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Miami Employment Law Attorneys

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Navigating complex employment law issues in today’s workplace can be challenging. BT Law routinely supports clients with employment matters involving non-competition, sexual harassment, unpaid wages, and other areas. The attorneys at BT Law are results oriented and use their big firm experience to give clients a competitive advantage.

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Trusted Advisors. Tailored Solutions.

With nearly 30 years of combined experience, the founders of BT Law Group, Jason Berkowitz and Anisley Tarragona, have successfully represented a broad range of clients, from individuals to Fortune 500 companies across different industries. Prior to founding BT Law Group, they worked together at one of the nation’s premier labor and employment defense firms representing management. This extensive experience gives them a competitive advantage and allows them to provide superior representation to their clients.

Having worked closely together for many years, Jason and Anisley decided to join forces and create BT Law Group. They bring their dedication to clients and the ability to find practical solutions to complex legal and business needs. They also bring the unique ability to handle matters in both English and Spanish. Above all, they value honesty and integrity in their personal and professional lives. These principles are the foundation of the firm.

At BT Law Group, the focus is on serving clients in employment and business disputes in state and federal courts throughout Florida and nationwide. Contact BT Law Group for a consultation that you can trust.

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Our Process
1.
Investigate

As a first step, your assigned legal team will gather and review records related to your claim, including any employment contract or offer letter, time sheets, any relevant communications, and any disciplinary actions, including performance improvement plans or termination paperwork.

These documents will help your attorneys evaluate your claims and develop a strategy to obtain the best results for your situation.

2.
Formulate

Once your legal team completes the initial investigation, they will work with you to determine the best legal strategy for your situation. Your legal team will make recommendations and will work with you to formulate the most effective approach to obtain your desired outcome.

3.
Advocate

After you and your legal team formulate the strategy, your legal team will advocate on your behalf to obtain your desired outcome. This could include negotiating a separation package, engaging in pre-suit negotiations, sending a demand letter, and/or filing a charge of discrimination or lawsuit on your behalf.

The attorneys at BT Law are experienced trial lawyers and will advocate for your rights in the courtroom as necessary.

Reviews

Jason and Anisley are one of the best decisions someone can make given the situation. They are knowledgeable, transparent, proactive and communicate with their clients. I have dealt with other attorneys in the past and I’m always frustrated because you don’t get information or you have to chase the attorney and staff down that’s not the case with them.

In finding the right lawyers to represent you, you want to have mutual respect and understanding for each other and clear communication to achieve your goals. BT Law Group is just that. They not only represented me to their fullest abilities, but went above and beyond to truly understand my goals and priorities and provide sound legal advice to achieve such. It was a pleasure working with both Anisley and Jason, I’d highly recommend them.

We very much enjoyed BT Law Group’s founding partner, Anisley Tarragona service and attention to detail. From the onset her approach was practical and conscious of providing the best legal advice while being mindful of suggesting cost effective, conservative solutions. We find her to be a great business partner to service all our employment related legal needs.

I received a prompt and very professional service by the BT Law Group. Ms Tarragona provides tailored advice in the best interest of the client. She was meticulous and explained the pros and cons of my case in very simple terms which allowed me to consider and take the best decision. Very happy with the service. Highly recommended.

Absolutely wonderful and professional services. Represented my mom in a caring and personalized manner. Knowledgeable and ethical. Thank you!

I always consult BT Law Group for employment law matters. They are responsive, practical and efficient. I recommend them to colleagues and friends.

Trusted advisors
Jason D. Berkowitz is a Founding Partner of BT Law Group, PLLC. Prior to starting BT Law, Mr. Berkowitz was a Partner in the Miami office of a national labor and employment law firm where he represented management exclusively.
Anisley Tarragona is a founding partner of BT Law Group, PLLC. Prior to starting BT Law, Ms. Tarragona worked in the Miami office of a national labor and employment law firm where she represented management exclusively. Ms. Tarragona, who was born and raised in Cuba, is fluent in Spanish.
Frequently (un)asked questions
What Does Labor And Employment Law Cover?

Labor and employment laws cover a wide range of issues arising out of the employment relationship, from wage and hour issues such as owed overtime wages and misclassification of workers to executive compensation to enforcement of non-compete agreements. One of the most important laws that is widely misapplied by employers is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which established certain workers’ rights, including the right to minimum wage and overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek for non-exempt employees.

However, some employers try to cut costs by denying workers their rightful pay. This includes examples such as:

• Misclassifying a worker that should be paid overtime as “exempt” by making them an exempt, salaried “manager” without actually changing the worker’s job duties to meet the requirements of the law
• Paying a worker a salary and classifying the worker as “exempt” to avoid paying overtime even though the employee’s duties do not meet any of the exemption tests under the law
• Removing duties from an exempt employee for reasons such as alleged performance deficiencies and not re-classifying the employee to a non-exempt position and paying the employee overtime wages
• Paying hourly employees straight time, or the same hourly rate, for all hours worked even if the employee works overtime hours
• The employer automatically deducting time for a daily meal break even though the employee is not able to take the full amount of time deducted for the break and sometimes does not even take a meal break.
• Forcing tipped workers to pool their tips with non-tipped workers, such as managers or cooks

What Can I Do If I’ve Been Punished For Filing A Complaint In The Workplace?

The first thing you should do is consult with an employment lawyer. Sometimes, employers will retaliate against employees who file complaints by punishing them in some way. This could be anything from demoting them, cutting their hours or pay, to firing them.

An employment lawyer can help you determine whether your employer’s actions violate the law and can help you take any appropriate action against your employer. You may be able to file a charge of discrimination, a lawsuit, or make a demand for arbitration to enforce your rights.

What’s The Best Way To Handle Harassment At Work?

Here are some tips to help deal with harassment in the workplace:

(1) Document what happened – Record when the harassment occurred, where it took place, who was involved, whether anyone witnessed the harassment, and what was said or done.
(2) Reach out to HR (and/or a manager depending on your company’s policies) and report the incident in writing, and allow the company to rectify things internally.
(3) Seek legal advice – If the harassment is not addressed or you are being retaliated against in any way, reach out to a lawyer for guidance.

 

What Happens If A Non-Solicitation Agreement Is Violated?

If a non-solicitation agreement is violated, the aggrieved party can sue for damages. The party that violated the agreement may be ordered to stop soliciting the other party’s employees or customers and may be ordered to compensate the non-violating party for monetary damages.

If you are considering entering into a non-solicitation agreement with another party, it is important to consult with an experienced employment attorney beforehand to ensure that the agreement is enforceable. In addition, if you have an enforceable non-solicitation agreement, an employment lawyer can develop an effective strategy to stop any improper solicitation and seek a monetary award for quantifiable damages.

How Do I Know If I’ve Been Wrongfully Terminated?

To determine if you have been wrongfully terminated, you should review any employment contract and applicable state and federal law with an employment attorney. If you have been wrongfully terminated, you may be able to file a charge of discrimination or lawsuit against your employer. You should speak with an employment attorney to learn more about your specific situation and what rights you may have.

 

UNPAID OVERTIME WAGES?