Any type of litigation is stressful and problematic but the process is especially complicated when it comes to employment litigation. Employment law is intricate and subject to frequent, and often dramatic, change. Employment law is diverse and influenced by often conflicting state, federal, and administrative agency decisions that interpret and enforce these laws… complicated to say the least.
Some of the employment laws that result in conflict or litigation include, but are not limited to:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) or Dodd-Frank Act
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
- Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
- National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
Understanding these laws and how they affect your business are vitally important to every business owner. And, unfortunately, ignorance or misunderstanding of these laws is not a legitimate excuse for employment law violations.
Employment law conflict, and ultimate litigation, covers many types of claims; including, but not limited to, discrimination, harassment, wage-hour pay, overtime violations, wrongful discharge, misappropriation of trade secrets, labor union disputes, workplace safety violations, defamation, and more.
Employment litigation requires a complex understanding of these laws and regulations and how they apply to the case at hand. Ideally, we would like to help employers and employees prevent employment issues or mediate misunderstandings; but, when that is not possible, we are here to aggressively and professional represent you through litigation.
Pamela Branch, and her team at PJB Law, are here to make the process as easy and successful as possible. Request an appointment online or give us a call at 804-771-9786. We look forward to working with you!