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Labor & Employment Law

Labor and Employment Law in North Carolina

Greensboro attorneys committed to enforcement of the law

Employment and labor laws govern all aspects of the relationships between employers and employees. Their goal should be to protect the rights of employees. These laws maintain a balance of fairness and equity between employers and employees that is vital to the health of our economy. They require attorneys to be knowledgeable about such issues as human resource guidelines, wage and hour statutes, occupational safety and health, workers compensation, and anti-discrimination and equal opportunity laws.

Knowledgeable and experienced North Carolina lawyers

At Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen, L.L.P., our attorneys are available to provide assistance in employment and labor law mediation and arbitration sessions as well as in courtroom litigation.

We handle claims of discrimination related to any of the following:

  • Age (ADEA)
  • Disability (ADA)
  • Equal compensation (Title VII, EPA, Lily Ledbetter Act, FLSA)
  • Genetic information (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008)
  • National Origin (Title VII)
  • Pregnancy (Title VII, FMLA)
  • Race of ethnicity (Title VII)
  • Religion (Title VII)
  • Gender (Title VII)
  • Sexual harassment (Title VII)
  • Workplace retaliation (Title VII, ADEA, ADA, EPA, REDA, FMLA)

If you’ve experienced discrimination, you should consult a knowledgeable attorney as quickly as possible. Failure to file your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within the statutory filing period may cost you the right to have your case heard.

Personalized attention

We are committed to ensuring that every client receives personalized attention, including regular updates regarding case progress and options. While achieving a swift resolution is our goal whenever possible, our attorneys do not hesitate to take cases to court when a better outcome can be achieved in that way.

Our firm represents clients in labor and employment law matters, including:

  • Discrimination claims listed above
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Harassment in the workplace
  • Workplace safety issues
  • Class action litigation
  • Collective bargaining
  • Pension and salary negotiations
  • Non-competition and non-disclosure agreements
  • Retaliation for claiming workers’ compensation benefits or seeking other legal benefits or protections

Reach out to our labor and employment law firm

Contact Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen, L.L.P. online or at 336-274-2992, ext. 108, to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled North Carolina labor and employment law attorneys. We have the legal savvy needed to help you with everything from fair treatment issues to wrongful discharge claims.

Our Office
  • Greensboro Office
    101 South Elm Street
    Suite 310
    Greensboro, North Carolina 27402
    Phone: 336-274-2992
    Fax: 336-274-8490
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