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What distinguishes California’s employment laws from others? California’s legislative framework surpasses federal standards and encompasses a broad array of provisions addressing various aspects of wages and working hours.

For instance, the state’s minimum wage stands higher than the federal minimum, and many municipalities within California have established their own, often elevated, minimum wage requirements tailored to local economic conditions and living costs. 

This multifaceted approach reflects California’s commitment to ensuring fair compensation and labor conditions for its workforce, setting it apart as a leader in progressive employment regulations.

And so, when dealing with potential workplace issues, it’s always beneficial to have the support of an experienced employment lawyer from California.

Why Choose Our Team? 

At Feher Law, our dedication to our clients is unmatched. We prioritize understanding your unique situation and providing personalized solutions. Additionally, our team of experienced lawyers brings expertise in various legal areas, ensuring you receive the best representation, regardless of your case. 

We believe in clear communication, keeping you informed every step of the way. With us, you’re not just another case but a valued client deserving our utmost attention and commitment.

Trust us to advocate for your rights and achieve the best possible outcome. Choose Feher Law employment attorneys for reliable, compassionate, and effective legal representation.

CASE RESULTS

RESULTS FROM OUR MOST RECENT CASES


Meet Your California Employment Law Attorneys

Choosing us means choosing dedicated advocates for your employment law needs in CA. Whether you’re dealing with a hostile work environment, discrimination, wrongful termination, or wage disputes, we’re here to fight for your rights.

Ensure that you receive expert guidance and representation tailored to your specific situation with Feher Law. 

What Our Clients Have to Say About Us

Clients praise our team for their professionalism, dedication, and expertise in handling their legal matters. They appreciate our personalized approach, where we take the time to understand their individual needs and provide tailored solutions.

We build strong client relationships based on trust, respect, and results. Their satisfaction and positive experiences testify to our unwavering dedication to achieving the best outcomes for those we represent.

