EmploymentFederal and state law regulate the work place environment, and require employers to play their employees overtime pay, minimum wage, and prevailing wage rates. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), established in 1965, is the federal agency tasked with enforcing that employers treat their workers appropriately, and deals most specifically with workplace discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, perceived intelligence, disabilities, retaliation for whistle-blowing (i.e., reporting), and opposing workplace discrimination. The EEOC can file discrimination suits against employers on behalf of victims, and can also adjudicate employment discrimination issues respecting federal agencies.

The Wage Theft Prevention Act requires employers to provide employees with adequate and comprehensive descriptions of their pay rate, payday and allowances.

The courts on both the federal and state levels are also available to redress the alleged work place environment violations referenced above.

If you believe you have been mistreated in the workplace, contact our office. We can help you weave your way through this complex legal backdrop, and zealously represent your interests in helping you obtain much needed relief in the face of painful, and debilitating employment-related trauma. Our firm also provides preventative counsel to help ensure that employment-related problems do not arise in the future.