Law Office of David Miklas, P.A.

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Law Office of David Miklas, P.A. labor & employment lawyer in Florida

The CNN video relies on an investigation David Miklas conducted into allegations of inappropriate conduct that supported a recommendation for termination.

Our team includes legal research assistance from Jamy E. Barreau, who recently graduated from Barry University School of Law and passed the Florida Bar exam.  While at Barry University, Jamy  worked tirelessly on Barry's Law Review, Editorial Board- Research and Technical Editor.  Additionally, Jamy's work is published in Florida’s Contradiction and the Tipped Employees’ Plight: Why the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 Mandates that Florida Raise the Tipped Minimum Wage and the Necessary Standard of Review, 22 BARRY L. REV. 295 (2d ed. 2017).

When you are threatened with an employment lawsuit, there are rigid deadlines, and many legal documents are confusing. Mr. Miklas' experience counseling and litigating on behalf of employers allows you to feel comfortable to return to running your business, instead of finding yourself overwhelmed and worried about your court case or government investigation.

Law Office of David Miklas, P.A. - labor & employment lawyer in Florida
Law Office of David Miklas, P.A. - labor & employment lawyer in Florida

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David Miklas was a Partner/Shareholder with the West Palm Beach and Ft. Pierce Florida law firm of Richeson & Coke, P.A., which was an AV Preeminent rated firm (peer ranking at the highest level of professional excellence). Mr. Miklas practices all types of labor and employment law exclusively representing management (employers), including both private employers, as well as Florida municipalities and school districts.

He has co-authored one of the country's leading legal treatise on Florida Employment law, and has also co-authored a LexisNexis Expert Commentary in his field of work and, for the past seventeen years, he has been a contributing author and editor for two leading labor and employment law hornbooks. 

Mr. Miklas has been listed in Florida Super Lawyers since 2009 and he is a frequent employment law presenter and is a nationally recognized speaker and an invited guest lecturer addressing employment law and human resource issues with over thirty universities, including Harvard, Cornell, NYU, Notre Dame, Duke, Georgetown, Dartmouth and University of California, Irvine.

Mr. Miklas graduated from the University of Florida College of Law.

​Because our labor & employment law firm represents employers throughout Stuart, Palm City, and Jensen Beach, David Miklas is a member of the Martin County Bar Association’s Employment Law Committee.  Mr. Miklas previously served on the Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section’s Wage and Hour Administration Liaison subcommittee.

Law Office of David Miklas, P.A. - labor & employment lawyer in Florida

Although laws against age discrimination have existed for decades, ageism persists and is more prevalent in certain industries, such as technology, says David Miklas, an attorney who specializes in management, labor, and employment law.

Central to this issue is a familiar discriminatory stereotype: “Many employers believe that older workers are reluctant to try new technologies,” Miklas says. Worse, “Older female workers are more likely to be perceived negatively than older male workers,” he adds.

“A particularly problematic issue is when an employer has a job posting declaring a preference for ‘new’ or ‘recent’ graduates, or even declaring a preference for specific graduation year,” Miklas says. “The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission views such conduct as illegal because it deters older applicants from applying.”

Despite the legal risks, ageism oftentimes seems like an acceptable bias. “Employers would never advertise for ‘whites only,’ but it is common for employers to run ads that have the result of having a disparate impact on older workers,” Miklas says. “As an example, in 2013 Facebook settled a discrimination case where they had a job listing that included the language, ‘Class of 2007 or 2008 preferred.’"

Another recent problematic trend is for employers to require job candidates to be “digital natives” as opposed to “digital immigrants,” Miklas says, with digital native signaling one who grew up using technology from an early age rather one who adopted technology later in life..

Our main Labor and Employment Law Office is located in Vero Beach, Florida and we meet clients all over the Treasure Coast, in Port Saint Lucie, Stuart, Ft. Pierce, Jensen Beach, Florida but we can also meet with clients anywhere in Florida.

David Miklas has been selected as a member of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys.  Only 0.01% of Florida Bar Members in good standing hold this distinction.

Mr. Miklas has been featured as a labor & employment attorney in various news outlets: