Labor & Employment Attorney in New York, NY

Over the past several decades, the workplace in the United States has become increasingly regulated. Dozens of federal and state statutes, such as the Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, set forth strict guidelines on employment procedures which impact both employers and employees.

With the web of federal, state and local regulations becoming more complex, it is important that you consult an experienced employment lawyer regarding all workplace-related issues.

The Law Offices of Richard J. Washington, P.C. in New York, New York practices in the following areas:

When Should You Hire an Employment Attorney?

Chances are if you think you need an attorney for your legal matter, you probably need one. Labor & Employment Attorneys are there for you when you feel like your employer is treating you unfairly. Here are some of the major reasons why working with an attorney on your case can help you:

  • They are experienced with problem-solving. Not only are they used to confrontation, but they get paid to help their clients reach solutions to their problems.
  • They will add authority and credibility to your argument. Because you have a lawyer on your side, your employer will realize how seriously you are taking this conflict, and they may ease up as a result.
  • They help translate legal jargon. No matter the case, legal matters are filled with documents, procedures, and lingo that can be confusing to someone that isn't familiar with law. Your attorney is there to help make the process easier for you.
  • They'll strive to keep the process as efficient as possible. There are many deadlines that you'll be facing, especially if you're filing a lawsuit. Your lawyer can act as a "project manager" of sorts to make sure deadlines are met and the process keeps advancing.

If you are still hesitant about whether an attorney is right for you, contact my office in New York, New York today. During your initial consultation, we will get to know each other and I can lay out your options for your unique situation.