Windham County, Connecticut Employment Lawyers
After moving on from his role...
Anthony J. Pantuso III strives to obtain justice for individuals who have been wronged by corporate employers.
With over 25 years of experience, Attorney Pantuso represents the victims of sexual harassment, discrimination in the workplace, those who have been wrongfully terminated, and those who are owed unpaid wages or overtime. He also represents employees in whistle-blower claims, severance negotiations and all other employment-related issues.
Waterbury, CT 06702
Western New England University School of Law
Eventually, others began to take notice of his ability to solve complex problems in an efficient and creative manner. JD expanded these talents being named Vice President of Citibank’s anti-money laundering unit where his duties included the management of an investigatory team responsible for identifying and reporting suspicious retail...
Waterbury, CT 06702
University of Connecticut School of Law
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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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