These are unprecedented times. Laws pertaining to the novel coronavirus pandemic are developing at an astonishing rate. Those in the know, and those who prepare, will undoubtedly fare better. Those who don’t know and those who don’t prepare, will almost certainly face legal issues in the near future. Our firm has already provided extensive legal consultation to employers, businesses, and employees who have been affected by the new laws and guidelines. We are here to help you too.
We provide a free initial consultation and second opinion. We prepare employee handbooks and guidelines for employers and business owners, and we advise employees of their rights. Please call us today to make arrangements for your consultation.
As a hard-working employee, you are entitled to your legal rights.
On behalf of employees, we have successfully pursued wrongful termination claims, high-level executive compensation claims, retaliation, and sexual harassment claims. We also advise clients on severance issues and assist in the negotiation process.
The law protects your time and your pay. A failure by an employer to protect and employees time is a violation of your contract. Employers who violate wage and hour laws may be liable for unpaid wages, statutory penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees. If your employer has failed to pay you all of your earned wages, contact one of our attorneys today for a complimentary case evaluation.
Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is terminated or forced to quit for an unlawful reason. Common examples include:
While most employees think it is impossible to be wrongfully terminated when you are an at-will employee, the truth is there are legal solutions to protect retaliatory behavior by an employer. The law provides that you can still be wrongfully terminated, even as an at-will employee.
California and federal law prohibit employers from discriminating. Discrimination based on disability, age, pregnancy, gender, race, and other protected characteristics including religion, sexual orientation, and marital status are against the law.
Employers have a legal duty to inform their employees about company policies that address harassment in the workplace. Federal and California laws, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), protect employees from harassment in the workplace. Employees must be vigilant about communicating unwanted sexual advances, favors, and other types of sexual harassment and promptly reporting these situations to the employer.
Our attorneys have experience handling workplace harassment issues and can advise you of your rights under the law.
In addition to sexual harassment, an employee may also experience harassment in the workplace due to:
All employees have the right to various types of protected family and medical leave under California and federal law.
Those rights include protections under:
Up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave to care for a child or ill family member
The CFRA and the FMLA give employees the right to take up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave to care for a newborn biological child, a newly adopted child, a seriously ill family member or a serious illness of their own. These family and medical leave laws only apply if:
If you give birth to a baby yourself, you are also eligible for leave under the PDL. This law provides an additional leave of up to four (4) months for periods when you are incapacitated due to pregnancy or childbirth.
If you have been retaliated against for taking a qualified family, medical or other protected leave, contact our office for a free case evaluation.
Maintaining employer and employee relationships are delicate, and we value the end goal to help clients return to work with minimal schedule disruptions and optimize a company’s workplace.
Our office represents employers of small and midsize companies to resolve issues stemming from employer/employee relationships such as wage and hour disputes, discrimination claims, harassment claims, and retaliation claims.
Additionally, our attorneys offer custom tailored services for employers, such as:
Together we set client expectations and timelines to work through litigation issues or take preventative measures before they occur.