Washington, DC Employment Lawyers
Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
Washington, DC 20006
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Mr. Outten’s practice focuses on representing high-level employees and professionals in all aspects of their employment, including negotiation of employment, compensation, and severance agreements. He is the author of the “Representing the Executive” chapter in Executive Compensation (BNA Books). His practice includes representing employees in...
Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC, is nationally recognized for expertise in whistleblower law, employment discrimination law, sexual harassment law, civil rights and civil liberties matters and retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. We are deeply committed to working for the public interest by protecting the rights of women and minorities and those whose disclosures shed light on matters of public safety...
Mr. Hardaway has extensive trial and litigation experience, defending and prosecuting complex criminal and civil matters. Mr. Hardaway represents a roster of professional athletes, government officials, and celebrities and is adept at resolving sensitive matters both in and out of the courtroom.
Before joining Lord & Hardaway LLP, Mr. Hardaway worked for several years as an attorney with a top litigation law firm. Mr. Hardaway has...
David Branch, Esq. understands what it takes to get his clients justice. He is committed to getting his clients the compensation they deserve. He represents his clients in a variety of cases, including Employment discrimination; Employment Contracts; Labor disputes; Wage and Hour...
Scott Oswald is managing principal of The Employment Law Group, P.C. An accomplished trial lawyer who has brought more than 40 trials to verdict, he has recovered more than $200 million in judgments and settlements for his clients.
Mr. Oswald is a fellow of the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He received his law degree from Howard University and honed his skills at Trial Lawyers College, founded by the legendary Gerry Spence.
Washingtonian Magazine has named him a “Top Lawyer” in Washington, D.C., most recently in December 2018. In April 2019, Lawdragon ranked him as one of the top 500...
With offices in Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Mr. Devadoss represents federal employees nationwide in disciplinary proceedings ( MSPB), civil rights advocacy ( EEOC) and work injury claims ( OWCP). He also counsels labor unions and governmental agencies.
I chose to become an employment law attorney, and chose to represent employees facing discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination, because I know how important your career is to your life and to your family. I have the skills and...
As Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Cheri oversees all federal sector...
Prior to joining Bernabei & Kabat, Ms. Sinisi served as the Chief Law Clerk to the Honorable Dan Pellegrini at the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, where she analyzed a variety of employment...
Jonathan Bell became interested in Federal Employee litigation as he discovered the need for Federal Employees...
Patricia Payne received her B.A. from the University of Michigan,J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center (serving as an Editor on the Journal for Law and Policy in International Business) and her MBA from Johns Hopkins University in 2004.
Ms. Payne heads the firm's practice and serves as outside general counsel to over 30 area businesses and non-profit organizations in the Washington Metropolitan area. Providing comprehensive representation in civil and commercial litigation matters, Ms. Payne also counsels and represents clients in transactional matters (including new business formation , finance and securities and transactional...
Washington, DC 20210
Harvard Law School, University of Leicester School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, University of Beijing (Normal College of Law) and Oxford University (Magdalen College of Law)
Nicholas Woodfield is a principal at The Employment Law Group® law firm and is the firm’s general counsel. He is a seasoned trial attorney specializing in civil litigation and appellate advocacy and focuses his practice on whistleblower claims, wage non-payment and misclassification claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), discrimination and retaliation cases, and qui tam actions. Washingtonian Magazine has named him to its “Top Lawyers” list for his representation of employees in workplace disputes.
Mr. Woodfield’s notable victories for clients include:
-Multiple seven-figure class action settlements
-A $650,000 jury verdict leading to one of the most important appellate decisions in Maryland...
Ariel frequently represents clients based in Asia, the European Union, and the Middle East. ...
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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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