Amarillo, Texas Employment Lawyers

Adair Melinsky Buckner
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Amarillo, TX Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(806) 220-0150 301 S. Polk
Suite 422
Amarillo, TX 79101
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Texas Tech School of Law
Adair Buckner’s primary practice involves representing employers in labor and employment matters in Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle. Adair has been Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of Texas since 1996. Her experience includes defending employers on charges and in trial for discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, family medical leave, wrongful discharge, non-compete, and other employment matters in both federal and state courts, as well as in mediation and before other governmental agencies. She routinely represents employers in a wide variety of matters, including claims arising under...
William Biggs
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Amarillo, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
7004 Newport Dr
Amarillo, TX 79124
Employment, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of Chicago
William C. Biggs is an attorney who focuses his practice in the area of commercial and employment litigation, business formation, and real estate transactions.

Graduated the University of Chicago School of Law in 2012. While in law school, he helped found a legal clinic for the benefit of victims of domestic violence. He was also the secretary of the Health Law Society and a member of the Texas Law Society and International Law Society.

In addition to his legal work, William is Vice President of the Amarillo Local Government Corporation, overseeing negotiation and drafting of contracts related to the City of Amarillo's...
Michael Warner
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Amarillo, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(806) 372-2595 101 SE 11th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79101
Employment, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Tulsa
Amarillo, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(806) 376-6251 421 E 34th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79103
Employment
Amarillo, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 57 years experience
(806) 352-7711 1616 S Kentucky St
Amarillo, TX 79102
Employment
Amarillo, TX Employment Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(806) 358-9293 2700 S Western St
Amarillo, TX 79109
Employment and Business
Amarillo, TX Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(806) 331-1800 112 W 8th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79101
Employment, Business, Construction and Consumer
Amarillo, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(806) 468-3317 701 S Taylor St
Amarillo, TX 79101
Employment
Amarillo, TX Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(806) 468-3324 701 S Taylor St
Amarillo, TX 79101
Employment
Amarillo, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(806) 345-6309 905 S Fillmore St
Amarillo, TX 79101
Employment
Amarillo, TX Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(806) 358-6522 612 W 4th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79101
Employment
Hereford, TX Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(806) 364-6801 623 N Main St
Hereford, TX 79045
Employment, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Wellington, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(806) 447-0055 910 West Ave
Wellington, TX 79095
Employment, Appeals, Business and Consumer
David Minh Nguyen
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(281) 777-1236 12828 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77014
Free ConsultationEmployment, Family, Immigration and Probate
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Attorney David Nguyen received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Houston. During his undergraduate studies, Attorney Nguyen developed a passion for minority-related issues when he enrolled in a course in African American studies. This course allowed Attorney Nguyen to explore the historical, cultural, political, economic, and social development [or lack thereof] of minorities in the United States.

After completing his undergraduate studies, Attorney Nguyen attended Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, which has been ranked number one in achieving diversification in its student body.

