Raymond, Mississippi Employment Lawyers

J. Douglas Ford
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Columbus, MS Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(662) 328-2316 215 Fifth Street North
Columbus, MS 39701
Employment, Business, Construction and Divorce
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Member.
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell as Preeminent.
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1991.
Mississippi State University, B.B.A., 1988.
Admitted to practice in all state and Federal Courts in Mississippi, 1991.
Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama, 1997 .
Certified as Family Law Mediator by the Atlanta Justice Center.
Member of the Mississippi Bar.
Member of the Alabama Bar.
Latisha Nicole Clinkscales
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Columbus, MS Employment Law Attorney
(662) 241-0057 2125 Bell Avenue
Columbus, MS 39701
Employment, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
Daniel J Griffith
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Cleveland, MS Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(662) 843-6171 150 North Sharpe
Cleveland, MS 38732
Employment, Civil Rights, Insurance Defense and Municipal
Hiram Richard Davis Jr.
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Eupora, MS Employment Law Lawyer
(662) 258-3691 15 E. Figgatt Avenue
P.O. Box 351
Eupora, MS 39744
Employment, Appeals, Construction and Criminal
Columbus, MS Employment Law Attorney
(662) 244-8824 200 6th St N
Columbus, MS 39701
Gulfport, MS Employment Law Lawyer
(228) 863-0522 1715 21st Ave
Gulfport, MS 39501
Employment, Civil Rights, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Oxford, MS Employment Law Attorney
(662) 234-8775 1217 Jackson Ave
Oxford, MS 38655
Employment, Environmental, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Ocean Springs, MS Employment Law Lawyer
(228) 875-1097 429 Hanley Rd
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Employment, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Pascagoula, MS Employment Law Lawyer
(228) 762-8021 711 Delmas Ave
Pascagoula, MS 39567
Employment, Environmental, Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
Columbus, MS Employment Law Attorney
(662) 244-8824 605 2nd Ave N
Columbus, MS 39701
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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.