Newport Law attorneys strive for workplace solutions for you business. Our lawyers have helped clients navigate the challenging waters of every aspect of government that regulate the workplace. We strive to learn as much as possible about your business and your industry. This knowledge allows us to effectively devise business solutions to all of your employment problems.
If your employer doesn’t like you and fires you, it isn’t necessarily actionable discrimination. The employer must be discriminating on the basis of a “protected category” for the discrimination to be illegal. The specific categories which are protected are spelled out in particular laws, or statutes. Because gender or sex is one protected category, everyone is protected by at least one category. Many people fall into more than one protected category.
Our attorneys at Newport Law handle a wide variety of discrimination cases, including:
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Minimum Wage Law
California Minimum Wage 2010: The current California minimum wage for 2010 is $8.00 per hour. This minimum wage rate remains the same as the California minimum wage for 2009. Keep in mind that the California minimum wage of $8.00 was effective as of January 1, 2008 and this was an increase from the 2007 rate of $7.50 per hour.
There are many details that involve the minimum wage law that many business owners fail to recognize. These oversights have resulted in costly and time consuming lawsuits.
Our goal at Newport Law is to provide you with the proper education and tools so you can avoid any potential lawsuit from employees.
Most states have overtime laws that are designed to dissuade or prevent employers from forcing their employees to work excessively long hours. These laws may take into account other considerations than the humanitarian, such as preserving the health of workers so that they may continue to be productive, or increasing the overall level of employment in the economy.
Because of the many intricacies that define the laws of overtime, it is critical that you, as a business owner, have a complete understanding of how it works.
The attorneys at Main Law are fully versed and knowledgeable with overtime laws and will provide you with the necessary resources to properly navigate these complex waters.
As an employer, you have a responsibility to maintain a workplace that is free of sexual harassment. This is your legal obligation, but it also makes good business sense. If you allow sexual harassment to flourish in your workplace, you will pay a high price in terms of poor employee morale, low productivity, and lawsuits.
Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance or conduct on the job that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Any conduct of a sexual nature that makes an employee uncomfortable has the potential to be sexual harassment. The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, manager, or coworker. An employer may even be liable for harassment by a non-employee (such as a vendor or customer), depending on the circumstances.
Our attorneys are well versed in sexual harassment law. If you would like a consultation, please give our office a call.