Fort Lauderdale Employment Lawyers
Mr. Mavrick’s labor and employment law experience has included virtually every area of employment law. He has, for example, successfully represented numerous businesses in the defense of claims for race discrimination, alleged sexual harassment, race discrimination, disability discrimination, sex discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, overtime and minimum wages, unemployment claims, non-competition covenant claims, and various other claims alleging types of unlawful or wrongful termination. Mr. Mavrick has also handled many cases involving allegations of breach of non-competition covenants and allegations involving breach of the common law employee duty of loyalty. Mr. Mavrick also has experience with claims involving the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act, including its January 2009 amendments, expanding the reach of the statute. Mr. Mavrick frequently advises small and medium-sized businesses regarding compliance with employment laws.
Mr. Mavrick has extensive experience in representing businesses who have legal issues with their employees. His extensive experience includes counseling businesses when employees threaten claims against the businesses, file claims with the EEOC against their former employers, or file lawsuits alleging businesses did not comply with the law. Mr. Mavrick has practiced law for over 21 years. His Fort Lauderdale employment law practice represents employers and management in various labor/employment law cases and counseling businesses in the protection of their interests and compliance with the law. Mr. Mavrick has the highest peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, of AV. He also has a rating of 10 out of 10 from lawyer rating service AVVO.
Mr. Mavrick has extensive and successful trial experience in both federal and state courts and agencies. This includes trial victories on behalf of employers in connection with wage claims, alleged employer taxation claims, and non-competition covenant claims. Some recent Mavrick Law Firm cases have included an August 2013 trial victory on behalf of a corporate employer who was sued for overtime and other wages in Broward County, Florida, a March 2013 trial victory on behalf of an employer in a worker’s compensation case, and a July 2012 trial victory on behalf of a corporate employer in an overtime wage case in federal court in Miami, Florida. Mr. Mavrick has succeeded in obtaining dismissal of employment discrimination lawsuits against businesses and in obtaining dismissal of overtime and other wage claims on legal grounds. He also has been able to persuade plaintiffs’ attorneys and their clients to refrain from filing threatened claims because the facts and law render the claims meritless. Mr. Mavrick also has been able to negotiate favorable resolutions of claims for businesses, saving employers from the cost and time of litigation. Mr. Mavrick has extensive experience and success in representing employers against unemployment compensation claims.
Mr. Mavrick has regularly advised businesses with important problems with their employees. For example, Mr. Mavrick advises Human Resources departments considering employee demotions and terminations, and compliance with the law. Mr. Mavrick has extensive knowledge involving federal employment laws, including anti-discrimination laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, statutes governing polygraph examination of employees, laws governing the payment of wages, and other laws governing employer-employee relations. Many of these situations require not only knowledge of the laws, but also good judgment based on experience and understanding of people and the likely viewpoint of the court system if it were involved in the dispute. Mr. Mavrick is very responsive to employer needs for prompt and effective service.
HOW EMPLOYMENT LAW CASES ARE HANDLED
Mr. Mavrick meets with his clients and carefully discusses the case details and objectives. Mr. Mavrick also reviews important case documents, such as contracts, employee handbooks, and time/wage records. Mr. Mavrick is familiar with the various employment laws governing employer-employee relationships. Mr. Mavrick also has extensive experience with non-competition covenant law, including handling the defense of claims and prosecuting non-competition agreement claims. Mr. Mavrick has drafted non-competition covenants for employers in diverse industries.
Mr. Mavrick graduated with honors from Harvard Law School in 1992. He was awarded entry to Phi Beta Kappa.
The following are employment law articles prepared by Peter Mavrick:
- Federal Overtime Wage Collective Actions (Sometimes Called “Class Actions”): District Courts Should Consider Alternatives to the Two-Tier System in Section 216(B) Collective Actions
- Defending Against Overtime Wage Collective Actions (Sometimes Called “Class Actions”): Individualized Nature of Claims Can Prevent Collective Actions Under Section 216(b)
- Background Checks & Compliance: Worker’s Compensation Claims