Essential And Effective Employment Law Counsel For Workers And Employers
Both employees and employers need guidance to protect them from legal burdens and injustices. Employees recognize their need for protection from discrimination, wage theft and hazardous or hostile working conditions. Employers, on the other hand, hope to avoid lawsuits as they make staffing decisions and manage workforces. They must respond efficiently to economic forces and safeguard the health of their businesses. Clear direction and effective legal counsel are essential for parties on both sides of the employment equation.
At Seelig Law Offices, we represent employees and employers facing a wide range of legal concerns, from contracts to workplace safety. Our attorneys are available for training, assistance with administrative matters and litigation. Our lead attorney, Philip Seelig, served nearly 14 years as the president of the 10,000-member Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association (COBA). He has negotiated contracts for firefighters, police officers, sanitation workers and corrections officers. He understands employment law and how it applies to each client he works with.
Challenges To Employees And Legal Solutions
A well-meaning worker can feel small against the world when unfair workplace practices cause unnecessary anxiety, harm and financial strain. Employees look to our law firm for advocacy in areas such as the following:
- Employment contract review and negotiations
- Breach of contract claims
- Noncompete agreement interpretation
- Wage and hour theft and related concerns
- Protection from workplace discrimination and harassment through Title VII claims
- Family and medical leaves, and other issues related to paid and unpaid time off
- Health insurance and other benefits
Do you need to report sexual harassment or wrongful termination to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or a local equivalent of this federal agency? Ask an attorney with years of experience and a strong reputation to guide you.
Challenges For Employers And The Advice They Look For
Employers are in business to make a profit through collaboration with the skills and labor power that employees bring to the table. Federal laws and regulations such as those described below – and state and local equivalents – often lead to challenges for employers.
- Federal, state and municipal statutes regarding employee benefits, labor practices and workplace conditions
- The Family and Medical Leave Act, which can leave employers struggling to fulfill essential parts of their businesses unpredictably
- The Fair Labor Standards Act, which governs minimum wage, overtime pay and other issues
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), which many employers need help to comply with
- The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act regarding plant closings and layoffs
Employers at companies of all sizes turn to our attorneys for the following services that our firm offers:
- Offering preventative counseling to employers assisting with the preparation and review of employment policies and manuals to ensure compliance with state and federal laws
- Assisting with the creation of noncompete agreements, wage and hour determination, and termination proceeds
- Designing and leading training for your management on employment policy
- Advising on how to carry out disciplinary measures while preventing escalated disputes with employees
- Providing employers with customized versions of required materials for staff on anti-discrimination regulations
We are experienced litigators who know how to defend our clients if negotiations fall through and litigation is needed to resolve a dispute or claim.
New York City Employees And Employees: Contact Us
Our attorneys will review employment agreements, identifying issues of concern involving salary, commissions, bonuses, nonsolicitation covenants and noncompete agreements. We can facilitate negotiations if an agreement becomes problematic. Our respected attorneys are ready to advise you proactively or respond to a time-sensitive need for representation in an investigation, hearing or trial.