The Importance of Employment Law
There is a vast body of law related to employment law, both at the state and federal levels. These laws were enacted to protect the rights of employees as well as employers. If you are suffering from the repercussions of violations of your rights under either state or federal laws, a skilled lawyer from Matthews Law Firm is prepared to assist you. These matters can be of great concern and create a state of stress, anxiety and fear. It can be difficult to know how to resolve these issues without worrying about retaliation or other ramifications that could have a detrimental effect on your life and future. Recognizing that you have legal rights is important, as well as understanding that there is someone that can help. When you feel alone and unsure of how to tackle these issues, turn to a team with more than two decades of experience and a commitment to their clients well-being.
Legal Protection for Workers
At the federal level, you are protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and other statutes addressing issues of safety, and industry specific regulations as well as the Family Medical Leave Act, and many other laws enacted to protect workers. The California labor code is extensive and addresses breaks, meal periods, vacation time,
overtime pay and other wage issues, as well as addressing salaried and independent contractors. These laws were formed due to the high occurrence of problems that many workers have faced in their place of employment and it is far from uncommon for employees to be unfairly dealt with. The
United States Department of Labor lists a guide with a number of regulations that must be adhered to and understanding what the laws are is critical to learn if the treatment against you is a violation of them.
Most of us love our jobs and coworkers, but when we are discriminated against based upon religious beliefs, gender, color, sexual orientation, country of origin, or other personal issues, it becomes necessary to take action. You are protected from these types of behaviors under the law, and it is imperative that you retain knowledgeable legal counsel to protect yourself from further discrimination. Many people are motivated off of their fear and instead of taking action to put a stop to any wrongful treatment they can become paralyzed when in fact they have valid grounds that would lead to them be compensated for the situation.
Some employers take undue advantage of their workers, and have them work far beyond the number of hours that they should without paying them fair overtime pay. There is an extensive list of the situations that can arise including failing to allow leave for medical reasons, not providing a safe environment or wrongfully terminating a worker without sufficient reasons to do so. All of these issues should be addressed so that the employer is in compliance with state and federal law, and so that you don't suffer from the consequences of being forced to work without getting paid fairly. For those that deal with a whistleblower claim in which they find themselves in a position where it is necessary to report an illegal incident at work, under federal law they are protected in a number of ways, including against any attempted retaliation.
Don't Suffer a Violation of Your Rights
At our firm, we know that people need their jobs to survive, and often do not want to create problems for themselves by taking action. A careful address of the problem by our attorney can help you get the issue under control without further exacerbating a situation that is already unbearable. We are also extremely knowledgeable of the protections that you have under the law and will fight to make sure these rights are properly addressed. We offer one-on-one legal counsel to help you understand your rights and seek a beneficial resolution to the issue with the least amount of repercussions.