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Employment Lawyer For Employees

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, FMLA, EXIT STRATEGIES

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Litigating Workplace Disputes

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Employment Law Ready✔ ™

M.K.O. Employment Law LLC “MKO” is a group of contingency fee based lawyers with the pedigree of a large plaintiff employment law firm, but intending to stay nimble and cost efficient to focus on clients, provide greater access to their attorneys by having fewer and higher quality cases, and to provide real solutions and plans of action. Our forte is in assessing clients’ employment issues and comprehensively planning a strategy, which may include litigation, to obtain the best potential outcome for the client. We are resolution oriented and not looking to destroy careers and reputations with needless litigation. We offer actual attorney (not staff) consultations  from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday, and 8am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. We are always happy to give advice to everyone, even if we can’t represent you. 

Reasons To Choose Our Law Firm

Focused Employment Law Practice

MKO is a “boutique law firm” which means that we concentrate on this niche area and offer highly focused employmnent law services to clients who are looking for the personal touch. Boutique law firms are not a one-stop legal shop, and that’s a good thing. While a long roster of diverse legal services may look impressive on paper, it’s fairly pointless in practice. You need one good attorney who knows the ins and outs of the area of law that’s relevant to your case. Look for a law firm that only practices in the area of law that you need. If that’s all they do, chances are, they do it very well.

Technology Driven & Experts in the Cloud

We provide immediate legal consultations, operate a paperless law firm, use advanced cloud storage, digital signatures, electronic forms, and can review your documents using screen share technology instantaneously. MKO is technologically savvy, nimble, flexible, and efficient. We are not confined to our office, chained to a desktop computer, or burdened with IT maintenance. Thanks to the smart use of technology we can focus on providing our clients with the best representation possible. By streamlining our practice we can focus on what our clients hire us to do – advocate on their behalf and work diligently toward a desired result.

Legal Advice Instantly From The Comfort of Home

MKO can provide superior legal services through adapative use of new technology and provide the majority of legal assistance while you are comfortably working from your home. It just also happens it’s better, easier, and faster for our clients – they really appreciate it. We seemlessly and interactively collaborate with you in a relaxed enviornment where you have all of your files in your immediate control. We find this is the absolute best way to provide legal advice to our clients on complex legal issues, hands down.

Discreet When Necessary

While many cases require that we go to court to seek justice, there are a substantial number of disputes that need to be handled discreetly. We see each legal dispute as an opportunity to find a fair and equitable resolution without destroying your reputation, resume, job prospects, income, and if avoidable, not subjecting you, your family, friends, and former coworkers to unnecessary, highly invasive, time consuming, stressful, and ultimately public litigation. MKO, “Providing you a path forward in your life, career, and recovering the compensation you deserve.™” Confidentiality is key, for everyone. 

Keeping Costs Low To Focus On Your Case

Our clients understand that their representation are far more important than an expensive address. Some law firms might be battling an extremely burdensome and large overhead costs. In other words, to survive, they may need to be a “factory firm” or “volume practice” that needs to process a vast amount of cases to be able to afford their superfluous costs, expenses, and overheadWe aggressively keep costs down so we can focus on you. Don’t want to be treated like an account number, a settlement figure, or a wheel that needs to be turned to keep the law firm getting paid? We keep our costs low and use this financial freedom for our clients best interests.

Highly Responsive Attorneys

We even make ourselves extremely available to clients, even beyond our normal business hours! When you call us your attorney answers, not a secretary who puts you on hold for 20 minutes, then tells you that you can leave a voicemail for your attorney. Besides the MKO office phone number, our clients can contact their attorney via a desk & mobile phone number, SMS & texting, as well as business & emergency email. For example, we can often respond to a text message in just a few minutes. Experience a better, faster, and more efficient way to work with an attorney. MKO believes that clients can and should depend on the fact that we’ll respond quickly.

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Ten Reasons To Choose Our Law Firm

1. Focused Employment Law Practice

MKO is a “boutique firm” which means that we focus on a niche area and offer highly specialized services to clients who are looking for the personal touch within our area of practice: Employment Law. Boutique law firms are not a one-stop legal shop, and that’s a good thing. While a long roster of diverse legal services may look impressive on paper, it’s fairly pointless in practice. You need one good attorney who knows the ins and outs of the area of law that’s relevant to your case.  Look for a law firm that only practices the area of law that you need. If that’s all they do, chances are, they do it very well. 

