Employment relationships are so common and so regular, it’s easy for employers and employees, alike, to forget that there is a vast body of law that undergirds the modern workplace. From minimum wages, to overtime wages, to rules about commissions, and rules regarding health and safety and discrimination and retaliatory discharges, employment law is a vast field, and there are numerous regulations that employers are often completely unaware of. Moreover, many of these rules are constantly changing.
At Asheville Legal we handle employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation disputes, and we’ve handled these employment law disputes from both sides of the coin. We can handle these matters from even before the charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and all the way through trial.
We recommend that any business that has grown or continues to grow by adding employees consult with an experienced employment attorney to ensure that they are complying with state and federal regulations regarding the payment of wages. After all, one complaint is all it takes to land the Wage and Hour Division at your doorstep for an invasive and time-consuming audit. Furthermore, wage payment law is one area where employees continue to have the upper hand—while their damages are not often that high, statutory laws can force employers to pay their employees’ own attorney fees related to these claims.
The business lawyers at Asheville Legal can draft and negotiate complex employment contracts, including non-compete and confidentiality provisions. We also work with and advise on the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the North Carolina Equal Employment Practices Act, sexual harassment claims, claims for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, and many other employment-related claims.
If you have a question about your legal rights and/or obligations in the workplace, you should reach out and contact us.
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