Employment Law Practice Areas

Employment Law Practice Areas

MKO Employment Law

When you work hard to earn your living, a workplace dispute can put your livelihood at risk. However, you are protected under employment law against numerous prohibited acts which might threaten your employment or put you in fear of retaliation. If you believe that you have been subjected to unlawful treatment while at work, we want to hear about your situation.

CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS

In helping employers draft non-compete and trade secret agreements, we possess insight into representing employees accused of violating those contracts.

Employment Contracts
Non-Compete Agreements (Trade Secret Agreements)
Severance

DISCRIMINATION

Workplace discrimination comes in many forms. Regardless of the circumstance, it’s against the law. An employer cannot treat you unfairly because of race, gender, nationality, age, disability, religion or familial status.

Age Discrimination
Gender/Sex Discrimination
Disability Discrimination
Religious Discrimination
Pregnancy Discrimination
Race Discrimination
Wage Discrimination
Workplace Bullying Discrimination

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION CLAIMS

    Most charges of employment discrimination must be first addressed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, before you can file a lawsuit. You will need an attorney to speed up the mediation process and maximize your recovery.

    EEOC Filing
    EEOC Mediation

    FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT CLAIMS

    If your employer has failed to compensate you at minimum wage, a skilled and engaged attorney can guide you through settlement discussions with your employer and can assist you with your lawsuit.

    Unpaid Overtime
    Minimum Wage Violations
    Overtime Exemption Misclassification Violations
    Unpaid Wages, Commissions, and Bonuses
    Independent Contractor Misclassification

    FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT CLAIMS

    FMLA allows the majority of employees (though there are certain eligibility requirements) to take a leave of absence from work for a variety of health and family related reasons.

    GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS

    Our firm provides clients with advice and representation before state and federal agencies which are concerned with employment matters and agencies which are involved in professional licensure.

    Whistleblowing
    EEOC Charges
    Professional Licensure Defense

    HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Do not tolerate an environment infused with hostility or inappropriateness. Victims of pregnancy discrimination, workers’ compensation retaliation or race discrimination must take immediate action.

    Retaliation
    Harassment
    Discrimination
    Sexual Harassment
    Whistleblowing

    WAGE AND HOUR DISPUTES

    Salespeople that are not compensated based on commission plans or are fired before the commission comes due. We help resolve these and other wage and hour disputes.

    Donning and Doffing Violations
    Equal Pay and The Right to Fair Compensation
    Unpaid Wages, Commissions, and Bonuses
    Unpaid Wages and Wage Theft
    Unpaid Overtime

    WRONGFUL TERMINATION

    An employer can fire an employee for any reason or no reason at all, wrongful termination of that employee can have serious legal consequences.

    Workplace Retaliation
    Whistleblower Retaliation
    Workers’ Compensation Retaliation

    Practice Areas


    • Age Discrimination
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Arbitration
    • Civil Rights Litigation
    • Compensation
    • Contracts
    • Disability Discrimination
    • Discrimination
    • EEOC Charges
    • Employment Contracts
    • Employment Litigation
    • Equal Pay
    • Family and Medical Leave Act
    • FMLA Violations
    • Gender/Sex Discrimination
    • Harassment
    • Independent Contractor Misclassification
    • Litigation
    • Mediation
    • Military Service Discrimination (USERRA)
    • Minimum Wage Violations
    • Misclassification Violations
    • Negotiations
    • Non-Compete Litigation
    • Non-Competition Agreements
    • Overtime Pay
    • Pregnancy Discrimination
    • Race Discrimination
    • Religious Discrimination
    • Retaliation
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Unemployment Benefits
    • Unfair Labor Practice
    • Unpaid Wages, Commissions, and Bonuses
    • Whistleblowing
    • Workplace Bullying Discrimination