Cooper Erving & Savage, LLP

The Employment Law Group of Cooper Erving & Savage

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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.

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Topic of the Week

Predictive Scheduling: What is it and why is it important

If you work an hourly job where you don't get your schedule until a few days before it starts, or you have to be "on call" and never know if you'll work or not, then this issue is for you.

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Blog of the Week

Workplace Deaths Are Rising. Trump-Era Budget Cuts Could Make It Worse.

In an alarming development in the world of workplace safety, the latest statistics reveal that the number of accidental deaths on the job in America is on the rise, reversing the longer-term trend toward fewer fatal incidents.

Thought for the Week

"The new AMA policy signals that physicians support the need and benefit of policies for family and medical leave that are inclusive of LGBTQ workers."

–Patrice Harris, M.D. President-Elect of the American Medical Association, which announced support for extending family leave policies to LGBTQ caregivers

List of the Week

from Workplace Fairness

Top Benefits and Leaves searches this week:

  • Vacation pay
  • Disability leave
  • Military leave
  • Paid sick leave 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. This nonprofit isn’t promptly paying its workers. Should she blow the whistle when she leaves?
  2. The Deceptive Campaign to Keep D.C. Service Workers Underpaid
  3. Tesla Severance Offer Draws the Line on Worker-Safety Concerns
  4. Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies
  5. Supreme Court Decision in Janus Looms Over Critical Public-Sector Jobs and Public Services

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