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When starting or developing a business, the business owner needs competitive and efficient employees. These people will not only work as an employee but will also treat your business as if it is their own—a win-win situation for both sides. However, some employers treat their workers as a commodity. For this reason, conflicts arise, leading to eventual employment discrimination.

You should hire an employment attorney in any employment-related matters. Kaminsky Law firm has an office in Philadelphia, PA. Call our Philadelphia employment lawyer at 215-876-0800 and avail of our free consultations.

Some of the cases our employment lawyers handle:

  • Business disputes
  • Work-related Personal Injury
  • Employment-related Litigation
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Vendor Contracts
  • Corporate Legal Advice
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Employment Agreements

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW IN PENNSYLVANIA

In Philadelphia, the laws provide better security to employee concerns. The state’s anti-discrimination laws, along with the federal civil rights laws, are known to protect the rights of employees. These include:

  • Fair Practices: Fair employment practices prohibit employers from discriminating against their employees because of their race, color, ancestry, age, and other factors.
  • Equal Pay: Removes the pay inequality due to characteristics of gender, age, and race. The corporate sector has addressed this already. Any violations of this law put the owner’s business in jeopardy and his reputation.
  • Access to Personnel Files: Allowing the employee to look at personnel files and records, including the employees’ competency for promotion, employment, additional pay, or even disciplinary action.
  • Fair Compensation: Paying the minimum wage and other benefits as stated by the law.
  • Health and Safety: Immediately ensure the safety of the workers above all else.

EMPLOYMENT LAW CASES OUR PHILADELPHIA EMPLOYMENT LAW FIRM HANDLES

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Involved parties should diplomatically address employment-related cases. Whoever committed a violation must be responsible for the wrongful act they did. Some of the employment law cases that our Philadelphia, Pa law firm handles are as follows:

WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION

State’s anti-discrimination laws are substantial to the implementation of reducing discrimination cases. Most complaints come from wrongfully terminated situations which is an aggressive assertion of workplace discrimination.

That is why there are laws passed so that they can prevent discrimination. You could file a wrongful termination suit if you experienced this. Please note that the federal law prevents discrimination against race, color, gender, religion, age, and ancestry.

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

Workplace harassment is like the equivalent of power-tripping; it may sound like it. However, harassment is a broad term, and it can mean a lot of things. In the workplace, harassment can be viewed in different situations like the unfair treatment and refusing to advance in their respective careers.

In some cases, the more extreme ones, sexual harassment or unwanted sexual touching happens.

WORKPLACE RETALIATION

The laws always protect who is right. Concerning harassment, retaliation is also considered a form of harassment because you allow your emotions to get in the way than deal with the problem professionally.

WORKPLACE CIVIL RIGHTS

According to the Federal civil rights laws, both private and public sector employees protect their rights under the U.S constitution. The law includes that the employer cannot retaliate against you if you want your opinions to be heard – like freedom of speech and political ideology. Apart from that, your race, gender, or religion must not factor in how you are treated as an employee.

WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION

Whistleblower laws protect the employee from the employer’s retaliation. If the evidence proves that the whistleblower claims to be true and that the employer has illicit trade secrets, the employer may face punishment.

UNPAID WAGES AND OVERTIME

Workers are entitled to be paid on time and point. It is included in the contract negotiations before you start your work. In addition, both the state and federal laws require employers to pay the minimum wage and overtime. This includes the proposed medical leave act to cover pregnancy, partial disability, and other physical concerns.

The employer must have efficient compensation distribution to ensure there will be no delays. If your employer refuses to pay minimum wage, overtime pay, and other regularly scheduled pay, call our labor attorney here in Kaminsky Law Firm.

OUR PHILADELPHIA EMPLOYMENT LAW FIRM CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR EMPLOYMENT MATTERS AND GET JUSTICE

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Legal representation is important to protect your rights as an employee and as an individual. If you have experienced workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, and other extensive experience in the workplace, hire our employment attorneys to handle your employment issues. You can avail of our free consultations. We have been representing employees for several years now in different employment law practice areas.

Talk to our employment lawyers about employment concerns. The Kaminsky Law Attorneys are here for you. We assist our clients in having their claims compensated. Kaminsky Law is a member of the prestigious million-dollar advocates’ forum. This is to certify the accomplishments of trial lawyers who have achieved large awards, so their colleagues will know they are top-notch.

Call our employment lawyers now and let us review your case on your free initial consultation. Let us help you.

EMPLOYMENT LAW FAQS

How much does it cost to hire a lawyer to sue my employer?

The rate of employment lawyers can be done in two ways; either hourly or via contingency. In Pennsylvania, most of the time, it is hourly. Hiring a labor law attorney in Pennsylvania can range from a minimum of $100 up to $1000 or even more. The rate varies due to the lawyer’s experience, expertise, and overall grasp of the case.

Can I sue my employer for stress and anxiety?

There is what you call Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress. This type of emotional distress could be used to sue your employer if they failed their duty of care to their workers. Commonly, this is committed intentionally or recklessly. Workplace misconduct and extreme unnecessary behavior are also the reason.

Is it worth suing an employer?

In Pennsylvania, also in other states, everything is worth it when you know you are right for the decision that you made. However, suing your employer requires valid and reasonable evidence to prove your employer’s liability to your demise. If you don’t have valid arguments and sufficient evidence to support your claim, the supreme court will dismiss your case in favor of the employer. In short, you will lose the case even you have reputable lead counsel.

Is it against the law if my employer does not offer any paid leave?

Employers who do not offer paid leave do not break any law. They offer benefits other than monetary compensation. This includes vacation time, holidays, or paid time off benefits.

Can I take time off from work even if without paid leave?

The law requires both private sector and public governing institutions to offer unpaid leave for different reasons. Examples of these are:

  • Family Leave
  • Medical leave: Following the Medical Leave Act
  • Military leave: Stated in the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Act
  • Jury service

I work more than 40 hours a week, am I entitled to overtime?

In Pennsylvania, PA, the law states the employers must pay the compensation time and a half more for the exceeded time accumulated beyond their working hours. Failure to pay the rightful compensation is a violation of the law.

CALL AN EXPERIENCED PHILADELPHIA EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY FOR FREE CONSULTATION

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Kaminsky Law Firm has represented employees in Philadelphia, PA for many years now. Our Philadelphia employment lawyers know how to address employment disputes, employment and workplace discrimination, and other concerns. Call us now at 215-876-0800 and talk to our employment law attorney to review your case.

For a free, confidential consultation with a nationally recognized Pennsylvania attorney, contact (215) 876-0800 or submit an online contact form.

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