Personalized Guidance Through Workplace Legal Concerns
Work-related disputes are all-consuming. Without knowledgeable legal help, your chances for a successful outcome are dimmer. At Backus, Meyer & Branch, LLP, our attorneys’ experience and insight into employment legal issues can be a considerable help in gaining your most positive outcome.
Below you’ll find answers to some questions we frequently receive, and they can help you understand more about your employment law rights.
What if my employer is not paying me minimum wage?
If you are earning less than the minimum wage, you may be able to file a complaint and obtain unpaid wages and damages.
Am I eligible for overtime?
By law, an employer must pay overtime to hourly employees. If not, you may enter a claim for unpaid wages. You will want to document any hours in case you seek professional help from an attorney.
Can my employer fire me? What is employment at will?
Unless you have a unique employee contract, you are employed at will, which means your employer can terminate you at any time and does not have to give a reason. However, you cannot be fired for reasons that are illegal, including race, religion, gender and other protected statuses.
Can my employer make accommodations for my disability?
An employer should make facilities readily accessible to people with disabilities within reasonable accommodation, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This may include modification to equipment, devices, work schedules and more.
Is it legal for my employer to fire me without notice?
If you are an hourly employee and terminated with or without notice, you are entitled to all wages for hours worked and any vacation time accrued. Employers in New Hampshire do not have to give notice for termination.
If my employer has violated laws, what action should I take?
You may file a complaint with the attorney general and a civil lawsuit if your employer has violated wage and hour laws. This is a case where you may want to seek the help of an attorney who is deeply knowledgeable in employment law.
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Our lawyers have successfully represented employees in a broad range of workplace disputes, including discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, noncompete agreements and charges of retaliation against an employer. Our approachable style and deep knowledge put clients at ease. Call us in Manchester at 603-244-3282 or request an appointment via email. Our clients live throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts.