Cooper Erving & Savage, LLP

The Employment Law Group of Cooper Erving & Savage

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for Over 25 Years

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Introduction to Firm's Employment Practice

From a civil rights perspective, aside from the Constitution itself, the most important law ever passed was the Civil Rights Act of 1871, which gave citizens the right to sue governmental officials who violate their constitutional rights. Our firm is one of the very few in the nation that can say it was in existence in 1871 when that law was passed.

We use that law, now known as 42 United States Code section 1983, and the many other civil rights, employment, and labor laws passed since that time, in fighting to get justice for our clients who have been victims of abuses of power either at the hands of governmental officials or private employers. We work hard for our clients and are dedicated to these very important and special cases, because this line of work is at the very heart of what makes the United States a democratic society and what can make us a more just society.

If you believe you have been mistreated and are seeking a remedy of this kind, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Employee Rights and Information Center

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CES Employee Rights Weekly Weekly

Topic of the Week

Blood Money: "What was your previous salary?"

The dreaded salary question. How to skillfully handle this tricky question and get the salary you deserve.

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Blog of the Week

The Supreme Court’s Latest Anti-Worker Decision Deals a Major Blow to the #MeToo Movement

After months of sustained public pressure targeting sexual harassment in workplaces across the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday significantly undermined the power of workers to collectively challenge discrimination and abuse at the hands of their employers.

Thought for the Week

"When people are open and want to understand more about my experiences and why this is meaningful for me, then that's a great place to start."

–journalist Makkah Ali on observing Ramadan in the workplace.

List of the Week

from Workplace Fairness

Top 5 Workplace Rights Searches This Week: 

  • Final Pay
  • Unpaid Wages
  • Drug Testing
  • Vacation Pay
  • Sex/Gender Discrimination

 

 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Civil Discourse - Talking politics at your dealership--or on social media--could cost your business employees and customers.
  2. Cheating workers out of wages is easier than ever
  3. Neil Gorsuch Just Demolished Labor Rights
  4. McDonald’s workers block headquarters and chant, 'We can see your greedy side'
  5. Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers' Rights

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