Panama City
221 McKenzie Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
Panama City Beach
16215 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Employment Law

Representing Florida employers

Employers of any size need a reliable and readily available source of legal counsel regarding employment issues.  The business and employment attorneys of Burke Blue understand this.  That is why we seek to form long-term relationships with corporate and business clients and remain accessible to employers to provide legal advice on employment issues.

For employers, maintaining compliance with state and federal laws and preventing or controlling employee disputes can be a full-time job in itself. The Panama City, Panama City Beach and Sandestin business and employment lawyers of Burke Blue fully understand this and work to help employers avoid issues before they start:

  • Discrimination and harassment violations
  • Wrongful personnel actions
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Employee benefits
  • Drafting and review of employment policy
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Confidentiality issues
  • Employment contracts
  • Whistle-blowers

Employment disputes can be damaging to a business when not handled properly.  While prevention is the best policy, even the most carefully drafted contracts and policies may not be enough to avoid all employment issues.  When disputes do arise with employees, it is important to be informed and to act quickly.  Employers who maintain a relationship with an employment attorney at Burke Blue can count on having access to a legal professional who is familiar with their business and provides prompt and effective legal counsel and representation in state or federal court.

Protection for employees

Many working people in Florida may not realize the full extent of their rights under state and federal law.  Such laws and regulations seek to level the playing field between employees and employers, but these rights and remedies do not amount to much when employees fail to effectively assert them. The Panama City, Panama City Beach and Sandestin employment attorneys of Burke Blue thoroughly understand the rights employees have against their employers. We help workers throughout the Panhandle region fight on-the-job age, gender and racial discrimination and harassment, unfair contract provisions and wage and hour disputes.

40 years of providing comprehensive legal services to businesses and individuals throughout northwest Florida

The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.  Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience or contact us online or by phone at 850-769-1414 for Panama City; 850-236-4444 for Panama City Beach; or 850-267-9498 for Sandestin.

Burke Blue Hutchinson Walters & Smith, P.A. is located in Panama City, Panama City Beach and Sandestin, FL and serves clients in and around Panama City, Panama City Beach, Bay Point, Lynn Haven, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Rosemary Beach, Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Destin, Sandestin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bay County, Okaloosa County, Walton County, Santa Rosa County, Escambia County, Gulf County, Franklin County, Washington County.

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Burke Blue Hutchinson Walters & Smith, P.A.
221 McKenzie Avenue
Panama City, FL, 32401 USA