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Oakland Employment Lawyer

If you are employed by a company in Oakland, you have legal rights associated with your employment. In the case that those rights are violated, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Consider discussing your case with an Oakland employment lawyer. Employment lawyers help protect the rights of employees and can offer you emotional and legal support throughout your claims process.

What Does an Employment Lawyer Do?

An employment attorney has a variety of tasks associated with ensuring the legal protection of employees. If hired, your employment lawyer will first explain the rights you have as a worker. It’s difficult to explain legal terminology if you don’t have a direct legal education, so having a knowledgeable partner would be beneficial. Further, an employment lawyer can assist you in the filing of a complaint through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or comparative state agency, as well as future litigation required for the case. 

Examples of cases that an Oakland employment lawyer may take on include but are not limited to workers’ compensation claims, employment class actions, union disputes, employer discrimination, and wage or hour lawsuits. Regardless of the type of claim you’re seeking to file, an experienced employment lawyer can help you through it. 

Federal Laws That Protect Employees

Employment lawyers fight to uphold both state and federal laws regarding employment. Some of the federal laws that protect employees are:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act

In the fair labor standards act, or the FLSA, there is a federal minimum wage set. This means that every person at every place of employment must be paid the minimum wage unless their job falls into one of a limited number of exceptions. Further, if employees work over 40 hours per week, they must be entitled to time and a half pay. When there are wage and hour violations, the employee may file a claim through the Department of Labor.

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act

As the name suggests, this law prevents applicants over the age of 40 from being discriminated against when applying for a job. This means that if an older individual applies for a job and is denied it based solely on their age, they may be entitled to settlement relief. 

  • OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Act

OSHA deals strictly with workplace safety standards. If the safety standards of your work environment are inadequate, they may put you at risk of physical harm. An employer that fails to comply with OSHA may be susceptible to either civil or criminal penalties. 

There are many other state-specific laws in California that protect employees such as the Fair Employment and Housing Act and a state minimum wage. If any federal or state employment laws are violated, an employee may be eligible for compensation.

Hire a Knowledgeable Oakland Employment Lawyer

If your rights as an employee have been violated, consider working with an experienced attorney like Jeannette A. Vaccaro. Her compassion and desire to bring her clients justice motivate her in her practice. To schedule a consultation and discuss your violated rights, contact us at the Law Office of Jeannette A. Vaccaro today. 

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Jeannette is passionate about employee rights. She fights to shed light on injustices and to help her clients move beyond troubling times. Contact Jeannette today for a free case evaluation.

Jeannette A. Vaccaro is a Passionate and zealous advocate, representing employees in all facets of employment law.

Think You May Have A Case?

Jeannette is passionate about employee rights. She fights to shed light on injustices and to help her clients move beyond troubling times. Contact Jeannette today for a free case evaluation.

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