Passionate Defenders of Our Clients' Employment Rights

Employees and employers in California receive many rights and remedies from both state and federal employment laws. Deciphering these complex labor laws and defending your rights can, unfortunately, be a challenging process. At JLG Lawyers, our experienced staff helps workers protect their rights.

Our offices in Glendale and San Francisco assist people in Los Angeles and across California with all aspects of employment law. We can tell you the pros and cons of your case in a free consultation. You can call us at 818-630-9099 to schedule a free, in-person meeting with a knowledgeable lawyer.

Experienced Fighters for Employee Rights

Our attorneys provide aggressive representation for people who have their rights infringed upon in the workplace. We will tell you if an employment claim is possible and then advise you on the best path forward. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of wage-and-hour law, particularly those covered under the California Labor Code.

We help clients with many types of labor and employment law issues, including:

  • Wrongful termination: Employers cannot fire workers because they are a member of a protected class or as retaliation for whistleblowing. Our wrongful termination lawyers can review your dismissal and determine if your employer broke the law.
  • Workplace discrimination: Businesses cannot discriminate against employees because of their gender, race, or membership in any other protected class. Call our firm if you experienced discrimination in the hiring process or while at work.
  • Sexual harassment: Both men and women can be victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. Our attorneys will hold your employer accountable if you experienced sexual harassment by a supervisor, co-worker or customer.
  • Wage claims: Call our firm if your employer did not pay you the correct wages for your time worked. Workers can file wage claims for unpaid commissions, bonuses, overtime, and other reimbursements. We will fight to get your earned wages, as well as any other forms of compensation.
  • Meal and rest break violations: California law guarantees workers lunch breaks and periodic rests. If your employer disregards these laws, you can file a claim for a meal and rest break violation.
  • Family leave issues: The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) allows workers to take unpaid time off for many reasons, including to care for seriously ill family members. We can protect your rights if your employer fires you for using your protected time off.
  • Misclassification: Some employers may improperly classify employees as independent contractors. This misclassification prevents these workers from gaining their proper benefits. Our lawyers work to get misclassified workers their correct benefits and back pay.
  • Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA): The PAGA allows workers to recover civil penalties for violations of the labor code for themselves, as well as for other employees and the state of California. With this Act, employees can pursue civil penalties that would generally only be available to the state of California. These fines can significantly increase the potential compensation available to workers.

Trusted Partners for Business Owners

Our firm understands the effective strategies used by both sides of a labor and employment law case. We help businesses create employee handbooks and other processes to prevent employee litigation.

Do Not Wait to Protect Your Rights

Our attorneys will create a personalized case strategy that gets you the best possible outcome. You can call 818-630-9099 to set up your free, half-hour consultation at our office. We also accept appointments by email. Se habla español.