Dominique DeLellesDominique DeLelles ★★★★★ Thank you Feher Law for taking over my case and providing stellar service throughout a horrible process of waiting. Tom and his team made it easy to be at ease with professional, honest, and timely open communication skills. Their dedication to providing the client with the best possible outcome deserved is obvious! You can’t go wrong with this firm.Armando RodriguezArmando Rodriguez ★★★★★ I cannot express how grateful I am to the incredible team at Feher Law for their outstanding work on my case. They not only represent me with the utmost professionalism but also secured a top-dollar settlement that exceeded my expectations.A special thanks to Gizi, whose guidance throughout the process was invaluable. Gizi’s dedication, knowledge, and unwavering support made a significant difference, helping me navigate with confidence and ease. Gizi was there every step of the way, ensuring I was informed.The entire team at Feher Law demonstrated exceptional skill and commitment, and I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone in need of expert legal representation. Thank you Feher Law for turning a challenging situation into a positive outcome.Miguel Alvarado-MartinezMiguel Alvarado-Martinez ★★★★★ ✅Staff is Professional.✅Knows client needs.✅Detailed✅Proven Client Satisfaction record. ✅Patient & understanding (care assessment).✅Will perform extraordinary task for client.JOHN “NAVYMAN96” SOTOJOHN “NAVYMAN96” SOTO ★★★★★ Feher law firm, they are Knowledgeable Professional experts. I would highly recommend inquiring about them to represent you if you have attained a personal injury through no fault of your own. A+ law firm highly recommendJimmy TurciosJimmy Turcios ★★★★★ Thanks you Law firm is Helpful. One of Gizi Bilingual workers helped me very Good. They keep the Questions understandable and Very Simple to Reply. Your office Law firm is a 10 Rating.Ronald StayerRonald Stayer ★★★★★ I want to tell you these people jump through hoops too take care of you !! They call you and or text you every step of the way making sure you receive the best care and check on you too ensure your doing well they strive to be the best at what they do to protect you !!! They are there for you 24/7 I want to thank everyone at the office of Feher law firmRon sAria FadakarAria Fadakar ★★★★★ Tom Feher and his team are excellent litigators and trial attorneys. I’ve had the privilege of working with them side by side on multiple cases. As a result of that, I have seen the inner workings of how they plan, prepare, and execute. Above being attorneys, they know how to blend law and business while also staying personable and authentic to their clients and audience. Being personable is what gets your clients to trust you and a jury to like you. Since Tom and his team know how to be personable while practicing the rigid elements of law, they are able to get strong verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. Also, you can’t fake authenticity. A jury can read an inauthentic person from a mile away. That’s why Tom and his team can deliver. Strong legal minds, personable, and authentic.Madelin MachadoMadelin Machado ★★★★★ Their office diligently assisted in a stressful situation by handling the case from beginning to end. Made a bad situation better as I focused on myself instead, highly recommend their firm.luis miguel orozcoluis miguel orozco ★★★★★ I spoke to Gizy and she provided attentive, and expeditious service, thanks to the information I received from her ,I did resolved my legal issue I had, I would definitely ask for legal advice from them, sincerely thank you.Sophie E.Sophie E. ★★★★★ This is the A team you want in your corner.Raul AguilarRaul Aguilar ★★★★★ Excellent service, on time, friendly, respectful 100% recommended thank you for your serviceJ VJ V ★★★★★ The people there are nice and they are motivated.sandra castillosandra castillo ★★★★★ This firm is so special to our hearts. They kept us updated on our case and were so supportive to our situation. We recommend this firm. We really appreciate all the hard work they did for us!!!Moi LozanoMoi Lozano ★★★★★ Searching for legal help on the web, and to communicate back and forth while on the go is very convenient for anyone.Natalia LacerdaNatalia Lacerda ★★★★★ I want to express my gratitude for the amazing support from Feher Law. The professionalism, attention, and care are outstanding. At every step and in every detail, you can always count on them. Their team is incredible and helps you understand all your questions and concerns. I highly recommend them, best law firm in Los Angeles. Thank you Feher Law.OscarOscar ★★★★★ First I would like to thank Frank and his team for the outstanding service. Communication was on point. Frank always kept me updated throughout the case. I was in a car accident and I chose Feher Law to represent me, I highly recommend them to anybody that needs to be represented. Don’t think twice about it ! Thank you Frank and thank you Feher law !Eric GarciaEric Garcia ★★★★★ After getting rear ended in a really bad Car Accident, I was Referred to Feher Law. Tom, and his team have payed full attention to the details of my case. They have represented me throughout the process of my injury, recovery, and total compensation. They update me on all my appointments, checking in on me to see how I’m feeling, and consistently showing there support, and professionalism. There top notch representation always has my best interest in mind. There great efforts, and service gives me piece of mind.I will refer This Law Firm to all my family, and friends.Eli WillEli Will ★★★★★ They are very professional n make you feel happy with your decision of choosing themMiguel BeltranMiguel Beltran ★★★★★ Thank you for your service, it was a pleasure talking to Gizi. It was very informative about car accidents and the guidance of helping my dad with his employment issue.GMGM ★★★★★ Great place to go to if you're ever in an accident or need assistance in anything. Very professional and are straightforward team. Since the first call with this firm, it was welcoming and easy! I recommend to anyone. Thank you Feher Law Firm!Christopher OrozcoChristopher Orozco ★★★★★ Coolest and straightforward team as well as lawyer. They are less intimidating than the corporate one. To anyone who is shy or scared, I highly recommend contacting them. Just talking of whatever situation you are in, they listen and even guide you in your thoughts. The whole team treats you as a person and not as a robot.Christina HeiligChristina Heilig ★★★★★ It has been a pleasure working with the team at Feher Law. The process has been simple, and I’ve been updated along the way. I appreciate how they’ve taken the complicated parts out of this process and helped me understand what to do during at each step.Amanda GribbleAmanda Gribble ★★★★★ There really are no words to express my thanks and gratitude for not only this firm, but for my case manager Frank Murillo. He has gone above