Employment Blog

Do I qualify for a Contingency Retainer?

Cases that we take on contingency have the following characteristics: • Clear liability – for instance, an email or writing demonstrating discrimination, or other liability. • Jaw-dropping conduct by the employer or school – something well beyond the difficulties, even...

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What is a Contingency Retainer?

The contingency fee arrangement is one in which attorneys are paid a percentage of what you recover. Usually it’s 35-40% of the total recovery, but this can vary. Employment and civil rights cases offer another possibility – fee shifting contingency....

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How much does a Flat Fee retainer cost?

Flat fees vary from case to case. For pre-litigation employment cases, the flat rate for negotiations that don’t involve filing an administrative case (with the EEOC, for instance) the flat rate is $9,000 (This rate is similar to the hourly...

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What is a Flat Fee Retainer?

A flat-fee rate is pretty much what it sounds like – you pay a flat rate for the service, no matter how long or short the representation takes. This allows you to control the risk. It is guaranteed that you...

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Is it worth it to pay for an hourly retainer?

We don’t take cases unless, in our estimation, you will get a settlement that will more than compensate you for the fees that you pay us. Indeed, under many employment laws, your employer is required to pay most, if not...

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How much will an hourly retainer cost?

To retain the firm at an hourly rate, you are required to pay a retainer of $6,000—$3,000 upfront, and $3,000 to be paid 30 days after executing the retainer. The firm will put these funds into a trust account, where...

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What is an Hourly Retainer?

An hourly retainer is the traditional model for legal services. Attorneys do the work and you pay for it with an hourly rate. The advantage of this model is that you only pay for the work performed. The disadvantage is...

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