Employees have certain rights under federal and state laws. Employers, for instance, cannot discriminate on the basis of many factors including race, religion or national origin.
Employers can also be liable for subjecting employees to a hostile work environment or sexual harassment. Employers must follow certain laws pertaining to wages and payment, including payment for overtime.
Employment lawyers in Westchester County, New York typically represent employees who have been treated unfairly or wrongly by their employers and seek to be compensated.
The NELA strives toward a world where employees are paid a living wage, that is free of employment discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination.
Lawyer Referral Service in Westchester County, NY - The Westchester County Bar Association (WCBA) has sponsored a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) for the past 40 years. Each year, the LRS refers thousands of individuals to local attorneys throughout White Plains, NY, and the surrounding areas of Westchester County. Attorneys that participate in the Lawyer Referral Service agree to provide a 30 minute consultation in exchange for a $40 consultation fee. During the consultation the attorney and client discuss the legal problem, possible solutions and the attorney fees needed for additional representation.