Pittsburgh, PA. MKO Employment Law LLC: A Premier Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employment Law Firm

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Pittsburgh, PA Employment Lawyer

Pittsburgh, PA. MKO Employment Law LLC is a premier Pittsburgh, PA employment law firm that provides unparalleled legal representation to employees. With a team of experienced attorneys who are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for their clients, MKO Employment Law LLC has earned a reputation as one of the top employment law firms in the region.

Whether you are facing a discrimination claim, wage and hour dispute, or need assistance with a professional exit strategy, MKO Employment Law LLC has the knowledge, skills, and resources to help you achieve your goals. With a commitment to personalized attention in Pennsylvania, cost-effective solutions, and a track record of success, MKO Employment Law LLC is the premier choice for all your employment law needs.

A Real Pennsylvania Employment Law Firm

Having a Pennsylvania employment lawyer is extremely important for employees because employment laws can vary widely from state to state and even from city to city. A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania employment lawyer will have a deep understanding of the specific employment laws and regulations that apply to employees in their area, as well as any recent legal developments or changes that may affect their case. This knowledge can be critical in helping employees protect their rights and pursue the best possible outcome for their case. A Pennsylvania employment lawyer is likely to have experience working with the specific judges, juries, and other legal professionals in their area, which can be beneficial in terms of understanding how to navigate the Pennsylvania court system and build a strong case that is likely to be successful in their specific jurisdiction.

On the other hand, nationwide law firms are often poor choice for employees in Pennsylvania because they may not have a deep understanding of the specific employment laws and regulations that apply in Pennsylvania. Additionally, they may not have experience working with the specific judges, agencies, businesses, officials, and other legal professionals in Pennsylvania, which can make it difficult to build a strong case and achieve the best possible outcome for their client. Furthermore, nationwide law firms may not be able to provide the same level of personalized attention and service that a Pennsylvania employment lawyer can offer. Because they are handling cases across the country, they may not have the time or resources to give each client the individualized attention and support they need, as well as the often time intense jurisdiction specific complications that arise, to achieve the best possible outcome for their case.

In short, when it comes to employment law cases in Pennsylvania, it is crucial for employees to work with a Pennsylvania employment lawyer who has the knowledge, experience, and resources to help them protect their rights and achieve the best possible outcome for their case. Nationwide law firms may simply not have the same level of understanding of the specific laws, regulations, and legal culture in Pennsylvania, and may not be able to provide the same level of personalized attention and service that a Pennsylvania employment lawyer can offer.

 

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Email MKO or Call 412-301-2700. No State or Federal Employees & Only Pennsylvania Cases.

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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Employer Attorney Practice Areas

MKO Employment Law LLC has a wide range of practice areas, each of which is designed to help clients with their specific employment law needs. These practice areas include:

  1. Age Discrimination and Higher Compensated Employees: Our attorneys provide representation to employees who have experienced age discrimination in the workplace. We also help those who have been denied employment or promotions due to their age, and those who have been retaliated against for raising concerns about age discrimination. Additionally, we help higher compensated employees navigate the unique legal issues that arise in their employment contracts.
  2. Disability, Medical Issues, and FMLA: Our attorneys have extensive experience representing employees who have been discriminated against due to their disabilities or medical conditions. We also help employees navigate the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and ensure that they receive the benefits they are entitled to under the law.
  3. Criminal Records or Criminal History for Failure to Hire: Our attorneys assist individuals who have been denied employment or promotions due to their criminal history or records. We work to protect their rights and advocate on their behalf to ensure that they are treated fairly.
  4. EEOC/PHRC Filing, Charges, Mediations, and Litigation: We assist employees with all aspects of EEOC and PHRC filings, charges, mediations, and litigation. Our attorneys work to ensure that our clients’ rights are protected and that they receive the compensation they are entitled to.
  5. Gender issues including Sexual Harassment, Equal Pay, and Pregnancy: Our attorneys represent employees who have experienced gender discrimination, sexual harassment, unequal pay, and pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. We work to hold employers accountable and to ensure that our clients are fairly compensated for the harm they have suffered.
  6. Misclassification, Overtime / Unpaid Wages & Retaliation, and Overemployment Fraud: Our attorneys assist employees who have been misclassified as exempt employees, denied overtime pay, or not paid for all the hours they have worked. We also help employees who have been retaliated against for raising concerns about these issues, and those who have been victims of overemployment fraud.
  7. Professional Exit Strategies, Severance Agreements, and Separation Packages: Our attorneys help employees navigate the complex legal issues involved in exiting a job. We provide guidance and representation in the negotiation of severance agreements and separation packages, ensuring that our clients receive fair compensation and are protected from any negative consequences of leaving their employment.
  8. Retaliation and Hostile Work Environment: Our attorneys represent employees who have been retaliated against for reporting workplace discrimination, harassment, or other illegal conduct. We also assist employees who have been subjected to a hostile work environment, ensuring that they are protected from further harm and that their rights are upheld.
  9. Unemployment Referee Hearings and Unemployment Appeal Hearings: Our attorneys represent employees who have been denied unemployment benefits or who are facing challenges to their eligibility for benefits. We provide guidance and representation in unemployment referee hearings and appeals.
  10. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review Appeal: Appealing a Referee Decision: Our attorneys assist employees who are seeking to appeal a referee’s decision in an unemployment compensation case. We work to ensure that our clients receive the benefits they are entitled to under the law.
  11. Wrongful Termination, Constructive Termination / Discharge: Our attorneys provide representation to employees who have been wrongfully terminated or who have experienced constructive termination or discharge. We work to protect our clients’ rights and to ensure that they receive fair compensation for the harm they have suffered.
  12. Workers’ Comp Retaliation, Whistleblowing Retaliation: Our attorneys represent employees who have been retaliated against for filing workers’ compensation claims or for blowing the whistle on illegal or unethical conduct in the workplace. We work to protect our clients’ rights and to ensure that they are fairly compensated for the harm they have suffered.

Why Choose A Pittsburgh-Based MKO Employment Law LLC?

There are several reasons why you should choose MKO Employment Law LLC for all your employment law needs. Here are just a few:

  1. Experienced Lawyers The lawyers at MKO Employment Law LLC have extensive experience in all areas of employment law, and are dedicated to helping their clients achieve the best possible outcome for their case.
  2. Personalized Attention At MKO Employment Law LLC, clients are treated as individuals, not just case numbers. The lawyers take the time to listen to their clients’ concerns and provide personalized attention to help them achieve their goals.
  3. Cost-Effective Solutions MKO Employment Law LLC understands that legal fees can be a significant expense for clients, and is committed to providing cost-effective solutions to help clients achieve their goals.
  4. Excellent Track Record MKO Employment Law LLC has an excellent track record of success in employment law cases, and has received numerous accolades for their outstanding legal services.

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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 You Want MKO As Your Employment Counsel

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 adaptive 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 seamlessly and interactively collaborate with you in a relaxed environment 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 1000 clients and has managed hundreds more for associates that worked for her in just her first 10 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! Further, 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 mobileSMS & textingbusiness 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 endeavor 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 circumstance. 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 separated 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.

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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!

Employment Law Ready✔ ™

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.

Wrongful Termination & Discrimination Questions

To Ask During Your Free Lawyer Consultation

  • =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?

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