Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Some significant California employment laws

Every state and jurisdictions has its own set of laws regulating the employment institution all intended in giving safeguards to the vulnerable sector of the workers.

In California in particular, there are varying laws (state-level) that were constituted addressing the various aspects and issues of employment especially in regulating the affairs between the sector of the labor and capital that is most likely in constant opposition from one another.

California employment law encompasses almost all employment issues and concerns. As early as pre-employment until termination, these laws set in to regulate the affairs of both players in the employment arena.

To name a few of these laws would be worthwhile. Thus:

Employment law in California, in part covers:

  • Cal-COBRA, a California health coverage protection that requires employers with 2 to 19 employees to provide their employees (and their dependents) the right to continue health insurance coverage after a qualifying event occurs.
  • California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), a California statute and the principal law that prohibits employment discrimination covering employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, apprenticeship programs and any person against any work discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability or condition, sex, status, pregnancy, and other related discriminatory acts.
  • Employee benefits law covering ERISA, California Laws Regulating Group Health Plans, 401 (k) plans, and other allied laws.
  • The California Whistleblower Protection Act
  • California worker’s compensation administered and monitored by the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC). DWC administers workers' compensation claims, and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in the resolution of disputes that arise in connection with claims for workers' compensation benefits.
  • Occupational Safety and Health law (Cal/OSHA), which protects workers and the public from safety hazards through its various programs and provides consultative assistance to employers.
  • Many others
Whenever, you have come to face employment law challenges, you can invoke any of the foregoing laws to which you can ventilate your respective causes. You can seek the aid of an Employment Law Attorney to help you build up the proper case based on your specific predicaments.