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California Labor Laws

Morgan & Morgan’s labor and employment lawyers file lawsuits based on both federal law and California state laws. Our labor and employment law firm represents the legal rights of California workers beset by unpaid wages or overtime, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, adverse employment conditions, and other employment issues. In addition, we handle cases involving family and emergency leave, defamation of character, employer retaliation, and the employment rights of veterans returning from active duty.

If you believe your employer has wrongfully denied you wages or benefits, retaliated against you, fostered a hostile work environment, or violated any of your other employee rights, our employment law lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation. Fill out our case review form to receive a free consultation. It costs nothing upfront to hire us, and we only get paid if you win.

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  • Types of Employment Law Violations

    In the complex landscape of California employment law, understanding your rights as an employee and the labor standards of your state is crucial. Types of employment law violations can include:

    Discrimination and Harassment: No one should have to endure discrimination or harassment. California and federal law prohibits employment based on factors such as race, gender, age, religion, or disability. 

    Wage and Hour Violations: According to the fair labor standards act, employees deserve fair compensation for their time and efforts. Violations in wage and hour laws, including unpaid overtime pay, misclassification, and minimum wage violations, undermine the financial well-being of workers.

    Retaliation: Retaliatory actions against employees who assert their rights or report misconduct are strictly prohibited. If you've experienced adverse consequences for speaking up, you may be a victim of unlawful retaliation.

    Wrongful Termination: Employment is meant to be a mutually beneficial relationship. Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired without just cause, often violating employment contracts or labor laws.

    Unsafe Working Conditions: Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment. Violations of workplace safety standards can lead to accidents, injuries, and long-term health issues for employees.

    Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Violations: Employees have the right to take leave for qualifying family or medical reasons without fear of repercussions. Violations of the FMLA, such as denying leave or retaliating against employees who take it, are serious offenses.

    Failure to Accommodate Disabilities: Employers are obligated to make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities to ensure equal opportunities. Discrimination based on disabilities and failure to provide necessary accommodations are clear violations.

    California labor and employment law can certainly be complicated. If you believe you've experienced any form of employment law violation, our dedicated team of employment lawyers in California is here to advocate for you and to handle employment and labor violations. Morgan & Morgan offers legal representation in California and across the country, so reach out today with your employment case.

  • Veterans Rights According to California Employment Law

    The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) safeguards the employment rights of current and former members of the Armed Forces. Under USERRA, employers may not discriminate against military personnel with regard to hiring, firing, re-employment, promotion, or benefits. USERRA also protects disabled veterans by requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate veterans’ disabilities.

  • Do I Need an Employment Attorney for My Employment Case?

    Navigating the complexities of Los Angeles employment law—or elsewhere in California—requires expertise and diligence. At Morgan & Morgan, our law group understands that standing up for your workplace rights can be daunting, but having seasoned employment law attorneys in California by your side can make all the difference.

    An employment lawyer in Los Angeles or elsewhere in California can offer expert guidance through the employment law litigation legal maze, act as an advocate against employer retaliation, provide skillful negotiation and mediation, and maximize the compensation you can recover.

    At Morgan & Morgan, we believe that every individual deserves fair treatment in the workplace. Our team of dedicated labor lawyers is committed to providing you with the legal support and guidance needed to assert your rights effectively. If you're an employee in California and you've experienced any form of employment dispute or workplace injustice, don't hesitate to schedule a free consultation today. We have law offices throughout the state of California, and we may have a labor law attorney near you who can help with your employment claim.

  • Contact the Labor Law Offices of Morgan & Morgan – Get a Free Consultation With Experienced California Employment Law Attorneys

    Our experienced employment law attorneys fight tooth and nail to protect victims of workplace rights violations. We file more of these lawsuits than any other employment and labor law firm in the country, and our track record of success speaks for itself. Over the past 35+ years, our personal injury lawyers have handled countless employment law cases and recovered over $20 billion for clients across our many practice areas. That’s why our motto is For the People—not the powerful.

    If you think your workplace rights have been violated, you can get your California employment law case reviewed with a free, no-obligation evaluation. Our battle-tested California employment attorneys stand ready to help you. Don’t wait; contact us today.

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