Employment Law

Employment Law

Representing Employers and Employees

Whether you are an employer or an employee, professional associations in the workplace represent some of the most important relationships in life. Every business depends on its employees for success, and for employees, every job represents the means to support themselves and their families, progress in their careers, and the opportunity to achieve a lasting sense of self-worth.

Of course, relationships in life don’t always run smoothly.  Workers have the right to a workplace free of dangerous conditions, to be free from retaliation for filing a claim or complaint, and a right to fair wages for their work. Employers have the right to expect quality, conscientious work, to protect their trade secrets, and to expect employees will work in the best interests of the company.

At Moore Becker Smarto & Acosta, P.C, our team of experienced attorneys is ready to help both employers and employees with a wide variety of issues related to employment law. Types of employment law we handle include but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Discrimination based on race, sex, age, or disability.
  • Wrongful discharge and whistleblower issues.
  • Sexual harassment.
  • Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC).
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC).
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • Employment contracts and non-competition agreements.
  • Non-disclosure agreements and trade secret restrictions.
  • Workers compensation, overtime, and unpaid wages.
  • Shareholder/partner disputes.
  • Professional licensing.

Filing a legal claim for employment law can be complex, and in the United States the spotlight is often on the rights of the employee; however, the employer has complementary rights that are just as important. Understanding your rights in any conflict is important and can be the key to continued success in business and for individual careers.

Employment Law Trends

In 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic complicated business relations between employers and employees. Many service employees lost their jobs, while others were forced to work in environments they felt to be unsafe. Still others felt that some required safety measures interfered with their own rights. Certainly, the pandemic provided a complicated legal landscape.

If you have an employment law issue, please don’t hesitate to call the team at Moore Becker Smarto & Acosta. Our firm has experience in a medical malpractice and a wide variety of service areas.

Call Moore Becker Smarto & Acosta, P.C. today at 724-838-8422.