Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese. You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand. You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.
The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls. Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails. An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.
Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs. Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible. It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.
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Our Cedar Rapids employment & labor attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients understand and succeed in their cases. Our experienced legal teams are ready and eager to answer questions and use all available resources to aid our clients in all their legal needs. Whether you are an employer or employee we are here to help defend your rights. We at O'Flaherty Law Cedar Rapids pride ourselves on exceptional customer service by utilizing transparent billing, responsive communication, and client-focused legal sessions to make your legal goals our legal goals.
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Our Cedar Rapids employment & labor attorneys explain different situations in which you should consider consulting your business attorney. Some of these instances include incorporation, annual maintenance, contracts, and dispute resolutions. We at O'Flaherty Law Cedar Rapids understand that starting and maintaining a business can bring up numerous legal questions. It is our goal to ensure our clients both understand and succeed in all their legal goals. Feel free to reach out with any and all questions and cases.
Our Cedar Rapids employment & labor attorneys explain how Iowa categorizes employees in two ways: “contract employees” and “at will employees”. We discuss how these categorizations affect the termination process. Our experienced attorneys also answer questions such as "Do you have to provide notice of termination in Iowa?" and "What can you NOT fire someone for in Iowa?". At O'Flaherty Law Cedar Rapids, we are dedicated to client understanding. That is why we offer these videos as well as exceptional client services to answer any more specific questions you may have regarding employee termination.
Our Cedar Rapids employment & labor attorneys explain how most workers are “at will” employees. This means that your employer can fire you at any time. There are a few protections for at will employees that keep employers from firing you for illegal reasons. In Iowa an employer can fire an at will employee for misconduct, for some minute or irrational reason or for no reason at all. If you feel you have been terminated for an unlawful reason, do not hesitate to contact us at O'Flaherty Law Cedar Rapids. We will defend your rights as an employee and will use every resource at our disposal to reach your legal goals.