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Florida Entertainment Industry Employment Lawyer

Navigating the entertainment industry in Florida can be unpredictable. Beyond wage disputes and contract disagreements, there is a prevalence of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination in the sector.

Entertainment professionals invest heart and soul into their craft. The last thing they need is employment issues that drain their energy and threaten their livelihood.

At Yormak Employment & Disability Law, we understand the challenges you are going through. We have the expertise to guide you through the legal maze with a strategy tailored to your unique situation. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Representing a Broad Range of Employees in the Industry

Whether you’re a broadcast engineer, digital media strategist, executive producer, or talent agent, we understand the industry and customize solutions to meet your needs. Our extensive experience in employment law allows us to understand the nuances of each role in the industry and the unique challenges they face. Here are some of the roles we represent.

Broadcast Engineers

Broadcast Engineers are responsible for the technical aspects of broadcasting. These professionals frequently encounter employment issues such as wage and hour disputes, particularly regarding overtime pay and potential misclassification as independent contractors.

Broadcast Engineers face workplace safety concerns, given their interaction with sophisticated technical equipment, necessitating adherence to OSHA standards. If you are facing these challenges, we can help you fight for your rights.

Digital Media Strategists

Digital Media Strategists are the driving force behind the online presence of entertainment entities. Unfortunately, they often grapple with employment law issues primarily centered around contract disputes, which can arise due to unclear terms, performance expectations, and rapidly evolving project scopes.

Additionally, they encounter wage and hour disputes, including challenges related to proper compensation, overtime pay, and classification matters (employee vs. independent contractor). We can provide the legal support you need if you’re a digital media strategist dealing with these or other employment issues.

Executive Producers

Executive Producers are at the front of entertainment projects, making key decisions that determine the success of a production. However, they often face complex contract disputes, issues with compensation, and even wrongful termination.

The high-stakes nature of this role can also lead to workplace stress and mental health issues. If you’re an executive producer facing these or other employment challenges, we’re here to provide expert legal advice and representation.

Talent Agents

Talent Agents play a crucial role in shaping the careers of artists and performers. But they also face employment law challenges related to commission disputes and contract negotiations, particularly around the terms and conditions of their engagement with both talent and production companies.

If you’re a talent agent dealing with these or other employment law issues, we can guide you through the legal process and fight for your rights.


Producers are the creative geniuses behind the scenes, often dealing with intricate contract disputes. Disagreements arise regarding their earnings from music production, especially in projects involving multiple stakeholders. They also face challenges around fair compensation, especially when it comes to royalties and residuals. If you’re a music producer grappling with employment issues, we’re here to provide expert legal advice and representation.

Musicians or Performers

Musicians and performers are the heart of the entertainment industry. They often face a myriad of employment issues, from wage disputes and unfair contract terms to sexual harassment and discrimination.

If you’re a musician or performer dealing with these or other employment law issues, we can provide the legal support you need to protect your rights and career.

Types of Employment Issues We Can Help With

At Yormak Employment & Disability Law, we handle a wide range of Florida employment law issues that affect professionals in the entertainment industry. Our expertise includes, but is not limited to:

Wage Disputes

Wage disputes are common in the entertainment industry. These disputes can involve issues such as bonuses, profit-sharing, and residuals, where there may be disagreements over the calculation and distribution of these earnings.

Whether it’s unpaid overtime, minimum wage violations, or discrepancies in unequal pay for the same job, we can help you fight for fair compensation.

Sexual Harassment

The entertainment industry has a notorious reputation for instances of sexual harassment. It can range from inappropriate comments and advances to more severe forms of coercion and abuse.

The power dynamics prevalent in the industry often aggravate these issues, creating environments where individuals may feel pressured to remain silent. Know that you have rights. We can help you take action against your harasser and seek justice.

Contract Disputes

Contract Disputes often revolve around complex agreements that dictate terms of employment, compensation, and extra time. Professionals in the industry frequently encounter disagreements over the interpretation or fulfillment of contract clauses, including issues related to project duration, specific role responsibilities, and profit-sharing arrangements.

These disputes can become particularly contentious in high-stakes environments where substantial financial interests and personal reputations are at risk, underscoring the need for clear, well-negotiated contracts and effective legal representation.

Child Labor Disputes

Child labor disputes in Florida’s entertainment industry often involve minor actors or musicians and center around issues like working hours, educational requirements, and the appropriate allocation of earnings.

Ensuring compliance with these regulations is crucial to safeguard the well-being and rights of young talent navigating a demanding industry at an early age.  If your child has been exploited at work or if their employer has violated labor laws designed to protect young performers, we can help you take action.

Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination disputes in the entertainment industry typically involve unequal treatment based on gender, race, age, or sexual orientation.

Individuals may encounter biases in hiring practices, promotional opportunities, pay disparity, and the types of roles or projects offered. If you’ve been mistreated at work due to protected characteristics, we can help you fight for justice.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Whether you’re dealing with wage disputes, sexual harassment, contract disagreements, child labor disputes, or workplace discrimination, we’re here to help. We understand the unique challenges in the entertainment industry and have the expertise to guide you through every step of the legal process.

At Yormak Employment & Disability Law, we are committed to providing you with experienced legal representation customized to your needs. We’ll work tirelessly to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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