While labor law encompasses the relationship among unions, employers, and employees, employment law focuses on the negotiated relationships between employers and employees. Since workplaces evolve faster than the laws that govern them, attorneys must constantly think about how these fields should look not only in the present, but most importantly in the future. Many times, the jobs of breadwinners are on the line, as well as their family’s livelihood.
Labor and Employment issues vary widely from enforcing guaranteed compensation under individual agreements, ensuring back-end compensation, or handling disputes over the rights of workers. The attorneys at KIM & PARK can help with wage and hour standards, workplace discrimination, safety and health, benefits and pensions, workers’ compensation, as well as other workplace standards. Workplace discrimination occurs when an employee suffers from unfair treatment in the workplace due to their age, gender, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation. Disability laws also expand upon employment rights of veterans and persons with disabilities. Although workplace discrimination is becoming reported more often, it still affects millions of workers across the country.
Some of the most significant pieces of legislation that protect workers from discrimination include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ongoing litigation in the areas of employment discrimination continue to expand and change, and the attorneys at KIM & PARK are always on top of changes in the law and regulations to serve our clients’ best interests.