San Diego, California Employment Lawyers
exclusively in the fields of labor law, employment law, employee benefits, and personal injury. Ms. Spencer
represents clients in the public and private sectors in most areas of labor and employment law including wage
and hour claims, union law, disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation, other discrimination,
administrative compliance, contract and intellectual property matters, employee benefits, and selected class
actions. She regularly appears in federal and state courts and in administrative agencies including the
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), the Department of
Fair Employment and...
Over the years, we have committed ourselves to helping people who have suffered injuries through no fault of...
Craig obtained his law degree from the University of San Diego in 1986. He was awarded membership in USD Law Review, was a finalist in Moot Court, and graduated in the top 5% of his class.
After law school, Craig joined the largest and most prestigious law firm in San Diego - Gray, Cary, Ames...
Mr. Salom earned his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law where he graduated magna...
Employment Lawyers in Nearby Cities
Employment Lawyers in Nearby Counties
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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