Employment law refers to a body of the law, which protects workers. These laws are intended to ensure that a variety of rights and benefits are provided to employees, including protection from wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, fair wages, overtime compensation for non-exempt employees, medical leave issues, sexual harassment, and FMLA violations.
New Jersey boasts some of the most protective and extensive employment laws in our country. Some of the most common areas which are seen by Kurkowski Law include:
- Wrongful termination
- Discrimination and harassment
- Wage & hour disputes
Many employees who think they have been treated unfairly are unsure whether or not they have a case. This is why we make sure that every potential client speaks to an employment law attorney at our law firm for every consultation and not an intake clerk or a paralegal used by most other law firms.
Generally, employment laws are statutorily based, meaning that the law stems from the legislature. Due to past practices of discrimination, retaliation and other unfair practices by employers, the representatives of the New Jersey and Federal legislations have enacted laws to protect those types of aggrieved employees who have experienced those practices. Public policy has guided the enactment of such laws and the various courts interpret them in an employment context. Employment law is at the forefront of civil rights laws.
Once we decide to accept the case, our workplace lawyers will draft a legal complaint to be filed in court, which details what the case is about and which outlines what supporting information we have. We work with our clients to make sure the facts are accurate and set forth in a persuasive manner. Once the complaint is completed, if the client wishes, we will typically try to settle the case before it is filed in court by sending the formal complaint along with a detailed legal analysis of the employment claims and damages suffered by our client. If possible, we will also obtain a positive or neutral reference from your former employer so that you have a better chance of finding gainful employment elsewhere. Due to our proven success and results that very few employment rights lawyers have obtained, we are able to bring significant leverage to the negotiating table. In the event the employer does not offer an amount that our client wishes to accept, we promptly file the case in court and aggressively litigate the matter. We keep our clients updated every step of the way and immediately respond to any questions or concerns our clients have.
Kurkowski Law covers all costs involved with a case and our expenses are only recovered if you are compensated for your losses. We fully invest our time and resources into every case we handle, and we are proud to ensure that justice is served for our clients.