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Fort Lauderdale Employment Lawyers

Serving Clients in Broward County & throughout Florida, Colorado & Illinois

USA Employment Lawyers represents clients in a wide variety of employment-related matters and disputes, ranging from wage disputes to unlawful termination to discrimination and claims of sexual harassment. Swift action is the bedrock of our practice. We are relentless in our pursuit of victory and are prepared to use any appropriate tactic to further your goals. If necessary, our employment attorneys can aggressively litigate your case at trial.

At USA Employment Lawyers, every client is our top priority, and we take each lawsuit personally. Our attorneys from Fort Lauderdale understand every situation is unique and each client deserves personalized, one-on-one attention. By limiting the kinds of cases we accept, we are able to give yours the utmost consideration.

If you are facing an employment-related dispute, contact our employment law attorneys by phone at (800) 483-0998 or online and request a confidential consultation.

Rated by Super Lawyers: Rising Stars. Jordan L. Richards. Superlawyers.comOnly 2.5% of All Lawyers Receive this Prestigious Distinction

Offering an Innovative Approach

Laws governing employment in the United States, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), continue to change. It is crucial that you have legal counsel with an employment law attorney who is experienced in this complex area of law.

USA Employment Lawyers is a law firm focused on employment disputes, and our clients can benefit from our extensive experience in this field. Because we work with employers as well as employees, our attorneys have the unique opportunity to anticipate what the other side will argue and can utilize proven tactics when representing you. We have aggressively represented individuals, small business owners, and large companies in state and federal courts throughout Florida, as well as in Colorado and Illinois. We work to swiftly resolve disputes and achieve the unique goals of every client.

Once you have retained us to represent you, we will zealously prepare your case and conduct any legal research or other investigation necessary to help bring about your desired outcome. Incorporating research into our strategy allows us to anticipate any potential legal issues that could arise—and prepares us to respond accordingly. At USA Employment Lawyers, we believe that knowledge is power. Our employment lawyers in Fort Lauderdale provide outstanding communication to our clients and work to keep you informed every step of the way.

Browse our practice areas to learn more about how our employment attorneys can help, or call (800) 483-0998 to schedule a no-cost consultation with our team today.

Why We Stand Out

A Different Type of Law Firm
  • Making a Difference for Our Clients
  • Utilizing an Ethical Approach
  • Free & Confidential Consultations
  • Serving Clients Across Florida, Colorado & Illinois
  • Personalized Representation
  • Led by a Former Prosecutor
  • Constant Communication with Clients
  • Quick & Methodical Results

Words from Our Former Clients

Testimonials
  • “My case was resolved more than satisfactory for me. I did not expect the results that I received. Jordan and his experienced team handled this stressful situation completely for me, taking a lot of ...”

    - Lynne S.
  • “Very great firm!!!! Keep up the good job! They are very smart and know what they are doing thanks again Mike.”

    - James E.
  • “Jordan and his team were so helpful and had my issue resolved very quickly, they were always right there for me if I had any questions or concerns about the process. I highly recommend hiring them!”

    - Breezy R.
  • “Jordan Richards and his team brought my case to a close quickly and with very satisfactory results. They took the stress from my shoulders and gave me back a peaceful and happy nights sleep. I'm ...”

    - Wallace R.
  • “My experience was stressful for me and my family and USA Employment Lawyers took control and handled it to the fullest. I am very appreciative and pleased with how they were able to handle my case. I ...”

    - Desirae S.
  • “I was very impressed in the timely and professional manner in which my case was handled, as well as how I was treated! This is a very thoughtful and courteous team of people. I was continually ...”

    - Lyssa M.
  • “Tremendous respect and gratitude for USA employment lawyers for settling my case in a professional and efficient manner - highly recommend to anyone seeking counsel!”

    - Kyle E.
  • “Jordan Richards and his team went above and beyond typical lawyer/client interaction. Mr. Richards and his team treated me like family and pursued my case with the upmost care and diligence. They did ...”

    - Rachel D.
  • “This law firm is excellent on all fronts, from the moment they answer the phone -- with a real person -- to the first appointment. They are responsive, knowledgable and professional.”

    - Ellen C.
  • “Listen, Jordan and his team are the best!”

    - Tarique S.
  • “Mr. Richards assisted us with an FLSA defense. To be confronted with this type of a lawsuit is really demoralizing especially that when you've done nothing wrong. Mr. Richards helped me to accept that ...”

    - GM
  • “My adult daughter encountered threats from her former employer around a non-compete clause that she had unwittingly signed. Jordan was able to explain her risks and more importantly, find holes in her ...”

    - Lisa B.
  • “I put my trust in him and not only did I come away with a better scenario than I could have imagined, but I did so with as little stress as possible.”

    - Larissa A.
  • “He began as simply being my lawyer but has quickly turned into a close friend.”

    - Lucio D.
  • “Jordan goes the extra mile in everything he does.”

    - Kenny K.
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Employment Law FAQs

  • Q:Can I sue my employer?

    A:Yes, it is possible to sue your employer if he or she has acted illegally. Prior to taking legal action, however, it is important that you understand your rights as an employee. Federal and state employment laws make it illegal for your employer to discriminate against you based on certain protected classes, such as race, sex, or religion. Additionally, sexual harassment, retaliation, failing to pay earned overtime wages, and failing to afford employees adequate breaks are all prohibited under employment laws. If you believe your rights have been violated, you can take legal action against your employer. It is important that you speak to an experienced attorney who can help you navigate this process. Contact the team at USA Employment Lawyers for a free consultation today.

  • Q:How do I know if I have been harassed or discriminated against?

    A:Not all workplace harassment and discrimination is obvious; in some cases, it may be difficult to tell if your rights have been violated. If your boss or supervisor requests a sexual favor in return for a promotion or raise, this is harassment. If your coworkers create a hostile work environment by making inappropriate jokes or comments based on your appearance, sex, race, religion, or age, this also constitutes workplace harassment. If you are passed over for a job or a raise due to your sex or race, you have been discriminated against. Learn more about workplace sexual harassment and discrimination—as well as your rights—by browsing our website.

  • Q:What does it mean that Florida is an at-will state?

    A:An at-will state is one in which an employer may fire an employee for any reason at any time, as long as the basis for firing is not discriminatory, retaliatory, or otherwise illegal in nature. In other words, employers in Florida can essentially fire an employee for any reason, including no reason at all, with some exceptions. 

  • Q:What should I do if I suspect my employer is conducting illegal activity?

    A:You may file a whistleblower claim to expose illegal employer conduct, such as fraud. Federal and state laws protect whistleblowers in both the public and private sectors, but it is important that you speak to an attorney before filing a claim to ensure that your rights are protected.

  • Q:I am pregnant. Do I qualify for maternity leave?

    A:The Family and Medical Leave Act is a piece of federal legislation that allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave due to a family or health-related issue, including childbirth and care of a newborn. If you choose to take an FMLA-related leave of absence, your employer must allow you to come back to work in the same or an equivalent capacity at the conclusion of your leave.

  • Q:Can my employer pay me less than minimum wage?

    A:In most cases, all employers in the states of Florida, Colorado, and Illinois must pay their employees the highest applicable minimum wage which, in Florida, is the state’s minimum wage of $8.56 an hour. One exception to this involves tipped employees. Florida employers may pay tipped employees less than minimum wage if they choose to apply the “tip credit.” In such cases, it is assumed that the employee will make up the difference in tips. The tip credit in Florida is $3.02 an hour, meaning employers may pay tipped employees as little as $5.54 an hour. Laws may differ in your state; contact us to learn more.

  • Q:Do I qualify for overtime wages?

    A:Overtime wages are available to employees who work more than 40 hours in one week. These workers are entitled to receive overtime wages of one and a half times their normal hourly rate of pay. However, there are certain exceptions to overtime, and not all employees are entitled to receive overtime wages. Visit our Overtime Wages page to learn more about overtime exemptions and whether or not you qualify for overtime wages.

  • Q:Can I be fired for reporting sexual harassment or discrimination?

    A:It is illegal for your employer to fire you for reporting workplace harassment or discrimination. This is known as retaliation, and it is prohibited by both federal and state employment law. If you believe that you were fired because you complained of or reported harassment or discrimination, reach out to our Fort Lauderdale attorneys right away for a free and confidential consultation.

  • Q:Should I be compensated for working "off the clock," during lunch or at home?

    A:If you are working, you should be paid. You should be compensated for all work time, including time spent attending meetings, working while eating lunch at your desk, or working from home.

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