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Employment Law

Employment Law Compliance and Litigation

California labor laws are in place to protect both employees and employers.  Unfortunately, it has become easy for disgruntled employees to find an attorney to pursue claims on their behalf, regardless of whether a violation actually occurred. With so many laws and regulations governing California employers, it is important to have skilled employment law counsel who can assist you in navigating those complex rules and regulations, and minimize your company's liability.  We take a proactive approach to prevent employment claims before they happen, and to resolve them as efficiently as possible when claims do arise. 

We regularly litigate in State and Federal Court, as well as administrative forums.  We handle individual and Class Action lawsuits, as well as PAGA Claims (Private Attorney General Action).

Adhering to Benjamin Franklin's axiom that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” we can also provide employee handbooks, employment policies, executive employment agreements, employment contracts, separation agreements and severance agreements.  We can also provide workplace training, including harassment and discrimination prevention, as well as employee counseling and training in order to minimize liability exposure.  

Fair Employment and Housing / Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Law:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Failure to Engage in the Interactive Process
  • Failure to Provide Accommodation
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Disabilities
  • Whistleblower claims
  • Qui Tam / Federal False Claims

Wage and Hour Law:

  • Minimum wage claims
  • Meal and rest breaks
  • Off-the-clock work
  • Overtime claims
  • Alternative workweek schedules (4/10, 9/80)
  • Travel time
  • Reimbursement for necessary expenses
  • Wage statements
  • Waiting time for final wages
  • Heat & shade requirements
  • Misclassification of salaried/exempt employees
  • Vacation pay  
  • Untimely paychecks
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Labor Commission Audits / Requests for Information
Leaves of Absence Claims:
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
  • California Paid-Disability and Family Leave
Worker's Compensation Claims:
  • 132(a) (Retaliation) claims
  • Serious and Willful claims

Intellectual Property

  • Unfair competition 
  • Trade secrets
  • Intellectual property disputes

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Zimmer & Melton, LLP
11601 Bolthouse Drive, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93311