Employment Law

At Pardell, Kruzyk & Giribaldo, PLLC we are dedicated to advocating for workplace justice and fair and equitable pay practices. Our employment practice is focused on large-scale class and collective wage and hour claims for unpaid overtime wages, minimum wage violations, discriminatory pay practices, and unpaid commissions. PKG also represents employees in an individual capacity for these same claims, as well as claims for wrongful termination, illegal retaliation, sexual harassment and discrimination.  

Unpaid Overtime Overview:

Under the federal law (known as the Fair Labor Standards Act or “FLSA”) and many state laws, overtime pay is required for all employees, unless those employees meet certain “exemptions” under the law. As such, unpaid overtime violations come largely in three different forms:

  • Pressuring employees to not record all hours worked to deprive them of the full amount of overtime pay to which they are entitled;
  • Misclassifying employees as exempt and not paying them overtime for the hours they work over 40 in a week, despite the fact that the employees do not meet the requirements of any recognized exemption under the law; and 
  • Failing to properly calculate and pay the correct overtime rate.

The attorneys at PKG have collective experience recovering back pay and other damages for each of these violations.  

Discriminatory Pay Practices Overview:

Under federal and state law, employees are entitled to equal pay for equal work and equal opportunity for advancement regardless of their gender, race, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability or veteran status, and more. Often times, such discriminatory practices can be subtle and difficult to recognize. However, some common violations of such laws include:

  • A woman being paid less than her male counterpart despite more experience and better job performance metrics;
  • Minority salespeople given less desirable or lucrative territories than their Caucasian counterparts, resulting in less commissions and fewer advancement opportunities; and 
  • A younger employee being given a promotion over an older employee due to anticipated tenure with the company. 

At PKG, we fight for these employees who have been wronged by discriminatory pay practices of their employers.  

Under federal and state law, employees are entitled to equal pay for equal work and equal opportunity for advancement regardless of, among other things, their gender, race, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability or veteran status. Often times, such discriminatory practices can be subtle and difficult to recognize. Some common violations of such laws include:

  • A woman being paid less than her male counterpart despite more experience and better job performance metrics;
  • A minority salesperson given less desirable or lucrative territories than their Caucasian counterparts, resulting in less commissions and fewer advancement opportunities; and 
  • A younger employee being given a promotion over an older employee due to age and anticipated tenure with the company. 

At PKG, we fight for these employees who have been wronged by their employer’s discriminatory pay practices.  

PKG’s Experience

The attorneys at PKG have experience representing employees against some of the country’s largest employers and have experience helping tens of thousands of employees collect over $50 million in damages. At PKG, we take every employment violation seriously and we work tirelessly to obtain equitable results for the wrongs our clients have suffered.  

While we are based in Florida and Texas, the attorneys at PKG have collectively represented employees in all 50 states. We have experience litigating in federal court, state court, and in arbitration.  

If you have an employment-related issue that you would like evaluated by PKG, please contact us for a free consultation.