When it comes to employment and labor law in Gainesville, Florida, and the surrounding areas, the logistics and details can be extremely complex. When individuals and small businesses are faced with employment agreements/contracts, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations, workers' rights, trade secrets, certification revocations and termination/severance agreements, they're often at a loss for how to proceed.
It's understandable — to fully understand these areas of law and move toward ideal outcomes, a comprehensive competency and understanding of law is critical. An experienced Gainesville employment lawyer can provide that competence.
My name is Carla D. Franklin and for more than 25 years I've devoted a substantial part of my practice to helping individuals and small businesses move toward best possible resolutions in these areas.
In my other area of practice, I've concentrated on helping Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claimants understand the application process and secure benefits for their disabilities. In these cases, I work exclusively on contingency.
Because I've cultivated a comprehensive understanding of both these areas of law, I'm fully prepared to mediate, negotiate, arbitrate or litigate to work toward an optimal outcome. In the claims process, many lawyers or "advocates" do not have the experience to understand all options and legal issues at hand in employment and Social Security law. Often, they're general practitioners who devote a small portion of their practice to these issues or, in the case of many Social Security "advocates," they don't even possess a degree and are unaccountable to the bar.
I've worked with a diverse array of clients, some of whom have included:
- "At will" hourly employees
- State and local government workers with recognizable rights
- Salaried CEOs with non-compete issues
- Business owners accused of workplace violations
- SSI and SSDI claimants in various stages of appeal and hearings
The common thread that runs through my approach with all of my clients is a personal one: Clients work one on one with me throughout the process and know that they're partnering not only with an attorney whose sole competency is devoted to employment and disability law, but with one who is constantly accessible.
You can reach me toll free at 866-895-8362 or by e-mail to set up an initial consultation. Consultations are free for Social Security issues. Weekday evening appointments are available upon request.