There are many employment laws that have been in place for many years. For instance, based on both federal and state law, it is illegal for employers to make employment decisions based on protected classes. Some protected classes include race, sex, religion, and age, for example. Employment law also makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees simply due to a disability. Based on employment law, it is also illegal for employers to retaliate against employees for refusing to take a lie detector test (polygraph). Likewise, it is also illegal to take negative action against employees for exercising any basic rights, such as the right to report a safety violation or the right to go on medical leave, for example. Overall, there are many employment laws and regulations that are designed to ensure that employees are treated fairly. These employment laws also establish many rights. However, employment laws are constantly changing. There were many changes in California Labor Law 2018 that will be implemented in 2019 and later years.
If you have any questions regarding California labor law, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group. The employment experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group have many years of experience handling employment claims and are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to gain a better understanding of employment laws.
New Legal Developments in Employment Law
There are many new employment laws that will soon come into effect. Some of these new labor laws are briefly discussed below:
- SB 224: the law makes it illegal to deny the rights of anyone who is being sexually harassed in the workplace. Based on this law, it is illegal to deny, aid in denying, incite denial, or conspire in denying rights to sexual harassment victims.
- AB 1976: this law requires employers to provide lactating employees with a room/location (other than a restroom) to express breast milk as necessary. The law requires employers to make reasonable efforts to provide employees with a specialized area.
- AB 2610: this law allows commercial drivers to take a meal period after the sixth hour of work (in contrast to the usual meal break after the fifth hour of work) under specific circumstances.
- AB 2334: this law makes it possible for employers to be cited at any time until the violation is corrected, the violation is discovered, or the policy determining the violation is non-existent.
The new laws mentioned above are just a few of the many California labor laws that will soon be effective. For more information, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The employment experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group will not hesitate to provide you with all the information that you need.
Victimized Employees and the Right to Pursue Claims
Employees have the right to pursue employment claims. Employment claims consist of the following:
- Wrongful termination claims—occurs when an employee is terminated based on illegal reasons. Illegal reasons are generally anything that is not directly related to the employee’s work performance of quality of work being produced.
- Discrimination claims—occurs when employees are treated differently due to any protected class, such as race, religion, national origin, disability, or sex, for example. Employment decisions (hiring, firing, repositioning, etc.) based on any protected classes are illegal.
- Sexual harassment claims—occurs when employees are targets of unwanted and unsolicited sexual advances.
- Wage and overtime claims—occurs when employees are not rightfully compensated for the hours worked based on wage and hour laws.
- Retaliation claims—occurs when employees are treated unfairly after exercising a basic employment right, such as going on leave or filing a report, for example.
Employees have the right to pursue claims. In some cases, employees have the right to receive compensation. If you are an employee who has been mistreated in the workplace, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance to learn more about your right to sue and receive compensation.
If you are an employer, you should seek expert assistance. There are many things that you could do to reduce the risk of employees filing claims against you. Besides protecting yourself as an employer, your actions are likely to make your workplace better for all of your employees. For more information about what you could do to protect yourself and your company, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.
California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group
Understanding labor law can be difficult for both employees and employers. Laws constantly change; therefore, both employees and employers have to constantly try to understand new information that is thrown their way. Whether you are an employee or an employer, it is important that you understand California’s labor laws. If you would like to discuss labor laws in California with an expert on the topic, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm with many years of experience dealing with ever-changing labor laws. If you would like to discuss labor laws with our employment attorneys, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group at your earliest convenience.
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