Petaluma, California Employment Lawyers
Mr. Lewis is also a trainer in areas of employment law for organizations with an emphasis on prevention. He has taught hundreds of courses in subject areas that include sexual harassment...
Mr. Miller worked as a police officer for nearly ten years on the San Francisco Peninsula. While attending Empire College School of Law at night, he started a successful legal research business, providing legal research to over 30 attorneys. He has practiced law in Sonoma County since 1988. He is...
She joined Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz in September 2016. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a civil litigation attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area, including as a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of a multi-national law firm.
During law school, Ms. Jaffee interned with the State Bar of California and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Ms. Jaffee obtained her...
During law school, she worked as a law clerk for firms in Yolo County, Sacramento County, and El Dorado County, where she gained valuable experience from a wide range of civil litigation matters including personal injury, employment, municipal law, as well as real estate and landlord-tenant disputes....
As a leader of an organization, it's important for you to have the right team on your side.
My services are designed to provide you with the support you need, when you need it, and to help you navigate the complexities of employment law.
I take a proactive approach which is focused on prevention designed to mitigating risk, establish and maintain compliance, and implement best practices.
I work with your...
Petaluma Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
California Rural Legal Assistance
Santa Rosa, CA
Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation
Santa Rosa, CA
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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