Most people associate Labor Day with the end of summer, a time to relax and cookout with friends, and, until recently, the last time you could wear white shoes! Most of us get an extra day off because Labor Day honors the working people of America.
Do you know the history behind Labor Day?
The first Labor Day event happened in 1882 when a group of 10,000 workers walked off their jobs, forfeiting the day’s pay, to make a statement about the treatment of American workers. It became an official federal holiday in 1896. Today, there are many, many laws in place that protect the rights of people in the workplace, and workers have the official right to join unions. These laws allow us, our spouses, and friends to safely do our jobs and come home to our families.
At Johnson & Groninger PLLC, we have a record of success in helping employees from all over North Carolina who have been mistreated on the job. We are committed to protecting the rights of people in the workplace. Sometimes that is through tough negotiation, and sometimes it means a lawsuit. If you need to talk to an employment law attorney about your claim, call us for an appointment. We can help you understand your legal rights in the workplace and help you decide what next step is best for you.