California Employment Lawyers
What is Employment Law?
When a company ignores employment laws, it can have a major impact on the lives of its employees. These violations often stem from an employer’s lack of understanding of the labor laws but they can also come from an employer’s willing intent to take advantage of their staff. In both cases, employees may be entitled to compensation for damages.
Employment laws cover the way in which employers and employees can interact. These laws offer employees a variety of rights & protections which are comprised of thousands of statutes, regulations, precedents, and decisions made at both the state and federal levels.
There can be major differences between the state and federal employment law regarding the same ideas. One such example of this is the minimum wage, where at the federal level it currently sits at $7.25/hour, where in a state like California, the minimum wage is up to $13.00/hour for companies with over 26 employees in 2020.
We Handle a Variety of Employment Law Cases
Our experienced team of labor lawyers can help you with all types of employment cases including:
- Wrongful Termination – If an employee is fired for illegal reasons then this is considered wrongful termination. No employee can be let go based on their gender, race, religion, or disability. If there are specific reasons listed in an employee’s contract for why they can or cannot be let go, violation of the terms of the contract are also grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit.
- Workplace Retaliation – When an employee is punished by their employer for engaging in legal activities that are protected by the law, this is considered to be retaliation in the workplace & could be ground for a lawsuit. Retaliation can encompass disciplinary action, shift reassignments, demotions, firing, pay reduction, or any other negative action that an employer takes without legal justification for doing so.
- Workplace Harassment – Sexually or racially inappropriate comments made to any employee can be considered workplace harassment. A hostile working environment that an employer is not willing to correct is also harassment and a victim may be entitled to compensation.
- Workplace Discrimination – Every employee deserves to be treated fairly in the workplace, and despite the presence of numerous laws that help protect workers against discriminatory practices, workplace discrimination still persists. If an employer takes negative action against an employee because of their disability, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or gender, or maternity, then this is illegal discrimination in the workplace.
- Wage, Hour, and Overtime Disputes – Some employers refuse to give their staff proper compensation for the hours or overtime work they’ve put in. Companies also try to illegally get more work out of their employees by not giving them the minimum amount of time off that they are owed. These are all violations of the labor law and can be fought with legal action.
- Contract Violations & Contractor Classification Issues – If an employer has misclassified an employee as a contractor to avoid giving them the proper benefits that they would get as a full-time employee, this is a violation of employment law and could be justification for filing a lawsuit.
- Whistleblower Protection – An employer cannot punish an employee who has come forward to expose the wrongdoings that are occurring within their company. The law offers whistleblower protections for employees who legally file a complaint against their employer.
Call Heidari Law Group for a Free Consultation
If you are an employee who feels that your rights may have been violated by your employer, then it’s important that you get in touch with an employment lawyer before it’s too late to get compensation for the injustices you’ve suffered.
We advocate for the rights of all employees at Heidari Law Group and have built a solid track record of success in employment law cases across California and Nevada. Our firm does not charge until we win the case. So, if you’re in need of legal representation for an employment law case, give us a call today at 1-833-225-5454 or send us an email at [email protected] to see what we can do for you.