EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS: WHO EXACTLY ARE THEY?
Our natural instincts to survive have caused mankind to be a competitive and opportunistic species. These traits of the human race are reflected in our day to day lives. Businesses are spectacular examples of this. To gain proper and sustainable margins, one has to minimize costs of doing business to the lowest possible levels. The law firms are very significant in the daily lives of the citizens. This can have negative effects primarily on employees. While there a number of employment laws in place to protect employees from the slippery slope that is employment, a good number may have no idea of their existence. Employment attorneys are therefore a useful asset for all employees.
WHO ARE THEY?
Think of them as your guardian angels when it comes to matters employment. They specialize in different aspects of employment law so you do not have to face the tedious task of doing so. They cover issues of the work place such as sexual harassment, employee compensations, wages and overtime dues, safety issues in the work place, issues of privacy as well as discrimination of any form against an employee. They are a bridge between the employees and their employers. That being said, there are two sides of this coins. Employment attorneys can either be pro employee; providing legal advice pertaining the employee’s employment rights; or pro employer; providing legal advice pertaining to their legal rights as employers as well as preventive legal advice to avoid any unnecessary workplace drama. They typically have a Juris Doctorate degree, a valid license and have been practicing for at least one year.
WHERE TO FIND THEM?
There quite a number of employment attorneys in the United States. They either run individual practices or are part of larger firms such as Adler Pollock Sheehan P.C, Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Duncan lewis solicitors among others.