The California employment law attorneys at Bisnar Chase have been fighting and winning the cases they represent for over 40 years. Our law firm has established not only a 99% success rate but a significant reputation of professionalism, compassion, experience, and skill.
Our paralegals, mediators, negotiators, lawyers, and other legal staff have won over $700 Million for our clients and continue to change people’s situations, find them justice, and rebuild their lives.
The complex field of employment law encompasses many legal issues within the workplace. California law protects the rights of employees with regards to treatment in the workplace, fair wage payment, meal and rest breaks, and overtime payment.
Bisnar Chase’s California Employment Law Attorneys represent employees whose worker rights have been violated, who have not been paid for the work they have completed, and who are not given appropriate rights with regards to breaks. If you feel like you need an employment lawyer for any issues in the workplace, contact us for a free consultation at (800) 561-4887.
Top 5 Most Common Employment & Workplace Violations
There are many misconceptions, justifications, and plain old wrongdoing by small businesses and large corporations all over the world, every single day. It’s up to you, to ensure that you know when you are being taken advantage of or led down a path that is not efficient for you, and probably not legal.
Here is a list of the Top 5 most common employment and workplace violations that workers should know about:
- Not Paying Overtime: It is not up to your employer if you are eligible for overtime pay or not. If you are non-exempt, your employer must pay you time and a half for all hours you work after 40 hours in a specified week.
- Misclassification of Workers: Many companies try and sneak under the radar and get away with sneaky justifications and stretching regulations. Some will treat independent contractors like employees, and also treat employees like independent contractors, allowing them to fill out a 1099 form at the end of the year.
- Working Off the Clock with No Pay: All non-exempt workers must be compensated for their time working, taking calls, and or other business matters when off the clock, at night, on the weekends, at home, or away from their desk.
- Disciplining for Social Media: The National Labor Relations Act protects employees’ ability to communicate and discuss how much they make between each other. This gives a legal opportunity to correct information being shared in the situation of a unionizing event or any other circumstance.
- Salary with no overtime for supervisor: According to the DOL, there is a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that states employers must pay their foreman or supervisor in charge of other employees of a manual labor position overtime, and not try and pay them a salary alone.
The violations, issues, and concerns of what many businesses and corporations are getting away with are devastating, making the importance of knowing, understanding, and standing up for you, your co-workers, and your family’s rights even stronger.
You may not be the only one experiencing these violations and deceptions. They could be silently or unknowingly happening to your friends, family, and coworkers. Now that you are aware of not only what is wrong, but identifying the problem and being bold enough to hire an aggressively skilled and experienced law firm that specializes in employment law legal representation.
Let Bisnar Chase win this case for you, recovering maximum compensation, as we have for over 12,000 clients, bringing in over $700 Million.
California Employment Trial Lawyers
We know the laws regarding California workplaces from front to back and we will let you know if your case against your employer qualifies you for compensation.
Our law firm has an outstanding team of legal professionals that work every case down to the last detail. Our California employment attorneys are also trial lawyers and take cases to trial on a regular basis.
Having superior legal representation when taking legal action against your employer is the smartest thing you can do. The lawyers at Bisnar Chase have almost 4 decades of experience winning employment rights and employment law cases.
Experiencing a violation from your employer can not only be extremely frustrating and financially devastating, but it can also cause depression, PTSD, emotional and interpersonal communication problems. These significant impacts on your personal life can be utterly traumatic and can rip families apart.
Don’t settle for a law firm that refuses to try your case or simply settle with your employer. Read the following summaries of the different categories of employment law down below.
Wage and Hour Law Violations
Wage and hour cases are seen most frequently out of all the types of cases in employment law because these cases are easily the most documented cases of employment law violations. Wage violation occurs in the following situations:
- Employer fails to provide pay stubs with detailed information.
- Employees are classified as “exempt” and are not given overtime pay.
- An employer does not provide employees with 10-minute breaks for every four hours of work.
- Employers do not provide employees with meal breaks within the first five hours of work.
- Employer neglects to provide paid time for tasks required to properly prepare for work.
- Employer neglects to ensure employees are meeting minimum wage requirements.
- Employer neglects to provide second meal breaks for shifts longer than 10 hours.
Learn more about the specific California laws regarding wage and hour violations:
Harassment and Hostile Work Environment
Harassment on the job and unfair wages and discrimination are the realities of millions of American workers and apply when an employee of a company legitimately fears going to their workplace due to the hostile environment they encounter there. Filing a lawsuit in these situations is difficult, but not impossible. Visit our hostile workplace environment page to see if you have a case.
California is an “at-will” employment state, meaning that an employer may terminate an employee at any time, with or without cause. Though there are exceptions to this law, like in cases of whistleblowing or discrimination, the legal language generally makes it very difficult to bring a case against a company for wrongful termination. Some attorneys will ignore wrongful termination cases because of this difficulty, but Bisnar Chase investigates evidence of wrongdoing not only within the termination process but also in other aspects of the employer’s treatment of its workers.
Learn more about what can be considered a wrongful termination:
Employment Lawyers That Will Fight For You
Employees who deal with wage violations, wrongful termination, harassment, or a hostile work environment have a right to receive compensation.
Our top-rated California employment law attorneys have been defending the rights of workers in courtrooms for over 40 years. We have the experience and resources to take on some of the toughest cases in the state of California, many of which were previously rejected and denied by other very reputable firms because of their lack of experience, lack of knowledge, lack of resources, and lack of ability to win their cases.
At Bisnar Chase, we will win your case, or you don’t pay anything. Bisnar Chase has skilled attorneys and a large staff of paralegals to get you the best possible results for your case. Call for immediate assistance and receive a free consultation and case evaluation at (800) 561-4887.