Employment Law: Protecting Your Livelihood
The vast majority of people need their jobs to survive and every business needs employees to function. Society, too, has a strong interest in the employment relationship because unemployed workers and failed businesses alike have consequences for the economy.
In order to allow innovation and efficiency, most employment is "at will." Historically, this meant either the employer or the employee could end the relationship at any time for any reason or for no reason at all. Congress and state governments, however, have limited the at-will employment rule to prevent mistreatment of individuals based on their innate characteristics -- such as race, religion, national origin, disability, age, and others -- rather than their job performance. Congress and state governments have also imposed requirements that employers pay their employees for their work time and overtime hours and protecting employees in some situations against retaliation.
Attorney Wes Sullenger has years of experience investigating and handling employment matters. You should call us at (270) 443-9401 to schedule a consultation regarding: