Idaho Employment Lawyers
Pocatello, ID Employment Law Lawyer
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Rachel’s practice emphasis includes commercial litigation,...
Jeff handles matters regarding personal injury, wrongful death, employment disputes, construction defect, medical malpractice and complex commercial litigation. Although he has often earned clients large awards through mediation and settlements, his proudest work has occurred inside the courtroom.
Outside the courtroom, Jeff has...
Ms. Maxwell has spent her legal career as in-house counsel primarily focused on...
Cody was born in Moscow and grew up in Colton and Pullman and is a proud Washington State University Cougar.
Prior to becoming an attorney Cody worked in the non-profit world managing an organization dedicated to home rehabilitation and repair for veterans, seniors, and low-income families. Later he worked in media relations for the nation's foremost food safety law firm in Seattle, Washington.
Cody and his...
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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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