and beyond from our very first interaction all the way until my case was settled. Very personable and professional.Amanda LopezAmanda Lopez ★★★★★ I had an amazing experience with Feher law! The customer service was outstanding, and was exactly what I was looking for. I was so pleased with the service I received from FRANK, he went above and beyond to get me what I deserved. I would definitely recommend them for any auto accident lawyer!!!!Rudy ToledoRudy Toledo ★★★★★ Frank and his team are awesome! I was in a car accident and he helped me greatly! They are point on and professional. I give them 5 stars for a great job! If I need assistance in the future , it will be Frank I will turn to.Horacio MartellHoracio Martell ★★★★★ It’s been a great experience with the help and business of Feher law. They’ve been professional, prompt and patient, and worked hard for me and my sister highly recommend.Erika S.Erika S. ★★★★★ They were efficient and helpful. Thank you!melvin rossmelvin ross ★★★★★ As a result of being rear ended in a car accident, Thomas Feher, Esq.and Mansour Soltanmoradi Esq.of Feher Law, APC, led a team of attorneys to pursue compensation for my injuries. Feher Law’s initial overview of my case not only helped me to better understand its strengths and complexity but provided assurance that my choice was an excellent one for a successful outcome. In addition, it allowed me the opportunity to focus on medical injuries, surgery and personal matters. I was especially pleased with Mansour Soltanmoradi’s regular communication regarding mediation, court preparation updates and personal inquiries regarding my recuperation and well being. The professionalism of Mansour Soltanmoradi’s team, attention to detail and personal concern for me as a client was exceptional. By the way, compensation met expectations and I recommend Feher Law, APC, without reservation …MelChamont CortesChamont Cortes ★★★★★ This Law group was very professional and always kept me updated with legal processes. Sure cases take time but the end result was excellent and they fought for my rights.Erin PriestErin Priest ★★★★★ There was a little pick of a hiccup at the beginning but otherwise they did great. They got me the highest settlement possible. They also helped me out dealing when I had to deal with a horrible doctors office. They were behind me 100%. I would definitely recommend them.Daniel HurtadoDaniel Hurtado ★★★★★ Great service and great representation. I tell you what’s going to happen. I don’t need you wan very great service. I’d recommend this to anyone.Sam NDSam ND ★★★★★ I'm an attorney. I'm writing this review based on my personal experience with Tom and Feher Law. I had the privilege to watch Tom take the lead on many large cases against large corporations and insurance companies.Tom was able to secure so many multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts, that it is hard to list them all. I was impressed by his skills, composure, compassion, and work ethics. He is responsive, prideful, and beyond skillful.I'm confident that Tom at Feher Law is the perfect attorney to handle all your personal injury cases including car and trucking crashes in Los Angeles and all of California. He has my highest recommendation.Stephanie CowieStephanie Cowie ★★★★★ This is a public note of thanks to the Feher Law group. I was having a very negative experience with another law group and switcher firms based on recommendations from several other professionals. Tom Feher has been honest, supportive, and ethical. The results of my case are far better than expected. This firm is professional, knowledgeable, and caring. Believe me when I say that the attorneys are strong advocates for their clients. Thank you!Bonnie CaseyBonnie Casey ★★★★★ The most amazing lawyers and staff! They agreed I had a legitimate case and completely handled every aspect. From initially obtaining video of the incident, statements from those involved, all the way to mediation. The settlement we received was very fair! 5 stars isn’t enough! I highly recommend!Eddie RobinsonEddie Robinson ★★★★★ After getting lied too by another law firm Frank at Feher Law stepped in and took care of my dad and I. We were injured in a road rage accident and his truck was damaged. Frank immediately made the insurance company accept there responsibility and a check was mailed. My medical was paid my dads truck got fixed and we both ended up with cash for our troubles. I'm glad my dad called Feher Law .Cara McReynoldsCara McReynolds ★★★★★ I can not thank Feher Law enough for the hard work and dedication into making a very difficult situation easier to get through. I am also very thankful for the time and understanding each one has put into our case. I would not hesitate to hire them again. 10/10Cassie RCassie R ★★★★★ Very attentive and compassionate team that paid attention to details which produced pleasant results. Very grateful and thankful.Matt MunozMatt Munoz ★★★★★ Toms a Great Guy and will fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve!Kathy MotleyKathy Motley ★★★★★ Tom Feher Law was very professional & knowledgeable. I’ve never had to do something like this & they were there for me, supportive, knowledgeable, & most of all patient with my situation. They helped guide me through what was needed & were there with answers to my questions. I would highly recommend them, for not just their professionalism, but explaining everything so that I could understand the legalities of the lawsuit!MahdiMahdi ★★★★★ I was directed to Feher Law office by my attorney who took care of me until my surgery was done. I was almost sure that this office must have been qualified but I couldn't confirm it up to the time it is finished.Now, I am so delighted to say thank you to Mr. Feher and every single member of his great team members, for their qualified professional efforts, apart from the abundant financial compensation they sorted out for me.I wish you the best in helping people who need you desperately and hopelessly in their harsh days of life.Megan BravermanMegan Braverman ★★★★★ I’ve known Feher Law since its inception, and would highly recommend anyone that has been injured or has a potential personal injury lawsuit to turn to Feher Law for help. Tom Feher not only has ample experience, but truly cares about his clients. His compassion goes beyond what many lawyers possess. He is also known for getting high dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. I will also add that their staff is friendly, responsive and very helpful.Lawrence FriedlLawrence Friedl ★★★★★ Truly an amazing experience. I had the privilege of being represented by Tom, Shant and everyone else there at the firm. From the first phone call I felt so taken care of, everyone frequently kept in contact with me to keep me up to date and make sure I was well. I’ve got way too much good stuff to say about you guys. I received way more than I would have dreamed that I’d get from my tbi accident. Thank you, sincerely.js_loader

