Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint, P.C. represents both employees and employers in all aspects of employment law.
BFFB’s Employment Practice Group represents clients in a wide variety of employment-related claims before state and federal agencies and courts. Employment Practice Group attorneys also negotiate employment contracts and counsel employees and employers about their legal rights and obligations. The firm has considerable experience with wage and hour, wrongful discharge, retaliation, discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment and related claims.
Believing that fairness in the workplace is critical, Employment Practice Group attorneys take seriously the importance of advancing employee rights. In that regard, Employment Practice Group attorneys have represented employees in numerous individual, collective, and class action lawsuits against companies of all sizes, enforcing their important minimum wage and overtime rights. For example, the firm has recovered back wages for numerous employees, including employees improperly classified as independent contractors and denied the minimum wage, employees titled managers and assistant managers who were actually entitled to overtime, employees who were not compensated for time spent working off the clock, and employees who had deductions made from their paychecks that improperly reduced their wages below the minimum wage.
BFFB’s Employment Practice Group also assists employers by auditing and revising compensation practices, employment applications, employee handbooks and other documents and procedures in an effort to reduce potential liability. The employers represented by the firm have included builders, insurers, manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, small business owners and medical professionals. Employment Practice Group attorneys regularly present seminars on topical employment issues for BFFB’s clients.