The relationship between an employee and employer has never been an equal one. While most employers in Jonesboro respect their employees and understand that the relationship is a two-way street, others unfortunately believe that their position gives them the right to behave however they see fit.
This may include denying an employee their wages for all hours worked and discriminating against them. When this occurs, it may be best to seek legal counsel.
Morgan & Morgan’s labor and employment division handle all types of employment and wage related cases on behalf of employees across the country.
Our team of lawyers primarily focuses its attention on discrimination, harassment, overtime, minimum wage, and wrongful discharge cases. Our Jonesboro labor and employment lawyers have extensive experience representing employees in a wide variety of labor and wage and hour disputes, and are dedicated to seeking full compensation for our clients. If you feel you have a potential employment or wage and hour case, please fill out our free case evaluation form.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney?
If you are involved in a dispute with your employer, your decision to hire an attorney or pursue the matter alone can have a direct impact on whether your employment rights are ultimately protected.
Your company likely has more resources at its disposal than you do. The company may already have legal counsel, or will limit its exposure by hiring its own team or attorneys. In these cases, you may need an employment lawyer who can protect your rights and improve your chances of filing a successful claim, and litigating if necessary.
It can be difficult to decide whether an employer’s actions are illegal, and speaking to our attorneys can help you make this important distinction. We can also address concerns you might have about retaliation and more following filing your claim, and investigate potential wage and hour violations that may be creating hardships for you and your family.
How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?
We generally handle these cases on a “contingency plus” representation, meaning that the employer/defendant is obligated to pay our attorney’s fees and costs (or a percentage of the client’s’ recovery if our total fees are not awarded by the court).
Can I Be Retaliated Against for Filing a Complaint?
Retaliation against an employee who files an employment claim is strictly forbidden by law. Employers may not demote, reduce an employee’s hours, assign an employee an undesirable shift, reduce job duties, or give intentionally false poor performance reviews when a claim is filed. Employees may be entitled to additional compensation if their employer engages in retaliation.
The employment lawyers at Morgan & Morgan handle numerous lawsuits involving labor and wage disputes in Jonesboro. We are extremely proud of the results that we have obtained in assisting workers with employment claims.
To learn more on what a Jonesboro labor and employment attorney may be able to do for you, fill out our free case evaluation form today.