Fort Lauderdale Equal Pay Attorney

The federal Equal Pay Act requires that men and women in the same work place be given equal pay for equal work. The jobs at issue need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal. The function of the job determines whether or not the jobs are substantially equal. An employee challenging a violation if the Equal Pay Act may proceed directly to court and he or she is not required to first file a complaint of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. All forms of compensation are covered by the Equal Pay Act, including salary, overtime pay, bonuses, stock options, profit sharing and bonus plans, life insurance, vacation and holiday pay, all forms of benefits and travel expenses.

If there is inequality in wages between male and female employees, employers may not reduce the wages of either gender in order to equalize their respective compensation.

Gender discrimination involves treating an individual, either an applicant or an employee, unfavorably, because of that person’s sex. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Florida Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination, relating to any aspect of employment, including, hiring, firing, compensation, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, job training, job benefits and any other term or condition of employment. Moreover, adverse employment actions based upon sex-stereotypes is also prohibited under state and federal law. For any questions concerning equal pay, call Mark J. Berkowitz, P.A., a Fort Lauderdale equal pay attorney, at (954) 527-0570.


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Mark Berkowitz focuses his practice on employee representation and employment discrimination matters before both state and federal courts; as well as government administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Florida Commission on Human Relations. These litigation matters involve cases related to claims of discrimination based on race, national origin, religion and gender, including, pregnancy and sexual harassment, as well as claims based on age, disability, medical leave; under the Family Medical Leave Act, retaliation and whistle-blower claims. He also handles claims involving issues of unfair competition, breach of the duty of fair representation, unpaid wages and non-compete and trade secret claims; and additionally, he engages clients in the negotiation of employment contracts and severance agreements.

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Mark J. Berkowitz has been practicing labor and employment law for more than 20 years in the Fort Lauderdale area. He can advise you on non-compete agreements, employment contracts, and other employment related issues.


“From the minute I sat down with Mark Berkowitz, he demonstrated experience and professionalism. He has always given me excellent advice. I would highly recommend Mark for any legal issues involving labor disputes.”

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“Mr. Berkowitz has exceptional knowledge of the law. He is very bright with a great legal mind. Mr. Berkowitz is effective and gets the results of the law. Also you can't meet a nicer person.”

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“Mark Berkowitz is a exceptional labor law attorney with excellent communication skills. He accepted my case while no other attorney wanted to deal with the federal government. With his knowledge and persistence I was able to receive the accomindation I needed to be able to continue working. Mark Berkowitz is not just my attorney, but a friend that has my back whenever I call him.”

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