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USA Florida Labor & Employment

In Chambers USA, Labor - as distinct from employment – refers to the representation of corporates in their dealings with labor unions, including collective bargaining negotiations, strike avoidance and NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) proceedings. The section also covers wage and hour class and collective actions, as well as OSHA (Occupational health and safety act) and other workplace safety issues, which are also recognised in the Nationwide Occupational Safety and Health section. Employment covers litigation related to sex, race, age and national origin discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and employment-related restrictive covenants. This section also covers non-contentious matters relating to day-to-day business issues as well as workforce restructuring, and employment issues related to mergers and takeovers. Lawyers also advise on the writing of policy handbooks for major corporates and HR training.

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Band 1
  1. Fisher Phillips
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    Fisher Phillips
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Fisher Phillips is a stellar firm that offers a range of services including advice on discrimination litigation, occupational safety and traditional labor law. Expertise also spans wage and hour. Active advising on dispute prevention and compliance matters. Broad client base, including those in the healthcare, education, transport and public sectors. Has an impressive depth of experience in Florida and is able to draw on the strength of the firm's extensive nationwide network of offices.
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Band 2
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    Akerman LLP
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Akerman is a full-service group with an extensive bench of practitioners in Florida. Work includes labor relations, counseling and compliance, as well as litigation. Particular expertise in wage and hour matters as well as noncompete and trade secret work. Clients include both Florida and national employers in a broad range of sectors, such as financial services, retail and transportation. Maintains an impressive presence in the state with offices in several cities.
  2. BakerHostetler LLP
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    BakerHostetler LLP
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    BakerHostetler possesses broad expertise across labor and employment issues. Noted for its defense of wage and hour class and collective actions both locally and nationally. Also handles noncompete and trade secret cases and a range of union-related matters. Assists clients in the prevention of employment litigation with ongoing counseling and strategy development.
  3. GrayRobinson, PA
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    GrayRobinson, PA
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    GrayRobinson is an established employer-focused practice that advises clients on the full spectrum of labor and employment matters. Expertise covers discrimination, retaliation and noncompetition matters. Represents both public and private sector clients, with notable experience in the healthcare and education sectors. Statewide geographical reach with offices throughout Florida. Provides industry education and updates on changes and developments within the labor and employment sector.
  4. Greenberg Traurig, PA
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    Greenberg Traurig, PA
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Greenberg Traurig handles the full range of employment and traditional labor matters, specializing in employer defense work. Advises on a significant amount of wage and hour, employment contract and noncompete issues. Also handles discrimination and whistle-blower defense matters. Experienced in handling class and collective actions. Strong track record before both state and federal court and in administrative proceedings.
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    Jackson Lewis P.C.
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Jackson Lewis is a strong litigation offering that handles wage and hour, restrictive covenant and disability discrimination issues. Also frequently engaged by companies to provide advice on day-to-day labor and employment matters. Adeptly services the entire state with offices in Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville.
  6. Phelps Dunbar LLP
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    Phelps Dunbar LLP
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Phelps Dunbar advises clients on a range of contentious employment matters including FLSA collective actions. Frequently represents employers in trials at both state and federal level, as well as in arbitrations. Also handles labor relations work. Takes on more cases outside of Florida, with a growing national labor and employment presence. Also offers knowledge pertaining to matters at the intersection of cybersecurity, data privacy and labor and employment law.
  7. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
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    Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson operates as part of a full-service firm with the ability to pull in assistance from a broad range of departments. Offers counseling and litigation to companies with an emphasis on preventive maintenance including an annual seminar for human resources employees and a significant amount of supervisory in-house training. Represents clients from a wide array of industry areas including life sciences, sports and transportation, both regionally and nationally.
  8. FordHarrison LLP
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
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    Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete is a national labor and employment boutique, particularly noted in the Florida market for its strength in the traditional labor law space. Notable for its work with local government agencies, healthcare organizations and educational institutions, among others.
  2. Cozen O'Connor
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    Cozen O'Connor
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Cozen O'Connor is a broad labor and employment team with strength in wage and hour cases. Adept at handling cases in state and federal courts, with significant experience at both trial and appellate level. Works with a wide range of clients, including those in the healthcare and education sectors. Draws upon a deep nationwide bench of attorneys to support its Florida team.
  3. Gunster
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    Gunster
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Gunster is a strong offering with a deep bench of lawyers based across 11 offices in Florida. Capable of handling the full spectrum of labor and employment matters, with particular prowess in employment litigation. A strong track record of defending employers in discrimination, wage and hour, retaliation and restrictive covenant disputes.
  4. Littler Mendelson, PC
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    Littler Mendelson, PC
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Littler Mendelson demonstrates a strong and diverse litigation practice regularly defending employer clients in a wide range of claims including discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract and violation of the Whistleblower Act. The firm has offices in both Orlando and Miami providing a broad coverage of the state of Florida. The firm regularly represents clients in the retail and healthcare sectors.
  5. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is a strong national offering with significant experience representing Fortune 500 companies across the USA. Particular expertise in wage and hour and ADA-related disputes. Proficient in handling restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation. Works with clients in a range of sectors, including retail and financial services.
  6. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC
    Labor & Employment
    USA 2022 | Band 3