Jack County, Texas Employment Lawyers
Mr. Cole has...
Mr. Grinke leads McCathern’s Construction Defect, Product Liability and related Fire Litigation practices. He has particular expertise in counseling institutional clients involved in tragic...
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...
Mr. Wherry is a proud Red Raider. Mr. Wherry graduated from Texas Tech University, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Later, Mr. Wherry received both his Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech...
Ms. Zeyadeh represents employees with various claims, including claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair...
Mr. McCathern specializes in catastrophic damage litigation and is frequently summoned to defend specialized, high-damage claims, including all types of commercial litigation. In addition, he has served as lead counsel for numerous jury trials and is regularly called upon to provide legal consultation to companies throughout the country.
Mr. McCathern serves as...
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Texas Wesleyan University
Mr. Yousef grew up in Damascus, Syria, where he earned his LL.B. law degree from the...
Mrs. DePonte has defended national and regional employers in a wide range of employment-related issues, represented employers before numerous federal and state agencies, and handled trials and...
Jack County Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
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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