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For over 25 years, Mesriani Law Group has been a beacon of justice in the legal community. We have provided exceptional legal assistance to those in need in Los Angeles, California. We focus on fighting for the rights of individuals who have had their employment rights violated. Our law firm is equipped with a team of seasoned employment attorneys who are dedicated to defending your rights and providing comprehensive representation throughout your legal proceedings.

Our expertise encompasses a range of employment and labor law violations, including but not limited to cases of wrongful termination, discrimination, class action suits, workplace harassment, and retaliatory practices. If you find yourself in a situation where your rights as an employee are compromised, our skilled employment lawyers are here to advocate for your right to fair compensation.

At Mesriani Law Group, we are committed to fighting for employees who have suffered under unfair employment practices, regardless of the complexity of their cases. We invite you to contact our offices to discuss the specifics of your situation and receive the full support and guidance of our professional Los Angeles employment attorneys.

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    Why Should I Hire an Employment Lawyer?

    Navigating employment issues can be a complex and daunting task. California labor laws exist to safeguard the rights of employees in the workplace but understanding these laws and effectively navigating the legal process to file a lawsuit for rightful compensation requires the expertise of an experienced employment attorney. Here are the primary reasons why enlisting the services of an employment lawyer is essential:

    1. Addressing Workplace Challenges: Enduring a hostile or unfriendly work environment is stressful and should not compel you to quit. An employment lawyer can evaluate your situation and provide legal advice on potential solutions that allow you to retain your position and pay.
    2. Harassment and Discrimination Cases: Despite extensive protective laws, workplace harassment and discrimination are prevalent issues in the workplace. Should you fall victim to such misconduct, an employment attorney can guide you through your best legal options and support you through the ensuing legal processes.
    3. Negotiating Severance Agreements: For long-term employees, negotiating a fair severance package can be critical to smoothing a transition to new employment. Employment lawyers are adept at negotiating with employers to secure severance agreements that benefit both parties and ensure a fair and mutually agreeable outcome.
    4. Assistance with Termination: Facing termination can have significant financial and emotional impacts. An employment lawyer plays a crucial role in ensuring that you are treated justly by your employer and that you receive an equitable and appropriate settlement tailored to your situation if you were wrongfully terminated.
    5. Securing Owed Wages: When employers withhold income owed or fail to meet California income requirements, it is important that an employment lawyer’s expertise is enlisted. Wage claims are theft, and every employee is owed an income that meets California’ standards.

    Why Choose Mesriani Law Group?

    Client-Friendly No Win - No Fee Approach

    At Mesriani Law Group, we stand firmly by our No Win, No Fee policy. This offers our clients a risk-free legal partnership and ensures that our clients incur no charges unless we achieve a successful outcome in their case.

    Established Record of Success

    Since our establishment in 1996, Mesriani Law Group has cemented its reputation as one of the most reliable and successful law firms in California. Our track record is marked by recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, which showcases the efficacy of our legal strategies and the tangible results we deliver.

    Dedicated Employment and Labor Law Experts

    Our team of skilled and experienced employment attorneys brings over twenty years of expertise to the table and is deeply committed to defending the rights of those affected by employment and labor law breaches.

    Satisfied Client Base

    Our firm represents a diverse range of clients and gives each claim the attention it deserves. The high satisfaction ratings we've received across various platforms like Yelp, Avvo, and Google is a testament to our commitment to client satisfaction.

    Multilingual Communication for Inclusive Service

    We recognize the importance of clear and effective communication which is why our team includes multilingual professionals fluent in languages such as Farsi and Spanish. This diversity enables us to cater to a broader range of clients and ensures that we’re always ready to address your questions and concerns.

    Round-the-Clock Availability

    We understand the need for accessibility, so Mesriani Law Group is available 24/7. We accommodate our clients' specific needs and ensure that we’re available wherever you need legal guidance.

    How Our Los Angeles Lawyers Help with Employment Law Claims

    In the vast landscape of Los Angeles employment law, selecting the right attorney for your claim can be overwhelming. We empathize with the challenges you face in hostile work environments and understand what is at stake when dealing with unprofessional or hostile employers. Our commitment to assisting you is reflected in our approach:

