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What Is an Employment Law Attorney?

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What Is an Employment Law Attorney?

An employment law attorney handles various aspects of employment law violations. These can range from simple employee disputes to more wide-spread corporate violations. Employment law is a major field of law that covers disputes such as:

  • Wage/hour claims
  • Disability
  • ADA violations
  • Employee contracts
  • Company policies
  • Labor union disputes
  • Various other issues

Thus, employment law attorneys may work in a variety of areas and with many different departments. For instance, most discrimination claims will involve an investigation by a government agency. Employment law attorneys will therefore be involved with many parties that regulate and enforce according to state and federal statutes.

What Types of Tasks Do Employment Law Attorneys Perform?

Employment law attorneys mainly represent clients who are involved in various work-related disputes. Thus, employment law attorneys may spend the majority of their time researching laws, codes, and statutes that relate employment law.

As mentioned, employment law often involves other government departments and agencies. One common overlap is in the area of immigration law. Employment lawyers may often perform the task of ensuring that employers are complying with immigration laws as well as employment laws. For instance, the attorney may cooperate with local officials to ensure that companies are not hiring workers illegally.

Lastly, employment law attorneys may also function in other capacities outside of the court. For instance, it is common for employment lawyers to help draft, negotiate, and review employment contract terms before the parties sign. This is important to ensure that the rights of all parties involved are properly protected.

Should I Contact an Employment Lawyer?

Employment violations can often be costly for both employers and employees. You may need to hire a qualified employment law attorney if you are facing any employment issues. Your attorney can help represent you in court and can provide you with legal advice and guidance throughout the trial process. If you have any specific needs or concerns, your lawyer can conduct research to help clarify your questions.

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Last Modified: 10-12-2017 10:31 AM PDT

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