New York Employment Lawyers Helping Clients With the Full Range ofLabor and Union Law Issues
Before labor unions, American workers were often forced to work long hours for little pay and in dangerous conditions. When workers galvanized, they were able to bring about changes that increased the health and safety of all workers. The changes made by the unions of the early 20th century are still enjoyed by workers of today—that is why the law protects workers who seek to form unions. However, many employers are reluctant to allow their workers to unionize. At White, Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we take action to enforce workers’ rights.
At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., our Queens labor and union law attorneys are strong, aggressive advocates for clients. We are always ready to take action to enforce workers’ rights. If you have any questions or concerns about labor law and union law, our attorneys are just a phone call away. To request a completely confidential, no obligation initial consultation with an experienced New York labor and employment attorney, please call our Queens or Long Island offices today.
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Labor Employment Lawyers in Queens and Long Island
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At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we represent employees in a broad spectrum of legal matters, including:
Wage & Hour Disputes
At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., employment law is our sole focus. We have represented teachers facing a broad spectrum of legal issues and we are committed to protecting teachers’ rights. To learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us and schedule a free initial and confidential consultation at our Queens or Long Island offices today.
Sometimes these “Jekyll and Hyde” switches occur because a superior learned something about a subordinate that then caused him or her to have a negative bias, like the employee was of a certain religion or sexual orientation. Sometimes the reason is more obvious, like a bias against people of a certain race, being male or female, a woman becoming pregnant or people with disabilities.
Other Employment Law Issues
Labor Relations Lawyers Serving Queens, New York
- Drafting and reviewing of employment contracts;
- Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements;
- Guidance on interpreting contracts;
- Representation in disciplinary arbitrations and other similar proceedings;
- Advice on internal affairs and related matters; and
- Representation in collective actions/class actions against employers.
We are prepared to take action to help you or your organization advance worker rights. When you have an employment lawyer who truly understands the complexities of state law, federal law, and unique dynamics of labor unions, you will be in the best position to protect your rights and interests.
Know Your Rights: How to Respond to an Employer Discouraging Union Formation
If your employer demoted you, fired you or threatened to cut your hours, you may feel as if you have nowhere to turn. However, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) can hear your case and offer you recourse. Our employee rights lawyers can provide you with effective representation before the NLRB. Through the NLRB, we can help you secure back pay and an offer of reinstatement from your employer. Companies that violate NLRB regulations must be held accountable.
If you wish to form a union, join a union, or help others join a union, the law protects you. While employers are, in some ways, permitted to present the case against a union, there are strong legal limits on what they can and cannot do. Under state and federal law, New York employers are strictly forbidden from retaliating against employees who wish to organize in the workplace. If you are concerned that your employer will retaliate against you for engaging in any of these protected activities, our labor union attorneys are prepared to take forceful action on your behalf.
Why Work With the Labor and Union Lawyers at Ricotta & Marks
With more than three decades of collective employment law experience, we have the skills and knowledge to assist you and your co-workers with the full range of union-related matters. When you reach out to our Queens or Long Island law offices, you will consult with a New York labor union attorney who is prepared to:
- Conduct a comprehensive, confidential review of your employment law case;
- Advise you on state law, federal law, your rights, and your options;
- Carefully investigate the matter—gathering all relevant evidence; and
- Craft a legal strategy focused on getting the best outcome.
We strongly believe in the notion that every client deserves personalized representation from a lawyer who truly cares about their case. Our Queens labor and union lawyers limit the number of cases that we accept to ensure that we are able to put the time, attention, and resources behind every client. No matter your circumstances, our law firm will help you find the best path forward.