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Lawyer For Employment Law – Why Should You Hire One?

Employment law encompasses all matters related to workplaces, such as the public and private sector and other global organizations. The federal and state law protect worker rights, promotes safe working environments, and prevents discrimination. The law governs an employer-employee relationship and includes multiple subjects with goals to protect worker rights.

Now, the question is – whom do you approach to protect your respective rights and obligations in the workplace? The answer is a lawyer for employment law.

What is an Employment Law Lawyer?

A lawyer for employment law handles multiple issues that arise during employment situations. The attorney handles possibilities under employment law that include,

  • Wage claims.
  • Breach of employment contracts.
  • Company policy or procedural issues.
  • Discrimination based on membership in a protected class or disability.
  • Health and safety violations in the workplace.

So, employment law lawyers have experience dealing with state and federal departments and agencies that enforce laws and regulations affecting workplaces.

What Are the Tasks Performed by an Employment Law Lawyer?

Employment law lawyers represent employees and employers involved in work-related disputes. The lawyers dedicate a lot of time researching codes, laws, and statutes related to employment rights representing employers or employees.

A lawyer for employment law may advise clients on multiple workplace-related issues like the following.

  • Establish workable and fair workplace employment policies and procedures.
  • Assure that the procedures and policies comply with workplace laws and regulations.
  • Ensure that the procedures and policies are communicated effectively to the company’s workforce.
  • Train the human resource employees to administer policies and procedures efficiently.
  • Stay updated with the latest changes in employment laws and regulations.
  • Advise changes in the company’s policies and procedures, depending on the situation.
  • Get involved in a dispute and try to solve it on the employer’s behalf if the human resource personnel cannot solve it.
  • Represent the employer and the company in court if they get sued.
  • Represent the employer in dispute resolution procedures like mediation, negotiations, etc.
  • Advise employers and the company about fair and effective policies and procedural systems for firing employees.
  • Negotiate and draft employment contracts on behalf of the employer or the employee.
  • Represent the employer or the employee in cases where one party alleges a breach of the employment contract.

Reasons to Hire an Employment Law Lawyer

Employment law lawyers focus on the laws related to a workplace, help regulate the employer-employee relationship, and significant happenings. A lawyer for employment law is also aware of all workplace rights and deeply understands laws that can protect client interests.

Here is why companies or employers must consider hiring an employment law lawyer.

  • Understand Rights and Obligations

    One of the best things that an employer or company can learn from an employment law lawyer is the rights and obligations related to the workplace. So, having a lawyer can help protect those rights of the employer in any document that governs employment relationships. Employers can also stay informed about ongoing or upcoming legal disputes and cases if they have an employment law lawyer.

  • Fight for the Cause

    An employment law lawyer can fight on the company or the employer’s behalf if they face wrong termination suits. The lawyer can negotiate on the employer’s behalf as a skilled professional and provide legal backing to the company. So, the employer can depend on the lawyer to look after the legal liabilities and focus on other significant business matters.

  • Information on Terminations and Obligations

    An employment law lawyer can educate companies, employers, or business owners on their obligations related to pay structure, termination rules, employee benefits packages, etc. The terms hold relevance in cases of wrongful termination lawsuits that put the company at risk. The lawyer also educates the employers or business owners about the obligations to fulfill to avoid entanglements and violations.

  • Employment Policies

    Employment law lawyers can help draft and develop efficient employment policies. The process happens before a company decides to hire employees and may include changes that can get amended later. So, a lawyer for employment law can help draft contracts, advise employers on policies and practices, and implement an employee handbook to inform everyone about the organizational policies.

  • Collective Bargaining

    An employment law lawyer is invaluable when dealing with employee organizations and unions, including their demands. The lawyer can provide legal representation to the employer or the company during collective bargaining agreements and meetings. The lawyer also ensures that the employer complies with the present industry rules and regulations to avoid legal consequences.

What is an Employment Law Lawyer’s Salary?

The average salary of a lawyer for employment law is $92,967. However, the remuneration ranges from $76,795 and $102,437, depending on professional experience and expertise. So, the lawyer’s salary range may vary depending on significant factors like certification, education, additional skills, years of professional experience, etc.

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Key Terms Related to Employment Law

All companies and corporations follow strict employment laws that include multiple subject areas with their sets of standards and associated terms.

Here are some key terms and aspects of employment law that can relate to one another.

  • Title VII: It prohibits all kinds of employment discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, sex, etc.
  • Age Discrimination: The law prevents employers and organizations from discriminating based on age factors.
  • Equal Pay Act: The law protects individuals from wage discrimination based on gender.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): The law prohibits discrimination based on the disability factor. It also requires the employer to provide reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities.
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act: It prohibits employers from discriminating against women during pregnancy or a condition related to childbirth.
  • Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA): It prohibits discrimination against employees based on genetic information.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): It sets the standard for minimum hourly wages, overtime pay, fines, and loss of payment obligations.
  • Minimum Wage: It represents the lowest amount an employer can pay to the employees and varies depending on the state and federal laws.
  • Overtime Compensation: It represents the amount an employer must pay employees for working over 40 hours a week.
  • Wage Garnishment: It happens when an employee withholds a part of the employee earnings to pay off creditors or investors.
  • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA): It allows employees and their family members to get group health benefits even after leaving the job.
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA): The law helps govern how employers administer pension plans and healthcare benefits.
  • Stock Options: It allows the employees to purchase stocks in the company.


A lawyer for employment law represents employers and employees in solving legal issues involving federal and state laws. The employment law lawyer ensures that no wrongdoings take place at the company and protects the rights of the employers and the employees. The attorney knows all legal rights, obligations, and liabilities related to workplaces and can help resolve legal disputes within no time. Moreover, employers or companies can seek assistance from a lawyer to draft contracts, agreements, policies, and procedures.

If your company is looking for an efficient employment lawyer, visit ContractsCounsel now. Post a project highlighting your requirements and hire a professional lawyer who can responsibly help you with legal matters and complications related to the workplace.

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