Las Vegas, New Mexico Employment Lawyers
Carlos’s experience in complex family law litigation and business background are invaluable assets when it comes to explaining the nuances of family law, utilizing strategic financial planning, and ultimately achieving a favorable resolution...
University of Texas School of Law
Workplace law is tricky and the consequences of not following the law are serious. I represent individuals and small business owners when they need employment law help. Whether you are a business owner trying to do the right thing, or a person who has suffered from discrimination or pay violations, you need a strong lawyer on your side.
CAR ACCIDENTS, WRONGFUL DEATH. PERSONAL INJURY.
The types of injuries I deal with can create a ripple effect that changes everything for a whole family in an instant. I understand and have...
Mrs. St. Denis, has an eclectic legal career ranging from being a prosecutor for the New Mexico Medical Board to representing parents in abuse and neglect cases. Include securing Medicaid benefits, water law, business litigation, and asylum law and you have a glimpse of what Mrs. St. Denis’ legal career has been, thus far.
Mrs. St. Denis, began her legal career in California, but returned to the Land of Enchantment to be closer to her family (and to be...
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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