EMPLOYMENT LAW

 

Labor employment attorneys focus on a variety of disputes related to labor laws and represent clients who feel they have been treated unfairly in a variety of ways. Employment law deals with issues of workplace bullying and harassment, age and gender discrimination, wage disputes, and several other forms of mistreatment.

The Potts Law Firm attorneys represent clients through all stages of litigation of employment claims, ranging from antidiscrimination and antiharassment suits to overtime suits for underpaid employees. Our attorneys are dedicated to representing employees and other individuals (including executives, partners, professionals, and talent), to ensure fair treatment across all professions and at all employment levels. As advocates for labor fairness, our goal is to protect your rights against injustice in the workplace.

The Potts Law Firm has broad experience in individual employment actions and in class action employment litigation, including actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA is a complex law, and employers count on their employees to be unfamiliar with the overtime requirements. We know the law and will hold your employer responsible for overtime violations and mistreatment.

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types of employment law claims we handle

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Legal remedies may be made for the following employment law damages:

  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Future wage loss and future benefit loss
  • Compensatory damages
  • Emotional harm damages
  • Punitive damages
  • Attorney’s fees and costs.

In accordance with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime must be paid at a rate of time and one half for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek unless the employer or the individual employee is considered exempt. If you believe your employer failed to compensate you for overtime worked, you should contact The Potts Law Firm to discuss your options.

At-will employment means that your employer can terminate you at any time. However, you may have remedies if your employer did something to violate your employee rights or labor laws. For example, there are exceptions to an employer’s right to terminate an employee. For example, employees should never be terminated for a discriminatory or retaliatory reason. If you believe you have been the victim of illegal discrimination based on age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion or disability, you should contact The Potts Law Firm for more information.

This means that the law firm will work on your case and usually advance the expenses of litigation, but will not charge you unless and until they recover money damages for you.

Yes, most of the time as you’ve just read. There are a few exceptions when a law firm might not pay up-front expenses of a personal injury lawsuit. The first instance is when the case is not very strong but the client still wishes to go ahead with the lawsuit. An attorney may not wish to undertake all the high financial risk of a tenuous case by paying all the up-front expenses and relying only on a contingency fee. Another instance occurs where a reasonable settlement offer is made to the client but the client refuses to accept the offer against the advice of the law firm. If the client wishes to continue to pursue the case in the hope of receiving more money, the client will need to pay for future expenses and may be required to reimburse the law firm for prior expenses.

No, you will not owe the firm/attorney anything if we don’t win your case, this is a gamble that the firm takes and must consider when taking a new case.

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