An Employment Law Attorney Can Protect the Rights of Employees and Employers
Employees and employers alike have certain rights in the workplace. An employment law attorney can help you understand the legal requirements of the workplace. At Maggiotto Friedman Feeney & Fraas, PLLC, in Concord, NH, we have a team of lawyers that can handle all types of workplace disputes, for both management and employees. These cases can involve allegations of discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, leaves of absence, medical leave, retaliation, violation of workplace policies, as well as wage and hour disputes. We can also provide counseling and workplace investigations for establishing and maintaining good business practices. Complete our online contact form or call at (603) 225-5152 or (603) 232-5469.
Employment discrimination may arise in many forms and may be based on a number of factors, including:
- Veteran status
Both federal and state laws offer protection to employees and employers for claims based on race, gender, age, religion, disability or veteran status. The attorneys at our firm can help you determine which of these laws are applicable to your case and whether a lawsuit can be filed.
Whether an employee has been wrongfully terminated or discharged from employment, or whether an employer may terminate the employment of one or more employees, requires an analysis of many factors and applicable law. Employer policies and practices may play a role in determining the outcome of such a dispute.
At Maggiotto Friedman Feeney & Fraas, PLLC, we have a team of lawyers that can handle all types of work disputes, representing both workers and management.
Wage and Hour Disputes
Wage and hour disputes may arise as a result of:
- Failure to pay wages when due
- Failure to pay benefit wages
- Payment of a lower amount that what is specified in a contract
- Failure to properly classify employees so as to require overtime pay
Our attorneys can help you understand the wage and hours laws applicable at the state and federal levels. We can assist with drafting policies and procedures to enable both management and employees to better understand their rights as employment continues and when the employment relationship ends.
Employees and employers may face unexpected claims of whistleblowing with respect to workplace activity. Employees may feel justified in making disclosures about an employer’s business practices that results in unfair treatment by the employer. Likewise, employers need to be mindful of the perils of recognized whistleblower claims and what effect it may have on the operation of their business, and how to manage an employee who has successfully made such claims. Our attorneys can assist with helping you determine whether a valid whistleblower claim exists, and what remedy may be pursued.
In addition to handling legal conflicts, we can also help to lay a foundation for a thriving business. We assist clients in drafting employee handbooks and policies, interpreting leaves of absence, managing benefits and wages. By outlining the expectations of employees in advance, you can greatly reduce the risk of a lawsuit. We will help you craft a handbook that is specific to your business. We can also provide workplace training and business counseling. If needed, we can assist management with the investigation of workplace harassment claims to enable the employer to make a decision early and potentially reduce the risk of costly litigation. By instituting effective policies, we can better safeguard your financial success and minimize the risk of lawsuits.
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Whether you are an employee or an employer, we can provide the representation necessary to protect your best interests. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.