Bayard E. Aleman

Bayardo E. Alemán

Partner

Email bayardo@pba-law.com

Phone (786) 485-5232

Biography

Bayardo E. Alemán is a founding partner of Perera Barnhart Aleman and leads the Firm’s Miami Office. He regularly handles high-stakes cases covering sensitive subject matters in all areas of labor & employment law, including employment discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower lawsuits, and sexual harassment lawsuits. Bayardo has extensive experience litigating non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and wage and hour lawsuits in a wide range of industries. Bayardo also counsels clients on day-to-day human resources issues and frequently speaks and conducts training on labor & employment issues in English and Spanish. Prior to joining the Firm, Bayardo was a partner at one of Florida’s most-well respected full-service firms.

Bayardo has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. He has been named a “A Top Litigator Under 40” by Benchmark Litigation in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and was also included in the publication’s “40 & Under Hot List” in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Bayardo was also named a “Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide in 2020 and a top “40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2016. Bayardo earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. In 2019, Bayardo was named among the University of Florida’s “Top 40 Under 40 Outstanding Young Alumni.”

Bayardo move to the U.S. from Nicaragua at the age of 8, and remains deeply committed to the Hispanic community. Through the Cuban American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Immigrant Minors Project, Bayardo has represented unaccompanied immigrant children who have fled poverty and violence in Central America, obtaining U.S. permanent visas for them. He also serves as guardian ad litem and volunteers at legal clinics where he advises low-income individuals on landlord/tenant, immigration, and employment issues, and a domestic violence center where he provides legal advice on employment rights to victims of domestic or sexual violence.

Although the Firm represents companies and public entities, it also proudly represents individuals in high-stakes matters. As a first-generation immigrant raised by hard-working parents who instilled the importance of a tireless work ethic, compassion, and integrity, Bayardo knows the importance of helping those in need and of what it takes to achieve just results.

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Complex Business Litigation

Education & Admission Details

  • Florida Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Law School Attended

University of Florida, cum laude

Undergraduate School Attended

University of Florida , B.A., magna cum laude

Representative Experience

Counseled national and international companies in all areas of labor and employment law, including conducting comprehensive due diligence of companies targeted for acquisition.

Successfully defended arbitration grievances on behalf of the multinational concessionaire, resulting in the upholding of Collective Bargaining Agreement provisions and management rights.

Obtained summary judgment victory in state court (and successfully defended the appeal) for a multinational restaurant chain sued for sexual harassment.

Obtained summary judgment victory in federal court for multinational food distributor against former employee seeking overtime wages due to alleged misclassification.

Obtained permanent injunction on behalf of multinational food distributor against former employee in violation of non-competition agreement.

Obtained permanent injunction on behalf of multinational bank against former employee in violation of non-solicitation agreement.

Successfully defended several arbitration grievances on behalf of international sugar producer, resulting in the upholding of discipline for employee misconduct.

Successfully defended multinational food distributor in lawsuit alleging violation of a non-competition agreement.

Obtained victory for bank client in state court lawsuit brought by former employee claiming unpaid wages.

Obtained summary judgment victory in state court for aerospace company in lawsuit brought by former employee claiming whistleblower status and alleging retaliation, and successfully defended appeal of state court’s dismissal.

Successfully secured dismissal of over 30 lawsuits in state and federal courts arising out of the denial of health benefits claims.

Obtained summary judgment victory in state court for healthcare company seeking to enforce non-competition agreement against former employee.

Obtained summary judgment victory in federal court for educational institution in lawsuit brought by former employee alleging pregnancy discrimination.

Obtained summary judgment victory in federal court for multinational bank in lawsuit brought by former temporary employee alleging sexual harassment and retaliation.

Obtained summary judgment victory for international hotel in lawsuit alleging disability discrimination and retaliation by former employee.

Obtained summary judgment victory in state court for national supermarket chain manager in lawsuit by former employee alleging tortious interference with a business relationship.

Obtained summary judgment victory in state court for local hospitality client in lawsuit brought by former employee for unpaid wages following employee’s termination.

Awards

Benchmark Litigation, “Labor & Employment Star — South, 40 & Under Hot  List,” 2018-2019

Benchmark Litigation, “40 & Under Hot List” — 2018-2020

Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017-2020

South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2020

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, “40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida,” 2016

University of Florida’s “Top 40 Under 40 Outstanding Young Alumni,” 2019

Presentations

“Labor & Employment 101,” Doral Chamber of Commerce, June 25, 2019

 “Wage and Hour Hot Topics, Marijuana Update and FMLA/ADA/Workers’ Comp Interplay,” May 17, 2019

 “5 Steps to Protecting Company Secrets and Customers,” January 11, 2019

“Investigating Harassment Complaints Post Weinstein – Are You Prepared?” April 27, 2018

“Florida Employment Laws,” March 2, 2018

“Human Resources Essentials and Legal Perspectives for your Business,” Doral Chamber of Commerce, February 8, 2018

“What In-House Counsel Needs to Know about Employment Laws,” Desayuno con CABA, January 18, 2018

“Employment Law Update: Medical Marijuana, Paid Sick Leave, Arbitration, Trade Secrets Act Seminar,” Doral Chamber of Commerce, July 13, 2017

“The Times, They Are A-Changin’: Medical Marijuana, Paid Sick Leave, Arbitration, Trade Secrets Act,” May 19, 2017

“What Every Employer Needs to Know about Labor & Employment Laws in Florida,” Doral Chamber of Commerce, March 15, 2017

“Florida Advanced Skills for Wage and Hour Compliance,” 2016 FLSA Master Class, October 25, 2016

“All Aboard the FMLA Express,” May 2016

“Criminal, Regulatory, and Employment Law Compliance in Florida,” Doral Chamber of Commerce, September 16, 2015

“Employment Law Issues for Accountants and Financial Professionals,” Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Miami-Dade Chapter, June 30, 2015

“What Every Employer Needs to Know about Labor & Employment Laws in Florida,” Doral Chamber of Commerce, June 3, 2015

“Surprising NLRB Decisions Hiding in Plain Sight,” May 2015

“Labor & Employment Law Essentials for Employers and Management,” Doral Chamber of Commerce, November 5, 2014

“Labor & Employment Law Essentials for Employers & Management,” Doral Chamber of Commerce PowerBusiness Expo, July 13, 2014

“Is the Grass Greener with Your Competition? Drafting and Enforcing Covenants Not To Compete,” Stearns Weaver Miller’s 24th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar, May 2014

“Preparing for Game Day with an Unemployment Compensation Claimant,” 2012

“What’s New Regarding ADAAA, GINA and USERRA?,” May 2011

“City Life: Best Employment Practices for Public Sector Employees,” May 2010

“American as Pastel de Manzana: Dealing with the Unique Issues of Florida’s Diverse Workforce,” May 2009