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At Hudson & Calleja, LLC, we have extensive experience assisting employers throughout the U.S. with the complexities of today’s diverse workforce, including hiring, firing and disciplining employees, creating and implementing policies, and defending against complaints of violations of wage and hour laws, anti-discrimination laws and laws regarding restrictive covenants.

Our approach is to handle claims in an aggressive, yet efficient and cost-conscious fashion.  Our cases are staffed leanly, and we work with clients to resolve cases quickly through alternative dispute resolution methods or through dispositive motions.

Discrimination and Harassment Cases

The attorneys of Hudson & Calleja, LLC represent individuals and defend companies in all types of employment discrimination claims, including those brought pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008 (ADAA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA). The firm has represented numerous clients in discrimination charges filed before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Florida Commission on Human Relations and the New York Division of Human Rights.

Examples of common representation of discrimination claims at the federal, state and administrative level include:

  • Sexual harassment;
  • National origin discrimination;
  • Race discrimination;
  • Gender discrimination;
  • Age discrimination;
  • Retaliation; and
  • Discrimination based on disability.

Employment discrimination cases tend to be complex, lengthy, and involve a highly specialized area of the law. As a result, employment discrimination cases require the assistance of an experienced and highly skilled law firm such as Hudson & Calleja to increase the likelihood of success.

Even before claims are filed in federal or state court, Hudson & Calleja attorneys can assist you with administrative investigations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Florida Commissions on Human Relations (FCHR) or the New York Division of Human Rights (NYDHR).  We have over a decade of experience drafting positions statements, mediating Charges of Discrimination and negotiating conciliatory actions.

Wage and Hour Claims

Hudson & Calleja, LLC attorneys have extensive experience aggressively litigating and defending matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Florida Constitution Minimum Wage Act.

Our attorneys have represented corporate clients in federal and state courts against claims of unpaid wages, misclassification of employees, including misclassification of exemptions and/or independent contractors in investigations by the Department of Labor audits and investigators.  If your business is being audited by DOL for wage and hour compliance, we can effectively guide you through the audit process.

Hudson & Calleja attorneys will work diligently to protect your rights.  We will actively seek to get any wages owe paid.  We will also aggressively defend against claims of wages owed, misclassifications, and exemptions to overtime laws.

Whistleblower Claims

Another type of labor law issue that Hudson & Calleja, LLC attorneys regularly handle is whistleblower claims. Building on both federal and state whistleblower laws, whistleblower actions may include retaliation lawsuits by public and private sector workers who face discrimination as a result of speaking or acting out against an employer’s illegal acts or misconduct. Government employees also may bring whistleblower claims against the government for adverse employment actions after they have exposed fraud or other wrongful government actions. Whistleblower lawsuits may be high profile cases against large corporations or employers and require a unique knowledge of applicable whistleblower laws.

Hudson & Calleja, LLC has the expertise to handle all types of whistleblower actions, no matter how daunting the prospect of bringing such a lawsuit may be to a whistleblower client.

Family and Medical Leave Act

The employment attorneys of Hudson & Calleja, LLC have litigated and defended claims of Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations for over a decade.

If you are entitled to FMLA or if you are being wrongly sued because of a claim of FMLA, the attorneys of Hudson & Calleja, LLC can help you.  We have defended claims of wrongful denial of FMLA leave, advised clients on pre-litigation implementation and practice of FMLA leave policies and successfully resolved such claims.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Under federal law, members of the armed forces may take leave from employment for military service.  The attorneys at Hudson & Calleja, LLC have litigated and defended claims of violations of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).  We support the members of the United States military forces and will vehemently enforce their rights.  We have assisted corporations in implementing USERRA policies, and evaluated and assisted in transitioning the return of military members to their employment.

Labor & Employment Consultation Services

Hudson & Calleja, LLC offers employers of all sizes, and across various industries, experience in consultation services involving labor and employment matters.  Such matters include drafting employee handbooks, policies, and procedures because well-drafted employee handbooks and policies serve as an employer’s first line of defense to employee complaints, questions, and concerns at all levels.  We will assist in the implementation of such policies and practices by drafting any necessary documents, including drafting the policy and corresponding personnel, creating and facilitating training sessions and providing on-going consulting regarding such policies and procedures.

Specifically, Hudson & Calleja, LLC provides the following services:

  • Create new, and review and revise existing, employee handbooks, personnel policies, and employment forms to address issues in the workplace;
  • Conduct bilingual staff and management trainings in various topics including anti-discrimination and harassment, effective communications and employment laws;
  • Experience in working closely with clients to understand the nature and inner-workings of their businesses in order to draft documents that are individually tailored to the business needs of each client;
  • Counseling clients and litigating claims relating to the hiring, discipline, and discharge of employees;
  • Provide training to human resources professionals, in-house counsel, supervisors, and employees on labor, employment, immigration, and safety law and policies;
  • Provide training to human resources professionals, in-house counsel, supervisors, and employees on labor, employment, immigration, and safety law and policies;
  • Advise employers on day-to-day compliance with labor, employment, immigration, and safety laws and regulations, and
  • Counsel clients with compliance with the Department of Homeland Security, Employer Verification procedures, I-9 compliance & audits.

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