TAMPA, FL – Alva Cross, a labor and employment law attorney with experience at top regional and national law firms exclusively representing employers, announces she has formed Cross HR Law, which will focus on keeping small-to-medium size employers out of court. The firm’s philosophy is centered on educating employers on how to avoid common costly and preventable mistakes.
“We pride ourselves on being the un-lawyers,” commented Cross. “We work with our clients in small and medium size businesses proactively on personnel issues so we can identify and stop problems before they become claims. Our fees are structured so that our clients don’t hesitate to call and ask questions before making personnel decisions that could turn out to be costly.”
Over the last several years, Florida has consistently ranked in the top three in the nation for wage and hour lawsuits. As a part of the federal court Middle District, the Tampa Bay area has been a hotbed for unpaid wage and overtime claims. But it is not just unpaid wages and overtime claims. The most recent numbers show that Florida had the second most Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) discrimination and harassment claims nationwide.
“One harassment or overtime claim can be devastating to a small-to-medium size business. We use a proactive, three-part approach focused on coaching, training and compliance,” said Cross. “This unique approach allows us to work with our clients to identify potential workplace issues before they occur and, in turn, minimize the risk of litigation.”
ABOUT ALVA CROSS ESQ.
Alva Cross, Esq., has been providing comprehensive advice to employers throughout Florida for more than nine years. Ms. Cross was elected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2011 & 2013 and has been a Chapter Monitor for the Cumulative Supplement to the Employment Discrimination Law treatise, Fourth & Fifth Editions by Lindemann and Grossman, in 2009, 2010 and 2013. She is a 2004 graduate of Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, where she received the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section Dean W. Gary Vause Award, the ABA-BNA Award of Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law and completed an internship with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Tampa Field Office. Her professional activities and memberships include the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the New Tampa Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please visit www.CrossHRLaw.com or call 813-486-8544.