Wetumpka, Alabama Employment Lawyers
As a lifelong resident of Birmingham, Alabama, Allan L. Armstrong earned his undergraduate degree from the...
Adam is honored to be the person his clients trust when the stakes are high. It’s not enough just to win—Adam works hard every day to change corporate behavior and make consumers safer. “I became a lawyer because I wanted my work to make a...
I grew up in a privileged community, but began practicing law with a small firm in a small town, helping people and their businesses...
Brooke devotes much her personal time towards community service. She volunteers in several service programs including Upward Basketball, Relay for Life, and AWANA. Brooke's passion for serving others fueled her desire to represent plaintiffs.
When she is not practicing law...
His construction litigation practice focuses on representing individuals who have purchased a home or condominium with defective work. He has successfully represented numerous homeowners, condominium associations, and small business owners...
As a professional musician, Dave has performed studio work in Cleveland, Ohio where he also played for Tony Bennett, Steve Allen, Lawrence Welk, Perry Como, Bob...
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Problems in the workplace?
Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.
This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.
Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.
Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.
Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.
Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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