An Employment Lawyer (Attorney) must complete a Bachelor's degree and a law degree, a Juris Doctor (J.D.), and must pass the state bar examination for the state where they intend to practice.
WHAT DO THEY DO?
They advise both employees and employers on the legal standards set by local, state, and federal government. They also help ensure employees are treated in a fair and consistent manner.
WHO DO THEY PROTECT?
Employment lawyers can draft and review employee handbooks, assist with wage law issues and rights, represent employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and provide guidance on employees' rights to see if their rights have been violated.