What does the EEOC stand for, and what does it do?

The EEOC stands for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and its primary job is to enforce federal workplace discrimination laws.

What constitutes wrongful termination?

There are a variety of reasons why someone may have been fired illegally, the easiest to prove being a breach of contract (i.e. the employee/employer relationship is not “at-will”). Other reasons include an implied promise of employment and breaches of good faith.

What’s the first thing I should do following a work-related injury?

The first thing you should do is report your injury to your employer, and request medical treatment.

What does ERISA stand for, and what does it do?

ERISA stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, a 1974 law establishing minimum standards for private pension plans.

What did the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establish?

The FLSA established guidelines governing minimum wage, overtime wages, bookkeeping and child labor.

What protections are available to me as a whistleblower?

As a federal whistleblower, you are protected from losing your job in retaliation for speaking out about corruption and/or illegality..

How long do I have to notify my employer of a work-related injury?

You should notify your employer of a work-related injury immediately, though you technically have 90 days.

Does Quinn, Connor, Weaver, Davies & Rouco LLP represent unions?

Yes, absolutely!

What are Taft-Hartley trust funds?

A Taft-Hartley trust fund allows private sector, unionized employees to obtain health and various other benefits. Taft-Hartley funds are unique in that they are administered by labor and management trustees.

Established in 2011, Quinn, Connor, Weaver, Davies & Rouco LLP takes great pride in offering Birmingham, Decatur and Atlanta residents aggressive, reliable legal counsel. If you are dealing with an employment or benefits issue, call us at (205) 870-9989 now.