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Since 1994, Penichet Law has protected the rights of individuals and businesses in a wide range of legal matters, from drafting and reviewing contracts to litigating wage disputes, discrimination suits and other employment related matters in state and federal court. We will stand by you because employment law is what we do. We are prepared to demonstrate to you how our concentration on this area of the law can help.

At Penichet Law, we are available to assist employers and deserving employees in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and throughout the state with an employment law matter. Contact us at 305-373-8809 to speak with an experienced Miami employment attorney. We speak Spanish. Se habla Español.

Employment Law Matters

For , over 23 years the office of Penichet Law has concentrated its practice on asserting and defending the rights of employees and employers in employment law matters. We are available to represent individuals and businesses in Miami and throughout the state of Florida. We are ready to put our dedication to employment law to work for you. Contact us at 305-373-8809 to speak with an experienced Miami employment law attorney.

We work with individual workers as well as employers. All parties have rights. Whether you are a citizen, resident, undocumented worker, or the owner of a new or existing business, we can help.

At the law firm of Penichet Law, we are available to handle employment law cases, including those related to:

  • Wage and Hour Claims: Overtime claims, failure to pay minimum wage, failure to pay commissions, non-payment of final check, and Equal Pay Act violations
  • Discrimination and Harassment: Based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identification, age, religion, or disability, sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, or any other wrongful termination
  • Employment Contract Litigation: Non-compete agreements; non-solitication agreements, other restrictive covenants, severance agreements; employee contracts. We draft, review, and negotiation any of these contracts, and litigate related breach of contract disputes.
  • Retaliation: Termination, demotion, change in rates of pay, change in job duties (to worse or more difficult) because an employee asserted his or her protected rights.
  • Whistleblower / Qui Tam: When adverse actions occur to employees for reporting of illegal actions in the workplace that violate state or federal regulations. When an individual produces evidence of a business committing fraud against the government.

Whether your case takes you to state court or federal court, we can help. We are prepared to protect and defend your rights and your interests. We are ready to put our knowledge to work ensuring that your rights are preserved and asserted.

From waiters and cooks, to construction workers, professionals, and beyond, we can help people in any industry protect their employment rights. Regardless of your position in a company, whether you are an hourly employee, a salaried manager, a supervisor, or the owner of a company, we can help. We are knowledgeable about employment law because we have concentrated our law practice to it. Let us show you the difference our experience can make.

Wage and Hour Claims

Wage and hour cases involve any situation in which employees believe they were either not compensated, l under compensated for their according to the law. A wage dispute may involve an employer failing to pay overtime wages. It may involve employees claiming they were forced to work off the clock, or not paid the federal or Florida minimum wage. These claims may also involve failure to pay commissions to sales people. If you are involved in a dispute involving your pay, we can help.

Discrimination and Harassment

Employees have the right to work in a non-discriminatory and non-hostile environment. Discrimination and harassment in the workplace based on sex, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, religion, genetic make-up, or disability violate those rights. If you feel your rights have been violated, we can help you.

Employment Contracts

From non-compete agreements and severance agreements, to general employment contracts, we can help you manage your contract needs. We understand the value of contracts pertaining to employment relationships, and how to make them work for you. Whether you are interested in the drafting or review of an employment contract or you are considering litigation for breach of an employment related contract, we can help.


Retaliation against employees for asserting certain protected rights is illegal according to federal and Florida employment laws. This means that action taken against an employee, including a demotion, change in work duties or termination, that are due to the reporting of sexual harassment, discrimination or other work situation is considered retaliation. We provide representation to individuals who have experienced retaliation on the job, and to employers who are accused of retaliating against an employee.

Whistleblower/Qui Tam

Whistleblower cases involve employees opposing or reporting illegal activities that are being committed by their employer. Qui Tam claims are often complicated cases. Generally, they involve the False Claims Act or another similar state law which allows for a private individual, or whistleblower with knowledge of past or present fraud committed against the federal or state government to bring suit on its behalf. We represent the interests of employees or employers that are at the center of a whistleblower or qui tam case. The firm often joins forces with another law firm to litigate Qui Tam matters. Our firm takes the time to explain these types of cases and ensure that your rights are protected.

Contact Our Experienced Miami Employment Law Firm

To speak with our Miami employment attorneys about wage and hour, discrimination, harassment or other employment law matters, contact us at 305-373-8809. We speak Spanish. Se habla Español.

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Paul F. Penichet
Paul F. Penichet

Paul F. Penichet was admitted to The Florida Bar in September 1991. In March 1994, he established Paul F. Penichet, P.A., now doing business as Penichet Law. For more than twenty two years he has concentrated his law practice in the area of employment law, representing both management and deserving employees in cases involving The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1991, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Florida Minimum Wage Act, whistle blowing, and employment contracts. Mr. Penichet has been a Florida Supreme Court certified county and circuit mediator since 2004. He speaks Spanish.

Mr. Penichet has been active serving on committees of The Florida Bar. He Is a recent past of the Florida Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, is a past Vice Chairman of The Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee, was a member of the Florida Prepaid Legal Services Committee, a past member of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Local Rules for the Southern District of Florida, and was the Vice President and board member on the Florida Lawyers Legal Insurance Corporation.

  • We hired Penichet Law to defend our restaurant in an employment suit filed in federal court. Mr. Penichet advised us of our options and guided us through the process to a successful conclusion. His staff is a pleasure to work with and was always available to assist when they can.

    T.A. - Wage and Hour
  • Penichet Law has been our legal counsel on Agricultural employment law matters for years. Mr. Penichet's knowledge and experience handling employment law cases is invaluable whether the company needs advice or is involved in an administrative investigation or a lawsuit. His legal assistant has always been friendly, knowledgeable and responsive to our inquiries.

    A.J. - AWPA and Class Action defense
  • My wife and I hired Penichet Law to recover our unpaid wages. He took his time to explain our claim and the legal process. We are very pleased with the result that he obtained for us.

    JCC & BR - Wage and Hour
  • Sr. Penichet deseo agradecer la manera eficiente y profesional con la que ha conducido mi caso de Sexual Harassment. Gracias

    MB - Employee
  • After hiring the big law firms in Miami for our employment related matters, we called Paul Penichet. Paul has produced the best legal outcomes for our company for the last several years.

    SFEB - Employer