Labor and Employment

Employers often require informed counseling to navigate through the numerous labor and employment laws, rules and regulations. At Kubicki Draper, we provide guidance on labor and employment-related claims to all types of employers, including state and local governmental agencies, small businesses, major corporations, non-for-profit corporations and insurance companies. We are known for our ability to tackle everything from complex and precedent-setting issues to every day concerns, and our practice incorporates problem prevention and claims avoidance measures, including developing policies and procedures, training on wage and hour pitfalls, discrimination, harassment, recordkeeping and employee leave issues. We partner with our clients to build lasting relationships and provide support for their human resource professionals to prevent and resolve employee relations issues.

We successfully handle a wide range of matters concerning:

  • National Labor Relations Board Matters
  • Audits to determine the Exempt Status of positions
  • Internal Investigations into whistle blowing allegations, and employee complaints of harassment and discrimination
  • Drafting Employee Handbooks and other policies and procedures
  • Equal opportunity
  • Gender, age, race, disability, national origin and religious discrimination under Title VII, the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) and local ordinances
  • Violation of the Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA/ADAAA)
  • Violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Violation of wage and hour laws
  • Whistle-blowers
  • Tenure disputes
  • Civil rights violations against counties, municipalities and public officials under Sections 1981, 1983 and 1985
  • Claims asserting violations of Due Process Clause, Equal Protection Clause, Fourth Amendment and First Amendment Rights
  • Title IX Claims
  • Tort and Contractual issues
  • Wrongful discharge, hiring and discipline
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Negligent retention and supervision
  • Reemployment Assistance Claims and Appeals (Unemployment compensation benefits)

Our aggressive approach of challenging allegations from the beginning of litigation has proved effective at all stages of the case:

  • At the pre-suit level, we aggressively pursue early resolution.
  • At the administrative level (EEOC, Florida Commission on Human Relations), we have successfully secured dismissals and avoided probable cause determinations.
  • In litigation, we focus initially on dismissal of the claims at the initial pleading stage and at summary judgment.

Our firm's extensive experience in coverage matters is well suited to assist our clients on matters ranging from the applicability of employers liability policies, directors and officers insurance policies and comprehensive general liability policies to employee disputes. Our extensive appellate experience also benefits our clients. In addition to our litigation, coverage and appellate work, we advise clients in the development and implementation of risk management programs and practices that reduce the possibility of litigation.

  • Audits to Determine the Exempt Status of Positions
  • Civil Rights Violations Against Counties, Municipalities and Public Officials Under Sections 1981, 1983 and 1985
  • Claims Asserting Violations of Due Process Clause, Equal Protection Clause, Fourth Amendment and First Amendment Rights
  • Defamation
  • Drafting Employee Handbooks and other Policies and Procedures
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Gender, Age, Race, Disability, National Origin and Religious Discrimination under Title VII, the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) and Local Ordinances
  • Internal Investigations into Whistle Blowing Allegations, and Employee Complaints of Harassment and Discrimination
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • National Labor Relations Board Matters
  • Negligent Retention and Supervision
  • Reemployment Assistance Claims and Appeals (Unemployment Compensation Benefits)
  • Tenure Disputes
  • Title IX Claims
  • Tort and Contractual Issues
  • Violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA/ADAAA)
  • Violation of the Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Violation of Wage and Hour Laws
  • Whistle-Blowers
  • Wrongful Discharge, Hiring and Discipline
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Miami Office

9100 South Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1800
Miami, FL 33156

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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Key West

Key West Office

402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Office

110 East Broward Blvd., Suite 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Office

1700 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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Indian River | Martin | Okeechobee | Palm Beach | Saint Lucie


Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Hernando | Hillsborough | Manatee | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Sarasota

Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Brevard | Highlands | Orange | Osceola | Seminole

Ocala Office

1396 NE 20th Avenue, #500
Ocala, FL 34470

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Alachua | Citrus | Dixie | Gilchrist | Lake | Levy | Marion | Putnam | Sumter | Volusia

Jacksonville Office

1 Independent Drive, Suite 1601
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Baker | Bradford | Clay | Columbia | Duval | Flagler | Hamilton | Nassau | Saint Johns | Union

Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Escambia | Holmes | Okaloosa | Santa Rosa | Walton


Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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Bay | Calhoun | Franklin | Gadsden | Gulf | Jackson | Jefferson | Leon | Liberty | Wakulla | Washington | Madison | Lafayette | Taylor 

Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

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Charlotte | Collier | DeSoto | Glades | Hardee | Hendry | Lee


Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, AL 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.287.1624

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Baldwin | Washington | Clarke | Escambia | Covington | Geneva | Houston | Henry |  Dale | Coffee | Barbour | Pike |Crenshaw | Butler  | Monroe | Clarke | Choctaw | Wilcox | Bullock | Russell

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Our Firm

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In 1963, Gene Kubicki founded the firm based on dedication to excellence. The same high standards have been maintained for over five decades -- years which have seen the firm’s ranks swell to over 200 attorneys.


Our team knows return clients are the life blood of any law firm and this is why we ensure client satisfaction by an exacting attention to service and quality.  Client service coupled with a spectacular work ethic, makes our team hard to beat.

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Kubicki Draper is committed to fostering an environment of equal opportunity for success and believes diversity is not only a moral imperative, but is also sound business practice.

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In response to the growing needs of its clients, the firm began expanding in the early 1980's and today is a diverse full-service law firm providing trial, appellate, coverage, commercial and real estate transaction services.

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Kubicki Draper enjoys a national reputation for expertise in the handling of complex, high stakes litigation matters, as well as, appellate, general commercial and real estate practice.

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With a dozen offices throughout the State of Florida and other key points in the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississipi, our firm is familiar to every venue statewide and will never get home-teamed.

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