Public Sector Legal Defense, Somerville, NJ
Because standards under which government agencies are regulated differ from those that affect the private sector, a clear understanding of public sector law is necessary for defending a labor or employment dispute. The attorneys at McDonald & Rogers, LLC have the expertise and experience needed to successfully defend your rights under public sector law.
What Is Public Sector Law?
The public sector is that part of our economy related to government and includes:
- Government employees
- Government products
- Government services
- Government contracts
Certain laws, specifically labor and employment laws, differ for private and public sectors. For example, a private company may be able to deny employment to a person due to his or her physical disability, provided the company can prove that the disability would prevent that person from completing the tasks required for the job. A government agency, however, cannot discriminate based on disability. Instead, the public sector entity must provide accommodations to allow that person to carry out the responsibilities of the job.
On the other hand, some laws apply equally to both sectors. Examples include laws regulating minimum wage and compensation for on-the-job injuries, as well as laws regulating child labor.
Public sector laws pertain to both federal and local government agencies. Common areas regulated by public sector law include:
- Pay scale
- Local wages and benefits
- Job discrimination
When you are faced with situations that require the skill of experienced attorneys whose background is solidly grounded in public sector law, contact the Somerville, Somerset County, New Jersey attorneys at McDonald & Rogers. The firm’s office is located in close proximity to Branchburg, NJ and is easily accessible via Routes 22 and 78.