What Is Employment Law?
Employment law covers many areas of law that are
related to employees, employers, employment,
independent contractors, and workers compensation.
Employment law includes both federal and state law that
employers and employees must follow.
What Areas Does Employment Law
Employment law covers a broad range of areas that exist in
the workplace. An experienced employment law or
workers compensation lawyer can assist an employee or an
employer in the following areas:
• Employment discrimination
• Workplace harassment
• Disability accommodations
• Restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements
• Severance agreements
• Family & Medical Leave Act Compliance
• Unemployment benefits
• Wage and hour issues
• Human resources policies and handbooks
• Disciplinary and termination issues
What Is Employment Discrimination?
Employment discrimination laws apply to all procedural steps
of employment, including interviewing, hiring, advertising,
promoting and terminating employees.
Employment discrimination laws state that an employer cannot
discriminate against an employee or potential employee on the
basis of certain characteristics like race, gender, age, national
origin, disability, and religion. Some jurisdictions have
extended discrimination protection to sexual orientation.
What Are My Rights As an Employee?
As an employee, you are protected by basic rights, including:
• Right to fair compensation,
• Right to a safe workplace,
• Freedom from discrimination and retaliation.
How Much Do Employees Have To Pay
For a Lawyer?
Many employees have a hard time affording an employment
lawyer because they do not have a job and cannot afford legal
Many employment lawyers know this and will work on a
contingency fee basis. Contingency means that the employee
owes the attorney nothing for the legal services until and unless
the attorney makes a settlement or judgment on the employee’s
How Much Do Employers Have To Pay
For a Lawyer?
• Many employment law attorneys who are
defending employers in a employment law
claim or dispute will agree to work with the
employer’s case on an hourly basis or a flat
fee depending on the complexity of the case.
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