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Understanding Federal Employment Laws

Sacramento Employment Attorneys Explain Federal Laws

California lawyers advise employees on their legal rights statewide

Federal employment laws are designed to protect the rights of employers and employees. However, understanding these laws and how they apply to you can be overwhelming. Hiring a Sacramento employment attorney who can explain state and federal employment laws to you in an easily accessible manner can help you preserve your rights as an employee.

Federal laws protecting workers

Below are some federal employment laws you should be aware of:

  • Title VII: This is one of the most beneficial federal laws when it comes to protecting the rights of employees. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is unlawful for an employer to discharge or hire any person or discriminate against them based on their:
    • Compensation
    • Terms
    • Conditions
    • Privileges of employment
    • Race
    • Color
    • Sex
    • National origin


    This law covers all hiring, firing, promotions and general conduct in the workplace.

  • COBRA: The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, or COBRA, provides employees with the ability to continue health insurance coverage after they have left employment. Required by COBRA, employers must notify terminated employees of their rights under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. If you feel your rights have been violated, contact a Sacramento employment lawyer.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act: This law is designed to protect employees with disabilities. It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a qualified individual who is disabled. Additionally, it is also unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a non-disabled person because of their association with a disabled person. According to the ADA, disabled refers to any individual with a physical or mental impairment. A Sacramento  employment lawyer can assist you if you are being discriminated against.

Find the Right Sacramento Employment Lawyer

With the many state and federal laws governing conduct in the workplace, knowing your rights and whether or not they have been violated can be confusing. Luckily, for more than three decades the employment law firm in Sacramento of Mastagni Holstedt, APC has been helping clients with employment-related matters. In addition to the above-mentioned laws, there are other federal employment regulations you should be aware of. For more information on these laws, seek the help of an experienced Sacramento employment attorney.

Contact experienced employment law attorneys serving Northern and Southern California

To find out how our lawyers with Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. can assist you with an employment matter, contact us online or call us at 877-212-6907 for a free consultation. Our offices are in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga, Pleasanton and Redwood City.

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