Murfreesboro Employment Attorneys
Our Murfreesboro Employment Lawyers fight for your rights. You work hard and dedicate yourself to your job, and in return, you should be provided with a fair wage, a safe and comfortable work environment, and the opportunity to succeed. Regardless of your hard work, some employers do not treat their employees fairly and may discriminate, retaliate, harass or refuse to pay you the wages you deserve.
Our Murfreesboro Employment Lawyers will help you settle a dispute with your employer. The Employment and Commerce Law Group attorneys understand the complex state and federal laws employment laws that protect against employment discrimination, harassment, wage theft, pay discrimination, employment misclassification and disability discrimination. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Employment Cases We Represent:
Wage Theft- Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations
Wage theft is the denial of wages or employee benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee. It is also illegal to retaliate against employees for asserting or asking about their right to be paid both minimum wage and overtime.
It is illegal under both state and Federal law to discriminate against employees based on gender, race, color, national origin, or religion. It is also illegal to discriminate on the basis of age for individuals over 40 years old. Gender discrimination includes discrimination based on pregnancy and should be addressed with the assistance of a Murfreesboro employment lawyer.
Salary & Independent Contractor Misclassification
Many people are denied overtime pay they are owed because they are told they are “salaried” or an “independent contractor” and therefore do not qualify for overtime.
Family and Medical Leave Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law requiring covered employers to provide employees job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The ADA prohibits discrimination and guarantees people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life.
Federal and State laws prohibit punishing job applicants or employees for asserting their rights to be free from employment discrimination including harassment.
Equal Pay Act
The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work in the same establishment. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal. In correcting a pay differential, the pay of the lower paid employee(s) must be increased.
Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII and other state laws. The victim does not have to be the person harassed but can be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.