Employment Law

Employment law is complex. A maze of mandatory procedural laws & rules must be navigated through to successfully prosecute most employment law claims.  Yet despite the all the complexity of bringing such a case  most people are surprised to learn that due to “At Will ” employment they have less rights than they hope.  In fact often most employment laws fail to even “kick in” unless the employer has a minimum threshold level of employees, typically 15.

 

An experienced & knowledgeable employment lawyer is a must.  Question your prospective attorney carefully to see if he is experienced and knowledgeable in handling these complex and difficult cases.

  • Employment law is one of the most complex branches of law.
  • There is no one place one can look to find all the laws that might be involved in a specific case.
  • A legal maze of different state and federal laws, statutes, administrative rules, and decisions by Louisiana State courts, Federal Courts and administrative agencies must be navigated through.

 

ADA Stipulations & Guidelines

Under Title I of the ADA, employers are required to provide qualified individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from the full range of employment-related opportunities available if they have 15 or more employees. Religious entities that have 15 or more employees are also covered under Title I. Employers are not allowed to ask certain...

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Individuals who have disabilities but are eligible to do a certain job are protected by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Louisiana Law. In order for a disability to qualify under the ADA, it must be a mental or physical impairment that substantially restricts a major life activity—for example, speaking, seeing,...

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Through the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) employees can take reasonable leave from their jobs under certain conditions and for prescribed amounts of time for personal or family medical needs. The United States Department of Labor explains that the FMLA provides for the birth of a child, the adoption of a child, caring...

Fighting Against Race Discrimination

Whether you are African-American, Middle Eastern, Latino, Asian or a member of another racial or national minority, we may be able to help with your legal issue due to our extensive experience in and knowledge of federal and state employment discrimination laws, and our passion for helping employee rights victims in the workplace. Our attorneys...

Racial Discrimination

Fighting for your rights in a discrimination case at work? According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, “race discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race,” which also includes attributes like skin color, hair texture, facial features, etc....

Sexual Harassment

State and federal laws provide employees with protection against various behaviors and actions which constitute sexual harassment. Examples of this violation of employee rights include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. When this conduct affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work...

Unpaid Wage Claims

When you Quit, are Laid off, or are Discharged. Payment upon Separation from Employment- Employees who are fired, discharged, terminated, or laid off– When an employer discharges or lays off an employee, the employer must pay the employee all wages due by the next regular payday or within 15 days, whichever occurs first. Louisiana Stat....

Wage & Overtime Claims

It is extremely common to find that a company is not calculating paychecks & payroll & benefits correctly– especially when it comes to overtime or “Off clock” time. Some examples are  such as travel time but not on payroll, or not including overtime pay in travel time. Another problematic area is having the employee spend...

Whistle blower Protection

Many Americans witness fraudulent activity on the job. Many people do not report what they see but fortunately there are many who do. The person who takes the initiative to report wrongdoing is called a whistle blower. Just like a teacher may blow a whistle in class when a student is doing something wrong, an employee is...