What is employment law?
Employment law, also know as labor law, covers areas of the employee and employer relationship. These laws govern things such as safety in the workplace, fair treatment, minimum wage and overtime, and wrongful termination, amongst other things.
In today’s business environment, it is crucial for employees to know their rights. Businesses throughout the United States spend millions of dollars on attorneys each year arming themselves. These lawyers are well-versed in the laws that protect the employer and count on the fact that many employees will not be equally as informed about the laws that protect them. Companies often rely on their corporate attorneys to deter employees from fighting for their rights which is why when an employee’s rights have been violated, it is important that he or she contact an experienced employment law attorney right away. Our firm has experience in traditional labor and employment litigation as well as complex employment litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). We have successfully handled individual cases, collective actions, and class actions involving employment law.
Some common employee’s rights violations include:
- Wrongful termination
- Discrimination and harassment
- Minimum wage and overtime violations
- Leaves of absences
- Non-compete agreements
- Disability compliance violations
- Unfair labor practices
All too often, employees put up with unfair treatment in the workplace or discrepancies in hours worked versus hours paid simply because they are in fear of losing the job that they cannot afford to lose. Employment law is built to protect employees from that very fear. Whether you are currently working somewhere that you feel is violating your rights or if you have been wrongfully terminated, you have the right to fight back.
If you feel your rights as an employee have been violated, please contact us for a free legal consultation. We will be happy to discuss your personal situation and look into possible solutions.
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