Labor And Employment Law
At Jamison Empting Cronin, LLP, employment law attorneys are creative, compassionate and seasoned. We litigate the full spectrum of employment claims and dispute topics. We understand that being wrongly treated at work or losing a job can have a disturbing effect not only on the financial security of our clients, but also on their emotional well-being and that of their families.
We are sympathetic to our clients’ needs and will help them obtain professional help if necessary. We take on challenging cases involving small and large businesses.
We stand up for the rights of employees and groups of employees in claims involving:
- Harassment and hostile work environment
- Wrongful termination
- Disability and leaves of absence
- Pregnancy discrimination and harassment
- Wage and hour
- Sexual harassment
- Severance negotiations
Employment And Discrimination Disputes
You work hard at your job and need it to sustain your quality of life. However, layoffs, terminations and outsourcing are a real threat to your well-being. You have probably heard the term “at-will employment” and are worried that you may show up to work one day and not have a job. At-will employment does not give your employer free rein to fire you. This is also not a free pass to discriminate against you.
Don’t Sign A Severance Package Without An Attorney
Layoffs and terminations can be stressful for you and your family. In these situations, if you find yourself without a steady source of income you may panic. If your employer offers you a severance package or separation agreement, you may see it as an answer to your worries.
Don’t sign a severance agreement! Generally, a severance package is not the saving grace you think it is. Before signing a separation agreement, have it reviewed by a lawyer at Jamison Empting Cronin, LLP, so that you can appreciate what you are signing and the impact of signing the agreement on possible future claims against your employer.
Unpaid Wages And Overtime Pay
You may be entitled to compensation if your employer:
- Pays you less than state or federal minimum wages
- Neglects to pay you for the hours you work
- Does not properly pay overtime wages when you work over designated state maximums
Every employee deserves to be fairly compensated for the job they do. Unfortunately, some employers don’t pay employees what they deserve.
Salary Doesn’t Automatically Mean No Overtime Pay
If you are a salaried employee, you may think you are not eligible for overtime pay. However, you may be misclassified as an “exempt” employee, and you may still be eligible for overtime wages. Being paid a salary does not automatically mean you are exempt from overtime.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines what types of jobs are actually exempt from overtime wages. If you have been working long hours and logging more than 40 hours per week, you may be eligible for overtime wages.
Get Paid For The Work You’ve Done
If you are not being paid for your work or if you believe you should be getting paid for overtime hours but are not, you may have a case against your employer. Contact us online or call Jamison Empting Cronin, LLP, at 909-414-3502, today for your free case evaluation.