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Employment Law


Minimum Wage — While the minimum wage is little more than a poverty wage, many employers nevertheless refuse to pay it. Some employers avoid paying minimum wage by classifying their employees as independent contractors. Anyone who knows that an employer is violating a minimum wage law should speak up.

Overtime Pay — Employees working more than 40 hours a week are entitled to overtime pay unless they are properly classified salaried employees.
Whether or not a salaried position is properly classified depends upon its job duties, not the job’s title. Work performed before or after a shift should be counted when determining the total hours in a work week, regardless of whether or not the employer is paying for the work; and the failure to pay is usually a wage and hour violation.

Harassment — Harassment based on sex, age, race, religion, disability or membership in another protected class is unlawful. Please call our law firm to discuss your options for ending any unlawful workplace harassment.

Discrimination — Federal and State laws prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of their gender, age, race, religion, disability or national origin. Our attorneys file discrimination related claims in court and assist with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the state equal employment process. We seek justice for employees who were fired, denied a promotion, not hired, or otherwise treated unfairly due to their sex, age, race, religion, disability, ethnicity, etc.

Sex Discrimination/Harassment — Our attorneys represent people who have experienced discrimination at work based on their gender. Sexual harassment includes unwanted sexual advances (verbal or physical), demands for sexual favors in exchange for employment or promotions, retaliation against employees who refuse a sexual advance or file a claim of sex discrimination, or a hostile workplace environment that is intimidating, offensive or abusive to a reasonable person. Additionally, an adverse employment action against a woman because she is pregnant constitutes sex discrimination.

Whistleblower Claims — Under state and federal whistleblowers laws, an employer may not legally discharge, threaten or otherwise discriminate against an employee for reporting unlawful activity, such as workplace safety law violations, wage violations, discrimination, fraud or other legal violations.

Family Medical Leave Act — The FMLA allows most employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid medical or pregnancy leave. We advise and represent workers and unions in disputes over family medical leave, including employees who were fired or retaliated against for taking an FMLA leave.

Plant Closing Laws — Under state and federal plant closing laws, most employers may not legally have a plant closing or mass layoff without first giving employees 60 days notice.

Wrongful Discharge — Employers may fire employees for any reason or no reason unless they are protected by a union or individual employment contract. Consequently, an employee with an employment contract can make a claim for breach of contract where a termination violates a contract term.
Similarly, union employees can challenge terminations through the grievance procedure in a labor agreement. Where a termination is based on age, race, disability, sex or religion, there may also be a claim for wrongful discharge.
Finally, terminations are unlawful if in retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim, reporting wrongdoing as a whistleblower, or filing a discrimination or harassment claim.

 

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