When To Hire An Employment Lawyer

In today’s world, where lawsuits have become a common thing, it is important to know whom you can turn to and trust in the event you are filed with a lawsuit. Whether it may be employee issue or an employer issue, an employment lawyer can help you. While there are many reasons to hire an employment lawyer, here a couple times that you should consider doing so:

Employee Issues

Things such as wrongful termination, retaliation, and wage and hour issues are some of the most common types of labor and employment disputes reported by employees. When an employee has a labor and employment dispute, the retention on an employment lawyer can help to keep a potentially volatile situation more peaceful, as well as assist the employee in collecting the necessary information to prove their allegation. An employment lawyer can also help in filing your complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for discriminatory practices, as well as with the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor for wage and hour complaints.

Employer Issues

There may be many occasions in which you may need to seek the advice of an employment lawyer, especially when running your own business. Some of the most common reasons are:

  • Wage and hour compliance and disputes.
  • Issues regarding visas and immigrant labor.
  • Help in drafting company policy statements, safety manuals, or employee manuals.
  • Negotiating severance packages for terminated employees.
  • Representation for disputes filed with employment agencies.
  • Representation at collective bargaining negotiations.

It is always best to consult with an employment lawyer when experiencing an employment issue with your employees, and refrain from taking action against that employee until you have done so.

Maduff & Maduff specializes in employment law and civil rights cases. If you are experiencing an employment or employee issue, contact us to see how we can help to handle your case today.