Knowledgeable And Efficient Employment Law Representation For Workers And Employers
Perhaps no other state has labor and employment laws as robust as those found in California. These laws benefit employees and business owners alike – at least those who know how to utilize them. The California Labor Code can be complex, which is one reason why labor issues are best resolved with the help of an experienced employment law attorney.
At Engels-Janzen, we represent both employees and employers involved in litigated disputes. With over 15 years of combined legal experience and the insight gained from being on “both sides of the courtroom,” our employment law attorneys are ready to help you resolve nearly any issue you may be facing.
Representing Workers Harmed By Adverse Employment Actions
We proudly protect the rights of workers who have been victims of:
- Illegal workplace discrimination (race, gender, religion, pregnancy, disability, etc.)
- Harassment and sexual harassment
- Wrongful termination
- Violations of wage and hour laws
- Retaliation for taking legally protected employment actions
- Worker misclassification
When you hire us, we immediately begin investigating your case to determine whether your employer broke the law. We then help you gather evidence to corroborate your allegations and prepare your case for trial or settlement negotiations. Our in-depth legal knowledge and experience representing employers allow us to notice important details that may go overlooked by other attorneys.
Advising Business Owners And Defending Litigated Employment Claims
The length and complexity of the California Labor Code can sometimes make compliance difficult. Working with a skilled attorney can help your business avoid these pitfalls and resolve any issues that do arise.
We understand that litigation is a huge investment of time and money, and it can cause reputational damage to the business. We work efficiently to help you dismiss frivolous claims and resolve disputes outside the courtroom, when possible. If the case does go to trial, we will advocate aggressively on your behalf to limit liability and avoid damaging publicity.
Questions About California’s Wage And Hour Laws
One of the major topics we cover with both employees and employers is potential violations of wage and hour laws. These laws are not well understood, even by many business owners, and that can lead to issues on both sides.
We are ready to advise you of your rights, responsibilities and legal options when confronting an issue related to:
- Failure or refusal to pay overtime
- Misclassifying a worker as exempt or nonexempt
- Misclassifying a regular employee as an independent contractor
- Wage theft
- Minimum wage violations
- Denial of legally mandated meal and rest breaks
- Making employees pay for the costs of uniforms, tools or other items necessary to do their jobs
The best way to protect yourself is to understand how the law applies to you, and that starts by contacting an experienced employment law attorney.
Free Consultations Available – Contact Us Today
Engels-Janzen represents employers and employees throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. To take advantage of a free consultation, call our office in Costa Mesa at 949-424-2114. You can also fill out our online contact form.