An employment attorney, also known as an employment lawyer or labor lawyer, is an attorney who specializes in representing employees and employers in matters related to employment law – discrimination, harassment, wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, contract negotiation, and workers compensation.
Depending on the specific case, an employment lawyer may work with either employees or employers. When representing an employee, an employment lawyer will typically review the facts of your case, gather evidence, and file a complaint with the appropriate government agency, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the National Labor Relations Board. They will also assist you in negotiating a settlement or litigating the case in court.
When representing an employer, and employment lawyer will advise you on compliance with state and federal labor laws, and assist you in drafting and reviewing employment agreements, policies, and handbooks. They’ll also provide you with guidance on dealing with union organizing and collective bargaining, and help you navigate through legal issues related to employee termination, discrimination, and other related issues.
Having an employment lawyer can be particularly helpful when dealing with complex legal issues or when an employee or employer is facing litigation, as they have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the legal process. They will help ensure your rights – whether you’re the employer or the employee º are protected, and that any disputes are resolved in a fair and timely manner.