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1/17/11 3:00 PM
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mog87
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I believe my current employer is serious violation of several employment laws, and I am looking into a lawyer to see if I have a case. What should I look for in a competent employment law specialist? Thanks for the feedback.
1/17/11 3:26 PM
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I defend employment cases. The plaintiff's attorneys that I am more concerned with are those that do it full-time. Tons of attorneys dabble in plaintiff-side employment law because they hear about big cases and think they will hit the litigation lottery, but they almost always have no idea what they are doing, and really suck at it. Call acoupld of defense firms in your area and ask them who they would send a plaintiff's case to.
1/19/11 12:26 PM
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i would look for a employment law boutique in your area
1/19/11 5:49 PM
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If you tell me the area I might be able to ask an employment lawyer I know if he knows anyone. His wife is plantiff's side employment and he does defense at my old firm.
1/20/11 2:11 PM
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turducken - employment lawyers who represent plaintiffs have replaced ambulance chasers as the lowest level bottom feeding scum in the legal profession.  id be shocked if there was a single honest one out there, which i guess isnt surprising since about one out of every thousand employment suits is legitimate.  pm1964, go forth and destroy those bastard plaintiff's attorneys.


lol yeah, because defense is such a stand up business. Face it, most lawyers are shady.
1/21/11 9:14 AM
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I think his point is that 99% of employment claims are total BS and therefore the lawyers who do nothing but take those cases are assholes for propagating that BS.
1/23/11 1:56 PM
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Fake Pie - If you tell me the area I might be able to ask an employment lawyer I know if he knows anyone. His wife is plantiff's side employment and he does defense at my old firm.



Northern NJ, I appreciate you looking into this.
2/1/11 5:27 PM
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turducken - employment lawyers who represent plaintiffs have replaced ambulance chasers as the lowest level bottom feeding scum in the legal profession.  id be shocked if there was a single honest one out there, which i guess isnt surprising since about one out of every thousand employment suits is legitimate.  pm1964, go forth and destroy those bastard plaintiff's attorneys.


Oh good Lord!
2/5/11 7:42 AM
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PM is gonna do a lot more work.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2011/02/04/white-house-launches-new-aba-hotline-labor-dept/?test=latestnews

In an unprecedented and controversial move, the White House has launched a new program at the Department of Labor which will refer workers who have complaints about their bosses to a toll free number at the American Bar Association, where they can get a lawyer to work on their case on a contingency fee basis.

More than 40,000 workers annually contact the Department of Labor with complaints about their bosses. But Labor can’t get to all of them, an estimated 10%, because of budget constraints, the White House says. So the White House has instead launched a program for “unresolved complainants” with the ABA. Workers will now be provided a toll-free number that connects them with ABA lawyers nationwide who are experienced in things like alleged workplace abuses of minimum wage, overtime and family medical leave laws.
2/5/11 7:45 AM
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can PM defend against this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IsDeY3puRE&feature=related

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2/11/11 5:11 PM
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Thank goodness for my Loard and Savior Obama.
2/11/11 5:14 PM
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No can defend the Jerky Boys.
2/18/11 10:58 AM
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mog87 - 
Fake Pie - If you tell me the area I might be able to ask an employment lawyer I know if he knows anyone. His wife is plantiff's side employment and he does defense at my old firm.



Northern NJ, I appreciate you looking into this.


Arg, sorry for never responding. The guy didn't know anyone...

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