Employment Law

Employment law affects a great deal of people. The King Law Firm, PLLC has experience protecting the rights of aggrieved employees. Often times, employers attempt to take advantage of workers who are unfamiliar with various employment law issues. Do not let this happen to you. If you believe your employer may be taking advantage of you, contact The King Law Firm, PLLC for a free consultation.

We handle employment law cases in the following areas:

  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Workplace Discrimination
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Workers’ Compensation

Workers Compensation

Attorney Jacob King has experience representing injured workers. Whether you were injured on the job and have a Mississippi Workers’ Compensation claim, or you were injured at a shipyard and have a Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation claim, The King Law Firm, PLLC can help.

Employment Discrimination

There are various laws prohibiting discrimination in the work place. For instance, employees with "disabilities" are protected by the Americans With Disabilities Act. Title VII of The Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion. There are numerous statutes prohibiting discrimination in the work place. If you believe you are the victim of discrimination in the work place, call attorney Jacob King for a free consultation.

Wage and Hour Issues

The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes minimum wage requirements, overtime requirements, recordkeeping requirements and standards for the employment of minors. The Fair Labor Standards Act has certain guidelines employers are required to follow. The guidelines established by the Fair Labor Standards Act cover various issues including: overtime, salary exemptions, tipped employees, travel time, wages for agricultural workers, per diem pay, and many other related issues. If you or a loved one feel like you have not been paid the correct wages by an employer, we can help. Attorney Jacob King has expansive knowledge dealing with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Do not miss out on any more wages you have rightfully earned. Call The King Law Firm, PLLC and get the money you are owed.

Wrongful Discharge

Many people refer to Mississippi as an "employment at will" state. While this may be correct, it does not necessarily mean that an employer can fire or retaliate against an employee for any reason at all without any recourse available to the employee. First, an employer is prohibited from discharging an employee in violation of one of the various discrimination laws. Mississippi also has an exception to the "employment at will" rule. Pursuant to the employment at will doctrine in Mississippi, an employee can be fired for good cause, bad cause, or no cause. McArn v. Allied Bruce-Terminix Co., 626 So.2d 603, 606 (Miss.1993). However, an employee may have a claim for wrongful discharge if they are fired for (1) refusing to participate in an illegal activity; or (2) reporting an employer’s illegal activity. Id.

If you believe you have been wrongfully discharged, contact The King Law Firm, PLLC!