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What Does a Labor and Employment Lawyer
Labor and employment law can be said to encompass the relationships between employers,
unions, and employees. Therefore, an employment labor law represents the issues prevalent in
the ever-changing workplace dynamics experienced in the labor market. Some of the issues,
which are likely to cause controversy in the labor market include collective bargain,
discrimination, wage and hourly regulation, immigration, health, and pension plan.
The labor market encourages collective bargaining, thus lawyers act on behalf of the unions to
bargain for better collective bargain agreements. Sometimes lawyers go to the extent of taking
part in strikes and other forms of resolute activities to effect change in the labor market.
Moreover, they represent workers and unions in arbitrary processes in the work market.
Therefore, the labor market depends on these lawyers to effect the changes, which are
beneficial to the workers in the market.
Employment lawyers take part in issues of governance in the labor market such as the election
of new leaders. This also involves fiscal responsibility in the private sector labor organization.
Moreover, issues of discrimination in the leadership platform, which arises on the basis of
gender, race, and disability are addressed by employment lawyers.
Standards such as minimum wage and overtime pay as well as underpayment are addressed
by employment lawyers. Prevailing wage stipulated for government service, construction
conventions fall within labor and employment law. Thus, lawyers represent workers from
exposure to unfair working conditions, this also involves the welfare of working children who are
always at risk of unfair treatment. The issue also cuts across to global human trafficking as well
as "wage theft" usually experienced by immigrant workers.
Another duty of workplace lawyer is to curb discrimination in the workplace, which is evident
when from unfair treatment form at the workplace. Unfair treatment arises from age, gender,
race, nationality, and sexual orientation. Even though workplace discrimination is widely
reported, discrimination issues continue to affect millions of workers in the country. Lawyers also
represent workers who are disabled from unfair discrimination at their workplace, to avoid
disabled workers from being knocked out as a result of their disability. Therefore, lawyers work
to find a reasonable accommodation to disabled workers in the workplace.
The safety of workers is of great importance; thus, labor and employment law keep this issue as
a priority. Health regulations should be set in such a way that it eliminates personal injuries and
illness that a worker would be predisposed to in the workplace. Safety standards are enforced
through regular inspections conducted in the workplaces, which are subject to regulations.
Moreover, employers are subject to familiarize themselves to standards as well as eliminate
hazards that can affect employers.
Lastly, lawyers deal with issues of benefits and pension affecting workers. Benefits include
health, daycare, sick leave as well as vacation. workers should be accorded with these benefits
according to the standards governing the workplace law. Pension on the other hand exclusively
involves the arrangement of funds for economic support for individuals who no longer earn
regular income from employment. Employment retirement income should be conferred to
individuals according to the set law governing the workplace practices.