There is an alphabet soup of laws and agencies that oversee the relationship between employers and their employees in California.
On the federal level, you have the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Code of 1964 (overseen by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, or EEOC), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), to name just a few.
On the California state level, you have laws like the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), California State Disability Insurance (SDI) program, the California Small Necessities Law, California Domestic Violence Leave (AB 2337), and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
Again, these are only a few of the state laws that govern the relationship between employers and their employees.
California business owners need to understand these various federal and state regulations and comply with them. To do so, however, can be complex and frustrating. At HKM Employment Attorneys, we can provide legal counsel to help make sure a business owner complies with all federal, state, and local regulations.
Cases Covered During Employee Counseling
HKM Employment Attorneys provides legal advice to employees who have legitimate claims against their employers based on federal laws or state laws. Some of these claims include:
- Whistleblowers fired for engaging in legal whistleblowing activities
- Workplace ethics investigations
- Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
- Wrongful termination
- Sexual harassment
- Disability discrimination
- Workplace discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Minimum wage concerns
- Sexual orientation discrimination
- National origin discrimination
- Unpaid wages
- Urgent medical leave
Employees are often not only unaware of their rights on a variety of employment law issues but are often not aware when new laws or court decisions affect those rights.
Here are two examples:
First, the Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that the definition of sex under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act includes employment protections for LGBTQ+ individuals.
Secondly, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires employers to provide employees with additional rights for leaves of absence under the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act.
If you or someone in your family has been advised by a healthcare provider that they must self-quarantine because of COVID-19 or you are caring for a family member who has COVID-19 and you think you may be eligible for these extended rights, contact HKM Employment Attorneys today.
How to Find Employee Counseling Lawyers in San Diego
HKM Employment Attorneys is a multi-jurisdictional law firm with offices in San Diego and Los Angeles as well as many other cities across the country. We have over four decades of dealing with employment law matters.
We believe in building strong attorney-client relationships that will help create successful resolutions to issues that concern employment litigation or labor law. Working with an employment law attorney can play a significant role in ensuring the best possible outcome.
If you live anywhere in Southern California and you would like an initial Consultation, give our law office a call today.