Damian & Valori Employment Law Practice

Damian & Valori LLP provides counsel and advocacy for employers and employees on the numerous legal issues involved in the complex state and federal statutory scheme covering the employment relationship.

The Firm’s principals have served as counselors and trial lawyers in the vast area of employment discrimination including serving as counsel in discrimination claims including, age, sex, race, national origin, religious, and disability discrimination.

The Firm also defends and prosecutes employment disputes involving breach of contract, wage and hour litigation, trade secrets, antitrust, unfair competition, non-compete agreements, intentional interference with business relations and defamation.

Representative Cases

Comprehensive Care Corp. v. Jerry Katzman and Margaret “Peggy” Husted, Case No. 8:10-cv-942-T-27TGW, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division (representation of fiancée of co-founder of company in defending claims that stock was issued without consideration).

Matthew Beck et al. v. Boce Group, LLC et al., Case No. 04-20683-CIV, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Miami Division (representation of defendant’s restaurant in wage and hour claim case).

Armando Sicard, vs. Aquasino, LLC, Case No. 08-20976-CIV, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Miami Division (counsel for collective class action plaintiffs for WARN Act and Fair Labor Standards Act claims arising from shut down of casino cruise ship).

Nigel Neale, et al. v. Miami Star Casino, LLC, et al., Case No. 08-2078, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Miami Division (counsel for collective class action plaintiffs for WARN Act and Fair Labor Standards Act claims arising from shut down of casino cruise ship).

Crawford v. LG Bal Harbour, LLC, d/b/a La Goulue Restaurant, Case No. 09-22239-CIV, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Miami Division (representation of Plaintiff in Fair Labor Standards Act claims arising from tip pool).

Lopez et al v. SOBE Lincoln Road Holdings Corporation, et al., Case No. 1:08-cv-23047, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Miami Division (Fair Labor Standards Act wage and hour defense representation).

Juan Oberto et al. v. Phoenix Upholstering & Refinishing, Inc. et al., Case No. 6:06-cv-471-Orl-31JGG, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division (Fair Labor Standards Act wage and hour defense representation).

Carlos Ferro, et al., v. Phoenix Upholstering and Refinishing, Inc., et al., Case No. 07-60570-CIV, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division (Fair Labor Standards Act  wage and hour defense representation).

Eduardo Olivares v. Phoenix Upholstering and Oscar A. Flores, Case No. 6:07-CV-0448-ORL-31-DAB, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division (Fair Labor Standards Act wage and hour defense representation).

Romeo Abad, et al., individually and on behalf of other similarly situated Employees, v. Miami Cruises, LLC, et al, Case No. 05-21979-CIV MORENO, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division (counsel for collective class action plaintiffs for WARN Act and Fair Labor Standards Act claims arising from shut down of casino cruise ship).

Anthony Fioretto v. Du-All Sewer and Drain Services, Inc. and Keith Jeffrey, Case No. 07-1679-CA, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Martin County (representation of company in suit by former employee).

Action Bolt and Tool Co. v. Metallic Engineering Co., Inc. and Joy Fitzgerald, Case No.  50 2004 CA 008111 XXXX MB (AE), Fifthteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County (defense of claim for damages pursuant to guaranty agreement).

Walter Apuril et al. v. Raul Puig, Case No. 10-cv-23058-PCH, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Miami Division (Fair Labor Standards Act wage and hour defense representation).

Saunders, et al. v. Homebridge Mortgage Bankers, Corp., Case No. 07-80442-CIV-KLR, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Miami Division (counsel for collective class action plaintiffs in Fair Labor Standards Act claims).

Pereira v. Phoenix Upholstering & Refinishing Inc., Case No. 09-cv-839-Orl-31GJK, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division (Fair Labor Standards Act wage and hour defense representation).

Andres Gonzalez v. Doudney Sheet Metal Works, Inc., Case No. 11-22823-CIV, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (Fair Labor Standards Act wage and hour defense representation).

Victoria Johnston v. Hospice by the Sea, Inc., Case No. 50 2010 CA 029887 XXXX MB (AE), Fifthteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County (counsel for plaintiff in Whistle Blower claim).