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For many people, the first step of filing a successful employment law claim is connecting with an attorney. Employment law attorneys often work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay any legal fees unless you win. Employment law lawyers may also factor their legal fees into your settlement, so you may not have to pay a penny out of pocket if your employer is on the hook for the settlement.

Whether you work for a company of 5 employees or 500, you should consider consulting with an employment law attorney before pursuing a claim. Fill out our Free Employment Law Evaluation above to connect with an independent employment law attorney who handles cases in your area. With the help of an attorney, you can determine if you have a pursuable employment claim and how much you may be entitled to.

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What Is Employment Law?

Employment law is a practice area that is based on the understanding of rights and responsibilities within the employee-employer relationship. Employment law governs over pay scales, hours, the workplace environment, employment agreements, business contracts, hiring, training, firing, discrimination, and all other aspects of the workplace. Sometimes, a wronged employee needs professional assistance to go up against an employer and other parties in pursuit of fair dealings, good faith employment, and justice. In these cases, our Los Angeles employment attorneys are here to help handle the unique challenges associated with an employment law claim. Often times, the only remedy employees are left with when facing problems in the workplace is to file a lawsuit against their employer or the party responsible. There are steps you must take before you can sue your employer, such as reporting him or her to workplace discrimination agencies within the government. A local employment lawyer can help you decide which course of action is best in your case. If the government agency can’t resolve your problem and reimburse your losses, a lawsuit could be the next step in the process. With our help, you could secure compensation for your economic and non-economic losses relating to an employment problem. Employees who suffer because employers or coworkers infringe upon their rights need litigators they can count on. Our Los Angeles employment attorneys fight for employees in California who need help seeking justice. We’re on the side of the hard-working people who don’t get the opportunities they deserve because of unlawful, discriminatory, and unfair employers.

What Laws Protect Los Angeles Employees?

There are federal and state laws protecting workers in Los Angeles and throughout California. Federal employment laws apply to everyone in the country and have come about over the years due to acts of discrimination and harassment in workplaces. States also have the freedom to pass their own employment laws. California is a rather employee-friendly state that cares about the entire process. The following are several federal laws protecting you as an employee in Los Angeles:

What are California's Employment Laws?

The state’s employment laws serve to give rights to employees and responsibilities to employers. The law prohibits acts such as discrimination against a protected class and wrongful termination. Laws give workers a foundation on which to stand during claims and lawsuits against employers. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act, for example, makes it illegal for employers with five or more workers to discriminate against employees and job applicants because of a protected class, such as sex, gender, age, race, pregnancy, disability, or other class the law protects. The California Family Rights Act requires employers to provide leave for the birth of a child without fear of losing one’s job if the employer has 50 or more employees. Employers with five or more workers must provide reasonable leave up to four months for pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. The many state laws that affect employment protect workers from discrimination and adverse actions. Employers don’t always have the right to fire a worker, demote him/her, or choose another applicant. When they do so for the wrong reasons, injured parties can take legal action. It’s important to discuss your case with an experienced Los Angeles employment lawyer, to discuss your options and find solutions.

How Our Los Angeles Employment Lawyers Help With Workplace Lawsuits

Employment law is about more than right and wrong. It’s about your entire future and the financial security of your family. Don’t let a discriminatory or negligent employer decide your fate. With help from our employment lawyers, you can take steps to regain control of your life. Attorneys at Employment Legal Help represents people in Los Angeles and throughout California for employment-related cases. From discrimination to wage and hour disputes, we can provide with sound legal advice to help you achieve your goals. Our team of experienced employment lawyers take pride in the fact that we exclusively represent California’s workers – not employers. Our Los Angeles Employment Lawyers have more than two decades of combined experience handling the unique problems employees face in today’s workplaces.


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Most employers treat their employees fairly and have safeguards in place to address and correct violations of workplace conduct. In many cases, though, an employer may choose to deliberately violate or look the other way after inappropriate conduct. The attorneys at the California Employment Legal Group each focus exclusively on the protection of plaintiff rights during an employment dispute, giving hope to employees left feeling powerless and afraid to speak out.
If a termination was based on your membership in a group protected from discrimination by law, it would not be legal. An employer may not discriminate or terminate a person because of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or age, pursuant to the California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Title VII of the Civil
Under California law, it is a civil right to have the opportunity to seek and hold employment without discrimination based on age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and other forms of unlawful discrimination. Employees who are discriminated against can file a lawsuit against their employers for unlawful discrimination. the laws that govern these civil rights, include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Equal Pay Act (EPA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace should be taken very seriously and include a range of inappropriate and offensive behaviors, including physical harassment and unwanted advances, and verbal, non-verbal, visual, or written harassment that doesn’t involve physical contact. Examples of workplace sexual harassment include verbal sexual propositions, innuendoes, or comments about the employee’s body; requests for sexual favors; sexual gestures; offensive pictures depicting sexual or sexually suggestive acts; and references to the employee’s sexual habits or preferences.
The FLSA sets basic federal minimum wage standards. However, some states and municipalities set their own rates. For instance, California is working towards $15 per hour. The general rule for overtime is that overtime pay must not be less than one and a half times regular pay. Generally, overtime pay kicks in for any amount of time spent working beyond the regular 40-hour work week. However, it is important to note that not all workers are eligible for overtime pay. For instance, salaried workers are generally not eligible. Additionally, certain businesses and industries are exempt from the overtime pay rules outlined in the FLSA.

Employee Class-Action

Employers frequently engage in practices that violate California labor law. In large companies, the violation is usually pervasive, affecting a large number of employees of the company, for example failing to pay overtime, misclassifying employees as contractors, discriminating against a particular group, or routinely denying employees family medical leave. When this is the case, a class action by the whole class of affected employees is often an powerful way to put an end to these unfair and illegal practices. There is strength in numbers, and when employees make a collective effort to oppose their employer, they have more leverage. If you are aware of a pervasive illegal employment practice in the company where you work or worked, consider consulting an experienced employment class action litigation attorney to advocate for your group. Large companies have very aggressive legal teams working in their defense, so you need to have the best lawyers you can find on your side.

Get Employment Legal Help!

Have you been wrongfully terminated? Do you believe that your supervisor or colleagues are harassing you? Are you waiting on unpaid wages? If so, you may have an employment law claim. Employment lawsuits hold employers and managers responsible for illegal actions taken against their employees.

Standing up against an employer is always difficult, but you could be entitled to thousands if you have been mistreated. An employment law attorney may be able to help. Many types of claims fall under the “employment law” umbrella, including:

  • Discrimination based on age, race, gender, disability, and more
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Retaliation/whistleblower claims
  • Severance package disputes
  • Sexual harassment
  • Unemployment benefit claims
  • Wage disputes
  • Wrongful termination due to any cause

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