Employment & Labor Law
Employment law is the area of law that deals with the rights and obligations between an employee and an employer, or in many cases, a previous employee or job applicant. This area of law is governed by federal and state law, as well as regulations and administrative agencies.
This area of law includes:
- Wrongful Termination
- Employment Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Wage and Hour pay (overtime, meal and break times)
- Workplace Safety
- Disability and workers' compensation
- Non-complete clauses
- Breach of Contract
- Employee Handbooks
- Employment Contracts
The goal of employment and labor law is to equalize the bargaining power between employers and employees. Our employment attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in navigating the maze of regulations and statutes, and can resolve any labor issue that may arise.
For example, on the one hand we can help draft and/or evaluate labor contracts and employee handbooks. We can work with human resources and/or hiring staff to ensure proper practices are in place to protect both the employer and prospective employee. These are proactive steps to avoid possible issues in the future.
On the other hand, we can aid in the prosecution or defense of an employment law or labor law claim. Whether you are an employer hiring your own employees/independent contractors, or an employee or job applicant, our firm can be of assistance if you believe that you are being wronged.
Our employment attorneys have handled hundreds of administrative and legal proceedings representing both employers and employees. This gives us a unique perspective and lets us thoroughly evaluate your case, thus better protecting your interests because we can anticipate the opposing side’s arguments and position.