Kansas Employment Lawyers
Jeff Donoho began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for two different trial judges in Jackson County, Missouri. As a judicial law clerk, Jeff was exposed to a broad assortment of legal disputes and issues, ranging from minor property line disputes to multi-million dollar commercial and class action lawsuits. Following his clerkship, Jeff worked for another local law firm handling complex medical malpractice, legal malpractice, commercial litigation, and various insurance related lawsuits, as well as defending professional licensees in investigations conducted by state licensing boards. Jeff has litigation, administrative, and appellate experience handling these complex matters. Though a...
Additionally, Sean represents employees before the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Administrative Law Judges, a federal administrative court that adjudicates whistleblower retaliation claims in the transportation, financial, and consumer product sectors.
Mr. Hollander is Employment Panel Counsel for several major insurance carriers with several of...
In 2018, Peter recognized that Missouri voters were likely to support Amendment 2 and thereby legalize medical marijuana statewide. To meet the needs of Missouri's cannabis business owners, Peter joined the Hoban Law Group in an "Of Counsel" capacity in October 2018. This move positioned...
Kansas Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Kansas Legal Services of Emporia
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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