There are several reasons why you may choose to hire a labor and employment attorney. Some of the most common reasons include:
Handling disputes or violations of employment laws: An attorney can help navigate the complex laws and regulations surrounding issues such as discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour violations.
Negotiating and drafting employment agreements: An attorney can help ensure that an employment agreement is fair and legally enforceable, and can also assist with negotiations.
Representation in court or administrative hearings: An attorney can represent an individual or business in court or before administrative agencies in cases related to labor and employment disputes.
Advising on compliance with labor and employment laws: An attorney can help employers stay in compliance with laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
Handling wrongful termination, retaliation and discrimination cases
Advising on severance packages, unemployment benefits and other exit-related matters
It is important to note that hiring an labor and employment attorney does not necessarily mean going to court, an attorney can help you in many ways to resolve your disputes before going to court.