03. Employee Rights
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title VII prevents employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of a protected characteristic including: race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Employment discrimination can occur in one of two legal theories:
(1) Tangible Employment Action (e.g. firing, demotion)
(2) Hostile Work Environment (i.e. severe or pervasive behavior that affects an employee in some specific way)
If you think your employer has discriminated against you, please contact us to discuss your case.
Unpaid Wage: Fair Labor Standards Act
The Fair Labors Standards Act is a federal law that regulates minimum wage, overtime pay eligibility, and record keeping. If you think you are entitled to overtime pay, our office could help you determine if you have a claim.
Questions to consider:
(1) Is your position overtime eligible?
(2) Did you fill out a time and attendance record documenting your weekly hours?
(3) Do any exemptions apply? Are you employed as a bona fide executive, administrative, professional, computer or outside sales employee?