Miami Management Counseling Lawyer

Advising Employers in Miami-Dade County To Navigate & Understand the Law

The attorneys at BT Law Group are experienced employment lawyers who regularly advice employers facing personnel issues on how to prevent or minimize exposure. Some examples of management counseling include:

  • Compliance Audit. The lawyers at BT Law Group have significant experience auditing the policies and practices of employers of all sizes, from mom and pop shops to fortune 500 companies, to ensure compliance with workplace laws.
  • Drug-Free Workplace. Many employers mandate a drug-free workplace which, is not only generally good for business, but employers who implement a drug-free workplace which complies with the mandates of Fla. Stat. § 440.101 et seq. could receive a discount on their workers’ compensation insurance premium.
  • Employment Policies. Employment policies detail the company’s practices, outline what is expected of employees, and can be used as a defense to an administrative charge of discrimination or lawsuit.
  • Handbook and Policy Review and Creation. Employee handbooks, which are also referred to as employee manuals or company policy manuals, are critical for employers of every size. Employee handbooks ensure key policies and practices are properly communicated to employees, ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and serve as a useful tool during litigation.
  • Internal Investigations. Employers are required to prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace. When an employee makes a complaint of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or a violation of any law, an employer has a legal obligation to promptly investigate the complaint and to take any appropriate remedial measures.
  • New Employer Guide. Anyone starting a new business knows that it can be a daunting task to make a new business successful. What most people do not think about are the enormous legal pitfalls and risks that await an unsuspecting employer.
  • Performance Management. Employers should always document disciplinary and performance issues. Without a documentary record of these issues, it becomes more difficult for employers to establish defenses to a potential claim of unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation from an employee.
  • Posting Requirements. All Florida businesses must post specific federal and State of Florida posters so that they can be readily seen by employees.
  • Workplace Training. The attorneys at BT Law Group regularly provide training to management and non-management employees on a wide variety of employment law topics, for example, employee misclassifications, the company’s equal employment opportunity policies, sexual harassment, religious and disability accommodations, performance management, leave requests, managing an evolving workforce, and wage and hour issues.
  • Reductions in Force. Dire economic conditions or loss of contracts sometimes require that employers make reductions in force, commonly referred to as a “RIF.” Such reductions may trigger unexpected consequences for employers, such as disparate impact claims, if a group of employees who are members of the same protected category, is affected at a higher statistical rate than a different group.
  • Mass Layoffs (WARN Act). The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988, 29 U.S.C. § 2101 et seq. (the “WARN Act”), is a federal law that requires covered employers to provide advance notice of at least 60 calendar days prior to any plant closing or mass layoff. The failure to comply with the WARN Act’s requirements can expose an employer to significant risk.

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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.

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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.