For most, working is a necessary way to earn a living and support yourself and your family. We depend on our employment to provide us with the financial means necessary to our everyday life. As such, employers have a significant amount of power over us, which leaves us vulnerable to the decisions they make and the conditions they provide. Fortunately, there is state and federal legislation which grants certain rights to ensure that employees are not mistreated.
At Alan Burton Newman, PLC, we are dedicated to ensuring that your rights as an employee are upheld. Our LA employment law attorney wants you to understand these rights so that you can recognize when you are being treated unjustly and take necessary action. We want to help you face your employer and hold them to the standards of workplace management set by the government.
In the United States, including California, the employee is considered an "at-will" employee. This means that you can be terminated at any time at the employer's discretion. However, there are laws that protect you from the treatment you receive while employed, and our team of Los Angeles employment lawyers want to help you understand what they mean for you.
Both the federal and California state government protects the employee against the following:
These rights, however, are limited to specific applications. California law gives far wider protection to employees than federal law. In addition state courts are more receptive to employee claims than federal courts. The Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) is a California statute to protect against discrimination and harassment in employment.
California Family Rights Act (CFRA) which provides the right of employees to take a leave of absent up to 60 work days as a result of serious medical condition of themselves or their family without losing their job and without losing medical insurance. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) protects pregnant employees from discrimination and grants leave of absent up to 4 months. The Industrial Welfare Commission acting under various California Labor Codes regulates wage, hour and working condition in various occupations. The California Constitution protects people outside of the work place from sexual harassment and discrimination.
Mr. Newman is a Harvard Attorney and has obtained successful results against most of the Fortune 500 companies over the period of 23 years. He has obtained millions of dollars for his clients which from all economic and social status. It is his mission to fight for the rights of employees and face discriminating employers with the aggression and efficiency that you need. As a lawyer for wage and hour claims in Los Angeles, he is determined to ensure that employee rights are upheld for all of his clients.
"I asked a friend of mine who he would use as an employment attorney. He recommended Mr. Newman who was able to immediately talk with me. We spent considerable time on the phone. He was patient and understanding. I was able to receive a significant settlement within 90 days."
"Before I talked to an attorney, I was not sure whether I had a case. Mr. Newman explained to me the reasons why I had a case and I proceeded with him. He was able to get me an excellent result without having to go to trial. As he explained to me, his reputation was more important than the particular facts."
"I was afraid that if I hired an attorney to get me the overtime wages which I was entitled to that I would be fired. Instead, when I hired Alan Newman, I not only received a settlement but also my working condition was improved."