Employment law, also known as labor law, is an area of law that focuses on the rights and duties of the employee and the employer. Employment law is designed to safeguard workers in terms of workplace safety, wages, discrimination, hours, and working conditions. While federal labor laws are in place to set a baseline of rules, state labor laws can vary. For example, the federal government requires a minimum wage of $7.25, yet many states have increased that wage, requiring employers in those states to comply.
Why would you need an Employment Lawyer?
As an employee, there could be issues in the workplace that may require legal representation from an experienced Employment Lawyer. Discrimination or harassment by the employer, unfair practices on behalf of the employer, wages withheld, unlawful termination or conduct, or unsafe working conditions are all good examples of why an employee should seek legal counsel. Other legal matters, such as employee contracts, might also warrant the need for an employment attorney.
As an employer, an employment attorney can be quite beneficial when it comes to seeking advice on making decisions in regard to the employee. Such decisions can relate to firing an employee, classification of an employee, changing or eliminating pension plans or benefits, etc. An employment attorney is also a valuable resource when it comes to reviewing employment agreements and contracts, or company handbooks and policies. If an employer finds himself the subject of a complaint or lawsuit, retaining an experienced employment attorney is highly recommended.
Ted Bendelow of Bendelow Law Office, LLC of Longmont, CO has been practicing law in Longmont, Boulder, Denver, and Northern Colorado for over 40 years. In addition to his Juris Doctor in Law, Mr. Bendelow holds a master’s degree in industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. With a broad range of business knowledge and legal expertise, Ted Bendelow understands the complexities of labor law and can offer sound legal advice or representation to employers and employees, alike. If you live in Boulder or the surrounding areas and need legal representation, give Ted Bendelow at Bendelow Law Office, LLC a call today.