Maybe your boss has been taunting me with remarks think are inappropriate for the workplace. If you find yourself with questions about your rights at work, it may be time to learn more about employment and overtime law.
Employers have a lot of we way to hire, promote, and fire employees. But the employment relationship is not completely one-sided. As an employee, you have rights, too, and this is especially true when it comes to overtime hours.
Employment law changes rapidly. Variations in state law can drastically affect your legal rights and how you can enforce. It is important that the lawyer you hire has experience in the situation you face and is knowledgeable about the current state of the law.
Many lawyers will take cases on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay if you win, in the fee comes out of the award to recover. This is usually around 30 to 40% of the total. If you are hiring a lawyer for a specific transactions like negotiating in employment or severance agreement, you need to find out what the lawyer charges.
When your case involves a problem network like overtime hours, you may be uncomfortable handling calls with your lawyer from the office. You need to know if and when your employment lawyer can be contacted after business hours.
Employment law also covers your rights when trying to get a job. Four instance, there are certain types of interview questions that are considered off limits for employers questioning job candidates. Generally, these include questions about your marital status, age, religion, race, medical history, and so on.
If you are asked a question about any of these topics, you have a right not to answer in your failure to answer should not affect your chance of getting the job.
-Thanks to The Law Office of Michael M. Guerra, Burke & Khirallah - a top overtime law firm in the San Antonio area, for this guest article. Mr. Guerra and his team specialize in upholding worker's rights across South Texas.
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