Employment Law Lawyers Making Matters Right for Clients
Both the employer and the employee enjoy certain rights and responsibilities. Some of these rights and responsibilities include provisions regulating wages, safety, fair working conditions or policies, and protection from harassment.
As an employee, you have certain legal rights, and your employer is legally obligated to follow them. Under current labor law, you have the right to a work environment that is safe and adheres to certain health standards as well. According to the United States Department of Labor, there are many laws covering the safety of employees. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Act details the basic provisions and requirements that must be followed by employers.
Employers have certain responsibilities too, but also have civil rights that can help protect them from labor and employment claims. There is also the issue of independent contractors, where it is important whether the person working is an employee or not for legal purposes.
This is where an employment law lawyer can help employers with litigation, employee rights cases, arbitration, and other types of employment practice areas.
What are Common Workplace Issues?
An employee expects to work in a safe job environment where falling victim to a personal injury is not likely to happen. Every employee deserves to feel they are working in a safe, secure, and healthy environment.
When an accident or violence in the workspace occurs, the company may be liable for damages in addition to workers’ compensation or lost wages, especially if management is negligent or enforces policies that are conducive to unsafe practices.
An employment law attorney has legal experience helping clients navigate employment law and representing employees. This is why having legal representation is so important when an employee has been injured or even reporting unsafe practices as a whistleblower in the workplace.
Why Do Wages and Hours Disputes Happen?
Some employers, even large companies, act in their own best interests rather than follow state and federal laws regarding hour disputes, minimum wage, overtime pay, wage theft, or other wage and hour laws.
Although there are some carve-outs regarding overtime pay requirements, most employees are guaranteed to receive overtime pay (1 and 1/2 times their normal per hour pay rate). Salaried and other legally ‘exempt’ employees are not eligible for overtime pay.
This is where the services of knowledgeable employment lawyers become essential in order to ensure that a company follows applicable employment laws and compensates for unpaid wages.
Can a Lawyer Help with Discrimination Litigation?
Employment disputes often deal with such topics as sexual harassment or sexual orientation. Other forms of discrimination may be based on the employee’s national origin or religion. Discrimination and harassment are part and parcel of creating hostile work environments.
Sometimes an employer will fire an employee. This employee might fall into a protected class. If so, that firing would be a wrongful termination. The fired employee would then be well advised to hire legal representation. In order to enforce workplace fairness, an employment law attorney representing clients can assist with contract negotiations, administrative proceedings, or file a lawsuit.
An employment law firm and its attorneys will represent employees facing workplace harassment and give them legal advice. Employment lawyers offer a wide range of employment law services for employees and or employers in both federal courts and state courts.
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