Employers in the U.S. have the responsibility to follow a wide range of federal, state and local laws to ensure their employees are treated fairly.
Our employment law practice enforces a large variety of federal, state and local government regulations. Frequently the regulations overlap or apply only to specific employers or in certain situations. Where the regulations overlap then the regulation providing the most protection to the employees is the one enforced by the courts.
Depending on the circumstances prosecution of employee claims may be pursued in administrative proceedings, in court or through arbitration. Working with attorneys who are experts in labor and employment laws for California workers is critical.
The foundation for many workplace protections that employees in California and across the country take for granted today was the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Title VII of this landmark bill focused on Equal Employment Opportunity, where Congress said that workers can’t be discriminated against because of their race or national origin, color, religion or gender. Additional protections to combat discrimination based on age, pregnancy status, and mental or physical disabilities have been added over the years.
These laws cover not only hiring (and firing), but also job application procedures, promotions and advancement, employee compensation, job training and more. These are some of your most essential rights as a resident living and working in the US.
When faced with so many layers of employment law, some employers inadvertently violate one or more laws because they aren’t aware or fully understand them. Other employers knowingly break the law in order to obtain an advantage over competitors.
If you have questions about whether you’ve potentially been taken advantage of by an employer, working with experienced attorneys who have a full understanding of these complex laws and how to prove cases like these is vital.
Righetti • Glugoski, P.C., is an award-winning California-based law firm who specialize in protecting the rights of employees. To speak with an experienced employment law attorney about any aspect of employment law like discrimination, wage disputes, overtime pay or unpaid time, contact us today.
FREE ADVICE: It’s easy to schedule a free and confidential meeting with an experienced lawyer. This frequently helps workers make informed decisions about their rights.
EXPERIENCE AND RESULTS: In the past three decades we’ve obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries from the largest Fortune 500 companies in the country. Particularly in the legal industry you’ll find there is NO substitute for experience.
SCOPE OF PRACTICE AREA: We’re admitted and licensed to practice in all federal and state courts in California, in addition to the Federal Circuit, the Fourth and Seventh Circuits.
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