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Are you tired of feeling powerless when suffering workplace injustices? Do you grapple with a hostile work environment, conflicts, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and not knowing where to seek help? Don't worry. Bay State Law Group is your legal counsel and partner, ready to help you end these injustices.
At Bay State Law Group, we understand that your job isn't just a paycheck—it's part of your life, passion, and future. We have 8+ years of experience in Boston employment law. We understand the daily challenges and pain points faced by employees like you. Our attorneys are to fight for your rights and ensure a positive outcome of your claim.
We handle different types of employment disputes, from Unemployment Applications to Benefits Review Hearings. Don't wait any longer!
What Is Employment Law?
Employment law manages the relationship between employers and employees. Its main goal is to protect workers' rights by ensuring equal treatment for all employees and fostering a positive work environment for everyone.
To achieve this, labor law handles different issues, including discrimination, employee benefits, and labor unions. It also covers many aspects of employment, such as hiring, salary, working environment, safety, job security, and termination of employment.
What are Some Common Employment Law Claims?
Common employment law claims arise when employees believe their rights have been violated or they have been subjected to unfair treatment in the workplace. These claims vary depending on the specific laws in place, but some common claims include:
Discrimination: an employee is discriminated based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or pregnancy.
Harassment: harassment claims involve unwanted and offensive behavior, such as sexual harassment.
Retaliation: applies when an employer punishes an employee for reporting discrimination or illegal practices.
Wrongful Termination: employees may claim they were fired unlawfully, either due to discrimination, retaliation, or in violation of a contract.
Wage and Hour Violations: includes unpaid wages, overtime violations, wrong classification, and failure to give required breaks and meals.
Whistleblower Claims: include employees who report illegal activities or violations of laws within their organization and face retaliation.
Disability Accommodation: employees can report the employer's failure to reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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Why does Employment Law Matters?
Imagine a world without rules where employers could do anything they want with their employees. They could fire them for any reason, whether arbitrary or unfair. They could pay them whatever they wanted, even below minimum wage. They could force them to work long hours in awful conditions.
It sounds frightening, right? Unfortunately, it does exists sometimes. Employment law protects workers from any type of exploitation, the reason why its rules and regulations must be followed to ensure workers are treated fairly.
What are the Basic Employment Laws in the United States?
Several federal laws provide basic protections for employees in the U.S. Some of the basics include:
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): The FLSA establishes the federal minimum wage, overtime pay requirements, and child labor restrictions.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Title VII protects employees from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): The ADA protects employees with disabilities from job discrimination. Employers should reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities so that they can perform their duties.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): The ADEA prohibits age discrimination against employees who are 40 years or older.
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA): requires employers to provide workers with a safe and healthy environment.
Equal Pay Act (EPA): requires that men and women be paid equally for performing similar work under similar conditions. It prohibits unfair payment based on gender discrimination.
Our Practice Areas
Our attorneys are experts in handling diverse cases related to employment law. Below are the practice areas we are proficient in. Please note that if your case is not listed below, feel free to contact us, as we can help you or address you with someone of trust.
Navigating the complexities of unemployment applications can be overwhelming. Our team supports you to maximize your chances of securing the benefits you rightfully deserve.
Unemployment Benefits Review Hearings
If you encounter challenges while reviewing your unemployment benefits claim, we stand ready to represent you. We will ensure your voice is heard and your rights protected.
Unemployment Superior Court Appeals
You can count on our expertise when the stakes are high and you must appeal a decision to the Superior Court. We'll build your case and present a convincing argument that secures a positive outcome.
Why Choose Bay State Law Group?
Our Boston employment lawyers have 8+ years of experience in labor law and can effectively represent your interests. We are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients. When you choose Bay State Law Group, you're not just a client; you're a valuable partner in your case. You align with a firm that puts your needs first, has expertise, and has a history of success.
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