California's Forward-Thinking Employment Laws

California stands out with some of the most progressive employment laws in the U.S., designed to protect workers across various sectors. From rigorous wage and hour regulations to comprehensive anti-discrimination policies, the state sets a high standard for workplace rights.

These laws ensure that employees receive fair compensation, including one of the highest minimum wages in the country and appropriate overtime pay while promoting equality and respect in the workplace.

The Rights Employees Have in California Legally 

 

In California, workers are granted a variety of legal protections to ensure fairness and safety while on the job. These rights cover many aspects, from how much you’re paid to how you’re treated by your employer and coworkers:

  • Wage and Hour Regulations: California sets strict rules regarding minimum wage, overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, and other aspects of employee compensation. This ensures that workers are paid fairly and on time for their labor and receive accurate wage statements.
  • Anti-Discrimination Measures: California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) makes it illegal to discriminate against employees based on certain characteristics such as race, gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity. This ensures everyone has the right to work in an environment free from discrimination and harassment.
  • Right to Privacy in the workplace, including protection from unwarranted searches of personal belongings and electronic communications. This ensures that workers’ privacy rights are respected while on the job.
  • Right to a Safe Workplace according to Cal/OSHA regulations. Workers can report unsafe conditions without fear of retaliation and should receive appropriate training and protective equipment when necessary.
  • Right to Family and Medical Leave: California’s Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) laws allow eligible employees to take time off work for family and medical reasons, such as bonding with a new child or caring for a seriously ill family member.
 

The Legal Rights of Employers in California

 

Employers in California also are protected with rights to safeguard their interests and ensure they follow state and federal laws. Here’s what those rights entail:

  • Right to Defend Themselves against employee accusations or complaints. They can do this by getting legal help and ensuring a fair process to address any issues.
  • Right to Hire and Terminate: Employers can hire, promote, discipline, and let go of employees for valid business reasons as long as they don’t break anti-discrimination laws or employment contracts.
  • Right to Assess Employee Performance: This includes giving feedback, setting goals, and creating improvement plans when needed.
  • Right to Set Workplace Rules: Rules to keep things organized, productive, and aligned with the law can be established by employers. These rules might cover what to wear, attendance expectations, and how employees should behave.
  • Right to Keep Business Secrets Safe, like trade secrets and confidential data, from being shared or used improperly by employees.


Why Should I Hire a California Employment Law Attorney?

Hiring a CA employment law firm can be necessary for dealing with complex legal matters related to your job. Our attorneys specialize in California’s intricate employment laws, ensuring you understand your employee rights and receive the proper legal guidance.

Whether you’re facing workplace discrimination, unsafe work conditions, wage disputes, or contract violations, an experienced attorney from our firm will provide invaluable support and representation. We will assess your situation, explain your legal options clearly, and advocate for your best interests.

With our expertise, you can increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome. Having a knowledgeable attorney can alleviate stress and uncertainty, allowing you to focus on your job and well-being. 

The Legal Deadline to File a Labor and Employment Claim in California

According to FEHA, you have three years from the incident date to file with the appropriate agency or court. Missing this deadline can result in your claim being dismissed, so it’s vital to act promptly and seek legal advice if you’re unsure about the time limit for your particular situation.

How Do I Know if I Can File an Employment Law Claim?

Determining if you have a valid employment case involves assessing whether your situation is protected by state and federal laws. Common reasons for filing such claims include:

  • Discrimination based on factors like race, gender, or disability
  • Wrongful termination
  • Wage theft, harassment
  • Violations of labor laws

If you believe you’ve experienced any of these issues in the workplace, you may have grounds for a claim.

It’s essential to document any incidents or evidence supporting your case and consult with an employment law attorney to evaluate the strength of your claim.

We can guide your legal process and options for pursuing a claim, whether through filing a complaint with a government agency, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or filing a lawsuit in court.

Contact our experienced California labor lawyers today to find out more

What Evidence Is Needed to File a Claim Against Your Employer? 

Gather and preserve evidence as soon as possible after the incidents occur, as memories can fade and documents may be lost over time. Some of the key evidence in a California employment law case may include:

  1. Employment contract or agreement
  2. Pay stubs and records of payment
  3. Time records, such as timesheets or clock-in/clock-out data
  4. