Farrugia Law Firm, LLC

New Orleans Attorney Committed to Excellent Legal Representation

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A Louisiana employment law, whistleblower litigation and personal injury law firm representing individuals, employees and businesses in New Orleans

With more than 35 years of trial experience, attorney Victor Farrugia is known by both clients and peers for his integrity and dedication to excellent legal representation. He has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics. He was also a Super Lawyer in 2007 and New Orleans magazine selected him as a top lawyer in employment and civil rights law.

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, attorney Farrugia is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He has practiced in the area of employment law for more than 20 years. He has obtained many jury verdicts on behalf of employees and has extensive appellate experience.

Since 1990, he has been a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). He is the founder of the Louisiana Employment Lawyers Association (LELA) and is the past Chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Victor Farrugia Attorney at Law can help you with the following:
-Employment discrimination
-Sexual harassment
-Family and medical leave act
-Wrongful termination
-Employee benefits
-ERISA
-Employment civil rights
-Age discrimination in employment
-Employment contracts
-Employment litigation
-Employment mediation
-Employment termination
-Executive employment law
-Executive severance contracts
-Federal employment law
-Harassment
-National origin discrimination
-Noncompete litigation
-Reductions in force
-Retaliatory discharge
-Title VII discrimination
-Wage and hour law
-WARN act
-Whistleblower litigation
-Estates
-Personal injury

New Orleans law firm emphasizes client service
At Victor Farrugia Attorney at Law, our client relationships are very important to us. We are accessible and responsive to the needs and concerns of each individual client. We combine the accessibility and attentiveness of a small firm with the skills, experience and resources commonly associated with a large law firm. The firm's primary goal is to offer both cost-effective and high quality, effective representation for clients.
Main Office

Main Office
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 2010
New Orleans  LA  70163

Phone
  • 504-525-0250
Employment
Assertive New Orleans Labor & Employment Law Attorney
Ensuring compliance, safeguarding success
A profitable business serves the needs of labor, management and the marketplace. But friction between labor and management often causes complications that hurt a company's competitiveness and threaten the livelihoods of everyone involved. At Victor Farrugia Attorney at Law we have more than 20 years of experience defending the rights of workers to safe, hospitable and equitable employment, as well as management's right to productivity and performance. Our experience on both sides of labor and employment issues makes us uniquely qualified to assist you with comprehensive and lasting solutions to issues that can poison workplace morale and undermine a company's success.

Correcting power imbalances
Attorney Victor Farrugia understands that employees often hesitate to confront employers, especially in troubled economic times. We empower individuals to receive the justice they deserve.

We assist with cases involving:
-Defamation
-Slander
-Unpaid meal and rest breaks
-Unpaid overtime
-Unpaid wages
-Unemployment
-Workplace violations
-Unsafe work conditions
-Whistleblower retaliation
-Discrimination
-Wrongful termination
-Sexual harassment

Challenging discrimination in the workplace
Federal law prohibits employers from discriminatory practices regarding hiring, promotion, termination, types of assignments and pay. When making decisions, employers cannot legally consider:
-Race
-Gender
-Pregnancy
-Age
-Religion
-Nationality
-Disability

By applying extensive knowledge of state and federal labor and employment laws, we use objective metrics to prove or disprove acts of discrimination.

Helping employers build strong labor relations
For businesses to plan and expand, operations must be predictable and reliable. Adherence to laws governing labor relations ensures a company's legal operation. We provide employers with day-to-day compliance counseling and just resolutions to workplace disputes that advance labor relations and further your business success.

Supporting productive workplace conditions
Following complex legal procedures takes valuable time away from management's real job - running and promoting business. For more than 20 years, we have counseled businesses on procedure and fulfillment under labor law, including:
-Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
-Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
-Workers Compensation Program
-Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
-Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA)
-Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
-Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA)
-Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
-Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
-Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)

Safeguarding a productive business
Just as your company retains certain specific responsibilities to its employees, workers are obligated to comply with work policies and legal requirements that affect the business. Incompetent, unethical or unlawful behavior of a worker has potentially devastating consequences.

We assist businesses in:
-Developing clear, written employment policies
-Drafting employment contracts
-Drafting non-compete agreements
-Drafting nondisclosure agreements
-Addressing suspicions of a worker's unlawful or unethical acts
-Dismissing employees

Victor R. Farrugia

Practice areas
-Employment discrimination
-Sexual harassment
-Family and medical leave act
-Wrongful termination
-Employee benefits
-ERISA
-Employment civil rights
-Age discrimination in employment
-Employment contracts
-Employment litigation
-Employment mediation
-Employment termination
-Executive employment law
-Executive severance contracts
-Federal employment law
-Harassment
-National origin discrimination
-Noncompete litigation
-Reductions in force
-Retaliatory discharge
-Title VII discrimination
-Wage and hour law
-WARN act
-Whistleblower litigation
-Estates
-Personal injury

Admitted
-Colorado, 1976
-Louisiana and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1989
-U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Education
-University of Colorado at Boulder, J.D.

Associations & memberships
-Louisiana State Bar Association (Chair, Labor and Employment Section, 1996
Education
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Juris Doctorate
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