California labor and employment laws protect workers and their families from unscrupulous employers. Here are some important points to know about labor laws in California and why it’s important to hire San Diego employment attorneys from Ceartas Legal if you have concerns about the conditions where you work:
The Main Divisions
The California Labor Code is a group of laws that guarantee fair wages, humane working conditions and ethical employment practices for the state’s workforce. These laws are divided into 5 categories: industrial relations, employment regulation, employer-employee relations, workers’ compensation and workplace safety.
Unfair wages is one of the biggest concerns among those involved in employment disputes. Employees, especially youth, women, and minorities, are afraid of not getting paid the wages they earn. This occurs often to lower wage workers who work in retail stores or restaurants. In every industry, employment lawyers and investigators uncover countless cases that involve unfair compensation.
Workplace safety is another top concern in the Labor Code. The state hires investigators to visit businesses onsite and look for unsafe practices. Health inspectors are required to visit restaurants and grocery stores regularly and make reports.
Labor laws protect the rights of workers who have been injured on the job. By law, employers must provide workers’ compensation insurance. In addition, their payments must be sufficient enough to cover the worker’s lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages.
When to Hire an Attorney
Hiring a San Diego employment attorney is necessary, whether you’re an injured worker or an employer under investigation. An attorney uses their expertise and experience to get financial compensation for every mistreated client. If a violation is found, the attorney has the right to revoke a business’s license and stop its operations either temporarily or indefinitely. Ceartas Legal is your best source of counsel for any employment-related issue. Contact our office today.