Every business owner or manager wants what is the best for the company with their primary objective being maximized profits. One of the most valuable assets for a successful business are hard working employees that are competent, time oriented, practice high levels of due diligence, and highly reliable. Such employees will ensure that there is minimal waste and that the production rate is high and efficient. Continue reading →
Clarification From a San Francisco Employment Lawyer
Employers in California are now under one of the strictest and most aggressive, equal pay laws in America. Under the new Fair Pay Act, employees will be restricted from paying their employees of the opposite sex lower pay rates for substantially similar work. Initially, the law was limited. It restricted employees from paying their employees of the opposite sex within the same establishment. The employer’s burden of defense has also been increased. They must be able to prove that the pay differential is due to a reasonable application, such as a merit system, seniority system, or a factor such as education level, and a system that measures earnings by quality or quantity of production. This new law expands the exposure of the employees through the following ways. Continue reading →
San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses On-the-Job Accident Compensation
If you are injured at work, you should inform your supervisor immediately, as it’s necessary for your compensation process to begin. You also want to ensure to keep copies of your medical forms. This is necessary for the compensation process to run smoothly. The copies can be used where evidence will be required. Continue reading →
San Francisco Employment Lawyer Discusses Discrimination Complaints
Workplace discrimination can take many forms, including lack of promotion, unwarranted poor performance reviews and unfair hiring practices. Many Bay Area employees feel helpless in the face of workplace discrimination; fortunately, however, an experienced employment lawyer can assist you in filing your claim to receive compensation. Continue reading →
San Francisco Among First California Cities to See Higher Minimum Wage
On April 4, 2016, both California and New York enacted laws raising minimum wage to $15 per hour. New York’s law makes exceptions for different regions of the state, but California’s increase will apply to everyone (in time). There are several important aspects of the bill that may affect employment law in the coming years. Continue reading →
San Francisco Employment Lawyer Describes Unfair Hiring Practices
Bay Area employment attorneys have been pondering an ironic story that’s recently gotten a fair share of media oxygen. Officials at the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing—the Golden State’s agency in charge of watchdogging unfair hiring practices—have themselves been accused of unfair hiring and promoting at the agency.
Many people falsely believe that discrimination only happens during the hiring or firing process, but workplace discrimination can occur during any aspect of employment. Unfortunately, the burden often falls on the individual worker to decide how to handle unfair treatment or an act of discrimination. Often, victims find it hard to ask for help or to know where to go to report discrimination. It is important that individuals contact an employment lawyer to represent them to protect their rights and simplify the process. Continue reading →
You’re searching for a Bay Area auto accident attorney perhaps because a crazy driver rear-ended you as you were exiting I-5. Or maybe you need a personal injury attorney, because a teenager t-boned you at a stop sign, and your neck is killing you. You don’t know how long you’ll need to take off of work and what you can do to pay your bills in the meantime.
An employment lawyer with the Law Offices of Daniel Vega can help you figure out whether you’ve been unfairly docked overtime pay. Unfortunately, many workers in the Golden State and beyond work for a long time — often for years — at an unfairly low wage. Continue reading →