Find the Best Employment Law Attorneys

  • Idaho Employment Law Solutions

     800 W Main St, #1460
    Boise, Idaho 83702
    United States

    Idaho Employment Law Solutions is an African – American and Veteran owned law firm providing quality and efficient legal counsel to businesses, organizations, employers/ employees, and individual multicultural clients located throughout Idaho. Employment Law Solutions has a strong commitment to the protection of civil rights.

  • Cruz Law Office, LLC

     411-B Camino de la Placita
    Taos, New Mexico 87571
    United States

    Ms. Cruz regularly serves as a mediator and guardian ad litem in civil litigation matters. She is completing an LLM in Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law with a concentration in mediation. While at Pepperdine, she has completed over 1,000 hours of training in mediation, negotiation, and alternative dispute resolution. || Website: https://www.cruzlaw-nm.com/

  • Cruz Law Office, LLC

     460 St Michaels Dr, Suite 904
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
    United States

    Ms. Cruz regularly serves as a mediator and guardian ad litem in civil litigation matters. She is completing an LLM in Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law with a concentration in mediation. While at Pepperdine, she has completed over 1,000 hours of training in mediation, negotiation, and alternative dispute resolution. || Website: https://www.cruzlaw-nm.com

  • Zatuchni & Associates, Employment Lawyers

     287 S Main St
    Lambertville, New Jersey 08530
    United States

    Zatuchni & Associates, Employment Lawyers is a legal firm specifically dealing in employment discrimination, sexual harassment laws and anti-discrimination statutes. We understand that high-quality representation is the only way to strive for justice in the courtroom against large companies. We provide personalized services and take pride in meeting and exceeding our customer service. For details about our services, visit our site at https://www.zatlaw.com/about/ & https://www.zatlaw.com/blog/.

  • Counxel Legal Firm

     2222 S Dobson Rd Suite 1104
    Mesa, Arizona 85202
    United States

    At Counxel we’re looking at law in a new way by simplifying the legal experience for entrepreneurs at every stage of business ownership. We pride ourselves on a personal relationship with each client so we can act as advisors with your best interest as the motivation behind every move we make.

  • Martin Law – Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

     1818 Market Street, 35th Floor
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
    United States

    No one expects to get hurt at work, but it can happen. And if it does, we believe that workers should be treated fairly—with dignity and respect. For us, it just comes down to doing the right thing for the people who give so much of themselves each and every day. That’s why we specialize in Workers’ Compensation cases. Nothing is more important to us than protecting workers and their families. We are the law firm for workers.

  • Raymond Hane III

     600 Anton Blvd 11th Floor
    Costa Mesa, California 92626
    United States

    As the founder of California Employment Counsel, APC, in Orange County, California, Mr. Hane has almost three decades of experience in all aspects of employment law. His practice is exclusively devoted to representing employees throughout California in wrongful termination, sexual harassment,employment discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour disputes. WEBSITE : https://www.employment-counsel.com/

  • The Spiggle Law Firm

     3601 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 425
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304
    United States

    The Spiggle Law Firm protects workers from wrongful employment practices. Whether the person is experiencing workplace harassment, discrimination, a harsh NDA, or issues with overtime pay, the experienced attorneys at the Spiggle Law Firm are here to help. Learn about your options to preserve your rights and obtain any financial compensation to which you may be entitled. The Spiggle Law Firm “Helping people navigate through difficult employment circumstances toward a phoenix moment.”

  • Madsen Prestley & Parenteau

     402 Asylum Street
    Hartford, Connecticut 06103
    United States

    Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau LLC cases include wrongful discharge, severance negotiations, discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, race, and national origin, contract and benefit disputes, whistleblower, wage/hour, employment tort and class actions. The firm has been designed to give individuals a competitive edge in negotiating, litigating, and trying employment law cases in the Connecticut legal environment.

  • Vieleconsulting

     2691 East Oakland Park Blvd., 203D Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33306
    Miami, Florida 33306
    United States

    VCG is the best legal recruiter in Florida, focusing on Miami & South Florida, and guides their attorney candidates in active job searches and career navigation.

