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What You Can Expect at a Prehearing & Settlement Conference

Prehearing and settlement Conferences generally typically occur prior to a full investigatory or evidentiary hearings. These conferences last about two hours, and allow the involved parties a chance to meet and attempt to negotiate a settlement, with the assistance of an administrative law judge (ALJ). Involved parties should submit a [...]

EEOC Settles Another Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

On December 18, 2012 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a settlement of a class action lawsuit it filed in 2008 on behalf of a former cosmetics counter employee at Dillard’s store located in El Centro, California and others who were required by the company to disclose the [...]

Natomas Sexual Harassment Lawyers

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individuals employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. The veteran Natomas sexual [...]

Folsom Sexual Harassment Law Firm

When it comes to sexual harassment, many people know all too well how prevalent it is throughout the workplace. Just about everyone has either experienced or knows someone who has experienced sexual harassment, and yet many people simply brush it off without taking legal action or doing anything about it. [...]

Back Wages Owed to Sacramento Home Care Employees

The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement for a number of former and current employees of Jasmine Hall Inc. and Hall Care Homes Inc. by their proprietors George Hall and his former wife, Estela Hall, on the basis of unpaid wages for overtime compensation requirements. Citing the federal [...]

Sacramento Discrimination Attorney

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees and applicants on the basis of their race, color, gender, religion, national origin, or in reprisal for participating in prior EEO activity. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits age discrimination, the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with [...]

Sacramento Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney

Pregnancy discrimination in Sacramento can manifest in a number of ways. Failure to hire young women or failure to promote young women, out of an apparent fear that they might become pregnant, may indicate a general corporate policy. While on maternity leave, you might find that your position had suddenly [...]

El Dorado Hills Sexual Harassment Attorney

Many employees do not know where the line is drawn or do not feel comfortable reporting sexual harassment or confronting the abuser. Sexual harassment can be perpetrated by co-workers, by a supervisor or manager, or even by a customer or client. It can occur in the open or in private. [...]

Discrimination And Retaliation Against Police Officer

In the recent case of Lore v. City of Syracuse the United States District Court found that the Syracuse, New York Police Department and the City of Syracuse discriminated against a female police Sargent when she was demoted from the position of police information officer and given a lessdesirable patrol [...]

Your Compassionate Legal Team

The caring lawyers and staff of the Law Offices of Bowman & Associates, APC. practice a hands-on approach with our clients. We take pride in being able to offer affordable legal services to California residents: helping discriminated employees fight back against their work; helping people receive their unpaid wages; helping [...]

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Common Practice Areas

Discrimination

The Law Office of Bowman & Associates helps clients who have been discriminated against on the basis of their race, age, religion, national origin, gender, or pregnancy status. Generally, it is illegal to treat a worker different or not offer them work based on these protected categories.

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Retaliation

Retaliation is an act by an employer, either economically tangible or more subtle, in an attempt to have an adverse affect on an employee who has objected to sexual harassment, discrimination, or other illegal activity. Retaliation may also occur where a woman has taken leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of gender based discrimination, actions taken against a person based upon their gender. California employers of one or more employees are required to take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent harassment from occurring in the workplace. Sexual harassment typically falls into two categories, “quid pro quo” which makes a condition of job continuance, benefits, promotions, etc.

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Unemployment Compensation

The centerpiece of our national recession has been job loss. Your family may be one of the millions of unemployment casualties. If you filed for unemployment benefits after losing your job, or seeing your work hours decreased — and then had your benefits application denied — our dedicated California law firm can help you.

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Wages, Hours & Overtime

 

Federal wage, hour, and overtime laws are regulated by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In addition, most states have similar wage and hour laws governing overtime. Non-exempt employees should be paid at least 1 1/2 times their hour salary for overtime hours worked. Overtime hours can include working more than 40 hours in one week or more than 8 hours in one day.READ MORE

Whistleblower

No one is born a whistleblower. Few choose it as a career path. Rather, it is often a role thrust upon individuals who just want to do their jobs: bookkeepers, appraisers, lawyers, IT technicians, accountants, analysts and traders to name a few. Staying silent may mean watching while the institution harms innocent third parties or even the public. Sometimes it means becoming part of the cover-up.

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Wrongful Termination

Employees may not be terminated because they exercised a right granted to them by a state or federal statute or certain administrative regulations. Many activities are protected, employees must not be terminated for participating in such activities, including but not limited to: jury duty, political activity, refusal to authorize disclosure of medical information, voluntary participation in alcohol or drug rehabilitation programs, having wages garnished, refusing to patronize employer and time off for domestic violence.

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"Fantastic! Robert has been an incredible help during a very stressful, constant custody battle.  He's always been there to answer the phone and provide advice, drastically lowering my stress level and anxiety.  He was right, it takes a little time, but our court arrangement is finally both in the best interest of my son and fair to me."

– Heather A.

2016-05-26T02:39:24-08:00

– Heather A.

"Fantastic! Robert has been an incredible help during a very stressful, constant custody battle.  He's always been there to answer the phone and provide advice, drastically lowering my stress level and anxiety.  He was right, it takes a little time, but our court arrangement is finally both in the best interest of my son and fair to me."
"I have used Bowman and Associates for a number of issues including custody, business legal advice and DUI. Robert Bowman is an excellent, caring attorney. He takes the long view on custody and business issues, provides sound advice, and works tirelessly on my behalf. I will continue to use Mr. Bowman and his team of attorneys and legal staff for many years to come."

– Brent

2016-05-26T02:40:28-08:00

– Brent

"I have used Bowman and Associates for a number of issues including custody, business legal advice and DUI. Robert Bowman is an excellent, caring attorney. He takes the long view on custody and business issues, provides sound advice, and works tirelessly on my behalf. I will continue to use Mr. Bowman and his team of attorneys and legal staff for many years to come."
"My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this law firm!  Of course, we're happy and relieved we won our case and the judge granted our civil harassment restraining order. Every person I came in contact with at the firm was friendly, professional and always always helpful."

– Laurel K.

2016-05-26T03:44:59-08:00

– Laurel K.

"My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this law firm!  Of course, we're happy and relieved we won our case and the judge granted our civil harassment restraining order. Every person I came in contact with at the firm was friendly, professional and always always helpful."
"I have had this firm represent me through a divorce and Roger Kosla has really been great. My case was to be a slam dunk until my husband turned it into a nightmare. I am very pleased with the way Roger has handled everything that has come at him in my case. Excellent firm!"

– Darlene W.

2016-05-26T02:26:57-08:00

– Darlene W.

"I have had this firm represent me through a divorce and Roger Kosla has really been great. My case was to be a slam dunk until my husband turned it into a nightmare. I am very pleased with the way Roger has handled everything that has come at him in my case. Excellent firm!"
"This firm went way above the call in regards to my case – attorney Ken Torkelson is a fantastic lawyer with lots of wit and experience. I would call them first anytime in the future when the need arises. And will refer this office to all my friends and family with their needs."

– David M.

2016-05-26T02:35:16-08:00

– David M.

"This firm went way above the call in regards to my case – attorney Ken Torkelson is a fantastic lawyer with lots of wit and experience. I would call them first anytime in the future when the need arises. And will refer this office to all my friends and family with their needs."