Attorney Nguyen has worked as an Attorney for private law firms and...
John Paul Valdez
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
El Paso, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(915) 838-1100 1801 North Stanton Street
El Paso, TX 79902
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Board Certified Attorney representing employees in work injury and wrongful termination cases.
Jonathan A. Zendeh Del
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Galveston, TX Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(409) 740-1111 1813 61st Street
Suite 101
Galveston, TX 77551
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DWI and Juvenile
Jonathan Zendeh Del has been chosen one of the “Top Lawyers in Houston” by Houstonia Magazine and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Jonathan has been featured in Texas Monthly Magazine A Galveston, Texas native, Jonathan is a graduate of Baylor University, where he earned his B.B.A. in Real Estate and Management. After completing his undergraduate studies, Jonathan moved to Oklahoma to attend law school on a merit scholarship. Jonathan graduated from law school at the top of his class. While in law school, Jonathan was a member of the Law School Honor Fraternity, the Student...
Charles Marcellus Vethan
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(978) 458-2222 5307 E Mockingbird Ln Ste 522
Dallas, TX 75206
Employment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Southern Methodist University
Texas business attorney, Charles M.R. Vethan, earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence at Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, Canada. Mr. Vethan served as an editor for The International Lawyer, as well as authored articles on international letters of credit, the role of insurance defense counsel in complex litigation matters, and Implied Licenses in Copyrights. He also presented courses through the National Business Institute to attorneys and CPAs on corporate structure and governance. Mr. Vethan is one of less than 20 attorneys practicing in Texas who are...
John R. Walker
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(713) 588-0446 1001 McKinney
Suite 300
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Defense, Maritime and Workers' Comp
South Texas College of Law
JOHN R. WALKER is a Partner in SBSB's Houston office. For the past almost twenty-five years, it has been my privilege to represent insurance and employer interests focusing on the defense of claims brought under the Longshore and Harbor Act, the Defense Base (DBA), the Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) Instrumentalities Act, the Jones Act, and General Maritime and Admiralty Law. Additionally, John also has extensive experience in First Party Insurance Defense matters, representing employers, insurance carriers, and third parties in State, Federal and Appellate courts. Prior to joining the firm, John handled First Party Insurance Defense,...
Jim Saxon Hart
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(713) 230-2200 8441 Gulf Freeway #600
Houston, TX 77017
Employment, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Texas Tech University School of Law
After obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree, with honors, from Texas Tech School of Law in 1991, Jim gained a great deal of experience practicing labor and employment law in Houston with Andrews & Kurth. He made the move to Williams Kherkher in 1995 and is now partner of the firm. Jim is dedicated to helping his clients get the best possible results from their cases. He has tried a wide range of personal injury law suits in Texas and Pennsylvania involving toxic torts, product liability, work-related injuries, and more. He was named a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters between the...
David M. Curtis
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(800) 961-4201 381 Casa Linda Plaza
Ste. 103
Dallas, TX 75218
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Civil Rights
SMU Dedman School of Law and University of Oklahoma College of Law
For over 35 years, David has successfully guided individuals, small and large businesses through regulatory landscapes and continues to ensure his business clients are advantaged by prompt and innovative counsel. His litigation skills have been tempered coast-to-coast achieving remarkably brilliant outcomes. He is a graduate of the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law and holds a Masters of Law Degree(Labor)from Southern Methodist University. He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute and elected a Fellow in the College of Labor & Employment Law, David is the father of six children and an active civic leader.
Charles D. Cowan
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Tyler, TX Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(800) 261-2667 414 South Bonner Ave.
Tyler, TX 75702-8033
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
St. Mary's University School of Law
WE PROVIDE VERY AGGRESSIVE TOP NOTCH LEGAL REPRESENTATION in all Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Texas Workers' Compensation Injury Claims; 18 Wheeler\Big Truck Injuries or Death; Medical Malpractice Cases; Unpaid Overtime Claims and Wrongful Termination cases. Additionally, we offer competent and experienced Criminal Defense for the criminally accused.

C. D. "Chuck" Cowan is a fifth generation native East Texan who knows the law, the language and the landscape very, very well. He was admitted to The State Bar of Texas in 1990 ; The U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas in 1991; The U. S. District Court, Northern District...
Beatriz Adriana Sosa-Morris
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Houston, TX Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(844) 885-2267 5612 Chaucer Drive
Houston, TX 77005
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
South Texas College of Law
Attorney Beatriz “Bea” Sosa-Morris was born in McAllen, Texas, and raised in Angleton, Texas. She watched her parents' American dream come to fruition when they started their small business called "Angleton Tire Shop." At that moment, she knew that she wanted to realize her American dream and enter a profession in which she could assist others through difficult times in their lives. Her first job was at the family tire shop where she developed her work ethic. Her family turned a rundown fruit stand into a tire shop where every member of her immediate family has worked including...
Nicole M. Conger
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Austin, TX Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(512) 413-4260 6000 Shepherd Mountain Cove
Ste. 213
Austin, TX 78730
Free ConsultationEmployment
St. Mary's University School of Law
Nicole M. Conger is an Employee Rights Attorney who represents clients across Texas who are subjected to illegal treatment with their current or former employers. Nicole received her law degree Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2011 where she was an Associate Editor for the St. Mary’s Law Journal, member of the Board of Advocates, as well as, clerking for the Honorable Emilio M. Garza on the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Nicole’s practice focuses on labor disputes against large and small companies in various Texas and Federal jurisdictions. She has successfully represented...
Richard Y. Cheng
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(214) 245-3090 901 Main Street
Suite 4600
Dallas, TX 75202
Employment, Administrative, Business and Health Care
Nova Southeastern University
Richard Y. Cheng has an extensive healthcare law practice, with particular concentration representing skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, community hospitals, hospices, and rehabilitation providers. Mr. Cheng counsels clients with respect to corporate transactions, healthcare regulatory and compliance matters, and administrative appeals. He has considerable experience representing clients involving Stark Law, Anti-kickback, HIPAA, HITECH Act, Medicare related transactions (e.g. CHOWs) licensure surveys, provider appeals before administrative law judges with the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, Departmental Appeals Board, Civil Remedies Division and State Office of Administrative Appeals. Previously, Mr. Cheng was a shareholder at a...
Christopher McKinney
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
San Antonio, TX Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(210) 832-0932 21022 Gathering Oak
San Antonio, TX 78260
Employment and Civil Rights
Losing a job for reasons that appear to be unreasonable or possibly illegal can be a devastating experience. Being sexually harassed, retaliated against, or wrongfully fired from a job can leave you justifiably confused, upset, and frightened about your future. What you need right now are answers, preferably from someone who knows exactly what you can do to protect yourself and your family. You need a true advocate. Someone who believes in protecting the rights of employees and who has the knowledge and experience to do so effectively. That's Where We Come In. We help...
Donald Edward Uloth
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Dallas, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(214) 725-0260 18208 Preston Road, Suite D-9 # 261
Dallas, TX 75252
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
University of Texas - Austin
I help people navigate the legal system, often on a contingent-fee basis. I have 26 years of experience handling trials, arbitrations and mediations, and appeals.
Allecia Pottinger
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Bellaire, TX Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(832) 930-0997 6300 West Loop South, Suite 610
Bellaire, TX 77401
Employment, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Texas Southern University
Allecia Lindsey Pottinger, J.D., attended Texas Southern University where she received her Bachelor degree in Sociology, and Juris Doctorate. She became licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in 1995 and started her solo-practice. In 1997, Allecia started working for the NAACP as the staff attorney and later became their legal program director. She is currently working as a hearing examiner for the Texas Education Agency and an independent practitioner who founded the Allecia Lindsey Pottinger Law Firm, PLLC. She was the recipient of the Houston Lawyers Associations’ Outstanding Service Award and the NAACP’s...
William S 'Bill'Hommel Jr
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Tyler, TX Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(903) 596-7100 1404 Rice Rd
Suite 200
Tyler, TX 75703
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
I have been a trial lawyer for over 32 years and have chosen to focus my practice on representing individuals who have been victimized by unscrupulous employer and government officials. Whether it is an unlawful termination, a failure to pay overtime wages or an excessive use of force by law enforcement, I am firmly committed to defending the rights of people that have been harmed.