  • EMP Law

     300 E Kingston Ave, Suite 200
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28203
    United States

    At EMP Law, our Charlotte, North Carolina lawyers have a rich history of experience and success defending clients in difficult circumstances. || Website: https://emplawfirm.com/

  • EMP Law

     426 Old Salem Rd
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101
    United States

    At EMP Law, our Winston-Salem, North Carolina lawyers have a rich history of experience and success defending clients in difficult circumstances. || Website: https://emplawfirm.com

  • Ross • Scalise Employment Lawyers

     1001 Texas Avenue, #1400-165
    Houston, Texas 77002
    United States

    The full spectrum of Ross • Scalise Employment Lawyers extends beyond employment law, overtime & wage claims, and Title VII employment law. Our progressive practice includes representing employees in reviewing and negotiating severance packages, non-compete agreements, and executive compensation agreements and litigation in civil cases ranging from business disputes to insurance bad faith claims to whistleblower protection.

  • The Morgan Law Group, P.A.

     780 5th Ave S #200, Naples, FL 34102, United States
    naples, Florida 34102
    United States

    At The Morgan Law Group, P.A. our insurance claims attorneys are part of the Naples, Florida community, and are dedicated to representing our residents when their insurance companies are unwilling to provide the fair and timely coverage their policies outline. website: – https://www.policyadvocate.com/naples-insurance-claims-attorney/

  • Chris W. Burks

     1817 Woodsprings Rd Suite E
    Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
    United States

    Chris W. Burks is a highly experienced business and employment law attorney who represents businesses and employees in breach of contract disputes and labor and employment law matters involving misclassification, minimum wage, overtime and off-the-clock violations across the country. Licensed in Texas and Arkansas, with federal court appearances in Ohio, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Mississippi.

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What does an Employment Attorney do?

The workplace can be defined by many things. Usually, where a person works isn’t just about the specific thing they do as much as the atmosphere that surrounds the job. Because of the important nature of the workplace, and the significant amount of time spent at a job, there are many laws and regulations set up to ensure a comfortable workplace. There are also many misconceptions about employment law. The importance of ensuring a comfortable workplace along with the confusion surrounding the law sometimes dictates the necessity of an employment lawyer to help individuals navigate their rights.
The employment process is multifaceted. It begins with the initial hiring phase. During the hiring phase, certain measures and precautions can be taken by an employer to ensure they hire the most desirable person for the job. It's at this step where an applicant will go through the interview process where they may have to answer personal demographic questions (age, sex or race) in addition to questions about their own personal history (previous employment, criminal history, and co-worker relations). It is at this phase, where the applicant usually has the least amount of leverage, where most are unaware of their rights. An applicant may not know whether an employer can conduct a background check, let alone ask specific questions about race and sex in the application process.

After the initial application and hiring phase, there is then the actual employment phase. This is where many issues may arise as what is, and what is not acceptable and it is not always made as clear as you may think. You may think it is common sense that some things should be said or done at work and that there are almost always handbooks and written policies posted that tell you exactly what you are supposed to do. Taking all of that into account, there are still many instances of workplace misbehavior. It can really boil down to the most innocuous statements such as simple compliment on another's appearance that could lead to an issue.

The last phase, the termination of employment phase, can also be the most trying. This depends on the nature of work, the reasons for the termination and the laws of the specific state you may reside in, but in all cases, there are usually a few protections that apply such as federal laws that protect people against discrimination based on their age, disability or race.

Being aware of your rights, knowing what an employer may or may not do, knowing what an employee may or may not say, are all issues that an employment attorney can help with. Employment attorneys can help advise an employer on what the appropriate action is in certain employment circumstances. An employment attorney can help and employee vindicate their rights during their employment and after their termination.

When would l need an Employment Attorney?

Focusing on the employee side of the equation, a person could need an employment attorney for several reasons. The most common issues deal with the termination or potential termination of employment. The issues here would be claiming unemployment benefits after termination and discrimination/harassment issues during employment that lead to termination.

