HOW AN EMPLOYMENT LAWYER ASSESSES AN EMPLOYMENT CASE: ATTORNEYS FEES
Some state wage and hour laws require the employer to pay the employee’s attorney fees if the employee wins.
It is also possible that a lawyer will offer to take your case on a contingent fee basis, which means the lawyer gets a percentage of any damages award recovered on your behalf. This can either be through settlement, litigation, or any other way to resolve the case.
Some attorneys will ask for an hourly fee. If your employment lawyer wants to be paid by the hour, you can limit the overall fee outlay by reaching an agreement with the lawyer for limited services. For example, if you just need a lawyer to guide you through the process of filing a claim for lost wages with your state labor department, you can limit the lawyer’s services to that task and keep the total hours to a manageable level.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/