Professional Exit Strategies

An exit strategy is a way to remove yourself from your current situation with professionalism and with a monetary package that you deserve.  Employee’s typically hire lawyers when the employment relationship has soured to the extent it is no longer tenable, are in the process of being terminated, or may have recently been laid off. Employee Exit Strategies are extremely common yet hidden primarily because of Confidentiality Agreements. A highly quality employee separation package needs a good lawyer. Employment exit strategy lawyers know you want to negotiate with your employer, but doing so alone is neigh impossible. 

As boutique employment lawyers, we provide professional exit strategies where we confidentially assist you leaving the company for significant compensation. Our forte is in assessing clients’ employment issues and comprehensively planning a strategy, which may (while unlikely) 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. 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.

MKO is a Super Lawyers recognized law firm which is exceedingly rare for a firm solely practicing Employment Law in Pittsburgh. “Employment lawyers that lawyers themselves seek out.” For lawyers of distinction, it means that they must excel in their specific practice area to a degree above and beyond others around them. For employment lawyers, that often means high profile litigation, significant federal court litigation, thousands of satisfied clients, strong and powerful reputation, credibility, media appearances, and most importantly, great results for their clients. It is through this reputation that we help you achieve your goal in accomplishing a great exit strategy.

We offer actual employment lawyer (not staff) consultations 412.301.2700 with local Pennsylvania attorneys 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.

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Tell Your Employment Lawyer Everything

Claims are complex and nuanced, with many additional laws and statutes providing protections, so it’s important you spend time with your employment lawyer (not a paralegal or staff) on a consultation. MKO’s employment lawyers focus almost exclusively on employment law so it’s easy to understand that we handle almost any issue in this field (full practice list here). Our core practice revolves around these most common types discrimination and employment law cases:

  • Age Discrimination and Highly Compensated Employees
  • Disability, Medical, and FMLA
  • Gender issues including Sexual Harassment, Equal Pay, and Pregnancy
  • Misclassification, Overtime, and Unpaid Wages
  • Professional Exit Strategies, Separation Packages
  • Retaliation and Hostile Work Environment
  • Unemployment Applications through Unemployment Appeals
  • Wrongful Termination and Constructive Discharge

The best thing that you can do is to work closely with a dedicated employment law lawyer to understand your rights. If you believe that you have been subjected to unlawful treatment while at work, we want to hear about your situation.

 

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After dispensing thousands of legal consultations to potential clients, I can easily say it’s my favorite part of my practice. My guidance, even if I can’t accept them as a client, helps people immeasurably in figuring out what to do and how to move forward with their lives. I make a measurable impact every single day on many people. Who else can say that about their job? I love it. Call me. – Michael Kraemer, Esq.

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“Providing you a path forward in your life, career, and recovering the compensation you deserve.” 

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 expertise: Employment Law. Boutique law firms are not a general practice or one-stop legal shop, and that’s a good thing. 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 primarily practices the area of law that you need. If that’s all they do, chances are, they do it very well. 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. Are you a victim? MKO’s employment lawyers are always available for the clients. You can contact us anytime for a case assessment and evaluation. 

Ten Reasons To Choose Our Law Firm

1. Focused Employment Law Practice

MKO is a “boutique law firm” which means that we concentrate on this niche area and offer highly focused employment 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.

2. 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.

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 (and thousands) of employment situations, rest assured there is help or a path forward for your situation. For example, Partner Christi Wallace has personally represented well over 1000 clients and has managed hundrends more for associates that worked for her in just the last few 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! Besides the MKO office phone number, our clients can contact their attorney via website chat, SMS & texting, attorney 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. 

Monday-Friday 7am-7pm
Saturday & Sunday 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.™”
  • Paid Representation – If your case is one which requires payment, like many Unemployment cases, we even offer a Pay Later option (via Affirm credit) so legal help is obtainable and realistic. 
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.

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Clients & Cases Managed

Wrongful Termination

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

Employment Discrimination

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

Professional Exit Strategies

Remove yourself from a toxic workplace or help with a job loss. Lawyers give you an exit strategy.

Medical Accommodations

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

Disability Discrimination

Many health conditions can be considered disabilities and are  legally protected including retaliation.  

EEOC or PHRC Agencies

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

Age Discrimination

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

Sexual Harassment

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

I trusted Mr. Kraemer with a rather difficult period of time for my family, and we came out on top. He is trustworthy and honest, incredibly helpful, and understanding. Five stars aren’t enough! Him and his staff are well experienced, and won’t let up until the truth is known and justice is served. Michael, it’s been a pleasure. I hope I never need your services again! If I do, I will not hesitate to give you a call.

Bob B.

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Halfway to legal help. If you don't get paid, neither do we. All you need to do is call MKO!

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Michael Kraemer was the only lawyer who took my case and would be the only lawyer I’d rely on. He kept me informed and was very intellectual on the whole subject that my case was revolved around. I give Mr. Kraemer a 10 out of 10 and I would refer him and his associates to anyone who wants a well defined lawyer.

Andrew L.

Consultation Questions To Ask Your Employment Lawyer

  • =What does an employment discrimination, wrongful termination lawyer do?

  • =Do I need an employment lawyer, what options do I have?

  • =Can a employment attorney really help my case, even if I still work there?

  • =When should I hire an employment law firm? 

  • =Is discrimination, illegal conduct, and severance negotiations that common?

  • =How do you retain an employment attorney and is it really this easy? 

  • =How do I know when I need an employment lawyer?

  • =When should I address discrimination at the office?

  • =What is my case worth? 

  • =Do I have a retaliation, wrongful termination, or discrimination case?