What are the different employment laws?

What are the different employment laws?

There are several types of employment statutes including civil rights, family and medical leave, workers’ compensation, and labor relations laws. Other types of employment statutes include workplace safety, compensation and child labor, and immigrant employment statutes.

Do employers have any rights in California?

While federal employment laws set the minimum requirements that your employer must follow, California gives you many additional rights and benefits under state law. California employees enjoy a wide variety of rights and benefits when it comes to wages, meal periods and rest breaks, discrimination and harassment, time …

Is labor law the same as employment law?

“Employment law” is the constellation of constitutions, statutes, regulations, and legal cases that governs the relationship between individual employees and their employers. “Labor law,” in contrast, regulates the relationship between businesses and labor unions (such as the AFL-CIO or SEIU).

What is considered a large employer in California?

Firms with 50 or more “full-time equivalent” (FTE) employees are considered applicable large employers (ALE) and will need to offer insurance to at least 95 percent of that workforce by this year, up from 70 percent in 2015. Failure to do so could result in a penalty.

What is it like to practice employment law?

Employment litigators love the human interest of their practice. Many employment lawyers enjoy digging into the personality issues at the heart of their cases. Getting a feel for the personal side of a case may entail parsing e-mails, interoffice memos, performance evaluations, personnel files or psychiatric reports.

Why is California not a right-to-work?

California is not a right-to-work state. In right-to-work states, an employer cannot require that you join a union as a condition of your employment. Since no such law exists in California, an employer can require you to join a union as a condition of employment.