California Labor Code
Overtime, Meal & Rest Breaks, Paycheck, Minimum Wage
Kowalski Employment Law Corporation has represented clients with a wide range of claims under the California Labor Code, such as unpaid overtime, improper meal and rest break periods, inaccurate wage statements, violation of minimum wage laws, and more.
If you believe the Labor Code, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), or any other federal or state law has been violated, please contact us immediately to discuss your employment further.
California At-Will Employee
Retaliation for Protected Activity
California recognizes the employer-employee relationship as "at-will," meaning that an employer can terminate your job with no-cause or just-cause, unless there is a contract. However, an employer cannot terminate, demote, refuse to hire an employee for an illegal reason. Instances where an employer has wrongfully terminated based on an unlawful reason are when it is based on race, religion, physical and mental disability, sex, gender, ancestry, color, national origin, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, age, and more.
Also, an employer has retaliated against its employee when it takes an adverse action on the covered individual because of their engagement in a protected activity. Protected activities include, but are not limited to, opposing unlawful practices and/or discrimination, participating in discrimination proceedings, requesting accommodations, taking a leave of absence to attend to family and medical needs.
Age, Color, Disability, Gender, National Origin, Religion
No employer may discriminate and/or harass their employees based on race, religion, physical and mental disability, sex, gender, ancestry, color, national origin, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, or age.
Kowalski Employment Law Corporation has successfully represented clients in litigation and settlement for discrimination and harassment claims.
Discrimination can occur in various ways such as hiring, demotion, termination, and compensation.
Harassment exists when offensive conduct becomes a condition of employment, and the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a intimidating, hostile, or abusive work environment.
FMLA/CFRA, Breach of Contract, Emotional Distress
Our law firm and attorneys have effectively represented clients with a myriad of other employment law claims, like breach of contract, vacation time, wage deductions, final paycheck, failure to pay wages, infliction of emotional distress, violations of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
Kowalski Employment Law Corporation also proudly represents employees against companies in class action lawsuits for wage and hour violations, and employment law claims.