Orange County Employment Lawyer
Employment Law Attorney in Orange County, CA
Employment laws established by both the state of California and the federal government define how employers must treat their employees. From providing a safe and reasonable working environment to ensuring employees are given proper breaks and wages, employment law permeates virtually every aspect of an employment relationship. If you have reason to believe your employer has committed a violation or if you wish to pursue a claim, it is imperative you fully understand your rights and how to exercise them with the help of a Southern California employment law attorney.
Diefer Law Group is an experienced team of attorneys ready to provide the comprehensive and compassionate legal counsel you need when facing any legal dispute involving an Orange County employer. We develop client-focused legal strategies by taking time to get to know each client, listening to their story, and helping them understand the legal mechanisms most likely to come into play in their proceedings. When you choose our firm to represent your case, you will have instant access to a dedicated legal advocate ready to answer your questions and address any of your concerns as they arise throughout your case.
Why You Need Legal Counsel for Your Employment Case in Orange County
Legal representation is not only important for navigating the procedural requirements of your case, but also for ensuring you uncover every available channel of recovery in your claim. Many people who experience adverse mistreatment from their employers are aware of their rights in terms of seeking accountability for their employers’ actions, but they significantly underestimate the scope of compensation that might be available to them if they win their cases.
Experienced Employment Law Counsel in Orange County, CA
The team at the Diefer Law Group has years of professional experience handling all manner of employment law cases, and we can help you discern the best course of action for addressing your experience. We have assisted many Orange County workers with a wide range of employment cases, ensuring accountability for the employers that have mistreated them and securing compensation for their damages. We can put this experience to work for you no matter what your employment case entails:
- Ethics investigations
- Employee benefits
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Hostile work environment
- Meal/rest periods
- Overtime/unpaid wages
- Employer retaliation
- Sexual harassment
- Severance agreements
- Whistleblower claims
- Wrongful termination
Attorneys Who Know California Employment Law
At Diefer Law Group, P.C., we have spent decades focusing exclusively on employment law. As former employment defense attorneys, we bring a unique understanding of the other side into every case. From out-of-court negotiations to complex litigation, the cases we have handled span the spectrum of California employment law issues. Our goal in every employment case we accept is to guide our client to the swiftest positive outcome possible. However, we have the skills and resources to handle protracted litigation if necessary for your recovery. Many employment cases escalate to involve multiple claimants and prolonged histories of adverse treatment of employees.
If your employer has violated your rights in any way, there is a very good possibility they have done the same to others. Your successful case can ensure accountability for these actions but also hopefully prevent others from facing the same ordeals in the future.
Understanding At-Will Employment in California
FAQs About Orange County, CA Employment Laws
As knowing the facts can make such a marked difference in your ability to successfully assert your rights, you need to be sure that the information you receive comes from a reliable source. In order to help you begin your legal journey on the right foot, our Orange County employment lawyers have chosen to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we hear about employment law and employee rights.
Is It Worth Filing an Employment Suit in Orange County?
A successful claim against an employer who has broken state or federal employment laws can not only yield compensation for lost pay and benefits, but also ensure accountability for this illegal action. If you have any reason to believe your employment rights have been violated in any way, it is absolutely worth speaking with an Orange County employment attorney about your options for legal recourse.
How Much Compensation Can I Recover for an Employment Suit?
What Are the Penalties My Employer Could Face?
Your employer may be faced with a very heavy financial penalty depending on the scope of their mistreatment of you and other employees in your organization. They will not only be required to repay any financial damages you suffered along with compensatory damages for your experience but will also likely face a large fine, depending on the nature of their actions. Therefore, when you choose Diefer Law Group to represent your case, we will carefully explain the various potential outcomes your case may have, including both your recovery and the penalties your employer could face.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire an Orange County Employment Attorney?
Diefer Law Group understands the stress and financial strain your situation has likely caused, and we have no intention of adding to an already difficult situation with expensive hourly legal fees. Our firm will only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, and this contingency fee will be a percentage of your final case award. Therefore, there is no financial risk to hiring Diefer Law Group to represent your case.
How Long Will My Case Take to Conclude?
When an employer in Orange County is confronted with a solid case from an employee and they know they have violated state or federal employment laws, they will typically seek to settle the matter as quickly and as quietly as possible. Our team will provide you with a detailed estimate of what you can expect in terms of how long your impending legal proceedings are likely to last.
HOW DO I VOICE A COMPLAINT ABOUT MY EMPLOYER?
CAN EMPLOYERS FIRE OR DEMOTE ME WHEN I TAKE LEAVE?
WHAT ARE PROTECTED CLASSES?
- Race, color and national origin
- Age (40 and over)
- Sex, sexual orientation and gender expression
- Familial or marital status
- Disability status
WHAT IS EMPLOYER RETALIATION?
HOW MUCH IS MY CLAIM WORTH?
AM I ENTITLED TO OVERTIME?
- The executive exemption: Any employee who spends over half their work time managing businesses or departments of a business
- Emotional damagesThe administrative exemption: Any employee who spends over half their work time assisting an exempt individual in “servicing” a business in matters of significance
- The professional exemption: Any employee who has certain licenses to practice a profession or who works in a “learned or artistic” profession
- The computer software professional exemption: Any employees who work in highly theoretical aspects of computer software, making over $41 an hour
- The outside salesperson exemption: Any employee who works away from the workplace making sales/filling orders.
WHAT ARE THE PROTECTIONS FOR THE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY HANDICAPPED?
- Fringe benefits
- And more
WHAT IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT?
DO I REALLY NEED AN Orange County Employment Law ATTORNEY?
Although there is no legal requirement for you to have representation when asserting your workplace rights, there is simply far too much that can go wrong to not work with experienced attorneys. From convoluted legal concepts and laws to the overwhelming potential for employers to aggressively contest claims, these types of cases can quickly become too much for employees with no legal backgrounds to handle. Additionally, working with an attorney can ensure that you fully understand your rights and legal options and that you have bold advocates by your side to help you as you pursue the resolution you require.
If you have any additional questions, or if you wish to personally discuss your case with a member of our legal team, please contact a Southern California employment lawyer from Diefer Law Group today.
Family and Medical Leave Act
Hostile work environment
Discuss Your Case In A Free Case Evaluation
No matter how challenging the issue or how powerful the opposition may be, at Diefer Law Group, P.C., we fight for you. We treat you as we would want to be treated ourselves. We draw from our careers as former employment defense attorneys to provide you with insight to strengthen your case. We assign two fully qualified Southern California employment attorneys to every case. This way, you can be confident to receive attentive, bold and compassionate legal guides.
Find out about your rights and how our firm can be of assistance in a free case evaluation.
Consultations are absolutely free and can be conducted over the phone or in person. We often choose to use contingency fees, meaning that if there is no positive recovery in your case, you owe us nothing. Trust in a firm that truly cares about your rights. If you are ready to speak with a trustworthy Orange County employment attorney, contact Diefer Law Group today and schedule your consultation with our team.