Ephraim Hess | Fort Lauderdale Litigation Lawyer | Florida
Ephraim Roy Hess
Specializes in employment and business law and litigation
Employment, Business, Whistleblower, Discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Sexual Harassment; ADA; Wrongful Termination; Unemployment; Drug Testing; Non-Compete/Confidentiality/ Severance Agreements; EEOC/FCHR representation; Retaliation; Employee and Independent Contractor Classification Issues; Long Term Disability; Breach of Contract
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Ephraim Roy Hess has practicing law for more than 20 years. He has successfully represented both individuals and small to medium sized businesses in matters ranging from sexual harassment and age discrimination to the negotiation of severance issues and the enforcement and defense of non-compete agreements.
Some areas of representation include:
Employment and Labor Law
• Discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, age, race, national origin, religion, disability, or pregnancy
• Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
• Drug Testing
• Sexual Harassment
• Contract review/negotiations
• Whistleblowers and Retaliation
• Long Term Disability
• EEOC/FCHR Charges
• Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA)
Business Law and Litigation
• Non-Compete Agreements
• Severance Agreements
• Confidentiality Agreements
• Defense and claims of breaches of contract
• Response to Administrative Charges
• Defense against discrimination charges
• Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification Issues
Civil Trials and Appeals
• Contract disputes
• Malicious Prosecution
• Breach of Contract
• Public Records Actions
• Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices
• Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Please contact the Hess Law Firm to discuss your individual matter.
|Attorney/Director||Ephraim Roy Hess, P.A.||N/A||Since 2005|
|University of Miami School of Law||J.D.||Law School||1993|
|Tulane University||B.A.||Anthropology, History||1990|
|State / Court||Date|
- Current Member of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida NELA)
Current Listserve Moderator for the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association.
Current Member of the Broward County Bar Association
Current Member of the Dade County Bar Association
Served as a Board Member of the Florida Affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Honors & Awards
- Appointed by Governor Christ and served as a member of Florida’s Diabetes Advisory Counsel (DAC) from 2008-2015
Baron v. City of Hollywood, 93 F. Supp. 2d 1337 (S.D. Fla. 2000)
Pre-Employment Drug Testing
Baron vs. City of Hollywood challenged the City of Hollywood’s pre-employment drug testing policy that required all new employees to be drug tested regardless of the job they were performing. Mr. Hess was able to successfully argue that this policy was unconstitutional and in violation of the 4th Amendment.
Samson v. Federal Exp. Corp., 746 F.3d 1196 (11th Cir. 2014)
In a landmark decision for people with disabilities, our firm successfully defeated Federal Express at the 11th circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Hess and his team were able to show to the Court that Fedex was misusing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to justify their discriminatory actions toward Mr. Samson.
- Mr. Hess has lectured in the field of employment law and civil rights, legal issues pertaining to diabetes, and the use of technology to level the playing field in employment litigation.
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|(1993) Licensed as Attorney in Florida. Verified with Florida Bar.||February 16, 2015|
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The Hess Law Firm is a full-service boutique law firm that specializes in employment and business law and litigation. We custom tailor our services to fit the unique needs of our clients. Based in Fort Lauderdale, we represent clients throughout the state and work collaboratively with them to analyze their particular facts and circumstances in order to obtain the best possible results. Since its inception, the Hess Law Firm has had a reputation of providing creative and effective legal advocacy on behalf of both individual employees and small to medium sized business owners. We help protect your legal rights and interests, while navigating the very complex world of employment and business law.
Fee:Varies according to the type of legal matter and individualized circumstances
205 Davie Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Representing clients throughout Broward, Miami-Dade and West Palm Beach counties and throughout Florida
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