Albany, NY’s Source For Employment & Labor Law
When you need a labor law attorney well versed in both New York State and federal employment laws, turn to the lawyers at Napierski, VanDenburgh, Napierski & O’Connor, LLP.
Proudly serving Albany, NY and the surrounding community, our attorneys have experience handling a variety of cases ranging from sexual harassment and discrimination to retaliation. Whether your business has been accused of violating labor laws or you need legal representation against an employer, our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys are standing by to help you.
What Are Labor Laws?
Labor laws protect everyone in an employment scenario: individual employees have the right to work free of discrimination and unfair treatment, while employers have their own protections. Discrimination refers to unfair treatment, harassment, or termination based on circumstances beyond your control, such as age, gender, sexual orientation, race, and others. Pregnant employees are also protected from termination based on their pregnancy.
Employment law also deals with protections put in place around work-life balance and fair treatment. Employers in New York State are required to provide their employees with adequate pay, time off, predictable schedules given with adequate advance notice, and more.
Our labor law attorney can assist you if you are an employee and believe your employer has violated labor laws; we can also help if you are an employer dealing with a suit from a current or former employee.
When Might You Need a Labor Law Attorney?
There are many situations that arise where an employer or an employee may wish to seek legal advice. No matter what side of an employment dispute you’re on, having someone on your side who understands the relevant laws and can help you navigate your options is indispensable.
If you’re an employee, you might wish to consult a labor law attorney in the following scenarios:
• You believe you have been the target of illegal harassment or discrimination.
• You believe you are being retaliated against for reporting illegal or unsafe working conditions.
• You believe your employment has been terminated for illegal reasons.
• Your employer is asking you to sign a legal document (like a non-disclosure agreement or an employment contract) that you don’t fully understand.
Employers may wish to contact a labor law attorney if they’re encountering the following issues:
• One or more employees has leveled a charge of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation against the business.
• You are seeking to fire an employee and worry that they might claim they were wrongfully terminated.
• You want help developing employment contracts, non-disclosure agreements, and other legal documents for use with employees.
• You are aware that employment law is constantly changing and want to make sure you are always on the right side of the law and following best practices.
It’s important to remember that consulting or retaining a labor law attorney doesn’t necessarily commit you to a particular course of action, like a lawsuit. There’s no harm in seeking advice, and an attorney will often be happy to advise you behind the scenes as you navigate whatever situation led you to consult them in the first place.
Reach Out to Our Labor Law Attorney Today
At Napierski, VanDenburgh, Napierski & O’Connor, LLP, our labor law attorneys work hard to protect the rights of both businesses and individuals in Albany, NY to ensure that workplaces are free from discrimination. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated or have experienced a toxic work environment due to harassment or discrimination, contact our attorneys today to schedule a consultation.
Our practice focuses on all aspects of employment law, including employment contracts, age discrimination, gender discrimination, race discrimination, sexual harassment, as well as pregnancy discrimination, and retaliation.
For more information on employment law statutes and regulations please see the following resources:
Employment Law Resources
- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- The New York State Division of Human Rights
- The New York State Department of Labor
To learn more about our services, please contact our attorneys at NVNO at (518) 862-9292. You can also email us at email@example.com or use the form below to request a consultation.