Federal and state law regulate the workplace environment and require employers to pay their employees overtime pay, minimum wage, and prevailing wage rates. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), established in 1965, is the federal agency tasked with enforcing laws that require employers to treat their workers appropriately, and that deal most specifically with workplace discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, perceived intelligence, disabilities, and retaliation for whistle-blowing (i.e., reporting), and opposing workplace discrimination. The EEOC can file discrimination suits against employers on behalf of victims, and can also adjudicate employment discrimination issues respecting federal agencies.
The Wage Theft Prevention Act requires employers to provide employees with adequate and comprehensive descriptions of their pay rate, payday, and allowances.
The courts on both the federal and state levels are also available to redress workplace environment violations referenced above.
Our White Plains office serves New York and New Jersey and can address termination, severance, discrimination, retaliation, and workplace environment claims. Are you looking for someone who will zealously advocate for your interests? We service a wide range of employee-clients with work-related issues. We are knowledgeable and experienced and will provide you with candid advice and quality service every step of the way.
Compensation and Benefits
Our law firm assists clients with negotiating compensation packages. . We reach out to employers to help secure optimal compensation packages for executive employee clients including salary, pension (amounts and vesting rights), vacation, bonus, profit sharing, flex time, maternity/paternity leave benefits, promotion, and work condition enhancements.
Don’t leave your compensation and benefits package to your employer, or accept a cut-rate option. Contact our office to put our proven negotiation power to work for you.
Termination Agreements and Severance Pay Negotiations
If you believe that you have been mistreated in the workplace, contact our office. We can help you weave your way through this complex legal backdrop, and zealously represent your interests in helping you obtain much-needed relief in the face of painful, and debilitating employment-related trauma. We also provide preventative counsel to help ensure that employment-related problems do not arise in the future.
How you deal with difficult employment can greatly impact your career and your life in many ways. Our attorneys have vast experience evaluating and negotiating severance agreements on behalf of employees, from top-tier executives in the private sector to public servants, on the most favorable terms. We assist clients who have been unlawfully terminated, have endured workplace harassment and discrimination or mistreatment, have dealt with retaliatory discrimination, or who continue to work in a hostile work environment.
Employers will often pay severance, which comes in various forms. A severance package might include: a lump sum payment (often based on tenure with the company and the relative merits of the claim(s) in question); continuation of salary for a specified period; payment for unused sick time or vacation days; continuation and/or enhancement of medical and/or retirement benefits; as well as other benefits. It is important that you sit down with an attorney to evaluate your circumstances to determine the best road forward.
If you have questions about your termination agreement, or need assistance negotiating a severance agreement/package, please do not hesitate to reach out to us to receive support with:
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