• Marc Kroop

Getting Help In A Free Consultation

Updated: Jan 19, 2018

Once you have made the determination to obtain employment help from our firm, there are a few important items to keep in mind that will allow us to help you and focus our time in the initial free consultation.

First, any of your own employee personnel file records that you have in your possession, related to your employment, will be helpful for us to review. Helpful personnel file documents include any offer letter, commission or salary agreement, employment review(s), disciplinary action(s) or performance plan(s), time records, itemized wage statements, request(s) for leave, letter of termination, separation agreement, or documents related to your unemployment claim.

Next, certain specific documents can make our meeting much more productive. For instance, if you have an issue with unpaid wages, any documents you have related to your wages, including, commission or salary agreement, time sheets or itemized pay statements will be helpful for us to review. Likewise, if your employment concern is related to your disability, medical condition or your request for leave (FML, pregnancy, baby bonding), any such request for leave, including, requests for accommodation(s), time off work or other related medical documents are important for us to review. If you have access to those documents from your employer or physician, it will be very helpful for you to bring those documents with you to our initial free consultation.

On the other hand, if you do not have immediate access to your personnel file records, unemployment records, medical records or other relevant documents, do not be concerned. We can help you obtain all of your important case related documents at a later time. It is not necessary for you to wait until you obtain your records to meet with us and obtain our recommendations regarding how we can help. In our initial free consultation, we can discuss with you and identify all important documents in your case. We can even assist you with making a formal request for copies of your records.

Also, as a word of caution, any employer documents that are outside of your own employee personnel file records which may be available to you because you are still a current employee, belong to your employer. Employees and former employees are not at liberty to download their work database or take (or request that other employees download or take) employer records to help their legal case against their employer. Any employer records outside of an employee's own personnel file records, whether or not in the employee's possession, are the property of the employer. Any employer documents relevant to your employment case must be legally requested by your counsel. This can accomplished by Kroop Labor Law, by way of a formal legal request, to the company's counsel, during the course of our representation.

The most important step you can take to obtain our help is to call us and set up a time to meet with us. Again, our initial consultation is free and we have no preset time limit to discuss your case. In employment cases, there can be very short deadlines that require immediate action by you or our law firm. Any delay in seeking or hiring counsel can severely impact your employment rights. To obtain an immediate appointment for your free consultation, you can contact counsel at Kroop Labor Law directly at (925) 989-8264 Otherwise, you may email us at info@krooplaborlaw.com and we will immediately provide you with a written response to your employment concerns.

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