When an employment case is successfully litigated, there is at least the prospect of a

separate award of attorneys? fees and litigation expenses. Such separate awards, which are based by law on hourly fees, can sometimes vastly exceed the damage recovery for the client. This circumstance and all the rules which have grown up to govern the computation of attorneys? fee

awards, create a unique set of special challenges for the employment law litigator. These difficulties can arise at any stage from early settlement negotiations through final prosecution of an attorneys? fee application after a successful trial. A special retainer agreement for such cases can help attorneys to solve many of these problems.

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