Employment Law
Employment law covers a wide range of the employer-employee relationship, as it governs their rights and duties. These rules are mainly in place to keep employees safe, and to make sure they are treated fairly, even though some of the laws are designed to protect the employers’ interest at the same time. The majority of employers understand the value of treating their employees fair, however, every once in awhile, the occasional bad employer thinks the laws don’t apply to them. These actions may include not paying employees’ wages, overtime pay, discriminating against them, and even creating an hostile work environment.
At PereGonza, our attorneys understand how these issues may affect people’s lives, which is why we take a comprehensive approach to handling each and every matter. If you have questions, concerns, or would like a free, no-risk case evaluation, please contact our Doral office. We would like the opportunity to help you.
Below are some of the most notable employment laws in the United States.

“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

1. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
2. The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1963 (FMLA), mandates that large employers must offer unpaid family leave of upto 12 weeks.
3. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which primarily cover claims of minimum wages and unpaid wages, such as overtime.
4. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA), which is meant to regulate safe working conditions.
5. The Equal Pay Act (EPA) prohibits employers from paying female employees less pay than male employees simply based on their gender.