I know this is a relatively small piece of equipment in the heavy equipment industry, but drivers of even small bobcats are supposed to receive relatively high prevailing wages if they are working on a government construction site. I have even represented heavy equipment operators who are sexually harassed.
It’s not all high tech; even in the Silicon Valley. There’s plenty of finish carpentry going on. We represent construction workers on private job sites and job sites at public construction projects such as schools, colleges, etc.
Construction workers on public projects must be paid prevailing wages. Imagine how much a finish carpenter has to be paid on a public works contract; more than a lot of software engineers.
Industrial supply and warehouse work is common in the Ontario/Inland Empire. Many of these cases involve layers of employers. Employment agencies pay the employee to be managed and directed at somebody else’s distribution center. We sue both the staffing agency and the managing employer.
If you don’t know what employment arbitration is, or you want to get a laugh about it, listen to a clip from my May 27, 2018 weekly radio show. We use actors to illustrate issues in employment law. This is quite funny.
My Father’s Day show featured 3 generations of Gerbers. We talked about the future of the workplace in 70 years and the way the workplace was 68 years ago. We also discussed baby bonding, men’s legal issues, old cars, and old Los Angeles.
Digging grade beams next to piles with rebar sticking out is quite dangerous. Construction is a very dangerous work environment. It is no wonder accidents happen. Employees should not be afraid to complain about jobsite safety. Unfortunately I receive many calls each week from employees who believe they were fired for complaining about jobsite safety.
Job terminations due to safety complaints, or work injuries demand the attention of a qualified employee lawyer.