Bay Area Employment Lawyer

Bay Area Employment Lawyer

Bay Area Employment Lawyer

People who work in California often have big dreams for what can be possible in their respective lines of work, but there are occasions in which jobs become impossible to work, or individuals are wrongfully terminated. In these types of instances, you will want to be certain that you find a Bay Area employment lawyer for assistance getting justice.

Both California state law and federal laws afford workers many protections when it comes to employment. You should not hesitate to exercise your rights when you believe that an employer has acted wrongfully in how they treat you at work or in relieving you of your duties.

Common Employment Law Cases

As the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) notes, applicants, employees, and former employees all enjoy protection from any kind of employment discrimination that relates to a person’s sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, or pregnancy), race, national origin, color, religion, age (40 or older), disability, and genetic information (including family medical history). Discrimination is a commonly alleged wrongdoing in the workplace, and it is often proven through conduct or specific statements such as job denials, wrongful terminations, or changes in the terms or conditions of employment relating to hours, wages, bonuses, and job assignments. 

Other common kinds of employment law cases relate to:

  • Compensation Issues
  • Employment Agreements
  • Harassment
  • Failure to Train Supervisors
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Overtime and Wage Issues
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Retaliation
  • Severance
  • Unlawful Terminations
  • Unsafe Workplace
  • Whistleblower Laws
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Violation of Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

Major federal laws governing employment law cases include:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act relates to standards for wages and overtime pay.
  • The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act applies to compensation and medical care for maritime employees.
  • The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act provides compensation and medical benefits to Department of Energy employees and its contractors and subcontractors.
  • The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) is a workers’ compensation program for federal employees.
  • The Black Lung Benefits Act provides compensation and medical benefits to coal miners.
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) relates to employers offering pension or welfare benefit plans for employees.
  • The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 concerns the relationship between a union and its members.
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires all employers with 50 or more employees to provide 12 weeks of leave that is unpaid and job-protected for eligible employees when it comes to either the birth or adoption of a child or a serious illness of the employee or a spouse, child or parent.
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) involves an exemption for agricultural workers from overtime pay but requires payment of a minimum wage to workers employed on larger farms.

California also has a number of state laws that might apply to an employment law case, such as the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and many other laws relating to legal holidays, wage and hour laws, right-to-work laws, and whistleblower laws.

Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with a Bay Area Employment Lawyer

Do you think that you might be dealing with an employment law issue in California? Bryan Schwartz Law, P.C. is an Oakland, California-based law firm that fights to protect the rights of employees throughout the Bay Area.

Our firm has a history of success in these cases that includes multiple seven-figure awards. You can call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation so we can take a longer look at your case and help you understand all of your legal options.

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Bryan Schwartz Law, P.C. is also one of the few Bay Area-based law firms with extensive experience representing Federal employees in their unique Merit Systems Protection Board and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints.