Helping Employees Obtain Lawful Compensation And Treatment

In employer-employee relationships, the employer tends to hold the bulk of power. Employers decide when their workers work, how much they are paid, and, in many cases, have the ability to fire workers with minimal notice or reason.

It is not uncommon for employers to abuse their authority. In fact, they frequently overstep their bounds, and engage in practices that defy state and federal statutes established to protect employees.

With offices in Charlotte and Rock Hill, Jake Modla Law, PLLC, assists workers in their efforts to protect their rights.

A History Of Service In The Region

Jake Modla spent 25 years defending employers and working as in-house counsel for a national retailer. He possesses a thorough understanding of how employers and their representatives approach employment disputes and the negotiating table. Now he leverages this knowledge to help mistreated employees.

He offers guidance for a comprehensive range of concerns, including:

  • Severance disputes — If you are being laid off or terminated, your employer may ask you to sign a severance agreement. Yet certain aspects of this agreement — such as the compensation offered, or non-compete clauses — may not be to your benefit. The firm will work to obtain a better agreement.
  • Wrongful termination — While the majority of American workers are employed "at will," the law prevents them from being fired on the basis of race, gender, age, disability and other considerations. Employers flout such laws routinely.
  • Discrimination — The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires businesses to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled employees and customers alike. The failure to do so is a direct violation of federal law. It is important that your welfare is considered and protected.

At times an employer may simply overlook, or be unaware of, an infraction. At times employers infringe their workers' rights deliberately. In all matters, we know how to work with employers in an effort to obtain better outcomes for our clients.

Assert Your Rights

To consult with an attorney, reach out to our offices. You can call us at 980-228-9984 or 803-792-4774, or schedule an appointment online.

We can arrange to meet on evenings or weekends as necessary.