The body of law that governs the employer-employee relationship, including individual employment contracts, the application of tort and contract doctrines, and a large group of statutory regulation on issues such as the right to organize and negotiate collective bargaining agreements, protection from discrimination, wages and hours, and health and safety.
Beyond establishing an economic relationship between employer and employee, work provides a powerful structure for organizing social and cultural life. The employment relationship is more than the exchange of labor for money. In U.S. society, self-worth, dignity, satisfaction, and accomplishment are often achieved by one’s employment responsibilities, performance, and rewards. The development of employment law demonstrates the importance of work. Since the 1930s, employees have acquired more legal rights as federal and state governments have enacted laws that give them the power and authority to unionize, to engage in Collective Bargaining, and to be protected from discrimination based on race, gender, or disability.
Covert injustice often occurs in the workplace under the pretext of economic and business decisions when in fact an employment action (i.e. hiring, termination, promotion, demotion, etc.) is based on a discriminatory purpose or intended to discriminate based upon a person’s race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender, religion, age, disability, medical condition, or sexual orientation. By contrast, employers are often subject to frivolous employment litigation initiated by disgruntled employees or former employees when simple dollars and cents decisions are made. We at RK have the experience to determine the truth behind any employment practice.
No one should have to endure harassment of any sorts, especially in the workplace. We at RK have handled cases related to sexual harassment and want to help end any harassment taking place at your job or business.
WAGE AND REST BREAKS
Wages and rest breaks are governed by strict statutes which dictate the amount of wages owed and the time employees have to eat and rest during working hours. We at RK can represent you in any wage and hour claim based on our extensive knowledge of the law.