Hood, California Employment Lawyers
Among his other legal activities, David is an...
San Francisco, CA 94111
Oakland, CA 94612
P.O. BOX 255308
SACRAMENTO, CA 95864
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and Seton Hall University
At Kulkarni Legal Services, Ms. Kulkarni...
Sacramento, CA 95834
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
San Francisco, CA 94104
Sacramento, CA 95284
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Sacramento, CA 95833
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Employment Lawyers in Nearby Cities
Employment Lawyers in Nearby Counties
Hood Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
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Problems in the workplace?
Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.
This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.
Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.
Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.
Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.
Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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