What Can I Expect During the Employment Law Process?
Each client’s case is a little bit different, and we want to make sure that we’re matching each person’s experience with our firm to his or her specific needs, goals, and expectations for what they want at the end of the day. Some clients come in to us and they’re suffering from a work problem. They have decided they needed some legal advice on how to handle the situation. It may be that we’re able to address that client’s concerns during one consultation and he or she never needs us again.
If we’re able to help you in one sitting and eliminate reoccurring issues, that is a success for us. However, there are also situations where people require further assistance. For instance, they may be suffering from discrimination and need to move forward with the EEOC process. That’s a pre‑litigation process, and we have been successful in resolving cases during the pre‑litigation process. Some clients might come to us and have a resolution without ever having to go to litigation.
Other clients do require litigation to get the results they want in order to resolve their cases and so other cases will go to litigation. All of our employee citation cases fall within this category.
We also help employers with their needs – this may be just a general consultation where they need legal advice and we act as their human resources, or we may help them with how to classify employees for paying their overtime or for paying their wages, and so forth. Sometimes we do have employers that are also in litigation, and we’ll help them with that as well.
How we handle each case is specifically tailored to what that client wants, therefore each client’s experience varies. If a client comes in and says, “I have this issue and I want to resolve it, but I want to stay away from litigation as much as possible,” our goal is to help that client achieve his or her needs. Some clients may decide that they want to resolve their case by simply returning back to work. Some other client may say, “I have been wronged by a monetary amount by a loss in my wages,” so their resolution might be wage-based.
How we handle the case completely depends on the client in need. We work as a team in our firm, so we try to help our client with a full service of their needs. Sometimes somebody comes in for a discrimination case, but they might also have an unemployment matter. In other words, our service can and will evolve with your needs.
We try to guide our clients through the employment law process. They come to us because of our experience in employment law. And we help them with all the matters they might have in order to try to achieve the outcome that they want from the process.