Employment law is an evolving and complex area of law encompassing hundreds of state and federal statutes and innumerable judicial decisions. These statutes and court decisions cover a wide range of issues, and define the scope of legal rights and obligations that exist within the employer-employee relationship. Paukert & Troppmann provides legal advice and representation in this specialized area of law to both employees and employers.
Employees: Employment lawyers are frequently retained by employees seeking to enforce basic employment rights such as the right not to be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, or disability; the right to a workplace free of sexual harassment; the right to overtime wages pursuant to state and federal law; the right to a safe workplace; and the right to take a medical leave of absence to seek treatment or recuperate from a serious illness or injury. Employment lawyers are also retained to represent employees who are wrongfully terminated or suffer on the job retaliation. These are just a few of the many claims that Paukert & Troppmann handles for employees whose rights have been violated.
Employers: Because employment law is complex, businesses typically retain an employment lawyer to provide advice on how to comply with applicable laws and reduce the risk of employment litigation. For example, an employment lawyer may be retained to review and revise employee handbooks; to investigate employee complaints of discrimination and harassment; to help human resource professionals manage difficult employment situations; and to provide guidance when disciplinary actions must be taken. Paukert & Troppmann provides the legal advice employers need to understand and comply with employment laws, and represents employers in arbitrations, state and federal court cases, and cases filed with the EEOC and state agencies. For a description of some significant employment cases handled by the firm’s lawyers, please click here.
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