Labor & Employment Law

Los Angeles Labor & Employment Attorneys

Federal and state employment laws often work in tandem to set standards, provide legal protection, and regulate employer and employee matters. Throughout the years, Kingsley & Kingsley has provided effective representation for clients with employment issues in Los Angeles and throughout California.

Federal and California employment laws

A Los Angeles employment attorney can help you understand your rights under federal and California laws. Employment and labor laws set the legal parameters for employment contracts, torts, equal employment opportunities, wages and hours, health and safety, and employee benefits, along with union organization and collective bargaining.

Employment and labor are extremely broad legal fields and a host of federal laws regulates the workplace, which include the following:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Taft Hartley Act
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

In the area of union organization, federal laws generally take precedence over state laws. However, state and local laws often take priority for wage and hours, setting minimum wages, and defining overtime pay for workers. Often state laws expand on the minimum safety standards set by federal laws, providing requirements that are more rigid. Both federal and state laws protect employees against discrimination through their own regulatory bodies—under federal law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and under California law, the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC).

A Los Angeles employment lawyer can help you deal with employment issues

Employers in large cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles sometimes violate employment laws through failure to pay the minimum wage, intentional employee misclassification, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, or unfair employment practices that discriminate. Generally, the first step an employee must take is to report the violation to the appropriate state or federal regulatory authority, such as the EEOC, FEHC, or a labor union representative. A Los Angeles labor lawyer at our firm can represent you in administrative hearings before the EEOC or FEHC, in mediation or arbitration hearings, or through litigation, as necessary.

Obtain experienced legal guidance

Consulting an experienced Los Angeles employment lawyer is an effective means for dealing with unfair treatment in the workplace. Contact Kingsley & Kingsley today to arrange a free initial consultation.

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