Employment Law Attorney in Austin
Has your employer done something that makes you wonder, “Is that legal?” If so, Daniel Ross and the employment lawyers at Ross Law Group are here to answer your questions.
State and federal laws governing employment protect almost everyone who works for a living. Employment laws require that employers pay minimum wage and overtime pay, prohibit discrimination and harassment based on membership in protected classes, and make it illegal for employers to retaliate against employees for reporting violations of the law. If you think your rights have been violated, you should call the overtime lawyers and employment law attorneys at Ross Law Group to learn what your rights are and how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
We believe that smart, tenacious representation gets results. Our years of experience and successful track record make us a good choice as your advocates. Ross Law Group handles all aspects of employment law except one – we do not represent employers in cases brought by employees for illegal discrimination, harassment or retaliation. Contact us to schedule your appointment today. Ross Law Group offers free consultations for most kinds of employment cases.
Lawyer for Overtime Cases
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the federal law that requires employers to pay employees at least the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and time and a half for overtime. Because it is a federal law, it applies in every state in the USA. If you think your employer (or former employer) has not paid you the money you are entitled to under the law, call Charles Scalise, overtime lawyer, immediately. The FLSA is a complicated law and the best way to know whether you have a claim is to talk to a lawyer. Ross Law Group offers free consultations for unpaid overtime and wages claims. Learn more about overtime law and download our Free Guide to Overtime and Wage Claims.
Lawyer for Employment Law Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Cases
If you think you have an employment law case, the first thing you need to know is whether your employer’s conduct is illegal. The employment lawyers at Ross Law Group know the law and how it applies to your situation.
Were you fired after you complained of sexual harassment? Are you treated differently than other employees because of your gender, race, age, national origin, disability, or because you asked for or used time off under the Family Medical Leave Act? Were you harassed or demoted after you told your boss you were pregnant? These are just a few examples of common violations of employment laws. Enforcement of employment laws is important to the community because it improves everyone’s working conditions. It takes courage to step forward and expose wrongdoing. Call us today to tell us about your employment law issue. In most cases, we can quickly tell you whether or not we can assist you with a claim.
Most employment law cases begin with filing a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is the federal agency that investigates potential violations of federal employment laws. If your employer violated federal laws against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, or if you were wrongfully terminated, we may represent you in your EEOC claim. As experienced employment law attorneys, we believe you benefit if you are represented by a lawyer in the EEOC investigation process.
At the end of the EEOC investigation into your claim, you have a very short period of time during which you can file a lawsuit. If you do not already have a lawyer, it can be hard to get one to take your case under those circumstances. It is wisest to contact an experienced employment law attorney at the beginning of your claim process.
Litigating an employment case takes a particular set of skills. Daniel Ross has practiced employment law and civil trial law for over 20 years, successfully taking on employers from local businesses to international corporate giants with a high rate of success. Call us today to make an appointment.
Military Service and Employment
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) USERRA prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of past military service, current military obligations, or intent to serve. An employer must not deny initial employment, reemployment, retention in employment, promotion, or any benefit of employment because of a past, present, or future service obligation. It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for taking action to enforce or exercise any USERRA right or for assisting in an USERRA investigation.
Contact the employment lawyers in Austin, Texas, if you believe that your rights under USERRA have been violated. Ross Law Group offer a free consultation for USERRA matters.
Attorney for Whistleblowers
Companies that steal money from the government through fraud are stealing from hard-working taxpayers like you. If your employer is submitting inflated bills to Medicare or Medicaid, or engaging in any kind of fraud or illegal activity involving government contracts or government funds, you can do the right thing and may be able to get a reward by turning them in. Federal and state Qui Tam laws give you the right to inform authorities about illegal activities by your employer involving a government contract and make it illegal for the employer to retaliate against you for doing so.
Call our experienced whistleblower attorneys to get advice about what you can do to stop fraud and how we can help protect you while you report it. Ross Law Group offers free consultations for Whistleblower and Qui Tam cases.
Lawyer for Severance Package Review
Have you been laid off and given a severance package? Severance packages often contain complicated releases with legal language that most people don’t fully understand. A Release may contain a non-compete clause, even if you never agreed to that with the employer before. Just what are you agreeing to so you can get that severance pay? Is the money worth what you may be giving up in return? Are there facts that could be used to negotiate a better deal? Were you wrongfully terminated?
Call us to make an appointment, and an experienced employment law attorney will review your severance offer and all of the facts related to the termination of your employment. You will learn what the documents mean, whether you have any potential claims under state or federal law, and have the opportunity to discuss the potential consequences of accepting the offer or trying to negotiate for more money. Contact us to schedule a consultation. Ross Law Group charges a very reasonable hourly consultation fee for severance package reviews. If you hire us to negotiate on your behalf, we generally do severance negotiations on a contingent fee agreement.
Lawyer for Employment Contracts
If you have been offered a contract of employment, it is always a good idea to have a lawyer review it. You always want to look at what the provisions of a contract mean for you if things go well or if things do not go as well as you anticipate. Contracts are legal documents that often contain language that a non-lawyer may find unclear.
You should never sign a contract until you feel confident that you fully understand it, especially if it contains clauses on intellectual property, inventions, non-disclosure or non-competition. Contact us for an appointment. You will learn what your obligations and your employer’s obligations are under the contract. Based on what you learn, you may wish to engage our services to further negotiate the terms of the contract before you agree to it. Ross Law Group’s experienced employment contract attorneys charge a reasonable hourly fee for review, advice, and negotiation of employment contracts.
If you are a party to a contract of employment that you think your employer has breached, it isn’t too late to get legal advice. Now the focus is on the obligations of each party, whether there has been a breach, and if so, what your legal remedies are and your options for proceeding. Ross Law Group’s initial consultation for breach of contract cases is done at our very reasonable hourly consultation rate. If we represent you in your breach of contract case, we will often do so on a contingent fee arrangement.
Lawyer for Non-compete Agreement
Non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements are more common than they used to be, and employers are going to court to enforce them. Sometimes they are presented before employment begins, sometimes during employment, and sometimes as part of a severance offer. If you can, contact us to review a potential non-compete agreement before you sign it. Contact us for an appointment today. Ross Law Group’s review of non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements is done at our very reasonable hourly consultation fee. Litigation involving non-compete agreements is generally handled at our hourly litigation attorney fees.