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Assertive Vicksburg Labor & Employment Law Attorneys

Ensuring compliance, safeguarding success
A profitable business serves the needs of labor, management and the marketplace. But friction between labor and management often causes complications that hurt a company’s competitiveness and threaten the livelihoods of everyone involved. Bailess & Rector, LLP attorneys have experience defending the rights of workers to safe, hospitable and equitable employment, as well as management’s right to productivity and performance. The attorneys’ experience on both sides of labor and employment issues makes them uniquely qualified to assist you with comprehensive and lasting solutions to issues that can poison workplace morale and undermine a company’s success.

Correcting power imbalances
The attorneys at Bailess & Rector, LLP understand that employees often hesitate to confront employers, especially in troubled economic times.  Bailess & Rector, LLP empowers individuals to receive the justice they deserve. They assist with cases involving:

  • Defamation
  • Slander
  • Unpaid meal and rest breaks
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Unpaid wages
  • Unemployment
  • Workplace violations
  • Unsafe work conditions
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Discrimination
  • Wrongful termination
  • Sexual harassment

Challenging discrimination in the workplace
Federal law prohibits employers from discriminatory practices regarding hiring, promotion, termination, types of assignments and pay. When making decisions, employers cannot legally consider:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Pregnancy
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Disability

By applying extensive knowledge of state and federal labor and employment laws, Bailess & Rector, LLP uses objective metrics to prove or disprove acts of discrimination.

Helping employers build strong labor relations
For businesses to plan and expand, operations must be predictable and reliable. Adherence to laws governing labor relations ensures a company’s legal operation. The firm provides employers with day-to-day compliance counseling and just resolutions to workplace disputes that advance labor relations and further business success.

Supporting productive workplace conditions
Following complex legal procedures takes valuable time away from management’s real job — running and promoting business. Bailess & Rector, LLP counsels businesses on procedure and fulfillment under labor law, including:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Workers Compensation Program
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA)
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
  • Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
  • Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)

Safeguarding a productive business
Just as your company retains certain specific responsibilities to its employees, workers are obligated to comply with work policies and legal requirements that affect your business. Incompetent, unethical or unlawful behavior of a worker has potentially devastating consequences. The lawyers at Bailess & Rector, LLP assist businesses in:

  • Developing clear, written employment policies
  • Drafting employment contracts
  • Drafting non-compete agreements
  • Drafting nondisclosure agreements
  • Addressing suspicions of a worker’s unlawful or unethical acts
  • Dismissing employees

Contact a dedicated Mississippi employment and labor law firm

The law office of Bailess & Rector, LLP is located in Vicksburg, Mississippi and represents clients throughout Warren County.  Call Bailess & Rector, LLP at 601-636-8451 or contact them online to schedule an appointment.