Wicker Smith’s labor and employment law attorneys provide a full range of services related to legal compliance, labor relations and organizational development in both union and non-union environments. Our attorneys possess the unique skill set required for handling legal challenges that include:

  • Age & Race Discrimination
  • AIDS-Related Issues
  • Affirmative Action
  • Collective Bargaining Issues
  • Non-Compete Issues
  • Workplace Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Discipline
  • Evaluation, Discharge & Severance Procedures
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employee Compensation
  • Medical Leave
  • Hiring Procedures
  • Immigration-Related Discrimination
  • Internet Policies
  • Personnel & Privacy Issues
  • Strikes & Lockouts
  • Training
  • Trade Secrets
  • Wrongful Discharge

Our team can assist clients with a broad range of legal issues, from front-end legal compliance with EEOC considerations to separation of employment matters.

Labor & Employment Practice Areas

Wage & Hour

Enacted in 1938, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act is the primary statutory scheme which establishes minimum wages, overtime pay, youth employment standards, and recordkeeping requirements for employers with as few as one employee to large multi-national corporations. With telecommuting options expanding and creative employment solutions such as joint employment and outsourcing agreements becoming frequent […]

Employee Discrimination Claims

Employment claims are often the most sensitive claims which are brought against business owners and employers. They can be disruptive to your work environment, and call into question your leadership’s motives and your business practices. In recent years, plaintiff’s attorneys and government agencies have increasingly focused on these types of claims, particularly in Florida, where […]

Sexual Misconduct

Sexual misconduct cases require experience and expertise in every aspect of the allegation, investigations, and defense through trial and appeal. Wicker Smith’s attorneys have the vast knowledge and experience necessary to effectively assist its clients in the defense of civil sexual misconduct claims. Our comfort and confidence in the court room is derived from the […]

Public Accommodation Discrimination Claims

In recent years, the number of claims brought pursuant to Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA) arising from disability accessibility has skyrocketed in the State of Florida. These claims often come with no advance warning, and due to fee provisions contained within the statutes, can quickly […]

Whisteblower Claims

Federal and State legislatures continue to expand employee anti-retaliation legislation across a number of industries. Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford’s Whistleblower practice group works with clients in responding to investigations by state and federal agencies initiated by whistleblowers, and in representing their interests when compliance audits are initiated. We also have experience litigating retaliation […]

Non-Compete/Restrictive Covenants

In today’s increasingly globalized and digitalized marketplace, the protection of business assets and trade secrets is of utmost importance. However, businesses are faced with a number of challenges in protecting those assets, including increased legislation and opposition to the enforcement of non-compete and confidentiality agreements. While these types of agreements remain enforceable, it is incumbent […]


The National Labor Relations Act was enacted by Congress in 1935 to regulate private and public sector labor and management practices and to permit employees to collectively bargain with their employers. Certain aspects of the NLRA apply to workplaces regardless of whether there is a union presence in the workforce. In recent years, the National […]