As a working person, the labor laws of the United States and Illinois impact your life every day. The amount of money you are paid, the safety and conduct regulations in place at your workplace, the rights you and your colleagues have to organize and take action when you feel you are not being treated fairly, and even the information you can and cannot be required to disclose in the workplace are all influenced and sometimes, the direct result of specific state and federal laws.
Employment and labor laws exist to keep you and all other working Americans safe, healthy, and in a position to earn a sufficient living while advancing in your career.
Employment and labor law is a broad area of law. Many different case types fall under this category, including:
It is possible for more than one of these issues to be present in a case, such as an individual who was wrongfully terminated as an act of retaliation after filing a sexual harassment claim.
Labor and employment laws exist to protect employees’ rights and in some cases, employers’ rights as well. Often, discussions about these laws focuses solely on employee rights, but it is important to recognize that employers do have rights as well. These include:
Employees also have numerous workplace rights, including, but not limited to:
As an employee, you have certain rights in the workplace. If you feel your rights have been violated, contact an experienced employment lawyer as soon as you can to determine your legal options and the most effective way to pursue them. To get started, schedule your initial consultation with The Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline today.