Kentucky Employment Lawyers

Nina Couch
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Lawyer

University of LouisvilleKentucky, Kentucky Courts, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky and U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
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Brent T. Ackerson
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Attorney

Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of LouisvilleKentucky, United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Kentucky and United States District Courts for the Western Districts of Kentucky
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Erica L. Wood
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Lawyer

Erica L. Wood is an associate attorney at Miller & Falkner. Read More »
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Jack Scott Gatlin
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Ft. Mitchell, KY Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Jack concentrates his practice in three primary areas: municipality law, small business law and complex litigation. Additionally, he has significant experience in strategic business planning and consulting... Read More »
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Robert L. Abell
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Lexington, KY Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(859) 254-7076 120 NORTH UPPER STREET
Lexington, KY 40507
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Tulane University School of Law
Good lawyering is a combination of communicating with particularly listening to clients and a clear-eyed assessment of their legal situation drawn from experience and expertise. The law should work for clients that work hard and play fair and by the rules. These clients are the best clients, and the ones I've been most proud to have represented and helped.
Erica L. Wood
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(877) 279-0003 325 W Main St
#2104
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
Erica L. Wood is an associate attorney at Miller & Falkner.
Justin D Criswell
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Olive Hill, KY Employment Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(606) 286-0083 110 Comet Dr.
Olive Hill, KY 41164
Employment, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Appalachian School of Law
You can find my bio at my webpage: www.criswell.attorney Just copy and paste the URL.
Gregory Michael Funfsinn
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Lexington, KY Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(833) 286-5631 431 South Broadway
Suite 331
Lexington, KY 40508
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Greg graduated with his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2007 and after graduation began working for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office (CCSAO) as a criminal prosecutor. The CCSAO is the 2nd largest prosecutors' office in the United States. Greg began his career as an Assistant State's Attorney in the Appeals Division, where he honed his ability to conduct legal research and formulate persuasive legal arguments in writing. He argued multiple cases in the Illinois Court of Appeals and wrote nearly 35 appellate briefs. After years in the Appeals Division, he was promoted...
(833) 286-5631 111 Short Street
Lawyer's Row
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Jason Greer
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Grayson, KY Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(606) 474-6359 P.O. Box 145
300 West Main Street
Grayson, KY 41143
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Attorney focused in areas of Family Law, Personal Injury, Divorce, Custody, Auto Accidents, Estate Planning, Wills and General Civil Practice in Northeastern Kentucky including the counties of Carter, Boyd, Greenup, Elliott, Lawrence, and Lewis.
John Sampson Brooking
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Ft. Wright, KY Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(859) 581-5898 909 Wright's Summit Parkway
Suite 220
Ft. Wright, KY 41011
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
I have spent over 27 years representing both business entities and individuals in a wide array of legal matters, and practice extensively in the areas of Corporate/Business (formations and transactions), Employment and Labor, Estate Planning and Probate, Contracts/Leases, Commercial, Construction, Real Estate, Banking, Environmental and General Litigation.

No client is too small or too big, and my goal in the practice of law is to provide each client with the hands-on, drop everything attention they deserve.

I am the President of the Vent Haven Museum in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, the only museum in the world dedicated exlusively to the art of ventriloquism;...
Sarah E. Clay
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(502) 540-5700 Clay Law Office, PLLC
600 West Main Street, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Louisville
I am a solo practitioner in Louisville, Kentucky, and represent clients throughout the state. I completed my undergraduate studies in South Carolina before moving back to Kentucky, where I received my J.D. at the University of Louisville. I have extensive experience in criminal defense (from petty misdemeanors to class A felonies), which includes serving as lead or sole counsel in felony jury trials where my clients were acquitted on all charges. I also have experience in family law, personal injury law, estate law, and other general practice areas. I am a fourth generation attorney continuing the family...
Charles Miller
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(877) 279-0003 325 W Main St
#2104
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
John Baumann
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(502) 262-3300 333 Guthrie Green
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative, Business and Insurance Claims
Cornell University
I love the practice of law: the opportunity to listen to and help people, the learning involved on almost a daily basis, and the pride I feel in putting out the tremendous effort it has taken to not only become a lawyer, but become an excellent, professional, caring attorney. I have become known as The Inspiring Esquire. www.TheInspiringEsquire.com My practice focuses primarily upon discrimination in the workplace including The American with Disabilities Act. I, myself, am a Proud Attorney with Parkinson's Disease. I was diagnosed at age 41 and am 50 years young in 2011. If you are dealing with disability or...
Jennifer Leigh McCarty
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(502) 459-4108 2950 Breckenridge Lane, Suite 13
Louisville, KY 40220
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
University of Louisville
At McCarty Legal, we will listen to what happened to you in a free initial consultation, and we know what questions to ask to assess your situation. In some cases, giving you legal and practical advice is all that is required to resolve the problem; in others, we communicate and negotiate with the employer to solve the issues between you. But if necessary, we will not hesitate to protect your rights in court, taking legal action against your employer. We have successfully represented employees against Fortune 500 companies, as well as state, city and county governments.

