Long Beach Employment Lawyers
While the vast majority of employers strive to treat their employees fairly,
changes in both California state and federal labor laws can make it difficult to
keep up with employment regulations. Fortunately, a Long Beach employment
lawyer can help advise both employers and employees about how employment
laws apply to them and answer any questions they may have about taking action
against labor violations.
Advising and Representing Employers
Even though California employment laws are very lenient about why employees
can be dismissed from their jobs, employers may need advice on firing or laying
off employees who are considered part of a protected class. Some employers
may also need representation in court if they are sued for wrongful termination,
or other perceived violations, even though they may have done everything legally
when they dismissed people from their employment.
Employers need to be cautious when offering employment, especially those that
are under contract, such as management personnel. A Long Beach employment
lawyer can draw up employment contracts so that language doesn’t violate any
employment laws and makes the obligations of both the employer and employee
clear so there are no misunderstandings. He or she can also advise an employer
if there are questions about the terms of employment and help them avoid legal
action if at all possible.
Advising and Representing Employees
There may be times when an employee of a company feels they have been
discriminated against or they may have questions about the legality of an
employer’s practices in the workplace. Even though under California law
employers can dismiss workers from their employment for almost any reason,
they cannot do anything to violate federal and state discrimination laws.
Under federal law, people cannot be discriminated against because of their:
Sex, which includes pregnancy, child birth and other related conditions
To these classes, California law goes further and adds:
Sexual Orientation and Identity
Political activities and affiliation
Military or Veteran status
Status as a victim of stalking, domestic assault or violence
An experienced Long Beach employment lawyer on our staff can advise
employees who feel that they have been illegally dismissed or discriminated
against while on the job. He or she can help advise them about which laws may
have been violated and discuss their options for seeking compensation if they
have been dismissed or rectifying the matter if they are still on the job.
Employment Law Matters
Along with issues of discrimination, both employees and employers can seek
advice or representation regarding other areas of employment law, including:
Right to Privacy
Wage and Hour Violations
Independent Contractor Misclassifications
Trade Secret Disputes
These employment matters are taken very seriously and our firm will thoroughly
investigate all matters dealing with possible violations of employment law
involving our clients. It can be a time consuming process, especially if there is no
way to prove an employee’s allegations. It can be difficult to prove a case when it
is an employee’s word against their employer, unless their co-workers are willing
to come forward to substantiate allegations. Even then, litigation may not be the
A Long Beach employment lawyer at our firm can also help employers avoid
litigation on these matters as well. They can advise them how to avoid violations
or disputes if they have questions about following federal and state labor laws.
Changes in the laws can cause confusion at times, but we can help answer any
questions about employment laws and help employers avoid violations.
Whether you’re an employee that needs advice about possible violations or an
employer trying to make sure your workplace practices are lawful, our firm can
advise employers how to avoid violations or help former or current employees
seek compensation if they have a case against their employer.