EMPLOYMENT LAW FAQ
EMPLOYMENT LAW FAQ
ANSWERS YOU NEED FROM OUR EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY
As knowing the facts can make such a marked difference in your ability to successfully assert your rights, you need to be sure that the information you receive comes from a reliable source. In order to help you begin your legal journey on the right foot, our Southern California employment lawyers have chosen to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we hear about employment law and employee rights.
HOW DO I VOICE A COMPLAINT ABOUT MY EMPLOYER?
Employees have several available avenues to voice complaints, including internally within the company or externally to government agencies or administrative entities, which can also include whistleblower claims. The nature of your complaint and who it involves also plays a role in how you may go about this process. Regardless of the situation, bringing your case to the attention of an employment attorney can enable you to obtain qualified legal advice about all of your available options, as well as assistance when pursuing the action.
CAN EMPLOYERS FIRE OR DEMOTE ME WHEN I TAKE LEAVE?
WHAT ARE PROTECTED CLASSES?
Protected classes refer to certain characteristics that employers cannot base employment decisions on or discriminate against when evaluating employees. Generally, applicants and employees are protected against discrimination based on any of the variety of characteristics.
- Race, color and national origin
- Age (40 and over)
- Sex, sexual orientation and gender expression
- Familial or marital status
- Disability status
WHAT IS EMPLOYER RETALIATION?
HOW MUCH IS MY CLAIM WORTH?
AM I ENTITLED TO OVERTIME?
- The executive exemption: Any employee who spends over half their work time managing businesses or departments of a business
- Emotional damagesThe administrative exemption: Any employee who spends over half their work time assisting an exempt individual in “servicing” a business in matters of significance
- The professional exemption: Any employee who has certain licenses to practice a profession or who works in a “learned or artistic” profession
- The computer software professional exemption: Any employees who work in highly theoretical aspects of computer software, making over $41 an hour
- The outside salesperson exemption: Any employee who works away from the workplace making sales/filling orders.
WHAT ARE THE PROTECTIONS FOR THE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY HANDICAPPED?
- Fringe benefits
- And more