      • We Value Your Perspective: Every detail in your story is significant, regardless of its perceived size or complexity. Our consultation starts with evaluating the situation and the facts that support your claim. We use this information to build a robust case that stands the best chance at getting the compensation you deserve.
      • Offering Genuine and Pragmatic Advice: With our extensive experience spanning over two decades in employment and labor law, we know that our clients are looking for an honest lawyer they can trust. Rather than making promises, we provide straightforward and realistic advice about your legal rights and the likely outcomes of your claim so you can make informed decisions about your claim.
      • Simplifying Complex Legal Terminology: We understand that legal terminology can be confusing. It’s our job to clarify these terms and ensure our clients comprehend every aspect of their case. We aim to explain the law in a manner that is easily understandable and we’re always happy to answer any questions you might have.
      • Guiding You Towards Sensible Decisions: Making well-informed decisions in legal matters can be challenging. We’re here not only as your legal representative but also as a trusted advisor. Our goal is to help you evaluate all available options and make decisions that lead to the most favorable outcomes.
      • Ensuring Fairness in Your Legal Dispute: When you face a dispute with your employer, they will likely have legal representation, and so should you. Our extensive experience in employment and labor law enables us to level the playing field which ensures you’re not overwhelmed by their tactics. We aim to bring balance and equity to your dispute to safeguard you from any intimidation or coercion you might face.

    What is Employment law?

    Employment law encompasses a collection of laws and regulations that define the rights and duties within the employer-employee relationship. This legal framework governs various elements of the work environment, including:

    • Wages
    • Working hours
    • Workplace environment
    • Employment agreements
    • Hiring
    • Firing
    • Training
    • Business contracts
    • Discrimination
    • Harassment
    • Termination
    • Retaliation

    Federal employment law sets the foundational requirements that all employers must adhere to. However, in California, the employment laws provide additional safeguards which offer more rights and benefits to employees compared to the federal baseline. These encompass the areas mentioned above in the realm of employer-employee interactions.

    Victims of employer misconduct often require legal support to navigate these complexities. Our Los Angeles employment attorneys at Mesriani Law Group are dedicated to addressing the issues arising from employment law claims and securing maximum compensation for any damages resulting from employment-related disputes.

     

    What Are California Employment Rights?

    California’s employment laws are widely regarded as among the most comprehensive and protective in the United State. These state laws provide extensive rights for employees and impose stringent obligations on employers. They are designed to prohibit unfair practices such as discrimination and wrongful termination. Key employee rights under California employment law encompass:

    • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitlements
    • Rights against discrimination in the workplace
    • Protections against harassment at work
    • Entitlement to overtime pay
    • Provisions for sick leave
    • Guarantee of state minimum wage
    • Safeguards against workplace retaliation
    • Defense against wrongful termination
    • Protection against hostile work environments

     

    California Employment Laws & Enforcement

    California’s employment law landscape is governed by several key statutes that are also supported by federal laws that set the baseline for acceptable behavior.

    • California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) FEHA is applicable to employers with five or more employees and is instrumental in prohibiting discrimination and harassment based on factors like cultural background, religion, skin color, nationality, physical and mental disability, medical condition, civil or marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and military service history.

    The agencies responsible for ensuring that these laws are followed include:

    • California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH): DFEH is the state agency responsible for enforcing California’s civil rights laws in employment. This includes outlawing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation against job applicants or employees belonging to protected classes.
    • California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE): Also known as the California Labor Commissioner’s Office, the DLSE ensures compliance with fair wage laws across the state. This agency addresses claims related to unpaid wages, overtime, and handles cases of retaliation in the workplace.
    • California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR): The DIR plays a crucial role in safeguarding the health, safety, and economic welfare of California’s workforce. It oversees various divisions, including:
      • The Division of Apprenticeship Standards
      • The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
      • The Division of Occupational Safety and Health
      • The Division of Workers’ Compensation

     

    Federal Employment Laws & Enforcement

    Federal employment laws in the United States establish a framework of rights and protections for employees:

    • Civil Rights Act of 1964 – Title VII Title VII is applicable to employers with 15 or more employees and prohibits employment discrimination based on race, skin color, religion, gender, pregnancy status, or national origin.
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) The ADEA protects employees and job applicants aged 40 and older from discrimination in various aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, discharge, and compensation. This law applies to private employers with 20 or more employees, as well as public entities.
    • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment and applies to private employers and public entities with 15 or more employees.
    • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) FMLA entitles eligible employees to up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for specified family and medical reasons, maintaining group health insurance coverage during this period.
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) The FLSA sets standards for minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment, prohibiting child labor in both the private and public sectors.
    • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) The NLRA protects the rights of employees to organize, engage in collective bargaining with their employers, and participate in activities like union discussions, promoting fair labor practices in the private sector.

    These laws are enforced by agencies that operate under the US Department of Labor. The primary agency that oversees most employment related claims is:

    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) The EEOC is the federal agency tasked with enforcing laws against workplace discrimination. It addresses issues of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment due to race, skin color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information.

     

    Types of Employment Law Claims

    In California, employees enjoy protection under both federal and state anti-discrimination laws. While many employers have the ability to hire and fire at will, they are prohibited from terminating or retaliating against employees for reasons that violate the law or public policy. In instances where such violations occur, employees have the right to file legal claims against their employers. Common types of employment law claims include:

    What to do if You Are a Victim of Employment Law Violations?

