Few legal relationships are as complex or as important to our society as the employer-employee relationship. People need jobs to support their families and to fulfill their social needs and instincts through gainful employment. Likewise, employers need people to provide services to the employer so that the employer can provide its goods and services to a society that demands those goods and services. The following will discuss some of the most frequent legal issues that we deal with arising from the employment relationship.
Wage & Hours
As an employee, one of your most fundamental rights in the employment relationship is to be paid wages. The wage & hours laws are complex, but, generally, if you perform menial work or hard physical labor for 50% or more of your time on the job,… Read More
Discrimination and Wrongful Termination
Nobody likes to lose their job. Unfortunately, there is a legal presumption that employees are employed “at will,” which means that you can be let go for good cause, bad cause or no cause at all. There are only a handful of exceptions to the empl… Read More
On-the-job harassment is one of the most devastating and humiliating experiences that a person can go through. Harassment can come in many forms such as: name calling, teasing, ostracizing, verbally assaulting or threatening, physically assaulting, s… Read More
Bad References – Defamation
Most employers know better than to say anything negative about their former employees. However, it still happens. The consequences of bad references can be devastating. Employees may go for long periods of time without finding gainful employment beca… Read More