Our California and Nevada employment and labor law attorneys will assist you in defending your rights in court. We have extensive experience in employment litigation. Our employment law attorneys have experience negotiating and going to jury trials. We have offices located in every major location such as Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Las Vegas, etc.

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 can occur when an employee is fired for illegal reasons. No employee can be let go based on their gender, race, religion, disability, or another protected trait. If there are specific reasons listed in an employee’s contract for why they can or cannot be let go, violation of the terms of the contract are also grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit.  Each law has specific statutes in place that prohibit wrongful termination at work. In order to determine your state’s wrongful termination laws, contact our employment law attorneys immediately.

What is a Workplace Retaliation Case? 

Retaliation occurs when an employer tries to get back at their employee for taking certain action. Examples of retaliation include disciplinary action, shift reassignments, demotions, firing, pay reduction, or any other negative action that an employer takes without legal justification for doing so.

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? 

Every employee deserves to be treated fairly in the workplace, and despite the presence of numerous laws that help protect workers against discriminatory practices, workplace discrimination still persists. If an employer takes negative action against an employee because of their disability, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or gender, or maternity, then this is 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?

Several California attorneys charge different rates and fees, especially when it comes to employment practices. For example, some attorneys work hourly and will need a specific rate for each hour that they spend on your case. Our California employment attorneys work through a contingency fee arrangement. A contingency allows our attorneys to front all the costs, so you do not have to pay for our attorneys initially. When our attorneys get a settlement or a judgment, we will take a percentage of it. This percentage is agreed upon at the time of signing us on as an attorney. 

Why Should I Hire an Employment Attorney?

If your employer has taken advantage of you and withheld financial payments, you need to take a stand. We recommend that you seek an experienced employment law attorney immediately. Going against your employer alone could cause you to receive lower settlement amounts. With an employment law attorney representing you, they could handle the legal hurdles for you to maximize your compensation.

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.