Are you Considering an Evaluation or Initial Consultation?
Whether you are considering legal action, or just want simple advice, you should consider our free Initial Case Evaluation or a Paid Phone Consultation. Many of our clients have never talked to an attorney regarding their employment related issues. An employment law practice operates differently than other types of law practice. Hundreds of attorneys offer “free consultations”, but these are mostly for criminal matters or personal injury cases. Based on over 20 years’ experience, we have developed a unique process for advising potential clients of their workplace rights and deciding which cases we can pursue.
No-Fee Initial Case Evaluation Before Your Consultation
Labor Law Office offers a free initial evaluation of your case, by phone, to help determine whether a consultation is appropriate or whether your matter is something we may be able to help you with. Employment law issues are one of the most common legal issues that arise, usually as the result of a wrongful termination. Unfortunately, despite an employer acting in bad faith or maliciously, typically less than 1 in 10 employees who are terminated may have legal recourse. However, there are many employees who call our office because they have been terminated, and in the initial interview we discover they have claims they weren’t aware of. For example, you may not been paid lawful overtime wages or provided meal and rest breaks.
When a potential client calls our office, our legal assistants and paralegals will carefully take down the information and conduct a phone interview which typically lasts about 15 minutes. Your information is then submitted to our attorneys for review. Your information will be confidential.
Once we initially determine whether you have a matter we can likely help you with, the attorneys will also determine if it is a case that we can likely take on a contingency basis, where we are paid a percentage of the recovery if we win the case. Our priority is not to simply retain clients, but make sure that you understand your options, and that we pursue cases that we will likely win. Not every employment law case will result in a victory. For that reason, we carefully select the cases we will handle on a contingent fee arrangement. If your case is a matter we cannot take on a contingency basis, we can discuss with you potential of taking your matter on an hourly fee basis.
If your case is one that we may be willing to handle on a contingency fee basis, we will contact you and set up a no-cost appointment. Rather than you traveling to our offices, we will typically drive to you.
Booking a Paid Phone Consultation
For our clients who want an immediate consultation with an attorney, we offer a paid phone consultation program offering a 15 minute or 30 minute consultation. If you believe your situation is more complicated, you may choose a 60-minute appointment by calling our office.
Because you are paying for our time, we will take the time to get to know the issues of your case, advise you of your rights and the best strategies to protect yourself. For many people, a phone consultation will be all they need in order to determine how to resolve their issues. If we determine that you will also benefit from our continued representation after your first consultation, a suitable agreement will be worked out for our continued representation.
Consultations are booked online and conducted over the phone. Our attorneys will call you at the designated time. Once your appointment is booked and confirmed by email, we will contact you with instructions for sending documents to us for review.
To book a Paid Phone Consultation, press the button at the top of this page ‘Book a Paid Phone Consultation’. You will be taken to a page where you can review our available appointment times and finalize your appointment details. You can pay for the appointment by credit/debit card or PayPal. The 15-minute appointments are great for general information and limited questions. If you want documents reviewed, the minimum appointment time is 30 Minutes. If you believe your situation is more complicated, you may choose a 60-minute appointment. Once your appointment is set, we will email instructions on submitting documents for review.