We understand the difficulties that...
Charles Miller
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of LouisvilleKentucky, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 6th Circuit and U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
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Rheanne Dodson Falkner
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience

Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville6th Circuit, Kentucky, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky and Indiana
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Shane Christian Sidebottom
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Covington, KY Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(859) 426-1300 541 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 500
P.O. Box 175710
Covington, KY 41017
Employment, Business, Divorce and Immigration
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Shane is an experienced and tested litigator. He has successfully litigated many complex and unique cases through the federal and state court process, including Kentucky Whistleblower actions, Labor and Employment disputes, Federal due process challenges, and business contract disputes. While Shane has successfully tried cases for his clients before a Jury, he has excelled in reaching satisfactory resolutions in his clients’ cases before a trial is even needed. Over the last ten years, Shane has obtained some of the highest settlements on record in public employment cases throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Due to his consistent success in handling...
Rheanne Dodson Falkner
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 279-0003 325 W Main St
#2104
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
Donald Wes Sullenger
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Paducah, KY Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(270) 442-4369 410 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Over fifteen years experience handling employment law and civil rights matters. My practice began representing large employers in defending such claims but, since 2007, I have represented both employees (or former employees) who have been victims of discrimination, sexual and racial harassment, unpaid overtime and wages, and other employment law matters and small employers wrongly accused of misconduct. I have successfully tried cases before juries and prevailed in the appellate courts. My main focus is always on doing my best to represent my client's interest, whether that is trial, settlement, appeal, etc.
Kendra L. Rimbert
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Attorney
(502) 614-4096 332 W. Broadway
Suite 1500
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
University of Kentucky College of Law
Jack Scott Gatlin
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Ft. Mitchell, KY Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(859) 781-9100 2500 Chamber Center Blvd.
Suite 203
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Criminal and Insurance Defense
University of Kentucky College of Law
Jack concentrates his practice in three primary areas: municipality law, small business law and complex litigation. Additionally, he has significant experience in strategic business planning and consulting as well as dispute resolutions. Jack currently serves as the Erlanger City Attorney, Independence City Attorney and served as the Grant County, Kentucky County Attorney and attorney for the Grant County Fiscal Court from 2003-2009. He has also routinely represented municipalities throughout Kentucky and Ohio on litigation issues. During his time as Grant County Attorney, Jack handled extensive litigation in federal court defending United States Code Section 1983 actions. ...
Justin Peterson
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Lexington, KY Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(859) 469-5000 771 Corporate Drive
Suite 750
Lexington, KY 40503
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Kentucky College of Law
Mr. Peterson has been a trial attorney since graduating from the University Of Kentucky College of Law. He has obtained millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of his clients. As lead counsel, Mr.Peterson has tried multiple criminal cases to a jury verdict and enjoys an undefeated record. Mr. Peterson has also served as lead counsel and tried multiple civil cases to jury verdict with successful results.

Prior to starting the Golden Law Office, Mr. Peterson was a partner/shareholder at a large insurance defense law firm in Lexington. His practice representing the insurance companies and their insureds in the highest level...
Nina Couch
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Lawyer
(502) 625-5000 130 St Matthews Ave
#301
Louisville, KY 40207
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer and Personal Injury
University of Louisville
Edward Kyran Box
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Paducah, KY Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(270) 442-3555 517 Broadway, Suite 100
Paducah, KY 42001
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Consumer and Criminal
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Brent T. Ackerson
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Attorney
(502) 882-5176 600 W Main St
#500
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationEmployment, Estate Planning, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
Kyle Biesecker
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(502) 286-9910 101 North 7th Street, Suite 106
Louisville, KY 40202
Employment
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
James J. ('Jay') Varellas III
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Lexington, KY Employment Law Attorney

