Phoenix Employment Law Attorneys
Employment law in the United States protects workplace activities for approximately 10 million employers and 125 million employees across the country. The Department of Labor (DOL) is responsible for governing and implementing over 180 federal laws in regard to regulations and mandates that create a fair and stable work setting.
These laws are applicable to a variety of different individuals, from workers to retirees, to job hunters and businesses; the DOL's responsibility is to ensure that the American workforce is functioning effectively and efficiently. Employers and employees must adhere to the specific rules and regulations as laid out by employment law. Unfortunately, employers and employees have a history of violating portions of the U.S. employment law. In these situations, a Phoenix employment law attorney is essential.
If you believe that your rights as an employee have been violated, contact us at 1-800-706-3000.
Arizona Employment Law
Employment contracts, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, overtime pay, and employment discrimination are some of the most common infringements of employment law. In addition, fair wages, employee benefits, workplace safety and standards, and many more workplace actions and regulations are monitored and applied based upon employment law.
The Department of Labor, in conjunction with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, helps to not only regulate and enforce legal work practices, but also to prevent any type of discrimination in the workplace. These government organizations do their best to regulate, yet the laws are continually broken in many different capacities in Arizona and across the country.
When an employment law has been breached by either the employee or employer, legal action may be required to help those who have suffered losses. If you believe that one of your employers or employees may have committed an infraction of any aspect of employment law, you may be entitled to compensation.
Phillips Dayes Law Firm PC has many years of employment law experience; our staff is prepared to cover any type of workforce issues or any other Arizona state labor law issues.
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Types of Employment Law
At Phillips Dayes Law Firm PC, our philosophy lies in combining high quality legal services with the necessary resources to protect the rights of the average Arizona citizen. Employment law comes into play quite often in the typical day-to-day of an Arizona worker. Unfortunately though, many employers and employees are unaware of the law, thus making it difficult to recognize when an infraction has occurred.
Our Arizona labor law attorneys are available to answer questions about the rights and protections of an employer or employee based upon federal law. The most common types of employment laws include but are not limited to:
- Agricultural Employment
- Child Labor
- Employment Discrimination
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Federal Contracts (Working Conditions and Equal Opportunity Employment)
- Government Contracts
- Health Benefits
- Rental Cars
Phillips Dayes Law Firm PC's staff has experience in each type of employment law. In providing our high quality legal services, we take the time to get to know our clients in an effort to best meet their needs. Our employment law attorneys are dedicated to seeking justice and protecting the rights of individuals in Arizona.
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If you worked more than 40 hours a week you may be entitled to time and half pay. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that requires that some employees be paid time and half for overtime. According to the DOL, employees who are covered and nonexempt must be paid overtime ratesfor any hours they work past 40 in a work week (this includes any fixed, regular period of 168 hours or 7 consecutive 24-hour periods). The rate of overtime pay must not be less than 1.5 times the employee's regular pay rate. This applies to all hours worked over 40, and there isn't a maximum number of hours an employee may work in a week if they are 16 years or older. Despite some commonly held beliefs, the FLSA doesn't require "time and a half" pay to be granted for work performed on holidays, weekends or regular rest days, unless the employee worked overtime during those days.
Changes Proposed for Overtime Pay Regulations
President Obama signed a memorandum in March 2014 requesting that the Labor Department create new overtime pay rules. The change could make more than 3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay.
Currently, workers who are classified as executive or professional under the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act that make less than $455 may receive overtime pay. However, the new proposal could increase the salary threshold.
The new overtime pay regulations are still in progress and it is likely that a new rule will not be unveiled until fall 2014.
Phillips Dayes Law Firm PC represents those who have suffered from employers who break the Fair Labor Standards Act. If you believe that you are owed overtime pay, call us at 602-258-8888.
Employment discrimination is against federal law. The U.S. Labor Department has specified what is considered to be discrimination in the workplace. Federal Law protects you against employment discrimination when it involves:
- Unfair treatment because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
- Harassment by managers, co-workers, or others in your workplace, because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
- Denial of a reasonable workplace accommodation that you need because of your religious beliefs or disability.
- Retaliation because you complained about job discrimination, or assisted with a job discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
The Department of Labor works hard to alleviate discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, thousands of employment discrimination cases are ignored and go undocumented each and every year. If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work call us at 602-258-8888.
An Arizona Employment Law Attorney is Here to Help
Our staff shares a passion for protecting the rights of Arizona residents. With our main office headquartered in Phoenix, we are able to service clients from all across the state. The attorneys of Phillips Dayes Law Firm PC continue to fight for the rights of the injured. Utilizing years of experience and a phenomenal hub of resources, our Arizona labor lawyers are able to make sure that victims are compensated to the fullest extent of the law.
If you or a loved one believes that an employer or employee has broken any portion of employment law, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more, please complete a Free Case Review at your earliest convenience.
Phillips Law Group recommends Phillips Dayes Law Firm PC for Overtime, Wage Hour & Employment Cases.
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