NYC Employment Law Attorneys
Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier, P.C. is a personal injury law firm located in downtown Manhattan, in NYC. In addition to personal injury law, we also specialize in employment law, and we can help with a wide variety of employment law cases for both employees and employers. If you experience a violation of New York or federal employment law, call our NYC employment law firm today.
Employees in New York are protected by many employment laws at the state and federal level. Whether sexual harassment and discrimination or improper treatment in violation of labor laws, a victim in NYC workplaces may be entitled to file a lawsuit against accountable individuals, the company itself, or another entity. Most of the time, however, individuals are able to resolve these issues in private; when the victim cannot resolve the issues in private, he may benefit from mediation or private negotiation, or even a lawsuit in New York civil courts.
At Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier, our NYC employment law attorneys can help with a wide range of employment law issues. We are equipped to defend employee and employer rights, and we understand the legal process for pursuing complaints. For a free, no-obligation with our NYC employment law lawyers, call our law firm today at (212) 777-9400.
Employment Law for Workers
Because employers have the “upper hand” in many adverse work situations, employment laws in New York (and throughout the rest of the nation) are designed to be comprehensive, proactive, and severe against employers who break these laws or conduct themselves in an unethical way.
One of the more common violations of employment law involves discrimination. Discrimination is against federal laws as well as New York laws, and it is illegal for an employer to discriminate an employee (or applicant) on the basis of the following:
- Racial Discrimination
- National Origin
- Sex Discrimination
- Gender Discrimination
- Sexual Orientation Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Disability Discrimination
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
In addition to discrimination violations, workers are also protected against the following:
- Employment contract laws (although New York State is generally considered to be an “employment at will” state)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Claims
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Claims
- Retaliation (such as whistleblower retaliation)
- Wrongful termination
- Unemployment benefits and COBRA
- Leave and time off
- Minimum wage
- Work breaks
- And more…
Employment law cases can be very complex, and so it’s essential to get the best employment law attorneys on your side before presenting a lawsuit.
Employment Law for Employers
To mitigate any chances of a lawsuit, employers should also promote a proactive workplace environment. As an employer, you should ensure that discrimination doesn’t occur and that your company follows all state and federal labor laws. As an employer in New York, you should be aware of the following labor laws and regulations:
- Proper hiring practices and investigating applicants without violating their privacy
- Hiring and working with independent contractors
- Wage and hour laws, including minimum wage, overtime, and compensatory time
- How to avoid discrimination, harassment, and a hostile work environment
- The minimum requirements for sick, vacation, parental, and other types of employee leave
- OSHA and workplace health and safety laws
- How to fire an employee without violating his/her legal rights
- How to respect an employee’s rights after he/she leaves
In many employment law disputes, private mediation is regarded as a valuable option, as it keeps the conflict personal and out of the civil courts. At Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier, we have the resources and know-how to fully represent NYC employers, whether in courts or at the mediation table.
Call Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier, P.C. Today for Employment Law Help
Employment law issues can be incredibly complex, whether you’re an employer or an employee. As such, when a conflict arises, you may benefit from speaking with a NYC employment law attorney as soon as possible. With years of experience right here in NYC, we at Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier can help with all of your legal needs, and we emphasize a close working relationship, one-on-one communication, and a no-stones-left-unturned legal approach. For a free, no-obligation consultation with us, call our NYC law office today at (212) 777-9400.