Federal and state laws impose obligations on employers and employees alike. For example, an employer has the legal responsibility to maintain a discrimination-free workplace. An employee normally owes a duty of loyalty to the employer, while employed. Disputes over these rights and obligations typically fall in the field of employment and labor law.
Employment and labor law includes discrimination claims, wrongful discharge claims, wrongful termination claims, claims arising out of union activities, and claims related to benefits such as insurance or pensions. It can also include statutory claims such as wage and hour claims, unemployment compensation and workers’ compensation. The practice areas our employment attorneys work with include:
Each worker’s claim is both law specific and fact specific. The descriptions provided are intended to provide a general overview of the law and are not intended to provide legal advice for you.