Employment Law

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While an employer has much of the power in the employer-employee relationship, employees do have some rights that are guaranteed to them under state and federal law. When those rights are violated, employees have a right to seek redress in court.

The Shreveport employment law attorneys at Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Landry, Shemwell & Moore (APLC), represent the rights of workers who have suffered illegal discrimination, pay and overtime violations under wage and hour laws, and pension fund violations. We help our clients stand up for their rights in negotiations and in court .

Employee Overtime Pay Lawsuits

Sometimes employers misclassify their employees as exempt "managers," "executives" or "independent contractors" as a way to prevent those employees from receiving overtime pay. Examples of employees who are misclassified include "managers" in restaurant chains who are still required to wait tables or work the cash register, and IT workers who install and maintain computer software and equipment.

Wage and hour lawsuits also arise when employers do not pay employees for all the hours worked. These cases involve employers who force employees to work "off the clock" in order to get the job done. IT industry workers and others who feel they are not being paid for all the hours they work should learn more about their legal rights by contacting Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Landry, Shemwell & Moore (APLC).

ERISA Lawsuits

Employees and/or retirees can experience interference with their interests under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Among its provisions, ERISA recognizes that pension and 401(k) plan trustees owe a fiduciary duty to the participants and beneficiaries in these pension plans.

Union Formation and Representation

A union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals, such as better working conditions. Employees have a right to form or associate with a union and employers are prohibited from threats to fire, punish, intimidate, or coerce employees seeking to organize or join a labor union. Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Landry, Shemwell & Moore (APLC), takes pride in its representation of unions and their members.

Our Employment Law Attorneys

Brian Landry is a partner with Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Landry, Shemwell & Moore (APLC). His civil litigation practice includes employment litigation, employee rights and representation of professionals, including doctors and teachers. Robert H. "Lad" Shemwell Jr. is presently a vice president and shareholder of the firm and has extensive experience in litigation.

Initial consultation: Contact a Louisiana employment lawyer at Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Landry, Shemwell & Moore (APLC).