The Longo Firm helps people who have problems at work. We handle a wide-variety of cases from unpaid overtime to wrongful termination cases, and everything in between.
We provide free employment law consultations and work mostly on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no upfront retainer costs and there is no fee (or cost) unless we get money for you! This is helpful especially if you just lost your job and don’t have a lot of disposable income. Most other firms will charge you at least a $5,000.00 retainer to take your case.
- Medical Leave
- Unpaid Wage & Overtime
- Wrongful Termination
What Does Employment At Will Mean?
Employment at will means that you can be fired at any time as long as it’s not for an unlawful reason. I call this the “white shoes after Labor Day rule,” which means that you can be fired for wearing white shoes after Labor Day, as ridiculous as that sounds. You cannot, however, be fired for the color of your skin, national origin, race, age, gender, sex, disability, or religion. Employment at will is basically a contractual relationship between an employee and employer; just like an employee can quit at any time and the employer cannot sue them, an employer can fire an employee at any time and the employee cannot sue them…Read More
Can I Bring A Claim Against My Employer If I Have Received A Severance Package?
If you’re given a severance package, you’ll generally be required to sign a release stating that in exchange for payment of money, you agree not to sue your former employer. A common exception to this is if the employer does not hold up their end of the bargain by not paying what they agreed to pay as part of the severance package. If that were the case, then you could move forward with a lawsuit. Similarly, you may be able to move forward with a lawsuit if you are over the age of 40 and your employer did not comply with the Older Worker’s Benefit Protection Act, meaning they did not give you enough time to review and revoke or change your mind regarding the severance package…Read More
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