Employers do not always understand all state and federal employment laws. Similarly, many employers simply believe that they do not have the time necessary to stay up to date on the ever-changing legal landscape of employment. However, their negligence is no excuse for the rules and regulations that they have violated, which have caused you, the employee, harm. Not them. As an employee who has potentially had your rights violated, your best option is to seek the advice of a lawyer. A Las Vegas attorney with HKM Employment can provide legal counsel to you so that you understand what your rights are and whether or not your employer has violated the law. Deciding what to do next can be complex, which is why working with an experienced employment law attorney is vital.
Advice and Representation for Las Vegas Employees
As an employee, you should not have to be a legal expert on workplace rights, rules, and regulations. Moreover, it is not up to you to research state and federal discrimination laws or harassment laws if you believe that such conduct has occurred in your workplace. For example, you may feel that you have been harassed, but is this really a law that your employer has broken? This is what an employee counseling attorney is for–uncovering wrongdoing. We provide employee counseling to uncover employer wrongdoing so that you no longer have to second guess yourself or wonder if your rights have been violated. Employment law is complicated, and only an experienced employment attorney will fully understand what does and what does not constitute an illegal employment decision.
Common Violations Committed by Las Vegas Employers
Some of the most common types of serious workplace violations include the following:
- Creating a hostile work environment;
- Denial of reasonable accommodations;
- Wage withholding;
- Wrongful termination;
- Violations of employment contracts;
- Denial of benefits; and
- Minimum wage violations.
In addition to the above list, according to U.S. News the following are some of the most common ways that employers violate the law:
- Telling employees that they cannot discuss salaries with other employees
- Refusing to provide overtime pay for an “exempt” employee
- Requesting or allowing an employee to “work off the clock”
- Treating independent contractors as employees
- Disciplining employees who complain about work on social media
The American Bar Association sights the following as a few egregious yet common employer violations:
- Violation of Union laws
- Privacy violations, such as surveillance cameras or internet monitoring
- Family and Medical Leave Act violations
- State or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations
Contact a Las Vegas Employment Attorney Today
If you suspect that your rights as an employee have been violated in any way, you need to enlist the help of an attorney to know for sure whether wrongdoing has occurred. Do not wait any longer to settle this matter and begin advocating for your rights in the workplace. Call our experienced Las Vegas HKM Employment Attorneys today to set up a consultation.