With a long history of delivering seven and eight-figure verdicts and settlements, ACTS Law’s trial attorneys take each and every employment-related case seriously.
Our team of highly-qualified employment lawyers understands how complex California workplace laws can be, and whether it’s wage-and-hour matters, harassment, wrongful termination, or any other such legal issue, our legal team possesses a unique understanding of litigating such cases.
At ACTS Law, our knowledgeable Los Angeles Employment attorneys are dedicated to representing employees and workers in labor and employment law disputes. Our understanding of California law allows us to maximize compensation after discrimination, whistleblower, and other workplace issues.
Our employment attorneys have a particular skill at handling the following issues:
- Breach of contract
- Wage & hour
- Discrimination & harassment (including retaliation)
As trial lawyers, defendants know our firm will take matters all the way to trial. This gives us an advantage in handling matters quickly and effectively as defendants rarely want their “dirty laundry” discussed in open court. Our hard-hitting advocates fight for employees’ rights in California with a commitment to obtaining the best possible results. We work hard to obtain the results you need.
Contact our offices today and let our attorneys fight for justice on your behalf. We offer free consultations, and none of our clients pay us anything! As a contingency fee firm, we give all our clients the opportunity to get the justice they deserve without shelling out $1,500/hour in fees.
ACTS Law’s legal team is known for delivering significant results in some of the most complex matters. Most recently, the firm has obtained the following:
- $73 million settlement
- $15 million settlement
- $10 million settlement
- $8.5 million settlement
- $8.2 million jury verdict
- $5.9 million jury verdict
If you need an attorney who will work to hold your current or former employer accountable, contact ACTS Law today at (833) ACTS-LAW or at firstname.lastname@example.org new email.
Los Angeles Employees and California Law
Federal and state laws and statutes protect workers in Los Angeles as well as throughout California. Federal employment laws apply to the entire nation, and many of these laws govern discrimination and harassment. Over the last 10-12 years, various laws favoring employees in such issues as workplace discrimination based upon disability, sexual identity, gender identity, and racial status have been passed by Congress. California law has workplace laws that are generally favorable to employees as well. The following federal laws protect all Los Angeles employees:
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Wage and hour laws
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
- Title VII on workplace discrimination
- Whistleblower and retaliation laws
- Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
These laws govern state, federal, county, city, and private employees. However, the employment status, as well as the nature of employers, matters in any employment-related matter.
Nature of Employment Law
Employment law is the practice of any area of law based upon the understanding of rights and responsibilities defined within the employer-employee relationship. Employment law can govern pay scales, working hours, workplace environment, employment agreements, business contracts, hiring, training, firing, discrimination of all kinds, and many other aspects of the workplace.
Employment law also governs various types of employment, including full-time employment, part-time work, independent contractors, freelance workers, work-for-hire, and much more. In some cases, a wronged employee needs professional assistance in a case involving an employer and other parties in pursuit of justice. Our Los Angeles employment lawyers are always available to help handle these unique challenges. For many of our clients, they have attempted to negotiate in good faith with their current or former employers, and their only option is litigation.
When we begin our consultations with new clients, our primary focus is their well-being. If a lawsuit is not necessary, we advise against it. However, many individuals only have the courts as their primary option, and in such cases we work tirelessly on their behalf to help them in any struggle against employers.
Throughout the process, we help our clients understand the steps necessary to file an effective case. Employees may need to report offending supervisors to human resources, file claims with the EEOC, file claims with the state of California, or work with any other government agency focused on harassment and/or discrimination. Our skilled, knowledgeable, and results-oriented lawyers are skilled in securing compensation for economic and non-economic losses related to any employment-related issue.
A government agency may not be able to resolve your specific problem, reimburse your losses, and correct workplace violations. In these instances, having a qualified Los Angeles employment attorney fighting on your behalf could be the difference between a long, successful career and struggling in the workplace.
Successful Workplace Advocates
The employment law team at ACTS Law understands California laws very well, and our work as trial lawyers sets us apart from the competition. Clients turn to us because we possess a compassionate approach to cases, and our advocacy includes a willingness to go to court if/when necessary. Many attorneys seek to settle cases quickly, however we understand that every case is different and every client is different. Advocating means a willingness to “go the extra mile” if necessary and publicly hold employers accountable.
These employers include:
- Private companies
- Publicly traded and Fortune 500 corporations
- Public entities and municipalities
- Colleges and universities
- Government agencies
- Silicon Valley startups
- And many more
Statewide lawyers and regulations deal with such issues as pay, hours, legal holiday, civil rights, overtime compensation, and more. These laws include:
- California Labor Code
- California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
- California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
It’s important to have an attorney working for you who understands federal laws, state laws, and which law is relevant to your particular case.
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California Employment Law
Whether you live in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, Oakland, Tulare, or Eureka, your employer is governed by California employment laws. These laws prohibit such acts as discrimination against a protected class or person, wrongful termination and wage-and-hour violations. For example, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act makes it illegal for any employer with five+ employees from discriminating based upon a variety of things, such as sex, age, race, gender, pregnancy, or more.