped workers.

Helping Workers Navigate Employment Disputes

Our employment law attorneys have protected wronged workers since 2008. With thousands of cases handled, our firm is well-equipped to represent Tallahassee employees in a variety of employment law disputes.

Common employment law cases we handle include

  • Discrimination: Our employment lawyers help workers exercise their rights against employment discrimination based on age, sex, race, national origin, disability, and gender. 
  • Sexual Harassment: Our attorneys represent Florida employees victimized by sexual harassment in the workplace, such as unwanted sexual advances, sexually suggestive comments, or displaying or disseminating explicit materials. 
  • Retaliation: Retaliation is a type of employment violation that occurs when employers retaliate against an employee for taking legally protected actions, such as filing a complaint with HR or reporting an incident of workplace misconduct. 
  • FLSA Violations: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that applies to covered employers (e.g., private employers with at least 50 employees and all public employers regardless of staff size). Violations of the FMLA can lead to employment law disputes. 
  • FMLA Violations: The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave from work for specific family and medical reasons. If your employer disregarded your rights under the FMLA, our employment lawyers can help hold them accountable for their violation.
  • Wrongful Termination: A wrongful termination is an unlawful act committed when an employer fires a worker without reasonable cause. While these cases can be tricky to navigate, our Tallahassee attorneys are well-equipped to fortify your argument with compelling evidence.
  • Wage and Hour Claims: Employers are subject to state and federal wage laws. Violations can result in employees taking legal action to protect their pay and seek fair compensation for their labor in Florida. 
  • Overtime Violations: Overtime laws require non-exempt employees to be paid at least one and a half times their regular pay rate for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Violations of overtime laws can occur when employers fail to properly compensate employees for overtime hours.
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Client's Love Us

At Perry & Young, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I would definitely utilize this law office if needed again in the future."
    This law office was wonderful, and they explained everything in detail, which made the process a pleasant experience. The legal team kept me informed throughout this process. Maggie was responsive and knowledgeable when I had questions. In addition, she was quick to respond and assisted in making this legal process seamless. I would highly recommend this law office to friends or family, and I would definitely utilize this law office if needed again in the future.
    - Trachell C.
    "This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury."

    This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury. I had the pleasure of working with Ryan and team; all who were prompt and knowledgeable both in informing me of updates or answering any questions I had. Thank you again!

    - Ann D.
    "I’m grateful to have chosen a firm that was professional, caring and made the process go smoothly."
    I’m grateful to have chosen a firm that was professional, caring and made the process go smoothly. Ted and his team had great follow through and kept me informed throughout the entire process. I fully trust them and wouldn’t call anyone else.
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    "Their support for their community is phenomenal."
    Perry & Young, P.A. is an amazing attorney office. Their support for their community is phenomenal. They sponsor and constantly support many of the clubs and organizations in the Panhandle. I know personally that they sponsor the Cottondale FFA Chapter and supports us in anything we do
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    "Perry and Young is a fantastic Law firm to work with!"

    Perry and Young is a fantastic Law firm to work with! I have personally worked with Ted Howell on multiple occasions and he has been kind, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend Ted and Perry Young.

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    I have used Ted Howell and Trina at this firm to help me for my claim and have referred other people as well to them that they have helped. They are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you. You will never have to wonder what is going on with your case as they always keep you in the loop. I highly recommend Ted and Trina if you need someone in your corner!
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    This firm is the most professional company. I have recommended several clients to Phillip Stamman and he has provided excellent guidance. He has an exceptionally strong eye for detail that has been a benefit to his clients.

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    "Always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!"
    Perry & Young, P.A. is an amazing injury firm! They support many local clubs and school organizations around the Panhandle of Florida, including my FFA chapter at Cottondale High School. They are very friendly group of individuals and are always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!
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