Richard Celler Legal, P.A.

Richard Celler Legal, P.A.

Firm Overview

Main Office
Main Office
7450 Griffin Road, Suite 230
Davie  FL  33314
Phone
  • (954) 903-7475
Websites
Employment
Our law firm is committed to helping employees whose rights have been violated in the workplace throughout Florida and the United States. As former business lawyers, we understand the way businesses think and use this strategy against them in court.
Our firm handles both single employee and class action cases against employers/businesses throughout the State of Florida and the United States. We are trial lawyers who specialize in cases involving overtime, discrimination, whistleblower, FMLA, sexual harassment, unpaid wages, and just about any other type of claim you can think about in the workplace. Visit us at www.floridaovertimelawyer.com for a detailed description of who we are, how we can help, and to see some of our past results

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I'm sick of employers taking advantage of employees. The days of employers caring about the needs and families of their employees are long gone. Today's employers care about one thing, profit. With that in mind, employers are asking their employees to work longer and harder and make less. They ask their employees to work off the clock both before and after their shifts, through lunch, and on weekends and holidays. We can all agree that more work should equal more pay. But, more pay equals less profit for the employer. So what do employers do? They steal from their employees. One of the most common ways/methods of stealing is not paying employees overtime, agreed upon wages, or commissions. Employers try to get away with tricks like not paying for overtime, or paying straight time or "comp. time" or classifying employees as independent contractors, or telling them they are exempt (or not entitled to overtime). This "wage theft" costs employees around the country millions of dollars a year. And, they will do this as long as often as they can because they think they can get away with it.

"Wage theft" isn't the only way employers take advantage of the rights of their employees. You have to remember that employers and corporations are run by people. And naturally, some people have their own biases, and discriminatory and bad intentions. Those biases and intentions translate into the workplace where an employer's management or other employees discriminate against, harass , or retaliate against employees on the basis of their race, color, age, sex, pregnancy, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or otherwise act against an employee for speaking up or "whistle blowing" when the employer is engaging in illegal or improper activity. This happens daily in workplaces around the country, and it is illegal. And, with the modern workforce aging and becoming equal parts male and female, black and white, straight and gay, sick and pregnant, employers are reacting with vengeance and bigotry by trampling the rights to today's employee.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We take cases to trial and most firms in this are will not, cannot, and do not go to trial. When you are shopping lawyers, ask each one of them how many times they have been in trial on this type of case. You will be amazed to hear how infrequently many of the firms out there have set foot in a court room with a client's civil rights on the line. When a client retains us, they are hiring us to fight for them, not just take the quickest and cheapest settlement we can get because we are scared to litigate. Know how you are hiring. If you don't ask these questions until after you hire a lawyer, it may be too late.

Richard Celler

Please visit our website at www.floridaovertimelawyer.com to learn more about the firm and what we can do for you.
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