CONTINGENCY FEES FOR EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS
For most employment cases, including discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination cases, the employment lawyer may take your case on a contingent fee basis.
A contingent fee is an agreed percentage, usually from 33% to 50% of the total amount recovered in the action, plus out-of-pocket costs, depending upon when the case is settled, whether awarded in court or negotiated through a settlement. With this type of arrangement, you will not owe the lawyer any fees and/or costs unless you receive compensation from your employer.
However, on some rare occasions, some employment lawyers may require a hybrid retainer fee wherein the client would pay a discounted hourly fee plus a contingency fee, although at a lower percentage than normal. This will apply in cases where the employer’s liability is very questionable. Another variation will be when the employment attorney would require the client to pay all out-of-pocket expenses as incurred.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/