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Los Angeles Employment Lawyer

Employment law in California includes a wide variety of issues governing the relationship between the employer and the employee in the workplace. Whether you have questions about defending against an employment law complaint from an employee or you need assistance filing a discrimination or wage and hour claim as an employee, one of our experienced Los Angeles employment lawyers can speak with you today. Our lawyers have years of experience serving both employees and employers alike, and we are committed to serving clients throughout the Los Angeles Area. Do not hesitate to get in touch with Scott Wagner and Associates, P.A. to learn more about the services we provide.

Types of Employment Law Matters We Handle in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, employment law matters can arise under state or federal law, and they can vary widely depending upon the particular circumstances of the case. The following are examples of some of the kinds of cases we handle for employees and employers in the Los Angeles area:

  • Employment discrimination;
  • Employment contracts;
  • Wage and hour disputes;
  • Severance agreements;
  • Wrongful termination claims;
  • Harassment in the workplace;
  • Medical and pregnancy leave;
  • Whistleblower cases;
  • DFEH charges under California law; and
  • EEOC claims under federal law.

Some employment law issues can arise under both federal and California state law, while others will be particular either to federal or state law. Generally speaking, California state law provides broader protections to employees than federal law, and California state employment laws tend to apply to more employers than federal employment laws do. If you have questions, you should seek advice from a Los Angeles employment lawyer.

Los Angeles Workplace Discrimination Cases

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) enforces state laws that prohibit workplace discrimination, while the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace. The following are just some of the examples of state and federal laws that govern workplace discrimination in Los Angeles:

  • Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA);
  • California Family Rights Act (CFRA);
  • New Parent Leave Act (NPLA);
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA);
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act; and
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

Your Los Angeles employment law attorney can explain the applicability of state and federal law to specific types of employers and employees, and we can discuss the particular facts of your case with you.

Wage and Hour Claims in California

Wage and hour claims in Los Angeles workplaces can involve state and federal law, as well. In general, wage and hour claims tend to involve the following issues:

  • Overtime pay;
  • Paycheck deductions;
  • Vacation and sick leave; and
  • Meal breaks.

Contact Our Los Angeles Employment Law Attorneys

From employment contracts to claims or disputes concerning workplace discrimination or wage and hour violations, our experienced Los Angeles employment lawyers are here to assist you with your case. To learn more about the services we provide, you should get in touch with our firm today. Contact Scott Wagner and Associates, P.A. for more information.

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