Work comprises one of the most important aspects of a person’s personal identity. For instance: when we first meet someone, we frequently introduce ourselves by stating our occupation or career.
At Graves & Swanson LLC, we understand the significance of employment relationships. We are committed to providing employers and employees alike with sound, practical, and common sense legal advice. Whether you are the victim of an unlawful employment practice or an employer seeking to learn about current laws and requirements, our attorneys are here to help.
Federal and state law regulate certain matters relating to the workplace and prohibit unlawful employment practices. Unlawful employment actions may arise in a number of different circumstances and can take many forms. Harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour violations (such as failure to pay minimum wage, overtime, or wages due upon termination) are a few common examples of unlawful employment practices which our attorneys at Graves & Swanson LLC routinely handle. We also have experience negotiating, drafting, and disputing employment contracts, severance agreements and non-compete contacts, among others.
We at Graves & Swanson LLC believe the best way to avoid an employment dispute is through establishment of (and adherence to) sound and effective policies to prevent unlawful practices in the first place. Employers need to be aware of the law and requirements placed upon them in order to care for their workers and avoid commission of unlawful employment practices. Likewise, employees need to be informed of their rights under the law and empowered to seek remedies when those rights are violated.
At Graves & Swanson LLC, we pride ourselves in our ability to provide practical legal advice tailored to the specific needs of our individual clients. If you have questions relating to workplace rights or employment practices, or simply want to learn more about Oregon employment law, please feel free to contact our office to schedule an appointment.
Click here to read more about common employment law issues affecting Oregon employees and employers, including topics like discrimination, harassment, leave laws, and more.
If you’d like to discuss the particular aspects of your situation, or if you simply want to better understand the state and federal laws governing employment practices in Oregon, please contact our offices.