    Violations of employment and labor laws are unfortunately common, and many employees are unaware of how to defend their rights effectively. If you find yourself in the position of having your employment rights violated, it is crucial to take specific steps to safeguard and assert your rights:

    1. Thoroughly Document and Collect Evidence: To build a strong case and avoid a situation where it’s your word against your employer’s, gather as much evidence as possible. This includes documenting dates, times, and locations of any incidents, detailing inappropriate actions or comments made by your employer, noting contact information of potential witnesses, and securing any available CCTV footage that captures instances of harassment or hostility in your workplace.
    2. File a Formal Complaint with Human Resources: While it may be uncomfortable, filing a complaint with your HR department is a critical step. This official complaint serves as essential documentation for your case. Even if HR is uncooperative, having a record of your attempts to resolve the issue internally strengthens your position when you escalate the matter legally.
    3. Avoid Direct Negotiations with Your Employer: Engaging in negotiations with your employer without legal representation is risky. Employers may pressure you into signing agreements that waive your rights or prevent you from pursuing further legal action. It is advisable to consult with an employment attorney before entering into any discussions or agreements with your employer.
    4. Consult with Experienced Employment Lawyers in Los Angeles: Partnering with a skilled employment lawyer is crucial for navigating the complexities of your legal claim. In Los Angeles, firms like Mesriani Law Group have labor and employment law attorneys who are well-equipped to guide you through the legal process.

     

    What Damages Can I Seek if my Employment Rights Were Violated?

    If your employment rights have been violated, the law entitles you to pursue legal compensation for various types of damages, depending on the specifics of your case. The potential damages you might be eligible to claim include:

    • Lost Wages and Benefits: This common form of compensation covers lost income and benefits due to wrongful termination or demotion.
    • Emotional Distress Damages: You may be entitled to compensation for emotional suffering, such as anxiety, humiliation, grief, or psychological trauma resulting from wrongful termination, harassment, or other improper workplace conduct.
    • Attorney’s Fees and Litigation Costs: In successful legal actions under California law, employees can seek reimbursement for their attorney’s fees and related legal expenses from the employer, in addition to other awarded damages.
    • Compensation for Unpaid Wages with Interest: Per California’s Labor Code, employers are required to pay an additional 10% annual interest on any unpaid and overtime wages. This is in addition to significant penalties for employers who fail to provide accurate wage statements, proper meal and rest breaks, or timely payment of all earned wages upon termination or resignation.
    • Punitive Damages: In cases where the employer’s conduct is found to be particularly egregious or harmful, the court may award punitive damages. These are not meant as compensation to the employee but rather serve as a penalty to the employer for their negligent, intentional, or inhumane actions.
    • Reinstatement: While not always practical, especially in cases involving harassment, reinstatement to the same or a similar position may be an option in some employment law cases.

     

    Investigation Into Employment Law Violations

    Many employees lack an in-depth understanding of state and federal employment laws so they might not be able to discern if they have been subjected to discrimination or other forms of employer misconduct. Establishing the occurrence of these unjust actions and collecting solid evidence can often be challenging.

    This is why it is important to conduct a comprehensive investigation into alleged employment law violations by the employer to support the employee’s claim in order to achieve a favorable outcome. During this investigative process, an employment attorney will focus on several key areas:

    • Gathering Testimonies: This involves collecting accounts from coworkers or any witnesses who can provide insight into the employer’s misconduct and the specific employment law violations that occurred.
    • Reviewing Employment Records: Analyzing the employee’s records to identify any noted misbehavior or performance issues that could be relevant to the case.
    • Comparative Evidence Analysis: Looking for instances where the employer may have shown leniency or differing treatment to other employees in similar situations to highlight discriminatory practices.
    • Identifying Hostility Towards Protected Classes: Seeking evidence that indicates any form of hostility or unfair treatment directed at employees belonging to legally protected classes.
    • Examining Employer’s Inconsistencies: Investigating any inconsistencies in the employer’s reasons for actions which might suggest ulterior, unlawful motives.

    This investigative approach is designed to meticulously gather and analyze all relevant information, thereby strengthening the employee’s position in their legal pursuit against employer violations.

     

    No Win, No Fee

    Absolutely No Fee Unless We Win Your Case

    We understand that the main reason why victims of unjust treatment by employers are hesitant to file cases or claim damages against the parties at fault is because of the high legal fees.

    In order to help more people get the best compensation they deserve against the people who violated their rights, we decided to offer a contingency fee basis payment solution. This means that our “No Win No Fee” guarantee ensures that you don’t have to pay us anything for our top legal services, regardless of the complexities of your claims, if we are not able to provide you with the justice you deserve.

