EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

EEOC and PHRA, Pittsburgh Human Rights Commission and the Allegheny County Human Rights Commission

SEVERANCE: If your employer has offered you a severance package or agreement upon termination, it is crucial to seek the advice of an attorney before making the important decision whether to sign the severance agreement.

CONTRACTS: Fried Law Offices affordably represents individuals in negotiating, drafting, terminating and reviewing employment contracts.

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: If you have become unemployed through no fault of your own, then you are eligible for Unemployment Compensation.

MEDICAL LEAVE: Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, employees who work for larger employers, (50 employees or more within a 75 mile radius of employee’s worksite), have worked at least 1,250 hours in the previous 12 months, are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave.

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS AND SAFETY MANUALS: Small businesses which need an employee handbook or manual for their businesses should also look to Fried Law Offices. 

PAY, OVERTIME AND BENEFITS: Under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, ERISA and various Pennsylvania Labor laws, all employees are entitled to be paid for the work they do.

TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: The application of employment laws to temporary employment agencies can be highly complex.