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To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Pontikes Law is working remotely starting Friday, March 13, until further notice. We know that many people have questions about their legal rights at this time, and we are accepting clients and are happy to answer all the questions. All employees still have rights, and we are here to help you navigate this environment. The legal environment is changing quickly, and it is important to know and understand your rights. Our firm is open and in normal operation, and we are accepting new clients and encourage you to contact us with your employment concerns.
We are still receiving all communications through our “contact us” page as well as by phone and email and will hold all meetings by phone or video conference. We will ask for your cooperation in sending any and all documents to us electronically which you may do by email or our fax number, 857-488-4020.
If you must send anything in the mail, such as an important document or check payment, please contact us so that determine if it is possible to make alternate plans.
Photo Credit: Boston Magazine. Rebecca Pontikes quoted in article, Boston Has Eliminated Sexism in the Workplace. Right?
For fifteen years, Rebecca G. Pontikes has passionately advocated for people whose workplace or civil rights have been violated, no matter how large or powerful the employer is. She is both an advocate and a resource for employees, fighting aggressively for her clients and advising them so that trouble never starts.
An activist as well as a lawyer, she looks to the future, lobbying to shape the law and taking cutting edge cases. Since 2006, she has focused on developing an area of law known as family responsibilities (or caregiver) discrimination. In 2011, she successfully advocated for the right of a female surgeon to return to work after taking leave to care for her family.
For small employers looking to use best practices to create a fair workplace, she offers advising and counseling services, drafting of internal policies, workplace handbooks, and employment contracts, as well as audits to ensure compliance with the law.
Understanding COVID-19 Benefits Available for Caregivers Rebecca Pontikes interviewed by Special Needs Companies
Rebecca Pontikes presents in the Know Your Family Leave Rights webinar
Employment lawyers brace for COVID-19 litigation Rebecca Pontikes quoted in Minnesota Lawyer
Rebecca Pontikes explains the rights of caregiver employees during the pandemic: Parenting Impossible – Dealing With Caregiver Discrimination During A Crisis (Podcast)
Pontikes Law is bringing a case under the new pay equity law.