Springfield, Oregon Employment Lawyers
Eugene, OR 97401
University of Oregon
Early in her legal career, she got her dream job representing women in sexual harassment lawsuits. The problem was that the owner of her company was sexually harassing her at the same time. Meredith realized that the law offered little help for employees until they are fired or forced to quit a job...
Eugene, OR 97401
University of Oregon School of Law
Every successful business will one day face the reality that relationships can go south in a hurry. Partnerships dissolve, employees become disgruntled, vendors can cheat you, and contracts can go unfulfilled. And of course, there are always people out there looking to make a quick buck by filing a bogus law suit against your company.
When that happens, you need an attorney with the experience, skill, and energy to defend your business and to proactively pursue and enforce your...
Portland, OR 97223
Lewis & Clark Law School
I love the law, and I love helping people.
An Oregon civil litigation attorney since 1984, I have recovered millions of dollars for injured children and adults. In addition to personal injury cases, I help people with claims against lawyers, employers government pedestrian & bicycle injuries, and other reasons.
I limit my law practice to just a few clients at a time. This way, I control the quality of the work and the quality of the client relationship.
Most of my clients have never worked with a lawyer before. People call me because they are suffering from some trouble....
Portland, OR 97221
Willamette University College of Law
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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