If you feel like your your rights have been violated, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
Galvin Kennedy
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Houston, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(888) 449-2068 711 W. Alabama Street
Houston, TX 77006
Employment and Personal Injury
University of Houston - Main Campus
Galvin Kennedy, founding partner at Kennedy Hodges, LLP, was born in the Chicago, Illinois, area. His parents divorced when he was young and he was influenced by watching his mother work to support her four children. When he was ten years old, his mother moved her family to Houston, Texas. After graduating from high school, Mr. Kennedy attended Northern Illinois University on a full scholarship as the captain of the university's prestigious national debate team. During his time on the debate team, he was awarded dozens of regional and national speaker awards. He graduated magna cum laude in 1992 with a...
Michael Handy
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Fort Worth, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(817) 533-8484 1200 Summit Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Employment, Business, Construction and Medical Malpractice
Mr. Handy has handled thousands of cases in many areas of personal injury law, including automobile liability, product liability, construction negligence, railroad liability, medical malpractice, and other professional liability cases. MR. HANDY’S PRACTICE FOCUSES ON: Personal Injury Product Liability Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Business and Commercial Litigation LAW BOARD CERTIFICATIONS Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization BORN Lincoln, Nebraska, December 29, 1950 ADMITTED TO BAR 1979, Texas and U.S. District Court – Northern and Western Districts of Texas. Selected to...
Michael Fallings
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Austin, TX Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(518) 218-7100 3724 Executive Center Drive
Suite 205
Austin, TX 78731
Employment
American University Washington College of Law
As an Associate working in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Austin office, Mike focuses his practice on federal sector labor and employment law. Mike has extensive experience litigating cases on behalf of employees at the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and in both state and federal courts. He also has experience negotiating settlement agreements on behalf of federal employees. Throughout his legal career, Mike has defended and taken numerous depositions of both parties and witnesses and prepared successful oppositions to summary judgment motions.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey PLLC, Mike practiced as an associate attorney with a...
Charles Julius Ruhmann
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
El Paso, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(855) 394-4529 5915 Silver Springs Dr, Bldg. 1
El Paso, TX 79912
Free ConsultationEmployment, Animal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
St. Mary's University School of Law
Our civil litigation attorney Charles Ruhmann opened our personal injury and employment litigation practice with a single philosophy: People deserve a voice for justice. Our staff and Charles work directly with each of our clients throughout the case. We are responsive to our clients' needs and concerns, and remain approachable and personable from the moment our potential client walks in the door until our client receives their final settlement. After all, your case is about YOU. Our office philosophy is that our clients are our bosses and that we work for them and will be given the utmost respect,...
Sharon Fulgham
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Fort Worth, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(817) 697-4400 4354 West Vickery Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims, Legal Malpractice and Workers' Comp
University of Houston Law Center
Since 2004, Sharon has been practicing law in the Lone Star state. In that time she has:

served as a partner at the biggest firm based in Fort Worth
worked alongside some of the best lawyers in the state
been named a SuperLawyers (a Thompson Reuters Service) Rising Star, 2012-2018
been named a Fort Worth Magazine Top Attorney 2016-2017
started the Fulgham Hampton Law Group
litigated matters in both Texas state and federal courts

