Employment Law Litigation

Incomparable Experience & Skill that Yields Results

Daytona Beach Employment Litigation Attorney

Representing Businesses and Professionals for over 30 Years

As soon as you hire one employee, your business becomes complicated. By the time you have 10, 20, or more, it grows even further in complexity. At any size, your employment policies should be reviewed by an attorney knowledgeable in state and federal employment law. This preventative step alone can help you avoid employment law claims.

Whether you need legal advice on your policies or court representation, Snell Legal can help you. Our attorney represents businesses of all sizes in several matters, including employment litigation. We are dedicated to providing high-quality assistance and defense.

Learn more about how we can help you by calling (386) 866-3033 or contacting us online today!

Comprehensive Employment Litigation Services in Florida 

Employment litigation occurs when an employee, contract worker, or job applicant pursues a lawsuit against an employer due to hiring or work related activities. Employment law and litigation in the United States encompasses a wide variety of legal issues. Some common litigation claims involve harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination accusations.

Our practice areas encompass a full range of these legal issues encountered by employers throughout Florida.

Our Daytona employment litigation lawyer has handled thousands of cases over three decades, including cases involving:

  • Breach of employment contract (including non-solicit, non-compete, misappropriation of trade secrets, and restrictive covenants)
  • Pregnancy, gender, religion, race, and age discrimination
  • Workers’ compensation claims
  • Wrongful termination
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Florida Whistle Blower Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (wage and hour violations)
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Sexual harassment

Our employment lawyer in Daytona Beach has the extensive knowledge of federal and Florida law needed to protect your rights. We are fully prepared to handle virtually any employment law case. We have a long track record of success with this kind of litigation.

Trusted by Daytona's Leading Employers

We have represented some of the largest and most high-profile employers in Daytona Beach, FL, including:

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
  • American Airlines
  • General Electric
  • Home Depot
  • Wal-Mart
  • Hooter’s
  • DME

Understanding Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classifications

In Florida, the law stipulates that employers are required to have a workers' compensation insurance policy that covers their employees. However, this requirement doesn't necessarily apply to independent contractors.

Incorrectly labeling employees as independent contractors to circumvent the costs of workers' compensation insurance, taxes, or other employee benefits can result in substantial legal complications. Independent contractors, unlike employees, do not have access to the same perks such as health coverage or retirement plans, and are not qualified for unemployment benefits. However, it's crucial to correctly categorize them based on IRS guidelines to avoid expensive penalties and payments for back taxes.

It's important to remember that independent contractors in the construction industry are not permitted under Florida's Workers' Compensation Law; instead, they must be either a "business owner" or an "employee." There are additional strict requirements for independent contractors who do not work in the construction industry. The distinction between an employee and an independent contractor is based on specified criteria rather than an employer's choice.

While it might be tempting to classify all workers as independent contractors, doing so without proper legal grounds could potentially lead to employment law litigation. For more information, be sure to consult a qualified employment law litigation attorney in Daytona Beach at Snell Legal.

Contact Snell Legal for Premier Employment Defense in Daytona

When you need employment law attorney Daytona Beach FL, Snell Legal will provide assistance, you can be confident that your business litigation matter is being handled. We will work to protect the best interests of you and your business. This will allow you to continue to focus on other priorities and not be overly distracted by the employment litigation. 

If you need Daytona Beach employment litigation, make sure to give us a call at (386) 866-3033 or contact us online and we can help you with the legal solutions you need.

  • Worker’s Compensation Retaliation
  • Breach of Duty
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Worker's Compensation Retaliation