Dedicated Legal Assistance for Business Law Issues
At the Law Offices of James M. Johnston, Jr. PLLC, we are committed to
finding effective legal solutions for a variety of employment law issues.Our
Waco business law lawyer can analyze your situation, discuss your options,
and advise you accordingly. We have guided many clients through the Texas
legal system, and our firm is passionate about protecting the interests
of your company.
Contact our firm today to schedule a
free initial consultation.
General Employment Law Issues
The United States Department of Labor sets forth various guidelines concerning
employment issues and business practices. Business owners are responsible
to abide by federal and state employment law regulations, and failure
to do so may result in expensive lawsuits, fines, disrupted business,
and other penalties. It is important to stay up to date on employment
laws and conduct regular inspections and audits to ensure your business
is following the standards established by federal and state regulations.
Employment law issues cover:
- Workplace discrimination
- Hours worked
- Health and safety standards
- Health benefits
- Workers’ compensation
- Equal opportunity employment
- Working conditions
In the state of Texas, labor laws impose regulations on sick leave, severance
pay, overtime, meals and breaks, jury duty leave, child labor, and holiday
leave. Our Waco employment law attorney has a thorough knowledge of the
Texas legal system, and we can analyze your situation and answer your
questions throughout the process.
Under Texas employment law, workers may be able to pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Wrongful death benefits
- Punitive damages
- Non-economic damages
Employers have a responsibility to provide a reasonably safe working environment
for employees. If an employer’s negligence is proven in court, the
employer may have to pay a hefty financial settlement. It is important
to maintain business practices and standards that meet federal and state
workplace safety regulations. Providing adequate safety training and equipment,
as well as making sure all buildings, walkways, and machines are properly
maintained, can help increase the safety of workers and avoid employment
law hassles related to workers’ compensation.
Understanding Workplace Discrimination
Another common employment law issue is discrimination in the workplace.
Discrimination is defined as adverse employment actions taken against
a person based on various factors. These include sexual orientation, religious
preference, marital status, race, ethnicity, physical or mental disability,
nationality, and other factors. Adverse employment actions often involve
firing, refusing to hire, passing up for a promotion, or cutting the pay
of an employee. Under federal law, it is illegal for employers to discriminate
against workers, and employees may file lawsuits against employers for
Passionate Assistance with Employment Law Issues
At the Law Offices of James M. Johnston, Jr. PLLC, our Waco employment
law lawyer has more than 20 years of experience. We know how to navigate
the Texas legal system, and we can answer your questions every step of
the way. Our firm recognizes the importance of providing timely, efficient
services. We can work hard to protect your interests as you seek a beneficial solution.
Call our office at (254) 791-5622 to speak with our knowledgeable attorney today.