Employment law is a complex practice covering the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of an employer and its employees. Numerous federal and state laws, regulations, and judicial precedent all inform the employer-employee relationship and define the rights and responsibilities of each.

Wage and Hour Laws

The U.S. Department of Labor is the regulatory agency that oversees employment laws at the federal level. The DOL oversees and enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a body of wage and hour laws that sets the minimum wage, overtime pay eligibility, and compensatory time for U.S. employees. Learn more about Wage and Hour law

Workplace Safety

Employers are also bound to federal and state labor laws and regulations that govern workplace safety and serve to protect the health and well-being of workers. At the federal level, the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates issues of workplace safety and investigates claims of injury.

Whistleblower Rights and Protections

Whistleblowers – employees, contractors, and subcontractors who risk their career, their reputation, and sometimes even their life to call out fraud and other wrongdoing – are protected by federal and state laws. These whistleblower protections prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who engage in “protected behavior,” such as reporting injuries, illegal activity, unsafe working conditions, and fraud, among others. Learn more about Whistleblower rights and protections

Hostile Workplace

Whistleblowers often experience a hostile workplace, but other employees may find themselves working under intolerable conditions for other reasons. Discrimination because of race, age, disability, sex, and other parts of a person’s personal identity are often the subject of hostile workplace claims. Sexual harassment and other forms of aggression and intimidation on the job also make for a hostile workplace. Learn more about Hostile Workplace litigation

Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation is a type of insurance that is supposed to help employees injured or sickened on the job. Often, however, claims for lost wages, medical care, vocational rehabilitation, and other expenses that incapacitated workers seek are denied by insurers. Claiming those benefits may also force a worker to forfeit future compensation and/or give up the right to sue their employer. Learn more about Workers Compensation

Choose the Right Employment Lawyer

At Beasley Allen, our lawyers truly are committed to helping others by seeking justice and fair compensation on their behalf for injuries and injustices suffered in the workplace. We have more than 85 lawyers supported by more than 275 support staff consisting of full-time nurses, investigators, computer specialists, technologists, a marketing department, a comprehensive trial graphics team, and many more.

If you feel your employer has violated your rights under federal and/or state employment and labor laws, your best first move is to contact a lawyer. You can be confident knowing Beasley Allen’s team of experienced employment law attorneys have your back and will work to get you the compensation you deserve.

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