When it comes to labor disputes it’s important you know your rights as an employee. Here we break down a few of the key labor laws that could affect you as an individual.
At Barakat Law, we are well-versed in all workplace laws, regulations, and acts and have success in representing individuals seeking adequate pay based on their rights.
If you, or someone you know, has been victim of a violation of labor laws, contact our team at Barakat Law today. Our team of lawyers has experience prosecuting cases such as these and defending employee rights.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is designed to protect workers’ rights and wages. Since its enactment in 1938, the law has grown to provide comprehensive protection for the workforce.
Overtime protection is the most prominent aspect of FLSA. Employees who work more than 40 hours in a week are entitled to receive overtime pay. The law provides that employees receive 50% higher pay than their normal rate for every hour above 40 hours per week. Unfortunately, some employers have strategies to withhold overtime pay from their employees.
At Barakat Law, we represent individuals who are seeking adequate pay for overtime work.
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 mandates that large employers provide their employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave (within a 12-month period) without the employee risking losing their job for any of the following reasons: birth or adoption of a child; acquiring a foster child; serious illness of a child, spouse, or parent; and, a serious illness.
The law also requires that employers provide the employee with the same job with either equal or higher pay if the previous job is unavailable.
If you have been denied an adequate amount of unpaid leave, or have lost your job as a result of taking medical leave, contact our offices today for a consultation.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is probably the most widely recognized and commonly used federal anti-discrimination law. Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on gender, race, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or sexual harassment.
Title VII applies to both private and public sector companies with at least 15 employees. Along with protecting employees from workplace discrimination, the law also protects from employers retaliating against employees for discrimination complaints or taking part in a discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) governs safety and health in the workplace. OSHA provides rules for every employee regardless of title, status, or classification. While there are general laws and safety standards that apply for all work environments, there are also specific safety and health standards for particularly hazardous workplaces. For employees, OSHA provides a mechanism to take action to ensure their workplace is safe.