Employees have substantial rights in the workplace, which might be a surprise to some people. Unfortunately, many employers are unaware of their employees’ rights and routinely trample on them, whether intentionally or unintentionally. If you have been treated unfairly, then you need to fight back to protect yourself. A Palisades Park employment law attorney can review your case and help vindicate your rights.
Employers also need the experience of an attorney to review company policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal law. An employment lawyer is a trusted advisor who can prevent you from making costly mistakes that result in never-ending and expensive litigation, which can damage your reputation in the marketplace.
The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi can help. Our team of experienced employment lawyers has worked with individual employees as well as with small and large businesses. We can help bring discrimination and other lawsuits or help an employer who has unfairly been charged. Please contact our office to learn more.
Cases We Handle
Employment law is a broad umbrella that includes all kinds of legal issues that pop up involving employers and their employees. At our firm, we have experience with the following:
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims
- Wrongful termination
- Sexual harassment
- Hostile work environment
- Whistleblower claims
- Retaliation claims
- Wage and hour violations
- Employment contracts and negotiation
Because our experience is so broad-based, we can often see problems on the horizon that other attorneys can’t. For example, we can identify which employment contract terms are likely to result in litigation should an employment relationship end unilaterally. This experience can often save our clients time and money.
UNDERSTANDING STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS
Workplaces in New Jersey are subject to multiple layers of regulation. At base, all employers must abide by federal laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination, and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which sets wage and hour minimums.
However, federal law often provides only the “floor.” That is, these are the minimum rights that employees have. States can also provide greater protection to workers, and New Jersey often has. For example, our state’s anti-discrimination act extends protection to more people than federal law.
There are also federal and state agencies that can investigate potential violations. For example, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will investigate claims of discrimination or retaliation at the federal level. But New Jersey’s own Division on Civil Rights can also investigate the same claims. An employee must understand how these laws and agencies overlap and diverge.
SPEAK TO A PALISADES PARK EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEY FOR MORE INFORMATION
Employment law is a complicated body of law, and your choice of Palisades Park employment law attorney can make the difference between success and failure. If you see an employment dispute on the horizon, please don’t delay talking to us.
The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi offers a free initial consultation to those who contact our office by phone, 973-453-4060, or by email.
Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi LLC.
New Jersey Office:
66 NJ-17 #500,
Paramus, New Jersey 07652