The relationship between an employer and employee is generally mutually beneficial but sometimes can become strained. Employment law or labor law is governed by both federal and state law, jurisprudence and even administrative decisions. Unfortunately, the economic downturn has, in certain cases, led to an increase in employment disputes. Some of the more common employment law issues include:
- Wrongful termination and severance agreements
- Employment contracts
- Non-compete agreements
- Wage and hour disputes
- Discrimination, including age, race, religion and national origin
- Sexual harassment
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Whistleblower litigation
If a current or former employee files suit against your company, or you believe they plan to file suit against you, do you know what steps to take? North Carolina state law and the federal laws governing employment can be complex and require that you maintain specific documentation or take certain actions if an employment law case is filed. If you believe you will become the defendant in an employment law case, you should speak to an attorney immediately. Brinkley Walser Stoner’s lawyers are well versed in the intricacies of employment law and knowledgeable in the subtleties of the equalization of bargaining power between employers and employees.
What if an employee has harmed the company? If you are an employer, labor laws grant equal protection even to corporations from inept, negligent and even ill intentioned employees. Our business lawyers are more than qualified to handle your case and protect your rights as an employer. We can also advise you on how best to set up such things as non-compete agreements, employment contracts, and other policies and procedures for employees that will protect your employer rights.
Contact the employment law attorneys at Brinkley Walser Stoner today to see how we can help by calling (336) 249-2101 or contact us online.