If you work with Sharon, you will quickly discover that she works hard to keep clients in the loop about their case, with clear lines of communication and personalized legal services. Before she...
Nicholas Testa
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
(877) 780-9052 112 E Line St #204
Tyler, TX 75702
Free ConsultationTyler, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
Employment, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Houston - Main Campus
Attorney Nicholas Testa attained his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center during his tenure at the University of Houston. Mr. Testa was a law clerk for a well-known and highly rated personal injury law firm. Mr. Testa also participated as a student attorney in the UHLC Texas Innocence Network Clinic that specializes in exonerating inmates wrongfully convicted of crimes by evaluating, investigating, and litigating claims of actual innocence.

Mr. Testa also participated as a student attorney in the UHLC Juvenile Capital Advocacy Project that specializes in reducing juvenile crime, reducing juvenile delinquency, and improving long-term educational success rates and...
Bruce Coane
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Houston, TX Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(713) 850-0066 5177 Richmond Avenue
Suite 770
Houston, TX 77056
Employment, Family and Immigration
Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Mr. Coane received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors from Penn State University in 1979. He received a Juris Doctor Degree in Law from the University of Houston in 1981, and is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United State Court of Appeals in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Atlanta and San Francisco. He is also admitted to practice by the U.S. District Court for the Northern...
Metcalf
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(214) 890-9270 10000 N Central Expwy.
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75231
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Personal Injury
Michael P. “Mike” Metcalf doing business as Metcalf Mediation & Arbitration Services is engaged in the practice of law that centers on the mediation and arbitration of civil disputes. Judge Metcalf has more than 40 years of legal experience that includes service in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp, as a District Attorney, District Judge and trial lawyer. Mike, a trial lawyer, is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law.

Judge Metcalf was a judicial pioneer who recognized the need for litigants to seek a resolution to their case...
Barry S. Hersh
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(214) 303-1022 3626 N Hall St
#800
Dallas, TX 75219
Free ConsultationEmployment
The University of Texas School of Law
Described by one of Texas' premier law firms as a "real go-getter who is tenacious and effective," Barry consistently ranks as a favorite choice among individuals and small businesses confronted with workplace disputes. In 2006, Barry earned the distinction of being named as one of D Magazine's “Best Lawyers under 40 in Dallas." Texas lawyers named Barry a “Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star” in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is named a "Texas Super Lawyer" for Employment Litigation - Plaintiffs for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2016 and 2017, D Magazine recognized...
Anton Pal Montano
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Bellaire, TX Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(866) 316-2889 6575 West Loop South, Suite 500
Bellaire, TX 77401
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Tax
University of Alabama School of Law and Cornell University
Anton Montano is the principal attorney of the Montano Law Firm PLLC, and has almost 19 years of experience licensed as an attorney and counselor at law in Texas. Mr. Montano focuses on assisting small businesses and individuals with their legal needs in business, employment, and tax law.
Rogge Dunn
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Dallas, TX Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(214) 888-5000 500 N. Akard Street, Suite 1900
Dallas, TX 75201
Employment, Business and Entertainment & Sports
Rogge Dunn represents ultra-high net worth individuals, Fortune 500, executives, as well as General Counsels, private equity firms, coaches, professional athletes, Olympic gold medal winners, Judges and University Presidents.

Rogge formed the Rogge Dunn Group PC, a team of experienced Dallas employment attorneys. If you are in need of a Dallas trial attorney that can handle employment, defamation, business, financial, sexual harassment, or wrongful death cases, the Rogge Dunn Group PC can help. Check out our website to learn more about our practice areas, experience, and capabilities.

One of the highest testaments to Dunn’s abilities is the fact that many...
Raymundo Eli Rojas
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
El Paso, TX Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(915) 449-7092 1300 N. El Paso Street
El Paso, TX 79902
Employment, Criminal, DWI and Immigration
University of Kansas School of Law
Raymundo Eli Rojas serves the border region offering legal services in immigration and theft of wage cases as well as nonprofit formation and development. Rojas is a attorney who always call you back within 48 hours and frequently serves his community through his legal services or community organizing. Honoring his worker and immigrant roots, he is an advocate for immigrant and worker rights.

An advocate of community, people's, and rascuache lawyering, Raymundo Elí ? Rojas has been a proponent of immigrant rights and an advocate of workers for more than 15 years. His work has extended from the U.S.-Mexico border region...
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

Employment Lawyers in Nearby Cities

Employment Lawyers in Nearby Counties

Amarillo Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
(800) 955-6808
Amarillo, TX

Show More

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.