Centralia, Missouri Employment Lawyers
My business litigation practice largely consists of representing clients in commercial, fiduciary, trust, real estate and construction litigation (including mechanic's liens) in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
In my intellectual property practice, I assist businesses in the protection of their brands and intellectual property portfolios through trademark and copyright infringement litigation,...
St. Louis, MO 63119
Washington University School of Law and Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. The National Board of Trial Advocacy is a professional organization, recognized by the American Bar Association and in opinions by the United States Supreme Court for their rigorous certification procedures.
Spencer is a member of The Justice Roundtable, a prestigious and exclusive invitation-only group limited to 100 of the top personal injury attorneys in the nation. Each...
Employment Lawyers in Nearby Cities
Employment Lawyers in Nearby Counties
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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