Disability Discrimination Attorney & Labor Employment Attorney in Los Angeles johnvalentinejr.com
John Valentine, Jr. has more than 20 years experience representing employers and employees in discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and wage and hour cases in state and federal courts. He also provides advice to employers in all aspects of employment law including discipline and termination, harassment training and investigation, wage payment issues and employee privacy. Mr. Valentine has also represented employers and employees in misappropriation of trade secret cases. He also provides advice to employers and employees concerning trade secret protection and unfair competition.
Employment Discrimination Discrimination in employment is prohibited by state and federal law. The law prohibiting employment discrimination in California is the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The FEHA prohibits discrimination based on the following characteristics: age (if 40 or over), race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information.
Disability Discrimination Disability discrimination is illegal under state and federal law. Disability discrimination in California is prohibited by the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The FEHA also requires that employees with disability be provided a reasonable accommodation for their disability. The FEHA also requires employers to engage in the interactive process with employees who have a disability.
Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney John Valentine, Jr. has more than 20 years’ experience representing employers and employees in employment law litigation California is an “at will” employment state meaning that an employer can terminate the employment of an employee for any reason so long as it is not an illegal reason. Wrongful termination cases generally fall into five different categories.
Wage and Overtime Claims California law requires employeers to pay employees overtime for all hours worked in excess of eight (8) in a workday and forty (40) in a workweek. An employer must pay time and a half for all hours worked in execess of eight (8) in a workday and forty (40) in a workweek. An employer must pay double time for all hours worked in excess of twelve (12) in a workday and all hours in excess of eight (8) on the seventh consecutive day of work.
Employment Advice and Counseling e counsels employers on preventative practices, works with them on focusing on how to maintain proper and low-risk work environments, trains and helps them adapt to legal changes, and ultimately, works to reduce the risk of litigation.
Trade Secrets California law prohibits the misappropriation of trade secret information.
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John Valentine, Jr. has more than 20 years experience representing employers and employees in discrimination, harassment, wrongful terminati...