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Located in the San Fernando Valley, Woodland Hills is an upscale suburb. It has a population of roughly 70,245 people, many of them young professionals. Most of its business community is located around the Warner Center, a master-planned neighborhood. A mix of companies operate in this area, including businesses that provide professional and financial services, along with health care. Like other places, employers in Woodland Hills do look for ways to cut costs, and these efforts can include failures to abide by laws intended to protect workers. Whether the company you work for failed to pay you minimum wage or allowed your manager to sexually harass you, it’s important to consult seasoned Woodland Hills employment lawyers about your situation. In most cases, employers have more power than their employee, and this can extend to obtaining legal representation. At the Calderone Law Firm, founder Vincent Calderone has sought best results for clients for 20 years in claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, meal and rest breaks, whistleblowing, or wage and hour. Give us a call.Pursuing Relief for Employment Law Matters
Businesses must navigate numerous federal, state, and local laws when they decide to employ people. Unfortunately, not all businesses follow these laws. Some make mistakes in judgment in employment law matters; others act intentionally to make greater profits.
Every case is different. Lawsuits can involve failure to pay fair wages under applicable laws. You may have a wage and hour claim, for example, if you were not paid overtime for three extra hours when you worked 11 hours on a single work-day. You could also have a wage and hour claim if you were required to work through your rest breaks.
You’re entitled to work free from employment discrimination. You may have a discrimination claim if, for example, you were treated adversely by your supervisor because you came out as trans or revealed your neurological disability to obtain a reasonable accommodation for a job.Seeking Damages in Employment Discrimination Lawsuits
If you faced an adverse employment action based on trait protected under federal or state law, you may have a basis to sue for damages arising out of the discrimination. Often the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) enforced by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) provides greater relief than federal antidiscrimination laws, since federal laws cap damages and only apply when a company is larger. However, it’s important to hire an attorney who understands the differences of federal and state lawsuits and can adopt the strongest strategy for your case. Charges can be cross-filed with the DFEH and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which enforces federal law.Attorneys to Pursue Your Wage and Hour Lawsuit in Woodland Hills
Wage and hour laws govern such matters as minimum wage, overtime, rest breaks, meal breaks. As a nonexempt employee in Woodland Hills, you are entitled to time and a half whenever you work more than 8 hours, but less than 12 hours in a workday. You can also obtain overtime for the first 8 hours of your 7th consecutive day of work. However, if you work more than 12 hours in one day or more than 8 on the 7th day, you are entitled to double time. For example, if your hourly rate is $15 per hour, and your boss asks you to work 15 hours, you would have 4 hours for which you should be paid time and a half, and 3 hours for which you should be paid $30 per hour.Consult a Seasoned Woodland Hills Lawyer
Unfortunately for workers, not all companies abide by federal, state, and local laws, and sometimes workers’ rights are not respected, resulting in significant harm to the worker. You need a lawyer on your side when you go up against a business. Your employer will likely be represented, and you should be, too. If you need to pursue an employment lawsuit in Woodland Hills, give our seasoned employment attorneys a call. Vincent Calderone, the founder of the Calderone Law Firm, has more than 20 years of experience litigating these cases. Please contact us online or call us at (424) 348-8290.