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How to Talk to Your Lawyer

If your employment matter has not been resolved to your satisfaction and has progressed to the stage where you have retained a private attorney you will need to work with your lawyer to try to obtain the best outcome possible. Communication is the key to achieving this shared goal. Let’s be honest, most experienced employment lawyers are extremely busy. So, communication needs to be thorough, concise and effective in order to ensure that you and your attorney have a good working relationship founded on mutual trust and respect.

Here are 5 tips on how and when to talk to your employment attorney:


Does A Georgia Employer Have To Provide Sick Leave To Employees?

Earlier this week, Jersey City, New Jersey Mayor Steven Fulop signed a city ordinance that requires employers to provide sick leave to their employees with sick time – paid sick time if the employer has 10 or more employees, unpaid sick time for smaller employees at smaller businesses.  You can read the full ordinance here.  Many people have asked why such an ordinance is necessary, assuming that the law already requires employers to allow employees limited time off work when they are sick.


Five Things You Should Always Tell Your Employment Lawyer

If you are hiring a lawyer in connection with an employment lawsuit, there are certain pieces of information that you will automatically know to tell your lawyer (or your lawyer should know to ask for): where you worked, what kinds of actions you were subjected to, what adverse actions were taken against you, etc.  But there is also information that you won’t tell your lawyer, either because you don’t think about it, or you don’t think it relates to the lawsuit you hired the lawyer to help you with.  Here are five things that you should always tell your lawyer.