With an increasing number of employee-employer labour disputes today, it’s led to an increasing amount of labour related cases filed in the court system. Also, with the civil rights of employees threatened to be violated by those intimidating and self-serving employers, many more law firms have become engaged in the legal field to provide services to those who seek legal representation and/or protection. Do you want to learn more? Visit Walker Law, PC.
These law firms promote different strategies in order to improve their client-base and also to survive in the increasingly competitive environment. Some promise a speedy resolution of their clients’ cases, some offer free legal advice and others promise the lowest professional fee in order to sway potential clients their way.
Potential clients should be wary of these firms and instead look for recommendations from previous clients. A good place to research is on the Internet. You can find forums where past clients discuss the success or failure of their employment lawyer. A common mistake new client’s make is choosing a lawyer that specializes in the wrong field. Make sure that you find a lawyer that specializes in employment matters.
Once you have selected an employment lawyer that has good feedback and recommendations, you will want to find out what their payment terms are. Be prepared. Most good employment lawyers will require an upfront payment, or retainer. This payment will be used as a deposit towards services. As the balance is used up, you will be required to replenish this retainer fee until your case has been resolved. If you are facing financial difficulties, you might be able to work out payment terms with the employment lawyer, but you may have to settle for a less experienced lawyer if finances are an issue.
Don’t be afraid to ask the attorney for special arrangements if you have a particularly strong case. If your employment lawyer thinks you have a solid case, they may be willing to forego the retainer requirement. However, they may take a higher percentage of your settlement for doing so.