Experienced Employment Law Attorney in Long Beach, California
The Leichter Law Firm, APC Long Beach employment law attorney, Aryeh Leichter, provides the legal resources the city’s nearly 467,000 residents need when they are subjected to unlawful behavior in the workplace.
As the seventh most populous city in California, Long Beach businesses employ nearly 280,000 who work primarily in the healthcare, education, and manufacturing sectors. When even one of these employees’ rights is violated in the workplace — either through unfair compensation, discrimination, or harassment the Los Angeles County employment lawyer at the Leichter Law Firm, APC can help pursue the liable party for the best legal remedy available for their unique case.
The Leichter Law Firm, APC Long Beach Employment Law Attorney Practice Areas
The employer lawyer in Long Beach at the Leichter Law Firm, APC understands that workplace wrongdoing is often explained by the perpetrator as a misunderstanding. This can lead to confusing outcomes that do not clear up the overall damage, or the behavior going forward.
Whether you have a human resources department or are simply reporting unlawful workplace behavior to a supervisor, the company must take steps to ensure the violations do not continue, and that the employee are not retaliated against for reporting the incident.
When an employer does not take the lead in preventing unlawful workplace behavior, the Leichter Law Firm, APC can help.
Its Long Beach employment law attorney represents clients who have suffered workplace mistreatment in the following practice areas:
- Age Discrimination
- Breach of Employment Contracts
- Disability, FMLA, CFRA
- Independent Contractor Claims
- Overtime Misclassification
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Residential Apartment Manager
- Review of Severance Agreement
- Sexual Harassment
If you have suffered from any type of unlawful treatment in the workplace, contact the skilled employment law attorney in Long Beach at the Leichter Law Firm, APC today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Can I Hold My Long Beach Employer Liable for Failing to Pay Overtime?
California employers must pay non-exempt employees overtime when they work over eight hours in a single workday and/or 40 hours in a single workweek, per the California Labor Code and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which regulates minimum wage, overtime wages, overtime eligibility, and governs California overtime laws.
California overtime law lists this rate at one and a half times the employee’s normal pay.
If an employee works more than twelve hours a day or more than eight hours on the seventh consecutive day, they must be paid double their normal pay rate.
If your employer is not paying its employees overtime, contact the experienced employment law attorney at the Leichter Law Firm, APC to learn more about your legal rights and how to hold your employer responsible for the pay you deserve.
Why Do California Employees Misclassify Long Beach Employees?
The overtime pay rate in California is one of the leading factors for employee misclassification.
Other company expenses that employees avoid paying by misclassifying California employees may include:
- Minimum wage
- Rest and meal breaks
- Medical leave and paid time off
- Workers’ compensation coverage
- Unemployment and disability insurance
- Payroll taxes, including Social Security and Medicare taxes
California employment misclassification is illegal, whether you are misclassified as an independent contractor or another exempt category. If you believe you have been misclassified, when you are an employee, contact the skilled employment lawyer in Long Beach today to discuss your case during a free consultation.
How Can I Prove I Am Being Sexually Harassed at Work?
Sexual harassment is any unwelcome or unwanted sexual conduct in the workplace.
Sexual harassers can be male or female, and the harassment can be committed by those who are:
- Company owners
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal for all employers in California to allow anyone to be sexually harassed at work, regardless of that person’s sex, gender, or sexual orientation.
The most common types of sexual harassment in the workplace may include, but are not limited to:
- Physical Sexual Harassment
- Verbal Sexual Harassment
- Non-Verbal Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Requests or Threats
Sexual harassment can occur in many forms, including when an employer or employee requests sexual favors in exchange for favorable treatment, including a raise, promotion, or access to better company projects, or threatens an employee with a demotion or termination for not providing sexual favors.
The Leichter Law Firm, APC, employment law attorney in Long Beach knows that these circumstances are demeaning and can disrupt both the victim’s personal and professional life. He also knows it is illegal, and that the circumstances that led to this unlawful behavior are not the victim’s fault.
Contact the skilled employment lawyer in Long Beach today to learn how he can help you hold the liable party legally responsible for your complete damages.
Contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC Employment Law Attorney in Long Beach, California
Aryeh Leichter, the Leichter Law Firm, APC founder, and employment law attorney in Long Beach, can help you pursue your employer for their unlawful behavior, starting with a free consultation by calling 818-915-6624 or contacting the firm online today.