Services of an Employment Attorney

If you are an employee or an employer in Long Island you may need the advice or services of an employment attorney in order to ensure your legal rights are not being infringed upon.  If you are a company owner and a past or present employee is filing a lawsuit against you, the expertise of this type of attorney will benefit you immensely. On the other hand, if you are a past or present employee and believe that the employer has broken the law, terminated you unfairly or you believe you have been victimized by the company, an employment attorney can ensure that you know your legal rights and can take action against the employer.

Unlawful Labor Practices
If you believe that an employer is not adhering to labor laws how do you have them investigated or make a claim against them? It’s hard to know what to do in these cases. Do you call the police, contact OSHA or report them to the state? Essentially you can do any or all of these procedures, but the most important step is getting yourself an employment attorney in Long Island as soon as possible. Chances are high that your employer already has one for protection, so the sooner you hire one the better. Some situations where you may need to seek one of these attorneys are; paying below minimum wage, not adhering to child labor laws, withholding benefits, unlawful termination, discrimination, workplace violence and harassment.  If you were injured on the job due to unsafe practices or negligence you also may be eligible for compensation, in which case you would also need the services of an employment attorney.

Protecting Your Company
Lately it seems as if everyone wants to get free money by suing another party. Gone are the days of “don’t bite the hand that feeds you”. Instead it seems like you give an inch and everyone believes they deserve a mile. When you open your company you are going to need a lawyer to help you draft employee contracts and other miscellaneous documents. This is typically the beginning of the relationship between you the employer and your employment attorney. It is a good idea to keep this relationship going or find an attorney that you can call on in time of crisis. If one of your employees has filed a suit against you or your company you are going to need a reputable attorney that is well versed in employment laws to protect you.

If you are in need of an employment attorney in Long Island contact the law firm Jaspan Schlesinger LLP. They have a team of attorneys that specialize in employment laws for both the employer and the employee. Visit them on the web at Jaspanllp.com or call their office at 516-746-8000.

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