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Employment Lawyers
Helping Workers


Indian River

Having a legal dispute with your employer can be extremely stressful and difficult to navigate. Often times, employees are too scared or nervous to speak up about conflicts with their employer for fear of being terminated. The lawyers at The Burton Firm can assist you in understanding your rights if you are having a problem with your employer.

Additionally, as as a result of the global pandemic of COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus, employees may have entitlement to certain rights and benefits (e.g. paid sick leave) as a result of federal and state legislation.

There are a variety of claims that an individual may encounter while in the workforce, including, but not limited to:

  • Unpaid Wages

  • Unpaid Overtime

  • Unpaid Sick Leave (in connection with federal and state legislation relating to relief from the global pandemic of COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus)

  • Misclassification as an independent contractor

  • Discrimination based on age

  • Discrimination based on disability

  • Discrimination based on denial of equal pay

  • Discrimination based on genetic information

  • Discrimination based on national origin

  • Discrimination based on pregnancy

  • Discrimination based on race

  • Discrimination based on color

  • Discrimination based on religion

  • Discrimination based on sex

  • Harassment with offensive conduct

  • Severe or pervasive work environments that are intimidating, hostile, or abusive

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act

  • Violations of the Family Medical Leave Act

  • Violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

  • Violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

  • Violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Whistleblower cases

  • Claims of retaliation

Our attorneys have years of experience in employment law and representing employees. We have represented employees against various employers. We are familiar with cases involving:


  • Servers and wait staff;

  • Tipped employees and bartenders;

  • Chefs;

  • Barbers and hair-stylists;

  • Truck drivers;

  • Tip-pools;

  • Restaurant and bars;

  • Hotels;

  • Barbershops and salons;

  • Hourly employees;

  • Salaried employees;

  • Part-time employees;

  • Full-time employees;

  • Misclassified contractors; and,

  • Misclassified managers

Often times, navigating employment claims and legal matters associated with such cases can be confusing. However, our team of legal professionals can assist you in answering many common questions that employees have, such as:

  • Am I entitled to overtime?

  • Am I exempt from overtime?

  • What to do if my employer will not pay me overtime?

  • Can I get overtime if I am a salaried employee?

  • Have I been misclassified as an independent contractor?

  • Have I been misclassified as a manager?

  • Can I get overtime if I work on commission?

  • Do tips count toward overtime pay?

  • What to do if my company will not provide me time records or paystubs?

  • Am I supposed to be paid for meetings and/or trainings?

  • Can I recover my loss of income?

  • Am I supposed to be paid for on-call time?

  • Do I have to clock out for lunch if my boss makes me work while eating?

  • Is my travel time between job sites compensable?

  • What are the exceptions to overtime pay?

  • What to do if I experience discrimination?

  • How do I know if I have been retaliated against?

  • What are my rights under the FMLA?

  • What are my rights under federal employment laws?

  • Can I be terminated for my age?

  • Can I be terminated because of my race?

  • How do I file a claim/charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)?


Additionally, our lawyers can help you better understand the following matters related to your case:

  • The nature of an employment lawsuit;

  • The purpose of a summons and a process server;

  • Who you should consider suing in connection with your employment case;

  • The court process in general;

  • The timelines involved in employment cases;

  • The types of damages that may be available to you;

  • The value of your claim;

  • Depositions;

  • The discovery process; and,

  • Settlement potential

Additionally, our legal team can provide you with a full understanding of your rights and responsibilities so you do not have to face this difficult and confusing process alone.

If you or a family member have been experiences issues with an employer, the lawyers at The Burton Firm may be able to help. Please call The Burton Firm for a free consultation. Our legal team will evaluate your case and inform you of your legal rights and available options.

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