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Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld Relentlessly Protecting California Workers' Rights Since 1956

Trusted Employment Law Attorneys in California 

At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, our Santa Barbara employment lawyers have protected the rights of California workers since 1956. 

We know that when California employers mistreat their employees, everyone loses. 

Productivity suffers, company morale decreases, and a feeling of ill-will develops between the employees and company management. Unfortunately, the unlawful treatment of employees can occur in countless ways throughout the state. That is why we are here. 

If your workplace rights have been violated by a public or private employer anywhere in California, our decades of legal experience and extensive resources help our clients pursue the best legal remedies available as we stand side-by-side while holding their employer liable for their overall recovery needs. 

With seven offices throughout the state, we are dedicated to serving our California workforce when and where they need us. We are more than employment law attorneys, we are advocates who provide precise legal advice and representation that exceeds our clients’ expectations so they can focus on taking back control of their lives. 

What Are the Differences Between California Labor Laws and Federal Labor Laws? 

The specific differences between California labor laws and federal labor laws are notable and can impact various aspects of employment.

Here are some key distinctions:

  • Worker Protections: California labor law generally provides more extensive protections for workers compared to federal labor law, particularly in areas such as overtime pay, discrimination, and workplace safety. 
  • Overtime Laws: While both federal and California laws mandate overtime pay for nonexempt employees working beyond a certain threshold, California's overtime laws may go further than the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by imposing additional requirements, such as daily overtime after a certain number of hours worked in a day.
  • Discrimination Protections: California's employment law offers broader protection against discrimination than federal law, encompassing additional categories beyond those covered by federal law, such as sexual orientation, gender identity, and genetic information.
  • Wage and Hour Laws: California state wage and hour laws may diverge from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in key provisions, affecting areas such as minimum wage, meal and rest breaks, and overtime requirements for private sector employers.

These differences highlight the distinct regulatory landscape in California, emphasizing the need for employers and employees to be well-versed in both state and federal labor laws to ensure compliance and protection of rights.

We are champions for justice, starting with your case. Contact us today to learn more.

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At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Experienced the Utmost Professionalism"
    They are well organized, very knowledgeable of the workers' compensation industry, and have had an excellent reputation for many years.
    - Nadine
    "They Make You Feel Like Family"
    Ben Feld was a terrific attorney as he guided me through the disability process. Most importantly, he would return my calls or my texts very quickly. I cannot recommend GG&F more highly. They make you feel like family.
    - Kellie D.
    "It Was a Miracle! I Am So Thankful and Grateful!"
    Mr. Feld got me my SSDI in 2 month on contingency, which was greatly appreciated! That was 2 years faster than the nightmares that everyone hears about. I was crying! It was a miracle! I am so thankful and grateful!!! Thank you so much Benjamin Feld!!!
    - Kathy G.

California Employment Law Claims Attorneys at Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld

At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, our Santa Barbara employment law attorneys represent clients from all walks of life throughout California. We believe your employment rights must be protected no matter where you live or work in the state. Often, this means standing up to a large public or private employer that has unlawfully violated your workplace rights. 

We pride ourselves on our reputation for obtaining real results for real clients who need our help when they have suffered employment:

  • Hostile Work Environments.
  • Misclassification.
  • Race, Age, Gender, Pregnancy, and Disability Discrimination.
  • Sexual Harassment.
  • Wage, Hour & Overtime Pay Violations, including Missed Meal & Rest Break Claims.
  • Whistleblower Retaliation. 
  • Wrongful Termination. 

Most California employment laws apply to employees, whether they are full-time, part-time, temporary, or seasonal workers. Employees are protected by a broad range of federal, state, and local labor and employment laws that must be enforced to ensure they are working in a safe, hostile-free environment. 

If you believe your California employment rights have been violated, we can help you understand how your complaint aligns with our laws so you can pursue the best legal remedy available for your unique case. 

Contact Our Experienced Employment Law Attorneys in California Today

At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, we have seven physical offices in Bakersfield, Fresno, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura, Visalia, and Turlock, and and our top-tier technologies provide a virtual reach to serve clients throughout California. We offer free in-person, telephone, and virtual consultations to offer straightforward legal advice for your unique needs. 

Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue your employer for the unique legal remedy that fits your needs today. 

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