Rush & Nicholson fights for Workers’ Rights
We use more than 100 combined years of experience to deliver just outcomes to employees
Employment and labor laws impact the relationship between employers and employees. Winning these cases requires attorneys to be knowledgeable about such issues as:
Civil Rights Violations
Grievance and Interest Arbitration
The NLRA and the Iowa PERA
Equal opportunity laws
Rush & Nicholson, P.L.C. provides assistance in employment and labor law mediation to employees and unions and arbitration sessions - as well as “in courtroom” litigation.
Attorney Nate Willems leads the firm in the area of labor law. He represents people and unions in matters, including unemployment insurance, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. He also represents labor unions in administrative and arbitration proceedings and in court. Rush & Nicholson provides assistance to employees and unions in employment and labor law- including mediation, arbitration and litigation.
The Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, is a federal law that grants certain eligible employees unpaid leave to address a medical condition or to care for a sick relative or newborn or adopted child. If you think you’re eligible for leave under the FMLA and your request has been denied, Rush & Nicholson can represent you. We can also work with you if you have been discriminated against after taking leave.
The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal statute requiring that employers:
- Pay employees a minimum wage
- Pay overtime pay for time worked beyond 40 hours in a work week
- Adhere to child labor provisions
- Maintain records of hours, wages and other wage items ordinarily kept in a business practice
An employer’s violation of the FLSA is a serious and costly offense. In addition to requiring the employer to stop its violations of the law (called injunctive relief), the FLSA permits an employee who was wrongfully denied minimum or overtime wages the difference between what the employee should have been paid under the law and what the employee was paid for two years prior to the date the employee filed the lawsuit or opted into the case.
If the violation of the FLSA was “willfull,” damages may be awarded. Attorneys at Rush & Nicholson can review your case and make sure you receive justice and compensation for violations you have suffered.
Call Rush & Nicholson before signing any job-related contracts and for help addressing issues related to discrimination, harassment, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requests and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations.