At The Chopin Law Firm LLC, we have guided many of clients to successful
outcomes in a variety of employment & labor cases. Whatever your situation,
our New Orleans labor attorneys will discuss your options and use effective
legal strategies from start to finish. We know you are going through a
stressful time. That is why our legal team will work diligently on your
behalf from start to finish. Call us today at (504) 475-2429 to receive a
free initial case evaluation.
Dedicated Representation for Clients Facing Employment Law Matters
We represent workers and businesses in a variety of labor and employment
disputes. Our attorneys stay up to date on federal and state employment
laws and have the experience to handle complex legal matters. Employers
have a responsibility to abide by fair business practices. If you have
been a victim of discrimination or retaliation, you have the right to
pursue justice in a lawsuit.
Our firm provides legal services for a variety of labor & Employment
- Unpaid Wages
- Wrongful termination/ Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Workplace discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
We believe employers and business owners must be held accountable in court
for unfair or illegal business practices. Our
New Orleans business litigation lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence on your behalf.
This may involve employment records, witness statements, written communications,
and other documentation. We will tenaciously uphold your rights in mediation
Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that regulates a variety
of employment practices. These include minimum wage requirements, recordkeeping,
child labor standards, and overtime pay. As a comprehensive federal law,
the FLSA covers employees in the private sector, as well as those who
have federal, state, and local government jobs.
Non-exempt employees will be entitled to hourly wages and overtime pay
(for time spent working past 40 hours a week). The rate of overtime pay
is typically 1 ½ times the regular rate of pay. This means, if
you work more than 40 hours a week for a regular rate of $10 an hour,
you will receive $15 an hour for overtime pay. If your employer denies
or delays the payment you are due, you have the legal right to seek compliance
in a court order.
What You Need to Know About Employer Retaliation & Wrongful Termination
Employer retaliation refers to negative employment actions taken against
a worker for participating in protected activities. These activities include
filing a workers’ compensation claim, whistleblowing on illegal
business practices, and taking part in union activities. If you have suffered
negative employment actions simply because you participated in a certain
activity, you may pursue justice by filing a lawsuit against your employer.
Our New Orleans plaintiff labor attorneys can analyze your situation and
guide you through the process.
Negative employment actions include:
- Passing up for a promotion
- Excluding from benefits
Wrongful termination claims often relate to discrimination and retaliation.
If your employer fired you because you filed a workers’ compensation
claim, you have legal protections. However, it is important to understand
your employment contract. At-will employees, which comprise the majority
of the workforce, may be terminated for any reason at any time without
warning unless specific exceptions are listed in their contract. This
means you may not be able to dispute your termination.
However, if you can prove that your termination is unlawful or breaches
your employment contract, you may be able to receive compensation. For
example, if you are fired on the basis of your race, gender, marital status,
ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, or other personal
characteristics, this violates federal anti-discrimination laws. Thus,
you may file a claim against your employer for wrongful termination and
Obtain Aggressive Representation for a Labor or Employement Case–
Call (504) 475-2429 Today
If you have been discriminated against, wrongfully terminated, or withheld
your proper wages or overtime pay, The Chopin Law Firm LLC can help. Our team of
New Orleans employment lawyers will listen to your concerns, file the necessary paperwork, and tenaciously
represent your case in court. We are passionate about helping our clients
seek a beneficial solution in employment law issues. Throughout the process,
we will use our knowledge of the legal system to help you pursue justice.
Contact our office today to discuss your case with one of our compassionate legal advocates.
We bring more than 50 years of collective experience to fight on your behalf.