Employment Rights Entailed within Labor Laws

Employment Rights Entailed within Labor Laws

To create a harmonious relationship between the employer and the employee, both must first agree on a certain set of laws. Also, a governing body must uphold these laws to avoid abuse from both sides.

Fortunately, lawmakers have long thought of this, which prompted them to create employment rights that comprise some parts of the labor law. The main goal of such laws is to create a progressive environment that would benefit both the employee and his or her employer.

The employment rights specifically contain the privileges and the limitations of the company owners as well as their employees. These rights now also act as the protection of employees from abusive employers, a scenario that is prevalent across the country.

One of the main states that have such problem is California. Los Angeles, a major city with a notorious reputation for its high rate of employee complaints due to violated rights or discrimination, is a hotbed of employee harassment and discrimination issues.

A worker who may be curious towards the specifics of his or her rights may consult experienced Los Angeles employment lawyers. These professionals could explain in simple terms certain ideas enshrined within the labor laws.

Legalities are often complex and through such people, employees will have the opportunity to understand things better than they used to. As a sample, a lawyer may explain that the labor law has two broad categories and they are the following:

1.      Individual labor law – Administers the rights of the employees within workplaces and those stated under their contract.

2.      Collective labor law – Refers to laws that govern the tripartite or three-group relationship between the worker, the company owner, and the union.

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Work Environment as Factor on Employees’ Decision to Stay

Work Environment as Factor on Employees’ Decision to Stay

It is natural for a worker to resign from a job if he or she believes that the working environment there is not that good. Accordingly, a worker who feels that he or she is safe and is well provided with the proper accommodations fit for an employee would always opt to stay and perform well to compensate for what he or she was given.

However, not all employees are lucky enough to have landed in a company that has a good working environment. In fact, many employees often resign from their dream jobs because their respective workplaces are quite hostile.

Most of the time, employers, co-workers or customers are the ones to blame for this. Company owners are often the ones committing violations against their own workers. In fact, this kind of maltreatment, more commonly known as employment discrimination, is a cancer-like problem that afflicts populous areas like in the city of Los Angeles in California.

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Law Provisions to Guide Employers against Sexual Harassment Complaints

Law Provisions to Guide Employers against Sexual Harassment ComplaintsThe Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) define sexual harassment as the maltreatment founded on actions that are sexual in nature. It is also considered as a form of gender harassment, and the sexuality of the harasser or job position is considered irrelevant once the case is filed in court.

In other words, the harasser can be either male or female and from any position within the place of work; at times, they could be even customers of the company.

In relation to this, one of the states with many sexual harassment complaints is the state of California. Under California employment laws, this kind of violation is strictly prohibited, yet many companies are still prosecuted in court by harassed employees. It seems that many employers are not fully informed of the laws that they are supposed to follow.

Regular workers may find an ample amount of articles regarding sexual harassment that would equip them with the proper knowledge if they were subjected to it in the future.  However, there seems to be limited reading materials that cater to the owners of companies, which is rather disadvantageous to them. To help owners out, here are some of the strictly implemented law provisions that could help them in preventing the possibility of sexual harassment within their companies:

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