Perkinston, Mississippi Employment Lawyers

Ridgeland, MS Employment Law Attorney
(601) 898-2073 270 Trace Colony Park, Suite A
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Employment, Business, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
Jackson, MS Employment Law Lawyer
(601) 366-2990 1640 Lelia Dr
Jackson, MS 39216
Employment
Jackson, MS Employment Law Attorney
(601) 354-5400 4450 Old Canton Rd
Jackson, MS 39211
Employment, Criminal and Personal Injury
Jackson, MS Employment Law Attorney
(601) 366-2990 1640 Lelia Dr
Jackson, MS 39216
Employment
Jackson, MS Employment Law Lawyer
(601) 969-7607 4400 Old Canton Rd
Jackson, MS 39211
Employment, Business, Environmental and Workers' Comp
Oxford, MS Employment Law Attorney
(662) 234-8775 1217 Jackson Ave
Oxford, MS 38655
Employment, Environmental, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Jackson, MS Employment Law Attorney
(601) 969-9692 129 S President St
Jackson, MS 39201
Employment, Business, Consumer and Medical Malpractice
Ridgeland, MS Employment Law Attorney
(601) 856-7200 1062 Highland Colony Pkwy
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Employment and Business
Hazlehurst, MS Employment Law Attorney
(601) 894-4150 PO Box 768
336 West Gallatin St.
Hazlehurst, MS 39083
Employment, Consumer, Criminal and Divorce
Jackson, MS Employment Law Lawyer
(601) 948-6470 400 E Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201
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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.