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Michael
Kantor

Partner

Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 763-4242
mkantor@wsh-law.com

Michael Kantor represents local governments and corporate clients in labor and employment litigation and commercial litigation. In the labor and employment field, Michael handles discrimination charges brought against public and private entities pursuant to state and federal anti-discrimination and wage and hour laws, including Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act and the Florida Whistle-blower’s Act. Michael also litigates unfair competition cases involving enforcement of non-compete agreements and misappropriation of trade secrets. He advises local governments and corporate clients on employee discipline, retention and termination, employment manuals and policies, and contract interpretation.

As the legal landscape of the workplace rapidly evolves, Michael helps his clients stay informed of the potential liabilities they face. He is a frequent writer and presenter on topics including sexual harassment, medical marijuana and anti-discrimination policies.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael practiced at one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms where he gained experience defending directors and officers, addressing errors and omissions, and defending professional liability lawsuits.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Human Resources Association of Broward County, Director of Legislative Affairs, 2018-2019

Awards & Recognition

  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018-present

Press Mentions

Presentations

  • Insurance Considerations in Employment Law, The Seminar Group’s Labor & Employment Law Conference, August 2020
  • Medical Marijuana and Other Prescription Drugs in the Workplace, The Seminar Group‘s Labor & Employment Law Conference, August 2018
  • Managing Legal Liability for Employment Decisions Through Proper Documentation, Florida Public Human Resources Association, July 2018
  • Panel discussion on a range of Labor & Employment Law topics, South Florida Chapter of IPMA-HR, July 2017
  • Medical Marijuana in the Workplace, Society for Human Resources Management, March 2017

Publications

Practice Areas

Admissions

Florida, 2011


U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2014


U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2013


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2012


U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2012


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2011

Education

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 2009


University of Central Florida, B.S., Finance, 2006

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