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Our employment lawyers work in New York and New Jersey. We have a demonstrated history of legal success. We are ready to fight for you and find your solution. Contact us at 646-430-7930 for a free case evaluation.
Our team of employment lawyers is committed to serving all your employment legal needs. We focus on New York and New Jersey, and this includes but is not limited to claims of discrimination, retaliation, FMLA violations, wrongful termination, benefits & vacation pay, FLSA violations such as unpaid & overtime wages, severance agreements, and sexual harassment. For employers, our team handles issues such as litigation defense, handbook & contract drafting, compliance & HR advisory services, small business services, and startup services. Contact our lawyers below for these legal services and others.
Questions and Answers on Employment Law
Q. Can I sue my employer?
A. Yes! As an employee, you have the right to file a lawsuit against your employer if they are violating your rights as an employee. You should start by contacting an attorney that specializes in employment law.
Q. What is "employment law" and what does it regulate?
A. Employment law encompasses the rights and responsibilities in the relationships between employees and employers. Employment laws commonly regulate areas such as wages, overtime, discrimination, family and medical leave, employment contracts, wrongful termination, and workplace safety.
Q. What are the basic rights that an employer has as a worker?
A. Employers have the legal responsibility to provide equal pay and reasonable accommodations to employees. They are also obligated not to harass, discriminate or retaliate against employees and to keep all employees’ medical information confidential.
Q. What are the (basic) labor laws in New York?
A. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the New York Labor Law (NYLL) are the most significant labor laws in New York. To determine your rights and any potential claims under either of these laws, you should contact a labor and employment attorney.
Q. Can an employer fire me for no reason in New York?
A. If you are an at-will employee, you can be fired for no reason. However, you cannot be fired because of your membership in a protected class or for exercising your legal rights under various laws.
Q. Can an employer force me to use PTO in New York?
Your rights and responsibilities concerning paid time off will typically be governed by your employment contract, an employee handbook, or an employer’s policy. Generally speaking, employers may choose to have a policy in which employees forfeit their paid time off upon termination. Employers may also choose to have a policy in which employees forfeit their paid time off if it is not used in a certain timeframe.
Q. How much does it cost me to hire an employment lawyer in New York City?
A. The cost of hiring an employment lawyer in New York City varies widely. Also, some lawyers charge by the hour, while other lawyers offer a contingency arrangement, where a portion of any award you recover will go to your lawyer. Lawyers practicing in New York are required to make disclosures about their legal fees, and before hiring a lawyer, you should always understand the fee arrangement between you and your lawyer(s).
Q. What are my next steps?
A. If you have legal questions for our experienced attorneys, contact us today at 646-430-7930.