Practice Areas

Wage and Hour Violations

You work long hours at your job and should be compensated fairly. But not every employer abides by the law or has the best interests of their employees in mind. If your employer violated wage and hour laws and wrongfully denied you the pay you’re e… Read More

Unpaid Wages

California’s wage laws provide employees with significant protections. Being paid what you have earned, on time, is essential for you to afford your necessities, such as food, transportation, or housing. An employee who is not paid on time acco… Read More

Unpaid Overtime

You work hard to earn a living, and you should be paid fairly for the hours you put in. Unfortunately, employers don’t always compensate their employees for all the time they’ve worked or the overtime they’ve rightfully earned. If your paycheck… Read More

Meal Break Violations

Meal breaks are a critical part of a long workday. While many employers make an effort to ensure that their workers are happy and healthy, others may wrongfully deny employees the right to have uninterrupted time off the clock. However, after spendin… Read More

Rest Break Violations

Rest breaks are essential to employee well-being and productivity in the workplace. In fact, employers are required to give workers breaks during the workday under California law. Unfortunately, some employers disregard the physical and mental health… Read More

Independent Contractor Misclassification

Employees are provided with various wage and hour protections under California law, including meal breaks, rest breaks, minimum wage, and overtime pay. However, some employers willfully or mistakenly misclassify employees as independent contractors.… Read More

Other Types of Wage & Hour Violations

There are many ways an employer can violate California’s wage and hour laws. Unpaid wages not only take the form of not receiving payment for work performed, but unpaid wages can also include unpaid commissions and not being compensated for acc… Read More

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is still all too common in today’s workplace. Most of us probably know someone who has been sexually harassed. Yet it’s still shocking when it happens to us or a loved one. Fortunately, California and federal law provide strong… Read More

Opposite Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment

Sexual harassment occurs all too frequently in the workplace. Despite the various laws that are in place to protect workers from these types of incidents, countless claims are filed every year in California related to hostile work environments. If yo… Read More

Same Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment

Experienced Counsel. Adept Advocacy. Sexual harassment in the workplace can take many forms. Not only can these types of violations be committed by members of the opposite sex, but it can also occur between those of the same sex. Critically, same sex… Read More

Unwanted Sexual Advances and Touches

Obtaining Justice for the Indignities You Suffered at Work No one should have to experience the humiliation of unwanted sexual advances and touches in the workplace. Unfortunately, some employers engage in this type of degrading behavior or simply ig… Read More

Sexual Propositions

Fighting for Your Dignity in the Workplace Employees should feel confident in knowing they are going into a safe working environment where they can accomplish tasks safely and comfortably. Unfortunately, sexual propositions and harassment are all too… Read More

Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace undermines the most profound and fundamental values of human equity and fairness. No employer has the right to treat you differently from others based on what you look like or who you are. If you believe that you have… Read More

Disability Discrimination

Unfortunately, there are some employers that may intentionally or unintentionally discriminate against employees with disabilities. Not only is workplace disability discrimination wrong, but it is also illegal in California. If you have been subjecte… Read More

Gender & Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Race Discrimination

Being a victim of race discrimination in the workplace can have a devastating emotional and economic impact. Not only is it wrong to be treated differently by your employer because of what you look like — but it’s also illegal under state and fed… Read More

Other Types of Discrimination

Retaliation & Wrongful Termination

California is an “at-will” employment state. This means that either the employer or employee can end the employment relationship at any time and for any reason — as long as it isn’t discriminatory or retaliatory. Unfortunately, employees are… Read More

Health & Safety Retaliation & Wrongful Termination

Whistleblower Retaliation & Wrongful Termination

Employees are the engine that drive a business to success. However, some employers often encourage their employees to break the law or engage in other questionable activity to increase profits. Employers who have the courage to report employer wrongd… Read More

Wage & Hour Retaliation & Wrongful Termination

Medical/Family Leave Retaliation & Wrongful Termination

No one plans to get sick or be disabled. In California, it is a violation of your rights to be terminated, demoted, or harassed for a legitimate medical condition. Employers are also legally obligated to provide you with time to care for yourself or… Read More

Pregnancy Disability, Maternity, and Medical Leave

The birth of a child is a joyous and blessed occasion for all mothers. Being pregnant or a new mother, however, is a 24-hour job with round-the-clock tasks—all of which are necessary to give the best medical care to mothers and their new child. The… Read More

Other Types of Retaliation & Wrongful Termination

Class Actions

An employer’s wrongful actions may not affect just one employee. Some employers engage in illegal practices that can affect many workers. A class action lawsuit can help a group of employees who have experienced the same wrong by their employer obt… Read More

Contracts and Severance Agreements

Employers don’t always act in the best interests of their employees. Many times, employees are presented with contracts or severance agreements that are one-sided and only protect the employer. Before you sign your name to any employment document,… Read More