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Employment Law

Employment Law

Workplace Rights and Responsibilities

As one of the top employment lawyers in Maryland, renowned Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (RWL) partner Joyce Smithey leads a team of highly experienced professionals that regularly advises employers and employees on all matters relating to employment law. Whether advising a CEO on severance issues or executive compensation, or working on a case for unpaid wages, our attorneys at law have the experience needed to resolve the most challenging workplace cases.

We’ve earned our stellar reputation by being tough, efficient and relentlessly pursuing what’s right, from negotiating severance agreements and employment contracts to fighting for justice in court.

Extensive Experience in Employment Law

RWL’s considerable experience in employment law includes the following areas:

  • Breach of contract and non-compete
  • Discrimination – including race, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, family responsibilities, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic status, family responsibilities and political opinion
  • Affirmative action
  • Wage and hour issues, including equitable pay for women and men under The Equal Pay Act
  • Retaliation and reprisal
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Sexual harassment
  • Disability accommodation and discrimination
  • FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) cases
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Workplace privacy
  • Defamation
  • Employment contracts and restrictive covenants
  • ERISA discrimination – the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 establishes minimum standards to protect individuals in voluntarily established pension and health plans in private industry
  • Employee and applicant testing
  • Wage and hour issues
  • WARN – The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, in which certain employers must provide 60 days’ advance notice of certain plant closing and mass layoffs

In addition to handling employment litigation, our attorneys assist employers and employees with claims prevention, including:

  • Employment law compliance
  • Employee policies and handbooks
  • On-site training sessions to managers and employees on employment law topics

RWL’s Employment Law Attorneys Have Represented Clients

  • In state and federal courts
  • Before the Department of Labor, the Department of Employee Security, the Commission on Human Relations, the Office of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • In numerous jury trials, federal and state appellate oral arguments, bench trials, motion hearings, equity petitions and damages hearings

Notable Representations by Our Attorneys

Contact us at 410.269.5066 or jsmithey@rwllaw.com to learn how RWL‘s attorneys can help you resolve employment law issues.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT EACH CASE IS DIFFERENT AND THE PAST RECORD IS NO ASSURANCE OF FAVORABLE RESULTS IN ANY FUTURE CASE.
For more information, please review our Legal Disclaimer.

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