Protect your rights with a Fort Lauderdale employment lawyer
When you retain the Firm to represent you in an employment or labor dispute, you are ensuring that you will be represented by an experienced and passionate employment lawyer who is well-versed in employment law. The Firm was founded principally as a business litigation firm with one goal in mind: excellence in all we do. Accordingly, the Firm’s clients can expect to receive a level of service commonly associated with large, national law firms, but with greater personal attention. Our client-centered approach, experience in litigating cases in state and federal courts, and passion for handling business disputes frequently result in significant savings to our clients in the form of favorable settlements, the elimination of unnecessary litigation expenses, and favorable court rulings in litigation and at trial.
Experienced in handling employment litigation in Florida state and federal courts
Fort Lauderdale employment lawyer Justin C. Carlin first began litigating employment cases in 2011 for a national insurance carrier. In that role, Mr. Carlin represented several Florida businesses in the defense of actions brought under the Florida Whistle-Blower Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Florida Civil Rights Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). Since then, Mr. Carlin has represented his clients in actions to enforce non-compete agreements and in defense of actions brought for violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), among other types of employment-related claims. The following list describes some of the areas of employment law in which the Firm currently practices:
- – Enforcement of Non-Competition/Non-Solicitation Agreements
- – Florida’s Uniform Trade Secret Act
- – Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA)
- – Actions for Unpaid Wages or Overtime Compensation
- – Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- – Florida Civil Rights Act
- – Employment Discrimination Claims
- – Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
- – Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)
Recognized for excellence in business litigation and trial advocacy
In recognition of his accomplishments as a Florida business lawyer, Fort Lauderdale business litigation attorney Justin C. Carlin has been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell—the highest rating available and a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional ability. Justin has also been named a “Florida Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® magazine—an honor limited to no more than 2.5% of Florida attorneys. In 2016, Justin became a fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) National Trial College at Harvard Law School, an exclusive program to which only 36 trial attorneys are accepted every two years.
Contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale employment lawyer to represent you in your labor or employment dispute
If you are involved in a labor or employment dispute in any of Palm Beach, Broward, or Miami-Dade counties, then contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale employment lawyer to assist you with the dispute. To schedule a consultation, call (954) 440-0901 or complete the contact information form appearing immediately below.
Energetic, determined, personable, smart, resourceful, and ambitious, Mr. Carlin demonstrates key attributes of some of the nation's top litigators. -Attorney in the community
Justin was fighting a whole team of attorneys by himself for most of the case and kicking their ass. My only regret is not getting to watch the trial, as the case settled after jury selection. -Dave
I used Justin for an issue I had with the State concerning the classification of a part time independent contractor I used in my business. The worker was disputing that he was a contractor. . . . Ultimately, through [Justin’s] handling of the situation, the worker was found to be an independent contractor. I can’t thank him enough. Based on my working with him, I have sent a few people to Justin for their legal problem. –Employment Client.
Labor & Employment Law Articles
Florida Business Litigation: "Keeping Trade Secrets Secret"—Part 2: Protecting Your Trade Secrets
By: The Carlin Law Firm, PLLC In my last article, “Keeping Trade Secrets Secret”—Part 1: Identifying Your Trade Secrets, I shared how important it is for a business, regardless of its size, to identify (and protect) those trade secrets that make the business special and unique. However, identifying your business’s trade secrets is only the first step in protecting your business from becoming a victim of trade secret theft. Tip Read More
Florida Business Litigation: “Keeping Trade Secrets Secret”—Part 1: Identifying Your Trade Secrets
By: The Carlin Law Firm, PLLC As Fort Lauderdale business litigation lawyers, we see it all the time—especially in Florida. A business owner frantically visits us because a former employee has hijacked the business’s customer, supplier, or inventory lists; started their own company or other competing business venture; and basically assumed the identity of the business from which it departed. In other situations, a former employee may stea Read More
Florida Business Litigation: "Owners" without Stock or Membership Certificates—Do They Have Rights?
By: Justin C. Carlin, Esq. It’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to invest their time, energy, skill, and capital into an established corporation’s or company’s business with the understanding that, upon investing into the business, they will become owners of the business entity. When this happens, the business entity may not provide the investor with stock or membership certificates evidencing his or its ownership, and may later claim Read More