Employment Blog

When Should I Hire an Employment Law Attorney?
Hiring an Attorney

Deciding to hire an employment law attorney is a significant decision. For most employees, it’s usually a decision that comes during a not-so-great time in their professional lives. After all, happy employees with a wonderful boss usually aren’t looking for...

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Five Things to Do When You’ve Been Fired
Advice, Hiring an Attorney, Litigation

An earlier version of this post by Spiggle Law Firm employment attorney Phillis h. Rambsy originally appeared in an e-newsletter sent by Nicolas T. Abrams, a Certified Financial Planner and the President and CEO of AJW Financial Partners LLC. The loss of a...

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Why Hiring a Lawyer to Write a Strongly Worded Letter Is Almost Always a Bad Idea
Finding an Attorney, Hiring an Attorney, Negotiation

It is not uncommon for people to come in my office and ask me to write a “strongly worded letter” to their former employer after they have been fired. But that’s all they want me to do. Just write the...

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Finding (and Paying for) a Lawyer
Hiring an Attorney

There are a number of good resources for finding an employment lawyer. I recommend starting with the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), an association of attorneys who represent individuals in employment matters. The website (www.nela.org) has a “find a lawyer”...

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Maximizing your Investment
Hiring an Attorney

I’m certain you’ve thought about the costs of hiring an attorney to represent you. But you may not have considered that you can make much more by taking action than you will spend on your lawyer. I know, I know....

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Do You Need a Lawyer?
Hiring an Attorney

Litigants representing themselves are said by the legal system to be acting pro se, or “for one’s self.” It is certainly possible to bring a discrimination claim without an attorney. Indeed, I once took over a case for a pro...

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