Discrimination and harassment claims are mostly features of legislation that proscribe specific processes that determine what behavior is prohibited, how allegations of prohibited are to be handled and then resolved. Discrimination cases boil down to discriminatory behavior directed at a member of a protected class. A protected class is a term for a group of people intended to be protected by the law. For example, people over the age of 40 are protected against age discrimination in the workplace under federal law.

The laws on discrimination specifically detail how a claim is to be handled. First, you need an applicable employer (in this instance an employer with 20 or more employees). The law then requires a discriminatory event that can be as simple as an adverse determination against an employee such as a reduction in hours, responsibility or pay. After such an event has happened to a member of the protected class, that member has a certain time limit to bring a charge of discrimination, or a claim of discrimination against the employer. Keep in mind that there is a specific government administrative agency that handles these claims. They exist at both the state and federal level, so you likely have to deal with both at some point. In fact, you are normally required to go through the state agency first before going to the federal system. The above is a simplified version of the process that involves many protected classes and different factual scenarios. This process is very time sensitive and needs to done with the utmost care, and needs to be done with the consolation of a lawyer.

The unemployment process can be just as cumbersome as filing a claim for discrimination. Unemployment issues usually only arise after an employee has been terminated for cause. Unemployment law provides benefits in the form of weekly pay provided you were terminated at no fault of your own. However, when an employee quits or is fired for cause, that employee is not entitled to these weekly benefits. So the issue here is what is the proper cause or misconduct that led to termination? Was an employee insubordinate? Was the employer creating an untenable work situation requiring the employee to quit? This determination can also require the services of an attorney at the initial hearing stage or appeal process.

On the other side of the issue, employers need to know what the law requires of them. For instance, as a business owner are you required to provide benefits? How often do you need to play employees? How long can an employee’s shift be? Can you fire an employee for any reason you like? Should you have a sexual harassment policy? Knowing the legal processes, policies, and practices that an employer should take will help avoid problems in the future. These are all questions and issues an employment attorney can help with.

Signs you need to speak to an Employment Attorney

  • You are facing harassment, discrimination or unsafe working conditions at work
  • You have already filed a charge of discrimination and have gotten you “Right to Sue” letter from the EEOC
  • You have been denied unemployment benefits and want to appeal the decision

How do you choose a Qualified Employment Attorney?

The first thing you need to understand with employment law is that it can be very specialized. There are many attorneys well versed in the area, you need only pick one with the experience that you need. For discrimination cases, you will need to find an attorney that has successfully litigated discrimination cases. Discrimination cases are very difficult to prove and take a great advocate along with a good case, in order to be successful. An attorney with a great track record of winning discrimination cases should be a priority. They don’t necessarily need to be high-profile, just cases that were actually litigated or settled to the satisfaction of their clients.

The same holds true for unemployment cases. You will need attorneys that have handled unemployment hearings and unemployment appeals. The more experience the better. There will be many firms that deal solely with employment law so you should have plenty of options.

Determine Your Needs

Determining your needs should be simple. Depending on the situation, it should be clear that you need an employment lawyer. This article only scratches the surface of employment related issues, there are many more such as workers compensation as well as social security and disability benefits are also some areas where you could utilize the service of an attorney.

Research Online

Most searches begin with an online search. Since employment law is an abundant area for attorneys, looking through some online ranking and review sites like Martindale-Hubbell Law directory and Avvo.com can be very useful. Those sites will allow you to see what other attorneys in the employment law sector think of each other as well as what clients have thought about the attorney's services.

Check the State Bar Association’s Website for any Disciplinary History

After you have found some names of attorneys that you are interested in, conduct your own background search. Look up the attorney's name in your state bar association website. See if there has been any disciplinary action. This information coupled with the opinions you find on Avvo and Martindale-Hubbard should give you a pretty good idea of what attorneys are recommended in the area.

Schedule an Appointment with an Employment Attorney

Once you have the names of a couple of attorneys you are picking from, make an appoint to speak with them. There is no problem with speaking with a few different attorneys. Treat it like any other interview process where you get a feel for their personality and style. Be sure to pick the one you fell most comfortable with.