Today's post takes a topical look at employment law issues in California.
As we note on our Employment Law website page at the Pasadena-based law firm of Larson & Gaston, LLP, serving clients across Los Angeles County and Southern California, that centrally involves "the relationship between companies and individuals."
How complex is that?
We would simply answer that an exceedingly wide universe of employer-employee matters rise to the level of being concerns at the workplace.
And the reason for that is obvious: Human perceptions and interactions are at the core of what goes in any business enterprise. And in a company context, the reciprocal pull and tug between managers and workers is all about work getting done, expectations, evaluations, production quotas and timeframes, and so forth.
In other words, stress to some extent is a given for both employers and employees, and always will be.
Myriad employment-related issues routinely arise in California workplaces, cutting across subject matter that ranges widely from contractual matters (drafting issues, negotiation, interpretation and enforcement) and pay claims to charges of discrimination and harassment.
And those challenges are just the proverbial tip of the iceberg, of course. Disputes can additionally arise concerning hiring, promotion and retention policies, disability-related matters, family and medical leave, whistleblower activities and many other matters.
The bottom line: Employment law is varied and encompassing, and a proven employment law attorney well experienced in representing both employer and employee clients must necessarily command knowledge and acumen across a wide spectrum of legal subject matter.
And strong advocacy further requires an intimate understanding of the complex interplay between federal and state laws in this important legal area, as well as varied processes for dispute resolution (e.g., mediation, arbitration, formal litigation) that include administrative bodies' involvement and state/federal courts.
Many California businesses and workers are challenged by varied and complex work-related matters. An experienced employment law attorney can help identify issues and advocate with diligence and knowledge to resolve them in a manner that best promotes a client's interests.