    We offer this because we are confident that our experience, expertise, and dedication will always translate to getting the maximum compensation you deserve at the swiftest possible time. Call our best employment and labor law attorneys in California for any employee-related concerns and we’ll assure you of nothing but the best legal service and personalized client care you deserve.

     

    Don’t Let Your Employer Get Away with Violating Your Employment Rights

    It’s crucial to be aware of and safeguard your rights as an employee. While employers hold decision-making power in the workplace and can direct your activities, they must do so without infringing upon your legally protected rights as an employee. Should you find yourself subjected to unfair or illegal treatment by your employer, the skilled and experienced employment and labor law attorneys at Mesriani Law Group are committed to helping you secure the justice and maximum compensation you are entitled to.

     

    Free Consultation with a Mesriani Employment Lawyer

    When searching for an employment lawyer, you’re likely to encounter multiple options, but Mesriani Law Group stands out as a premier choice. We have successfully navigated employment claims for over twenty years while providing exceptional service. Our team of highly skilled and dedicated employment attorneys is committed to defending your rights and offers comprehensive representation throughout your case. We’re confident in our ability to secure the maximum compensation you deserve, which is backed by our no win, no fee policy.

    Take the first step towards a successful resolution by contacting Mesriani Law Group at (310) 826-6300 or messaging us online to arrange a FREE consultation.

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    Employment Law Lawyer FAQs

    What are your rights as an employee under employment law?

    Under employment law, your rights as an employee typically include protection from discrimination and harassment in the workplace, entitlement to fair wages and safe working conditions, and the right to be free from wrongful termination and retaliation. Additionally, you have the right to privacy in certain aspects and the right to engage in collective bargaining, where applicable. These rights are protected under various federal and state laws to ensure fair and equitable treatment in the workplace.

    Can I sue my employer for unfair treatment?

    You can sue your employer for unfair treatment if it violates employment laws. Employment laws protect against discrimination, harassment, and a hostile work environment. It’s important to gather evidence of the unfair treatment and consult with an employment lawyer to assess the strength of your case and understand the legal options available to you.

    How do you win a lawsuit against your employer?

    Winning a lawsuit against your employer typically involves gathering substantial evidence to support your claim, such as documentation, witness testimonies, and records of communication. It is crucial to enlist the help of an experienced employment lawyer who can navigate the complexities of employment law and effectively present your case. Demonstrating clear violations of employment laws or contractual agreements by the employer is key to a successful outcome and ensures just compensation for losses incurred.

    Can I take legal action against my employer?

    You can take legal action against your employer if they have violated employment laws like engaging in discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, or breach of contract. It’s important to first gather evidence of the violation and consult with an employment attorney to understand your legal rights and options. The attorney can guide you through the process of filing a claim or lawsuit, depending on the specifics of your case.

    Absolutely No Fee Unless We Win Your Case

    Mesriani Law Group has over two decades of experience in protecting victims of personal injury accidents as well as employment and labor law violations in California.

    Through our wealth of experience, we understand that the main reason why victims of accidents or of unjust treatment by employers are hesitant to file cases or claim damages against the parties at fault, and this is because of the high legal fees.

    In order to resolve this matter and help more people get the best compensation they deserve against the people who caused their injuries, pain and suffering and losses, we decided to offer a No Win No Fee guarantee to all our clients. This means that you don’t have to pay us anything for our top legal services, regardless of the complexities of your claims, if we are not able to provide you with the justice you deserve.

    We offer this because we are confident that our experience, expertise and dedication will always translate in getting the maximum compensation you deserve at the swiftest possible time. Call our top personal injury attorneys right away for your personal injury accidents or our best employment and labor law attorneys in California for any employee related concerns and we’ll assure you of nothing but the best legal service and personalized client care you deserve.

    What Our Clients Have To Say

    I cannot emphasize enough the level of their professionalism and effectiveness. It was great working with Rodney and the whole team at the Mesriani Law Group. The compensation they got me was more than I expected. I highly recommend them. With the Mesriani Law Group you’ll be in the right hands when you have an accident. They’ll take care of your case like no one else and get the maximum that you deserve.

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    After contacting many different lawyers and law firms to discuss my legal issue, I was lucky enough to come across Mesriani Law Group. They took the time to listen to all the details of my case patiently & kept me updated through out the process on a regular basis. His team was very responsive and accessible both via email and phone. Rodney Mesriani and his team did a fantastic job. Let me add that Cory, Stephan and Brandon were very helpful along the way.
    Highly recommend this law firm.

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    My insurance gave me the run around for a horrible car accident I was involved in. I was getting so frustrated until i contacted Rodney and his team. Not only was his staff super professional, they actually cared and followed up with me. My case has been settled and I couldn’t be happier. Hopefully I don’t get into any more accidents but if I do, I know where to go. Thanks for having my back Rodney!!!

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