In California, companies must navigate a maze of state and federal employment laws when hiring and retaining workers. If an employee believes a law has been violated, they may bring a lawsuit against their employer that can have serious ramifications for the employer, even if the claims are unfounded. Employment law is broad and complex, particularly in California, and any company that hires workers—whether that be permanent, temporary, full-time, or contract—is likely to face a legal conflict at some point. California employers across the state appreciate the experience and record of success the labor and employment legal team at Stone LLP brings to every case.
Our attorneys listen to concerns, answer questions, and help clients determine their next move. Handling settlements, hearings, jury trials, and more, our attorneys interpret and translate the legal jargon and procedures to help employers obtain the best possible outcome after an employee files a lawsuit.
Types of Employment Legal Claims Faced by California Companies
In this era of endless government regulations and employee lawsuits, compliance with wage and hour laws is more important than ever. We at Stone LLP have defended employers against a variety of labor and employment claims and have successfully resolved the following types of lawsuits:
- Overtime pay claims. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay their employees 1.5 times their hourly wage for each hour the employee works over 40 in a single week. Claims of overtime violations can be costly and harmful to an employer and should be taken seriously. Our Los Angeles and Orange County employment attorneys are experienced in defending these claims and should be consulted immediately if a claim is made against your business.
- Age discrimination claims. Age discrimination cases involve a perceived harmful action based on an employee’s age. When these claims are brought against a business, our attorneys are prepared to apply years of knowledge and experience to defending the business and saving our client valuable time, money, and reputation.
- Whistleblower retaliation claims. State and federal laws, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, protect employees who come forward with complaints about a company’s misconduct. When an employee who reports company activities to law enforcement later claims they are being punished by their employer, the employer needs to immediately consult our legal team to begin reviewing their defense and preserving evidence.
- Sexual harassment claims. Sexual harassment in the workplace is not acceptable in any form. When a person in a supervisory position is accused of sexual harassment, the company may too be held liable for the actions of the supervisor. It’s important to take these allegations seriously and speak to our LA or Orange County harassment attorneys.
- Disability discrimination claims. These claims can arise when an employee feels they have been discriminated against for a physical or cognitive disability. When our firm is brought into a disability discrimination case, our business clients are assured to receive a competent defense, and our attorneys strive to resolve the case effectively and efficiently.
- Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) claims. California’s FEHA protects against discrimination and harassment in the workplace. When an employee files a claim against a their employer with the FEHA behind them, the business will need legal representation to assert defenses. Our employment lawyers have years of experience with similar claims and strive to secure the best possible outcome.
If your business is facing a labor or employment conflict in Los Angeles or Orange Counties, contact our highly knowledgeable legal team as soon as possible.
Labor & Employment Legal Issues Can Ruin a Business
California law is focused on advocating for employees, and without the right defense, employers are at risk of losing tens of millions of dollars in employment lawsuits. At Stone LLP, we take a pragmatic approach to defending employment lawsuits that keeps our clients focused on their bottom lines while we develop workable and fair solutions to protect their businesses.
Let Stone LLP answer questions about these issues or any other employment law matters for your business. Simply call our office in Los Angeles at (818) 854-3600, or our office in Orange County at (949) 477-9100. Discover the options available for your business today.