At Marsicano + Leyva PLLC, we understand the federal and state laws affecting the rights of both individuals and businesses in the employment context. We provide compassionate representation for employees whose rights have been violated and whose complaints have been ignored by their company’s human resource department. However, we also provide aggressive representation for employers (both small and large) who face accusations of illegal employment practices. Businesses can also take advantage of our guidance and advice to develop proactive policies and agreements that protect your company’s interests and decrease the risk of future litigation.

Our attorneys are experienced in representing and counseling private and public sector employers across numerous industries on federal and state labor, employment, safety and immigration laws. Our team works proactively to handle issues before they become problems. And if they do become problems, we can take a matter successfully through the litigation process, keeping your business concerns paramount.

We are dedicated to building long-term relationships with our clients and are committed to efficiency. We want to fully understand your business. When faced with labor and employment issues, we consider and analyze the implications for your company’s operations. As a full-service law firm, we have the resources to help in virtually every legal area.

We represent national and local clients of all different sizes and in many jurisdictions, and frequently work with other law firms as their Florida-based counsel. Our team defends management in federal and state court lawsuits in the following matters:

  • Employment discrimination and retaliation claims of all types
  • Family and Medical Leave Act and related matters
  • Minimum wage and overtime compensation
  • Employment contracts, non-competition, non-solicitation and commission agreements and related disputes
  • Employment-related torts, such as negligent retention/hiring claims, and privacy matters
  • Disability issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other state and local laws, including those involving access to public accommodations

We also handle investigations and audits by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the U.S. Department of Labor, and other administrative agencies. We counsel clients in union elections and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board. In addition, we represent employers involved in arbitration, mediation, or other alternate dispute resolution forums.

Advice and Counseling
We provide legal advice on hiring, terminations, discipline, investigations, reorganizations, and other human resources matters that are tailored to your specific business needs. We can advise you on every aspect of the employment relationship. We draft, update, and review handbooks and policies and make sure they comply with the changes in law in areas such as equal employment opportunity, leave, drug testing, accommodation of disabilities, privacy and social media, compensation and benefits. We also advise clients on union issues, including assisting clients in responding to union organizing drives.

Our goal is to provide our clients with the legal tools they need to create a workplace that best utilizes a business’s most valuable asset – its employees.

Our group serves clients in many industries, including:

  • Retail department stores
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Entertainment and hospitality
  • Health care
  • Construction
  • Banking / Financial Sector
  • Manufacturing
  • Cruise lines
  • Airlines
  • Schools
  • Amusement Parks
  • Information Technology
  • Employee Leasing

We will work diligently to help you solve your labor and employment problems efficiently and effectively.

Contact us today for your free consultation.

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What our Customers Say

Let me tell you why I love my fellow lawyer Lauren Marsicano…. Lauren goes out of her way to help other people. She is always lifting others up with a kind word, and by sharing her strategies for success. She’s especially helpful to other women, supporting them in following their dreams, with both legal advice and encouragement. In my opinion, a lawyer’s ethics are as important as anything else, and Lauren sets the bar. Lauren is not only a great lawyer, but a great human being. Thank you for all that you do Lauren!

Lauren and Carolina help our Homeowners Association with various legal matters. They are always very pleasant to work with, they keep us updated on matters in a timely fashion, and most importantly they know what they’re doing! These ladies are sharp!

I have been in court more times than I care to count and had five different lawyers prior to hiring Carolina. After several phone conversations, she had all disclosure documents and information going back to 2003. My first and only meeting with her was so productive. It was obvious to me she had done her homework and was fully prepared. She was meticulous, concerned, intelligent and fully engaged. She made an aggressive decision in my case and I attribute this move as the reason we were ultimately victorious.

Lauren is amazing to work with. She helped me with a few contracts for my small business. She was very knowledgeable, responsive, quick and just fun to work with.

We used Marsicano + Leyva to draw up some contracts and agreements that we needed urgently. Not only did they get everything back to us quickly, but their work was phenomenal. They exceeded all our expectations and their level of professionalism shows in everything they do. I highly recommend reaching out to them to see how they can help you.

Lauren Marsicano is professional, caring, and thorough. I highly recommend her for anyone starting a business or already in business. She worked quickly to get my contracts back in time to rehire my team. She walked me through the changes in the updated agreements, explaining things in detail until I felt comfortable with the legal language. I appreciate the time she took to explain things to me and knowing that I have her in my corner. Thank you, Lauren, for being there for us during these tough times.

We recently utilized Marsicano + Leyva to represent us in an international deal and Lauren was very quick to get up to date on the conversations, understand what we were asking and help us to understand what areas we really needed to focus on for our own protection of interest. She went above and beyond, giving up her weekend and reaching out to a UK attorney for clarification and guidance regarding foreign transactions. I cannot recommend her enough.

Carolina Leyva is a wonderful and amazing attorney worked very hard in the short time she was given to assist me with my case I highly recommend her for any family law matters. she is a very straightforward attorney and she exceeded my expectations.

My experience with Carolina Leyva was amazing. She was recommended by a friend not only because of her professionalism and knowledge but also for the fact that she treats you as if she’s known you and truly has your back. She made me feel at ease during the whole divorce process and looked out for me with her best intention. I highly recommend her. A+++

Going through a divorce is unpleasant for everyone but I was lucky to have found such a capable and reliable attorney like I did with Carolina Leyva. She handled my case with the highest integrity and always put my best interests first. Its rare to find a family attorney who understands what you need is more important than what you want. Part therapist and part friend, she taught me how to be tough and fight a good fight but also when to be pliable and accept reasonable conditions. The hardest thing to manage is people and even harder people with strained relationships, but Carolina is a natural negotiator and she never led me astray through the process. I realized how lucky I was when the judge presiding over my divorce hearing said aloud, “I received a fair agreement and I was lucky to have such a good lawyer.” The judge was right. I was able to maintain a friendly relationship with my former partner afterwards and I received what was fair; I have Mrs. Leyva to thank for that.

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