Navigating the employee-employer relationship can be difficult on both sides. Employment laws are regulated and enforced by agencies on the federal, state, and sometimes local levels.
It can be overwhelming to keep track of all the different laws protecting employee rights:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)
- Equal Pay Act of 1963
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008
- Occupational Safety and Health Act
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act
And what about new regulations regarding COVID-19? The Indiana Department of Labor currently offers guidance on health and safety, plus employment matters concerning wage and hour issues during the coronavirus pandemic.
An employment lawyer can offer counseling to help you get a clearer understanding of all the legal jargon.
What Is Employee Counseling?
Employee counseling offers legal advice and support to employees who experience employment issues. And employment lawyer can also help you determine if you’ve been the victim of intentional or unintentional employment discrimination. Talk to a lawyer before discussing issues with human resources.
Cases Covered During Employee Counseling
Regardless of your situation, our law firm has employee attorneys well-versed in specific areas of employment law. Perhaps you’re an employee who’s been with the same company for 17 years and you’re wondering if you’re the victim of wrongful discharge. We’ll help you find out.
Whether current or former employee we also counsel employees pursuing:
- Sexual harassment claims
- Whistleblower claims
- Ethics investigations
- Employment issues involving employee benefits, including sick leave, health benefits FMLA denial
- ERISA violations
- Employment discrimination
…and many other employment disputes.
If you’re considering a new position and you’re required to sign a long and detailed contract, our employment lawyers are available to review the employment contract before you sign. Whether you’re concerned about executive compensation, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, non-competes, severance, or salary and remuneration, we can help ensure the contract is to your benefit.
Even if you’re an independent contractor, an employment lawyer will review your contract to make sure that the employer’s expectations for your labor and employment follow appropriate and legal employment practices.
Employee Counseling Lawyers in Indianapolis
Getting practical advice from an experienced law firm backed by some of the best lawyers across the United States can save you a lot of headaches and stress. Through employment counseling, we’ll help you decide if you should file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and walk you through the process.
If your employer hires an employment litigation lawyer as representation, you’ll want to work with a law firm with a proven track record of working with those litigators in a fair, yet firm, manner.
Contact HKM Employment Attorneys for a consultation. We’re here to help you decide what actions to take and to advocate for you every step of the way.