Michael A. Pancier

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Biography Cont.: Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, ERISA, civil rights cases arising under 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, as well as public and private whistleblower actions, wage and hour litigation, and other employee rights cases. Mr. Pancier also advises clients concerning employment agreements, employment policies design and review, contract negotiations, wage and hour compliance and ADA compliance. Mr. Pancier has appeared before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits and successfully argued cases of great public importance, including Johnson v. City of Fort Lauderdale, 148 F.3d 1231 (11th Cir. 1998), in which the Eleventh Circuit held that the Civil Rights Act of 1991 did not render Title VII and section 1981 the exclusive remedies for employment discrimination by a public employer, and therefore did not preempt a constitutional cause of action under section 1983, and most recently in Damon v. Fleming Supermarkets of Florida, 196 F.3d 1354 (11th Cir. 1999), where the Eleventh Circuit reversed an entry of summary judgment in an ADEA case and held that a pattern or firing or demoting older employees, hiring younger replacements, and stating a preference for younger employees was sufficient to create a material issue of pretext.
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Michael A. Pancier is a Partner with the firm of Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler located in Fort Lauderdale, FL and practices in the areas of Wage and Hour Law, FLSA Collective Actions, Employment, Housing Discrimination, Civil Rights, Premises Liability Defense, Election, Trial Practice, and Appellate Practice law.

Biography: Mr. Pancier has been actively involved in an extremely active trial and appellate practice since 1992, litigating numerous cases in the United States District Courts, the United States Courts of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court and the Florida County and Circuit Courts through the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Pancier's practice consists primarily of federal and state labor and employment litigation representing both employees and management in private and public employment litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with

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