Labor And Employment
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Labor And Employment
In the United States, workers and laborers are protected by a complex series of laws and regulations. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of their rights in the workplace; some get grossly taken advantage of, and others are mistreated without realizing that they have legal recourses at their disposal. If you work in the United States, it is critical to be aware of your rights, to protect them - and to seek the assistance of qualified legal counsel when you are unable to do so on your own.
Common Legal Issues In The Workplace
Unlawful workplace issues cover a wide array of scenarios. A few of the most common of these include:
- Unlawful Termination - Depending on the specifics of the law of your state - and on whether or not you fall into a protected class - your termination could be considered unlawful. Your former employer will never volunteer this information, though, so legal representation is essential in such situations.
- Collecting Overtime - Employees can be taken advantage of by unscrupulous employers when it comes to collecting overtime wages. The only way to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are lawfully entitled to is by knowing your rights.
- Workplace Harassment - Harassment in the workplace can happen to anyone. Sometimes, it’s your superiors who engage in sexual or other forms of harassments; other times, fellow employees commit the offense. Either way, seeking the help of a qualified labor and employment law attorney is essential.
- Workplace Violence - Everyone is entitled to feel safe and secure in the workplace; unfortunately, violence sometimes occurs. Getting justice in the case of workplace violence is a lot easier to do when you have an attorney by your side.
- Compensation Issues - The vast majority of employers must adhere to minimum wage laws; if you suspect that your employer isn't doing so, you need protect your rights with the assistance of a qualified legal representative.
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