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In the ever-evolving world of employment law, navigating workplace disputes can often feel like stepping into a legal minefield. From wrongful termination claims to discrimination lawsuits, the potential consequences of mishandling these issues can be catastrophic for both businesses and employees alike. That's why, now more than ever, it is crucial to have a skilled and knowledgeable Los Angeles employment lawyer by your side.
A Los Angeles Employment Lawyer utilizing the proper state and federal labor laws is often the determining factor in safeguarding your rights in the workplace. If you have been mistreated at work, then you should pursue justice by consulting one the best labor lawyers in California.
Sam Setyan is a well-versed labor lawyer that knows exactly how to obtain the full compensation you are entitled to, by settlement or by trial.
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Whether you have faced discrimination, harassment, retaliation or other illegal actions by an employer, our Los Angeles employment lawyer Sam Setyan and his legal team of experts will provide you the quality legal services required to win your case, and bring you justice. Sam Setyan will review your grievance, tell you your options, and guide you to the most favorable outcome possible. It's your call.
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Safeguarding The Rights of Workers
Workplace laws encompass a wide range of legal regulations that dictate how employers must treat their employees, covering areas such as hiring practices, wages, benefits, working conditions, and termination procedures. These laws aim to prevent discrimination, harassment, wage theft, and other unfair practices that can negatively impact employees' well-being and livelihood.
In California, employees benefit from both federal and state labor laws, with each ensuring that they are treated fairly and equitably in the workplace. The laws also require employers to pay their employees on time and according to law, provide necessary benefits such as health care and vacation time, and comply with other regulations. Additionally, the laws regulate the hours employees work, provide protection from discrimination of a protected class, sexual assault, harassment, and retaliatory behavior.
At its core, employment law encompasses the rights and obligations that govern the relationship between employees and employers. Employment lawyers seek to ensure that workers are treated fairly and protected from abusive situations that often develop in the workplace.
Several state and federal laws protect workers in Los Angeles. While federal laws apply to employers and their employees across the United States, California labor laws apply to all employees working within the state, and even telecommuters working remotely. Some of those laws include:
- California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
- Title VII on Workplace Discrimination
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
- Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
- Wage and Hour Laws
- Whistleblower and Retaliation Laws
The Most Common Employment Cases:
- Workplace Discrimination - Workplace discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee unfairly based on protected characteristics such as race, gender, religion, or disability. In Los Angeles, employees have the right to file a discrimination claim with the appropriate government agency, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). If the government agency is unable to resolve the issue, employees may consider pursuing a lawsuit with the help of an employment attorney.
- Sexual Harassment - Sexual harassment is a form of harassment that involves unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. It is illegal in Los Angeles and throughout California. Employees who experience sexual harassment in the workplace can report it to their employer or file a complaint with the DFEH. If the issue remains unresolved, they may choose to pursue legal action to hold the responsible parties accountable.
- Wrongful Termination - Wrongful termination refers to the unlawful termination of an employee's employment contract. In Los Angeles, employees have protection against wrongful termination if their employer violates state or federal laws, breaches an employment contract, or terminates them for discriminatory reasons. Employees who believe they have been wrongfully terminated can seek legal counsel to explore their options for pursuing a lawsuit and seeking compensation.
- Wage and Hour Violations - Wage and hour violations are common issues in labor law. Employers may fail to pay employees the minimum wage, deny overtime pay, misclassify employees as independent contractors, or engage in other practices that deprive workers of their rightful compensation. Employees who believe they have experienced wage and hour violations can file a complaint with the California Labor Commissioner or consult an employment lawyer to understand their legal rights and options for recovery.
- Retaliation - Retaliation refers to the act of an employer taking adverse action against an employee in response to their engagement in legally protected activities, such as reporting discrimination, harassment, or workplace safety issues. Retaliation often ends in a wrongful termination, where an employee is fired as a direct result of their protected activity. Wrongful termination not only violates the rights of the employee, but it also sends a message to other employees that speaking out or asserting their rights will not be tolerated. This can create a culture of fear and silence, inhibiting open communication and hindering the progress of the organization.
We Urge All California Employees To Protect Their Rights:
- Wrongful Termination
- Age Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Race Discrimination
- Sex/Gender Discrimination
- Sexual Orientation Discrimination
- LGBTQ Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
- National Origin Discrimination
- Harassment and Sexual Harassment
- Hostile Work Environment
- Unpaid Overtime
- Wage and Hour Violations
- Leaves of Absence
- Implied & Oral Contracts
- Rest and Meal Breaks
- Independent Contractors
- Employee Misclassification
- Tip Pooling
- Employment Contracts
We Are Dedicated Los Angeles Employment Attorneys
At Setyan Law, we understand the complexities of the Los Angeles labor laws and are committed to providing clients with the best legal advice and representation in the area. We are dedicated to ensuring our clients’ rights and interests are fully protected in the area of labor law. Furthermore, we are up to date on the latest developments in California labor law.
Knowledge of Labor Laws
Your California labor attorney should know the law. Attorney Sam Setyan obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Since then, he has fiercely advocated for employee rights.
Experience with Cases Like Yours
Your lawyer should have significant experience handling cases like yours. Attorney Sam Setyan worked for the largest employment litigation firm in Southern California, and won every case. He handled every type of employment case before opening his own practice where he continues his record of excellence.
Personal Attention to Your Case
Setyan Law Knows The Courts
Dedication and Compassion
Laws That Protect California Employees
Understanding labor law and seeking experienced legal representation are crucial steps in protecting your rights as an employee in Los Angeles. By familiarizing yourself with the types of employment cases and consulting an employment attorney when needed, you can assert your rights, seek justice, and create a fair and inclusive workplace. Remember, labor laws exist to ensure that you are treated fairly, and a Los Angeles employment lawyer can help you navigate the legal landscape to secure the best possible outcome in your case. Setyan Law takes cases that involve the following laws:
When you call our Los Angeles employment lawyer at Setyan Law, we will review your case and help you understand which laws might apply. You may have multiple options regarding how you can proceed to win your case. We can help you with claims through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) as well as an employment lawsuit in court.
Los Angeles, California Employment Law FAQ
Every case is unique, so it’s impossible to say how much your case is worth without a thorough case review and free attorney consultation. When you call Setyan Law, we will explain the value of your case and help you understand how much it may be worth.
You should contact a lawyer as soon as you think you have been wronged by your employer. Employment cases have a statute of limitations, or deadline, by which you must file a claim or lawsuit, or you will forfeit your rights, no matter how strong your case is. Claims that are to be filed with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) must be submitted within one year of the wrongful occurrence. If you are filing a claim with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), you must submit a complaint within 300 days. To find out which agency you should file a claim with, contact Setyan Law.
The cost of a labor attorney can vary depending on the lawyer's experience, complexity of the claim, the law firm's reputation/success rate, among others. If your case is solid, a decent lawyer will likely work for a contingency fee, meaning you won't pay anything until you win the case.
Need an Employment Attorney in Los Angeles?
Employment disputes are about more than winning. They often involve your livelihood and can impact your entire life. Setyan Law has a team of labor law professionals and employment lawyers in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Glendale, California.
We will review your case, gather evidence to support your claims, and fight for you to get the justice you deserve.
Please feel free to call us for a free consultation about your rights.