Nason Yeager represents businesses and individuals in employment law and workplace issues, both on the employer side and the employee side. We guide companies on compliance with state and federal regulations. Our attorneys counsel clients on regulatory compliance and avoiding potential risks by analyzing employee handbooks and other workplace policies and recommending ways for businesses to minimize legal penalties, and by reviewing and drafting employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, and employee confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. When a client faces an employment claim, our litigation team develops a strategy in consultation with the client to bring a swift, practical resolution.
Employee Compensation and Contracts
Nason Yeager advises clients on the design and implementation of employee incentive and compensation arrangements, such as employee profit-sharing and stock ownership plans, bonuses, and other compensation packages.
Our legal team, in conjunction with our mergers and acquisition practice, guides clients on employment and compensation issues that arise during changes of ownership or in joint ventures, and when businesses are sold or purchased.
Our attorneys are highly experienced in drafting employment and separation agreements for executive officers, employees and independent contractors, as well as providing guidance on IRS classifications for employees and independent contractors. We also provide advice on structuring compensation arrangements for owners of various business entities including corporations and LLCs and special forms of compensation for employees such as bonuses, employee stock or membership interest incentive plans, and phantom equity plans.
When employment litigation arises, Nason Yeager represents clients in federal and state court. Our attorneys defend clients against allegations related to disability accommodations, defamation, wrongful termination, whistleblower claims, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other employment-related actions.
On the plaintiff side, we assist in enforcing contractual provisions in employment agreements, including provisions containing restrictive covenants such as confidentiality, non-disparagement, non-competition, and non-solicitation clauses, and arbitration and mediation provisions. If necessary, we help companies file petitions for injunctive or equitable relief to stop threatened or ongoing breaches of agreements, in addition to assisting in recovery of monetary damages for contractual breaches.
The legal team evaluates the impact a claim can have on a company’s finances, employee morale, customer loyalty and public image. It develops strategies to find practical solutions at the lowest
risk and cost, while developing defenses or enforcement mechanisms that result in a favorable, confidential result and, when necessary, a win at trial.
Harassment and Discrimination Claims
Nason Yeager provides advice and assistance with claims based on federal laws such as Title VII of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and claims of unlawful retaliation, and civil lawsuits brought under any similar Florida laws.
In addition to assisting with discrimination claims, our attorneys also assist in defending or pursuing allegations of physical harassment, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and bullying.
Wage and Hour Laws
Nason Yeager helps defend companies against civil claims under state and federal laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act. Employees or former employees may allege such violations as:
- improper job classification;
- inaccurate time, payroll and vacation records;
- overtime pay violations; and
- non-payments for waiting time and for work outside of scheduled times
Our attorneys apply their experience and knowledge to assess the seriousness of the allegations and the risks of pursuing litigation. They recommend strategies that best serve the financial interests and public image of the company.