Caroline M. Landt

Counsel

Orlando
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Overview

Caroline Landt focuses her employment practice on consultation regarding employment regulations, agreements and other related issues. She assists clients in the search for efficient and appropriate solutions using a depth of knowledge that comes from her more than 20 years of experience. She has litigated matters related to discrimination, sexual harassment, labor-management relations, minimum wage/overtime compensation, covenants not to compete, executive employment contracts, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. 

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  • Conducted numerous wage and hour audits for companies across the country ranging from individual audits of an entire workforce to national audits of specific positions.
  • Represented an employer in a case concerning an employee's ringing of the break bell to create a work stoppage. The National Labor Relations Board chairman issued an opinion finding that the employee's action was not protected by the National Labor Relations Act. Won the appeal after prevailing before the administrative law judge.
  • Prosecuted a former employee and new employer for tortious interference, breach of noncompete agreement, breach of duty of loyalty, and improper disclosure of confidential information, resulting in a settlement wherein the new employer paid significant damages and both the former employee and new employer agreed to considerable business restrictions.
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Experience

  • Conducted numerous wage and hour audits for companies across the country ranging from individual audits of an entire workforce to national audits of specific positions.
  • Represented an employer in a case concerning an employee's ringing of the break bell to create a work stoppage. The National Labor Relations Board chairman issued an opinion finding that the employee's action was not protected by the National Labor Relations Act. Won the appeal after prevailing before the administrative law judge.
  • Prosecuted a former employee and new employer for tortious interference, breach of noncompete agreement, breach of duty of loyalty, and improper disclosure of confidential information, resulting in a settlement wherein the new employer paid significant damages and both the former employee and new employer agreed to considerable business restrictions.
  • Defended employers during Department of Labor and OSHA investigations of alleged wage and hour, USERRA, and workplace safety violations resulting in no penalties or fines.
  • Prevailed at Fifth District Court of Appeal defending right to free exercise of religion pursuant to Florida’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act and brief based on the First Amendment and Florida’s Clergy Privilege.
  • Authored a Friend of the Court brief based on the First Amendment,  filed with the Florida Supreme Court in support of tax exemption for religious publications. The exemption was preserved. Served on a panel for Discussion with Arguing Attorneys moderated by the Honorable Major B. Harding as part of the Florida Bar's "Practicing Before the Supreme Court" series that studied a high-profile case.

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Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1996, with honors
  • B.S., University of Florida, 1992, with high honors