labor and employment

Labor and Employment law forms the cornerstone of our firm’s practice. We have successfully protected the legal rights of a broad spectrum of employees from restaurant workers, medical professionals, and retail managers, to Fortune 500 executives. We also assist employers with the development of human resource policies to ensure compliance with California’s employment laws.

As a California employee, the law affords you many protections. These laws are designed to hold employers accountable for wrongful termination; discrimination; harassment; retaliatory conduct; denial of family and medical care leave; denial of pregnancy disability leave; and failure to provide reasonable accommodation for individuals who have disabilities. California’s Labor Code and Industrial Welfare Commission Orders further protect employees against violations such as misclassification of “exempt” employees and independent contractors; failure to pay overtime; denial of meal and rest breaks; unlawful paycheck deductions; failure to reimburse business expenses; and unsafe working conditions.

Our law firm protects the rights of employees and executives in the following areas:

  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Medical Condition Discrimination
  • Reasonable Accommodation
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Medical Leave
  • Workplace Defamation
  • Non-Competition/Non-Solicitation
  • Employee Misclassification
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Retaliation
  • Whistle Blower Termination
  • Wage and Hour Laws
  • Unpaid Overtime
  • Rest and Meal Break Violations
  • Family Leave Matters
  • Breach of Employment Contract
  • Severance Negotiation

 

frequently asked questions

California’s Fair Employment & Housing Act (“FEHA”) – What does it protect you against?

California’s Fair Employment & Housing Act (“FEHA”) – Statute of Limitations (Time deadlines to file your claim)

Employment Offers, Relocation, and CA Labor Code § 970

Coworker Discussion of Salaries & Bonuses in the Workplace

Are there certain questions that an employer may not ask during a job interview?

When may an employee be entitled to medical leave from work?

How can an employee secure a reasonable accommodation for his or her disability by an employer?

How may an employer monitor employees in the workplace?

When is harassment illegal?

May an employer or supervisor play favorites among employees?

What is considered working time under wage and hour laws?

Is an employer limited in its ability to fire an employee?

May an employer fire an employee and then ask the employee to sign a waiver of claims or severance agreement?

What may an employer say about why an employee left or was fired?

 

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