2. Technology Driven & Experts in the Cloud

We provide immediate legal consultations, operate a paperless law firm, use advanced cloud storage, digital signatures, electronic intake forms, and can review your documents using screen share technology on your computer instantaneously. MKO is technologically savvy, nimble, flexible, and efficient. 

 We are not confined to our office, chained to a desktop computer, or burdened with IT maintenance. Thanks to the smart use of technology we can focus on providing our clients with the best representation possible. By streamlining our practice we can focus on what our clients hire us to do – advocate on their behalf and work diligently toward a desired result.

3. Legal Advice Instantly From The Comfort of Home

MKO can provide superior legal services through adapative use of new technology and provide the majority of legal assistance while you are comfortably working from your home. It just also happens it’s better, easier, and faster for our clients – they really appreciate it. We seemlessly and interactively collaborate with you in a relaxed enviornment where you have all of your files in your immediate control. We find this is the absolute best way to provide legal advice to our clients on complex legal issues, hands down.

The old style of coming into our office with binders of disjointed and unsearchable paperwork, of which we to organize and figure out on the fly, is incredibly wasteful, time-consuming, inefficient, and not highly productive. Because of our integration with technology, we are ready to work with you on highly intricate matters on a moments notice, no matter where you (or we) are.

4. Discreet When Necessary

While many cases require that we go to court to seek justice, there are a substantial number of disputes that need to be handled discreetly. We see each legal dispute as an opportunity to find a fair and equitable resolution without destroying your reputation, resume, job prospects, income, and if avoidable, not subjecting you, your family, friends, and former coworkers to unnecessary, highly invasive, time consuming, stressful, and ultimately public litigation. MKO, “Providing you a path forward in your life, career, and recovering the compensation you deserve.™”

Confidentiality is key, for everyone. 

5. Experience, Professional, & Integrity

Through representing and managing thousands of employment situations, rest assured there is help or a path forward for your situation. For example, Partner Christi Wallace has personally represented over 900 clients and has managed hundrends more for associates that worked for her in just the last 7 years!

6. Highly Responsive Attorneys

We always get the question, “If I choose to have you represent me, will it be difficult for me to get in touch with you?”

Absolutely not, we even make ourselves available to clients beyond our normal business hours! Futher, when you call us your attorney answers, not a secretary who puts you on hold for 20 minutes, then tells you that you can leave a voicemail for your attorney. Besides the MKO office phone number, our clients can contact their attorney via mobile, SMS & texting, business email, and an urgent emergency email. For example, we can often respond to a text message in just a few minutes. Experience a better, faster, and more efficient way to work with an attorney. MKO believes that clients can and should depend on the fact that we’ll respond quickly.

7. Attorneys Available 74+ Hours Per Week

Employment Attorneys are available at least 74 hours per week by phone, email, and text messaging. Don’t be fooled by marketing, many law firms are using non-attorney 3rd party answering services and advertising “Phones Answered 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week.” We pick up our own phones, respond to our own emails and text messages, and use real attorneys, 74+ hours per week. 

M-F🕖7am-🕖7pm
Sat/Sun🕗8am-🕒3pm

8. Practical Advice From Seasoned Professionals

MKO strongly believes that every situation is distinctly unique and therefore we must endevour to find the right solution for that particular issue. Because we are a boutique employment law firm, we strive to find unique and innovation solutions for our clients in every circustance. We take action when necessary, put together deals when possible, and work with our clients so we can be creative and find smart solutions instead of needless litigation. We want to protect your interests now and in the future.

9. Contingency Representation

Contingency Legal Representation is where you do not have to pay your lawyer up front. This is fantastic if you are offered this option. Lawyers and litigation costs are incredibly expensive if you pay hourly. With contingency representation, you are not faced with large legal bills and expenses that are daunting and causes slow downs while waiting for a retainer to be replenished. Further, when you’re offering to pay anyone up front and hourly, it seems they’ll take almost any case – so long as they are getting paid. Funny how that works. Here’s how we help:

  • People can afford an attorney. – Without the benefit of contingency, it would be very difficult for a person who was recently seperated from their job to afford an employment lawyer.
  • MKO only gets paid if there is a recovery.  – We put our money where our mouth is, if we don’t get a recovery, you don’t owe legal fees and costs.
  • Contingency representation says something about your case. – Considering MKO only will get paid if there is a recovery, you can assume we like to cases that we believe have merit.
  • Helps people can move on with their lives – Instead of racking up debt to pay for legal help, our contingency representation lets you move on with your life as we deal with the legal stuff. This is exactly what MKO stands for, “Providing you a path forward in your life, career, and recovering the compensation you deserve.™”
10. Keeping Costs Low To Focus On Your Case

Our clients understand that their representation is are far more important than an expensive address.

