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Employment Law

At Schreiber | Knockaert, PLLC, we protect the rights of workers. We represent blue-collar workers, white-collar workers, professionals and executives. We handle employment cases in state and federal courts, and in front of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In the past few years alone, we have represented oilfield workers in unpaid overtime (FLSA) cases. We have handled wrongful termination cases, based on race discrimination, age discrimination and sex discrimination (on behalf of male and female employees who were discriminated against). We have brought suit for retaliation – where a worker was fired for protecting his rights in court, and for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

We also have a niche practice on behalf of executives and professionals for some unique issues that affect them. While we have represented executives in wrongful termination and discrimination cases, we have also handled negotiations of employment terms for doctors, executives, and engineers. Certain terms of employment can be complex, such as non-competition provisions or intellectual property agreements. For example, professionals may bring their own IP to a new business and it benefits all parties to know permissible uses of tradenames, computer software, or business know-how, both during the job and after it ends. For executives and professionals, these issues are sometimes as important as federal civil rights law preventing wrongful termination. We have handled agreements and non-competes on the way into companies, and on the way out as part of a severance. We also provide Contracts or Master Service Agreements for contractor relationships.

We are willing to take employment matters on a contingency fee, hourly fee, or a hybrid type of fee. You can see our alternative fee page for a description of each to see which fee arrangement works best for you.

We have long and varied experience fighting against large companies in court. This gives us leverage to settle cases when they can be settled prior to suit and the confidence to file a case because we know our way through the court system.

Take a look at the sections of the website that are applicable to your issue, then call Joe Schreiber or Erik Knockaert to discuss your employment law issue. We would love to help.

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A PROFESSIONAL OR EXECUTIVE? AN EMPLOYEE?
NON-COMPETITION DISCRIMINATION
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WAGE & OVERTIME CLAIMS
SEVERANCE AGREEMENTS WRONGFUL TERMINATION

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Joseph M. Schreiber

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Erik A. Knockaert

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