Brent J. Chudachek

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Senior Associate Attorney

FAX

954-462-4300

EMAIL

bchudachek@rprslaw.com

Mr. Chudachek concentrates his areas of practice primarily in labor & employment law and in the representation of public employee benefit plans. He pursues and defends FLSA, FWA, ADA and Florida state law claims for matters such as overtime/wages/commissions owed as well as discrimination claims. He also handles other labor and employment matters including but not limited to non-compete agreements, employee handbooks, policies and enforcement and drafting of employment agreements. He works extensively in drafting and reviewing contracts in general whether they be for employment services or other areas of law. He is also well experienced in drafting and revising numerous municipal ordinances for passage on behalf of public employee benefit plans and cities.

Mr. Chudachek regularly counsels and advises business owners, human resource managers and management employees on all aspects of the employment relationship including but not limited to interviewing, hiring, firing, wage and hour issues, discrimination issues, ADA, FMLA and FLSA compliance, employee discipline and discharge issues. He drafts and revises employee handbooks and regularly counsels clients on maintaining compliance with federal and state laws. He is well versed in drafting and enforcing non-compete agreements for employers as well as advising or defending employees against non-compete agreements.

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Employee Benefits
  • Labor Relations
  • Pension Law
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Wage & Hour Disputes
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Code and Ordinance Drafting
  • Employment Litigation
  • Discrimination Litigation
  • Employment Contracts
  • Arbitration, Trial, and Appellate Practice

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:

  • The Florida Bar, 2006
  • United States District Court of Appeals Southern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

EDUCATION:

  • 2006, J.D., Cum Laude, St. Thomas University School of Law
  • 2002, B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges

PROFESSIONAL OR TRADE AFFILIATIONS:

  • Member Broward County Bar, Labor & Employment Section
  • The Florida Bar, Labor & Employment Section
  • Certified by the Florida Public Pension Trustees Association (“FPPTA”) as a Certified Public Pension Trustee (“CPPT”)

Honors & Awards:

  • “Super Lawyers,” Selected as a Florida Rising Star, 2012 – 2017 in the field of Employee Benefits Law
  • Selected as Top Up and Comer for Labor & Employment Law, South Florida Legal Guide, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Editions
  • Peter T. Fay American Inn of Court

Speaking Engagements:

  • Fiduciary Duty/Legal Duties for Service Providers, Florida Public Pension Trustees Association, 2010 – Present
  • Selected to Speak on FPPTA Legal Panel regarding hot topics in employee benefits laws
  • Public Pension Law Educational Workshops, Various Public Pension Plans

Community Involvement:

  • H.A.N.D.Y (Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth) – Member of Next Generation Committee
  • Himmarshee Townhouses Association, President, 2017 – Present

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