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About Jacksonville Employment Lawyers

What Can a Jacksonville Employment Lawyer Do for You?
Employment lawyers are responsible for handling a wide variety of issues related to the employment of workers. Some examples of such issues include, but are not limited to:

  • Workers’ compensation claims;
  • Hiring and termination;
  • Sexual harassment in the workplace;
  • Workplace safety, such as adhering to OSHA standards;
  • Adhering to state and federal wage and overtime laws;
  • Privacy issues;
  • Discrimination issues; and
  • Employee benefits.

Specifically, employment lawyers frequently review employment contracts to ensure they are legally sound before advising their client to sign said contract. A Jacksonville employment lawyer can advise you regarding your rights as an employee, and act as a sort of mediator between you and your employer when needed. Should you find yourself needing to file a lawsuit against your employer, an employment lawyer will represent you in court as needed.

Some employment attorneys work to represent employers, instead of employees. They provide guidance regarding the creation of policies and employee handbooks.

How Much Does an Employment Lawyer Cost?
The cost of a Jacksonville employment lawyer will vary widely, based on a number of factors. Location, the complexity of each case, and the attorney’s experience are just some of these factors. Generally speaking, an employment lawyer’s fees will differ based on whether the client is an employee or an employer.

When the client is an employee, an employment lawyer will most likely work on a contingency fee basis. This means that the attorney will only be paid if their client recovers in court. This averages between 33% and 40% of the client’s recovery, although it could go as high as 50% depending on location.

When the client is an employer, an employment lawyer will most likely work on an hourly fee basis. The attorney can charge up to $650 per hour when the attorney handling the case is part of a larger firm, or as little as $350 per hour when the attorney has their own practice.

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