Some law firms might be battling an extremely burdensome and large cost overhead. In other words, to survive, they may need to be a “factory firm” or “volume practice” that needs to process a vast amount of cases to be able to afford their superfluous costs, expenses, and overheadWe aggressively keep costs down so we can focus on you.

Don’t want to be treated like an account number, a settlement figure, or a wheel that needs to be turned to keep the law firm getting paid? We keep our costs low and use this financial freedom for our clients best interests.

Working Together To Get The Resolution You Deserve

Why Do You Need an Employment Lawyer?

Many people initially assume that they can handle their employment issues on their own, but quickly learn that the legal process of filing, negotiating, prosecuting, and resolving a claim is far more complicated than they anticipated. If you believe that your employer has acted unlawfully, it is in your best interest to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. These are common situations we often encounter:

Wrongful Termination

We help people fired, or soon to be fired, when they have been treated unfairly, illegally, or unjustly.

Medical Accommodations

Employees needing physical or mental health/wellness accommodations are protected.

Disability Discrimination

This is so broadly defined that most health conditions can be considered disabilities. 

Age Discrimination

For those over 40 years old (but older is preferred) that experience bias based on your age.

Employment Discrimination

Race, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), orientation, disability.

EEOC or PHRC Agencies

Aggressive lawyering in the state and federal agencies can mean quick, quiet, and lucrative resolutions.

Professional Exit Strategies

Cut your losses or remove yourself from a mismatched work environment. Whatever your reason, you need an exit strategy.

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Sexual Harassment

A range of actions from mild transgressions to sexual abuse or sexual assault. A highly serious offense.

It Can Happen To You

We all hope for a career that runs from high point to high point. But real careers and people don’t work like that. Projects fail. You apply for jobs that you don’t get. Sometimes you don’t feel like you can possibly face another day at work. You make mistakes, others make mistakes, and sometimes even get fired. It can happen to anyone. But what if something is wrong? When should you fight back? 

If someone has done something unethical, unscrupulous, or illegal in the workplace, you should at least consider whether you should fight back. For that you need a legal consultation to know your position. 

MKO prides itself on assisting people through these brutal emotional situations of anger, stress, and depression. We provide the tools so you can come back more resilient and stronger than before. Our goal is providing you a financially secure and happy future by resolving the situation in the best way for your personal needs. 

Failing to Accommodate Medical Conditions

Failing to Accommodate Medical Conditions

Sexual Harassment & Equal Pay

Sexual Harassment & Equal Pay

Pregnancy Discrimination & Gender Discrimination

Pregnancy Discrimination & Gender Discrimination

Professional Exit Strategy

Professional Exit Strategy

Wrongful Termination Law Firm

Wrongful Termination Law Firm

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Some people may be dealing with certain issues at work while others may have lost their jobs for wrongful reasons. People have a right to know whether certain actions comply with federal and state employment laws.

Any person who has been mistreated in their workplace should make sure that they know what their rights are.

Do you think that your employer has broken the law or otherwise violated your rights? You should make sure that you seek knowledgeable legal representation.

MKO’s Employment News 

MKO’s media page contains articles about employment topics, coverage in the press and news, and publication of some of our state and federal employment litigation cases. First, we believe producing content helpful to the public is key to helping people understand their employment rights and protecting them if necessary. Second, we believe that media coverage enhances the rights of all employees by spreading the stories and knowledge of what happened to others. Third, publication of the details of filed litigation empowers that single person to publicly stand up and assert their voice and opinion loudly and with vigor, even if the company is expected to dispute it. Remember, it’s often through publicly telling a story that others feel compelled to come forward. If you have something to say, speak to an employment lawyer now at 412-301-2700.    

*Any testimonial, statement, endorsement, numerical figure, image/video, rating, or review (that may be from many years of practice with many people) does not constitute a guarantee, suggestion, promise, influence, or prediction about anything relating to your representation, selection of law firm or attorney, ability to practice, a consumer reliance of any kind, or any legal matter. Results vary. MKO is not in any way a successor entity to any other law firm.