Employment law pertains to the rights and duties within the employer-employee dynamic, covering various aspects, including wages, hourly employment, and more. Our dedicated team of employment and labor law attorneys in California and Nevada is committed to safeguarding your rights in court. With a wealth of experience in employment litigation, our attorneys excel in negotiation and are proficient in jury trials. We maintain offices in key cities such as Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and Las Vegas, ensuring accessibility and personalized legal support tailored to your needs. Trust us to advocate for your best interests and provide expert guidance throughout the legal process.

Employment and Labor Law Attorney

Having an experienced employment attorney on your side will increase the chances of you getting compensated in the event that your employer takes advantage of you. Not only could you receive compensation for your lost wages, but you could also receive compensation for the emotional distress that your employer has caused you. 

Give our top-rated employment attorneys a call to discuss your specific case today.

What is Employment Law?

Employment law focuses on the obligations and responsibilities between an employer and employee relationship. This encompasses several different factors at work, such as wages, Hourly employment, etc.

What is a Wrongful Termination Case?

Wrongful termination arises when an employee is dismissed for unlawful motives. It is illegal to terminate an employee based on protected characteristics such as gender, race, religion, disability, or other specified traits. Moreover, breaching terms outlined in an employment contract regarding termination can also lead to a wrongful termination lawsuit. Each jurisdiction has statutes prohibiting wrongful termination, and it’s crucial to understand your state’s laws in this regard. For guidance on your state’s wrongful termination laws, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced employment law attorneys for prompt assistance.

What is a Workplace Retaliation Case? 

Retaliation unfolds when an employer seeks retribution against an employee for specific actions taken. This can encompass various negative measures such as disciplinary actions, shift reassignments, demotions, termination, pay cuts, or any other adverse actions without legal justification.

What is a Workplace Harassment Case?

 This is considered a form of discrimination where the employer’s inappropriate behavior, often sexual behavior, prevents the employee from doing their job and feeling comfortable while doing it.

What is a Workplace Discrimination Case? 

Despite the existence of numerous laws aimed at safeguarding workers against discriminatory practices, workplace discrimination continues to be a persistent issue. Every employee deserves fair treatment, yet instances of discrimination based on disability, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or maternity status still occur. It is unlawful for an employer to take adverse action against an employee on any of these grounds, constituting illegal discrimination in the workplace.

What are Wage and Hour Disputes?

Some employers refuse to give their staff proper compensation for the hours or overtime work they’ve put in. Companies also try to illegally get more work out of their employees by not giving them the minimum amount of time off that they are owed. These are all violations of the labor law and can be fought with legal action.

What are Contract Violations and Contractor Classification Issues?

If an employer has misclassified an employee as a contractor to avoid giving them the proper benefits that they would get as a full-time employee, this is a violation of employment law and could be justification for filing a lawsuit.

What is Whistleblower Protection?

An employer cannot punish an employee who has come forward to expose the wrongdoings that are occurring within their company. The law offers whistleblower protections for employees who legally file a complaint against their employer.

What is the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)?

The Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) is a California law that grants employees the authority to file lawsuits on behalf of themselves and others to recover civil penalties for violations of the state’s Labor Code. PAGA enables workers to hold employers accountable for labor law violations and seek redress for the harm caused.

How Much Does an Employment Attorney Cost in California?

Various California attorneys have distinct fee structures, particularly concerning employment matters. For instance, some attorneys bill on an hourly basis, charging a specific rate for each hour devoted to your case. In contrast, our California employment attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis. This arrangement enables our attorneys to cover all costs upfront, relieving you of immediate financial obligations. Instead, our fees are contingent upon obtaining a settlement or judgment, wherein we receive a predetermined percentage agreed upon retaining our services as your legal representatives.

Why Should I Hire an Employment Attorney?

If your employer has unfairly withheld financial payments from you, it’s crucial to take action. We strongly advise seeking the assistance of an experienced employment law attorney without delay. Pursuing legal action against your employer independently may result in receiving lower settlement amounts. With a skilled employment law attorney advocating for you, they can navigate the legal complexities on your behalf, aiming to maximize your compensation. Don’t hesitate to secure professional legal representation to ensure your rights are protected and justice is served.

What Rights Do Employees Have in California?

Below are some common rights that all employees are required to have in California:

  • The right to be paid fairly. This includes overtime pay, paid sick leave, and minimum wage
  • The right to refuse to work in unsafe work environments
  • The right to know of any potential hazards in the workplace 
  • Limited unpaid family leave
  • Safe protection from sexual harassment
  • Safe protection from wrongful termination
  • Safe protection from discrimination based on race, religion, pregnancy, age, gender, sex, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity

Could I File a Lawsuit Against My Employer and Continue Working?

You could file a lawsuit against your employer and continue working for your employer. In fact, your employer cannot fire you or decrease your hours in retaliation for filing a lawsuit against them. For more information, contact our California employment and labor attorneys.

What Is the Average Payout for Wrongful Termination in California?

There is no set amount that employees get for wrongful termination cases in California, since the amount of compensation can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of the case. 

Some factors our attorneys consider include:

  1. The severity of the harm suffered by the employee
  2. Employer’s conduct
  3. Strength of the evidence supporting the employee’s claim.

Statute of Limitations for Employment Law Claims in California

The statute of limitations determines when the plaintiff (employee) can file their claim. Different states have different time limits. In fact, California has different time limits based on the type of employment claim.

  • If the claim involves workplace harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, you must file the lawsuit within 1 year
  • If the claim involves a breach of oral contract, you must file the lawsuit within 2 years after the breach
  • If the claim is regarding the employer’s failure to pay the employee wages, you must file within 3 years of non-payment 
  • If the claim is regarding a breach of a written contract, you must file the lawsuit within 4 years of the breach

Since employment law cases have several different complex scenarios, it can be very difficult in determining which category your claim falls under. Contact our employment law attorneys immediately to book a free no risk consultation where we could go over these different categories and figure out where your claim stands.

Employment Laws and Regulations

Other than wage and hour statutes, our attorneys also assist our clients and filing complaints with agencies such as:

  • The United States Department of Labor
  • The California Labor Commissioner
  • The United States Equal Opportunity Commission
  • The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • The Nevada Department of Employment

Is California an At-Will Employee State?

Yes, California is an “at-will” employment state, which means that employers can terminate employees at any time and for any reason. But the reason cannot be discriminatory or retaliatory. This goes both ways. Employees in California have the right to quit their job at any time for any reason. 

Call Heidari Law Group for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one feel that your rights may have been violated by your employer, then it’s important that you get in touch with our top-rated employment and labor lawyers before it’s too late. It is important to keep in mind that each state has a different statute of limitations for workplace discrimination claims.

Contact our employment law attorneys today to schedule a free consultation where we can discuss your employment law claim and the different strategies we can take to make sure you’re compensated for your injuries. We offer a personalized approach and fight aggressively when protecting your rights. With decades of experience, we will fight for your best interests in mind. We advocate for the rights of all employees at Heidari Law Group and have a successful track record in employment law cases across California and Nevada. Our firm does not charge until we win the case. So, if you’re in need of legal representation for an employment law case, give us a call today at 1-833-225-5454 or send us an email at to see what we can do for you.