There are intricate laws protecting employees in San Diego from abuse by employers. Legal protections extend to instances of financial abuse, which can happen when an employer withholds wages, fails to pay overtime, or violates laws that require Californian employers to pay certain employees even when those employees aren’t working.
If you have had a wage-related disagreement with a current or former employer, you should speak with a San Diego employment lawyer from Mara Law Firm. We will promptly review your case and help you get any wages, vacation pay, or other forms of income you’re entitled to.
Anyone who believes they’re owed compensation should speak with Mara Law Firm. California has robust employee protections, but pro-employee laws can be difficult to grasp. The San Diego attorneys at Mara Law Firm focus on employment issues day-in and day-out.
We help a wide range of employed and unemployed clients who:
We also help former defense contractors who suffer injuries while working overseas. However, our San Diego employment lawyers typically help clients who are seeking various types of unpaid compensation.
If you believe that a current or former employer has not compensated you fairly for your efforts, the Mara Law Firm team can fight for the money you deserve.
Californian employees have the benefit of many protective laws, including but not limited to the California Equal Pay Act. Unfortunately, many Californians do not know the specifics of protective legislation. Often, both terminated, resigned, and employed individuals leave money that they’ve earned on the table without realizing it.
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We often encounter clients who are surprised to learn that they’ve been deprived of fair wages. In some cases, the clients are simply surprised by how much their unpaid wages are worth.
Our mission is to help San Diegans get the wages they’ve earned. If you have recently resigned or been terminated, it is worth discussing your case with an employment lawyer from our team serving San Diego. You can also speak with us if you’re currently employed but suspect you’ve been deprived of wages.
Our attorneys allow you to continue focusing on personal and professional responsibilities. We’ll handle your employment law case in San Diego from start to finish, and our duties may include the following:
Though there are common legal violations among employers in California, each of our clients has a unique story of wage theft to tell. Our firm will investigate your employer’s potential employment law violation by:
Because the Mara Law Firm team has years of experience leading cases like yours, we know the telltale signs of employment law violations.
Once we have reviewed your case, we’ll start a lawsuit or other appropriate action against your employer or former employer.
Whether we file a lawsuit or pursue another type of action, we’ll end up negotiating for the compensation you are entitled to. Employers and other liable parties often fight against having to pay additional wages (or other damages), but our employment law attorneys are relentless negotiators.
When Mara Law Firm accepts an employment law case in San Diego, we vow to fight for the entire financial recovery our client deserves. If that means we need to take your case to trial, we will take your case to trial.
Mara Law Firm has several defining features that lead clients to hire us for employment law cases in San Diego, including:
The Mara Law Firm has proven its value to employees deprived of fair wages. We’ll prove our value to you, too.
Don’t wait to contact Mara Law Firm to discuss your employment law case in San Diego. We may face a deadline for filing your case, and we’ll want to get any evidence that’s in your employer’s possession as soon as possible. We’re just waiting to hear from you. Contact Mara Law Firm today for your free consultation.
Is California an at-will state?
Yes, California follows at-will employment laws. This means that both employers and employees have the right to terminate employment relationships when they choose – and without any specific reason.
However, the law does not allow termination without any restrictions. There are still certain reasons for firing an employee that can violate their rights under employment laws. In this situation, a firing can constitute wrongful termination, and you can have important legal rights. Discuss the situation with an employment attorney immediately.
I was just fired – How do I know if it was a wrongful termination?
There are many reasons for wrongful termination, and it can sometimes be challenging to recognize when this occurs. Some reasons for unlawful firing include:
If you suspect the reason behind your firing might be wrongful termination, allow an employment lawyer to evaluate what happened.
What should I do if I was fired?
Getting fired can be highly stressful, even if your employer was justified in doing so under the law. However, if you ever believe you were wrongfully terminated or treated unfairly, never hesitate to schedule a free legal consultation.
Often, employers will give pretextual reasons to cover up a wrongful termination, but an experienced lawyer can identify when your firing was in violation of the law. They can advise you of your rights to take action and hold your employer accountable for violating your rights.
Is it legal to be paid less than minimum wage?
Generally speaking, an employer cannot pay less than California’s minimum wage per hour of work completed. Employers cannot expect employees to complete work off the clock to avoid paying for minimum wage for every hour. However, there are some specific exceptions to the minimum wage requirements in CA.
For example, an employer might not always have to pay minimum wage for the following:
How many holidays is an employee legally entitled to?
Neither federal nor California state law requires employers to give their employees time off on holidays. While many employers observe major holidays, no law requires them to close the business and allow employees to take the day off.
However, some people observe religious holidays and might not work on such days in line with their religious practice. If an employee requests time off for a holiday as a religious accommodation, the employer should grant it unless doing so would cause undue hardship for the employer.
Can an employee on disability or medical leave be fired?
The law prohibits employers from firing anyone because of a medical condition or mental or physical disability. However, some situations are more complicated, and an employer might fire someone during their disability or medical leave – but it cannot be because of their condition.
While the law protects your job while you are on medical leave, the employer can still find reasons to fire you. They might claim they restructured the company and your position no longer exists for a similar reason.
Even if your employer seems to have a legitimate reason, always allow an employment attorney to assess your situation and legal rights.
Can an employer force you to travel for work in San Diego?
In basic terms, an employer cannot force you to travel on your job in San Diego without your consent. Both federal and state employment legislation take this factor into account.
Read on: Can an Employer Force You To Travel?
How can a minor get a work permit in San Diego during summer?
By the age of 14, you may be interested in getting a part-time job to earn some extra cash. If you are a minor who wants to get a summer job in San Diego, you will need a work permit.
Can my employer combine rest and meal breaks?
Under the law, rest and meal breaks are meant to be taken separately in San Diego. Combining them might seem like a tempting way to take a longer break or leave work early.
Are I'm entitled to be paid for employee parking?
In San Diego, employers are not legally required to pay for employee parking under statewide laws. However, businesses must stay informed about local zoning regulations that could impact parking requirements and ordinances.
Read on: Employee Parking Laws in California
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