Northridge Federal Employment Law Attorneys
Protecting the Rights of Employees in the San Fernando Valley
The federal government has enacted many laws regarding various aspects of employment. Many of these laws cover all employees who work at companies employing a specific number of people, while others apply to everyone (think: anti-discrimination laws). Fully understanding all of your employee rights can be overwhelming due to the number of laws that pertain to the workplace.
At K2 Employment Law, it is our job to ensure that your legal rights in the workplace have not been violated under either state or federal law. Because we focus entirely on employment law, we have a deep understanding of the legislation that applies to various situations, from discrimination to wage and hour laws, overtime, equal pay, and more. If you believe your workplace rights have been violated, it is in your best interests to discuss the situation with one of our Northridge federal employment law lawyers. We can analyze the matter to determine the best possible way to proceed in helping you seek justice.
What Federal Employment Laws Apply to You?
Below are some of the federal employment laws that may be applicable to your situation:
- Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits employer discrimination against workers with disabilities
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which prohibits employer discrimination against workers due to their age (40 and above)
- Family and Medical Leave Act, which gives job security to workers who must temporarily stop working due to health care issues, such as pregnancy and childbirth
- Whistleblower and retaliation laws, which prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who disclose their unethical or illegal activities to authorities, as well as those who participate in prosecutions against them
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employer discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, and more
- Fair Labor Standards Act, which determines minimum wages, overtime, how employees are classified for minimum wage, and more
- Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which requires employers to give a minimum of 60 days’ notice to workers if a plant is to be closed or for massive layoffs
- National Labor Relations Act, which prohibits employers from discriminating against workers who are part of unions
- Occupational Health and Safety Act, which requires employers to provide a work environment that is free from health and safety hazards
Do Federal Labor Laws Override State Laws?
Were you terminated from your position against federal labor laws but not against your state’s laws?
Usually, state laws do not go against federal labor laws. However, if they do, Article 6, Paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution states that the federal laws of the U.S. are the absolute law and judges/lawyers in every state are bound by them regardless of their conflicting state laws.
If you believe that your state law goes against the federal labor laws, do not hesitate to reach out to an attorney. The attorneys at K2 Employment Law are here to help! Give us a call today to go over your case and schedule a consultation!
In a Dispute with Your Employer Regarding Federal Employment Law?
If you believe your workplace rights have been compromised, it is best to learn how federal laws apply in the given situation and what can be done about it. K2 Employment Law has provided guidance and representation to countless individuals in the San Fernando Valley area who have encountered various infringements on their legal rights by their employers. We welcome the opportunity to help you restore your rights and to keep your workplace safe, fair, and legal.
Contact us for a free case review at (800) 590-7674. Our Northridge federal employment law attorneys are prepared to fight for you.