University of California, Berkeley School of Law6th Circuit, 9th Circuit, California, Kentucky, New York, U.S. District Courts, Central and Northern Districts of California and U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
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James J. ('Jay') Varellas III
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Lexington, KY Employment Law Attorney
(877) 634-1519 249 W Short St
#201
Lexington, KY 40507
Employment, Appeals, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Theodore Walton
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(502) 561-0085 517 W. Ormsby Ave
Louisville, KY 40203
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer and Personal Injury
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
Edwin Lowe Vardiman Jr
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Fort Thomas, KY Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(859) 801-3543 122 Highland Ave
Floor #2
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Serving issues of the American Family, Professionals and Business. Divorce, Custody, Business Formation and Professional & Ethics Defense, Estate Planning Civil Litigation - Criminal Defense Constantly appearing in Hamilton, Clermont, Warren, Butler, Brown and Highland Counties Ohio
Vincent C Nealey Esq
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Elizabethtown, KY Employment Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(270) 401-3974 109 West Poplar Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Consumer
The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School and Oklahoma City University
John Francis Estill
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Maysville, KY Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(606) 564-5585 24 W 3rd St
Maysville, KY 41056
Employment, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
University of Kentucky
John Estill heads the firm's litigation practice with over 25 years of trial and appellate experience. Mr. Estill is licensed in state and federal courts in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. His practice includes automobile accidents, personal injury cases, wrongful death matters, eminent domain issues, real estate issues and transactions, probate and estates, and other matters. Mr. Estill has served as the Assistant Commonwealth Attorney and is currently serving as the Mason County Attorney.
Andrew Alitowski
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(502) 582-9100 332 W. Broadway
Suite 613
Louisville, KY 40202
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Nova Southeastern University
Patricia Ann Abell
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(502) 561-3455 101 North Seventh St
The Normandy Building
Louisville, KY 40202
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Probate
University of Louisville
Patricia opened her law firm in 2005 after practicing law in the Louisville area for over 20 years. While this is a general civil practice, the firm focuses on business and employment law. Ms. Abell represents clients in employment matters that include federal and state antidiscrimination statutes, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, unemployment hearings, investigations, and personnel policies and procedures. The firm's practice also includes employment litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. The firm also represents business contract disputes, lease agreements.
Ronald L. Green
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Lexington, KY Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(859) 475-1471 201 East Main Street, Suite 1250
Lexington, KY 40507
Employment, Insurance Defense, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
University of Kentucky College of Law
Susanne Mowery Cetrulo Esq
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Edgwood, KY Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(859) 331-4900 130 Dudley Road, Suite 200
Edgwood, KY 41017
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Divorce and Family
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
We are a full service civil law firm with more trial experience than firms twice as large as ours. Licensed in kentucky and ohio, We provide personal attention to your case and each of our partners has more than 30 years of experience.
Ted Houlehan
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Lexington, KY Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(859) 444-4698 226 North Upper Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Family and IP
University of Kentucky College of Law
Paul Stewart Abney
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(502) 498-8585 624 West Main Street
5th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
University of Louisville
Andrew G Downey
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Attorney
(502) 584-8583 Barrister's Hall
1009 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Family
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
Parker M. Wornall
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(502) 426-1661 804 Stone Creek Pkwy Suite One
Louisville, KY 40223
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Regent University School of Law
I was raised on a thoroughbred farm in Paris, KY, and have long strived to meet the legal needs of Central Kentuckians like myself. My humble upbringing has instilled in me a tireless work ethic, honesty, and humility, all of which direct the work I do for my clients.
William Kash Stilz Jr.
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Covington, KY Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 363-0064 19 West Eleventh Street
Covington, KY 41011-3003
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Bernard Mazaheri
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Lexington, KY Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(859) 219-4529 333 W Vine St
Ste 1200
Lexington, KY 40507
Employment and Immigration
Loyola Law School
Michael Sullivan
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(502) 587-0228 1500 Story Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
My name is Michael P. Sullivan and I am an attorney in Louisville, Kentucky. The vast majority of my practice since 1990 has been (and remains) devoted to Social Security Disability matters. Disability is what I do and my staff is well trained in only this field of law. This field of law requires that a practitioner have (or be willing to obtain) an in-depth knowledge of a host of medical issues, as well as being adept at administrative law. My engineering background has provided a technology knowledge base that I can utilize to better prepare, track, and present cases. The...
Nicole Ellen Jackson
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Elizabethtown, KY Employment Law Lawyer
Transportation Cabinet
634 E. Dixie
Elizabethtown, KY 42702
Employment, Administrative, Business and Real Estate
University of Louisville
W. Bradley Hawkins
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Lexington, KY Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(859) 425-1218 1107 Delaware Avenue, Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40505
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Consumer
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Michael Macer
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Louisville, KY Employment Law Lawyer
(502) 286-9910 101 North 7th Street, Suite 106
Louisville, KY 40202
Employment
Ashley A. Baird
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Franklin, KY Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(270) 202-0721 P.O. Box 1159
305 N. College Street, Ste B
Franklin, KY 42135
Employment, Appeals, Business and Divorce
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Kentucky Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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(859) 431-8200
Covington, KY

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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.