California Employment Law: The Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA/Discrimination) and California Labor Codes (Wage & Hour) – Litigation, Transactions, and Advice
Whether you are concerned about wage & hour, rest and meal breaks, overtime, sexual harassment, retaliation, age, race, religious beliefs, or pregnancy or disability discrimination or any other protected class or protected conduct discrimination under the FEHA; we are here to make sure your rights are protected and you get what you deserve. You have rights under the FEHA, FMLA, CFRA, the California Labor Code and other laws and regulations designed to protect you. It doesn’t matter if you work in a factory, a large corporation, or small business, the law says you have rights. It doesn’t even matter if you are undocumented. Although California is an at-will state, you have certain rights that the law says cannot be infringed upon. Also, if you are being offered a severance agreement as part of a “reduction in force”, “lay-off”, or “termination”, we are here as your counsel to review those documents with you to ensure you are being treated fairly. Your employer must inform you of your right to seek and give you ample time to consult with independent counsel prior to signing any documents of legal significance. We have successfully increased severance amounts and have negotiated other benefits for our clients. Give us a call or email us with any questions. FREE CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE.
Operating a business is not easy and the employment laws in California are sometimes difficult to navigate. We understand that good employers sometimes make mistakes or can run into trouble with problem employees. Setting up compliant practices and proper procedures is critical to protect what you have worked so hard to build. Limit your exposure now and into the future. Employee handbooks with up to date wage and hour provisions, break rules, codes of conduct, proper disciplining procedures, waivers, and anti-discrimination and harassment policies is key to creating a productive and legally sound work environment. We assist you through the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), California Labor Codes, and conduct that triggers each of those laws and regulations. We guide and advise you through a comprehensive HR practice including sick and vacation days, disability leave, the hiring process, candidate selection procedures, discipline, and final separations as well as all the difficult decisions in between. Should it be necessary, we also defend lawsuits to obtain the best possible outcome. We have successfully worked with dental offices, restaurants, engineering companies, start-ups, internet and software companies, and other small to mid sized employers in implementing compliant procedures and policies as well as defending high figure lawsuits. Give us a call or shoot us an email with questions. CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS.