Newark, Texas Employment Lawyers
Texas Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Dedicated Employment Law Attorney! Protecting Employees’ Rights & Interests!
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...
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Texas Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
Determined & Aggressive Advocate for Employee Rights! Dedicated to Justice!
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Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
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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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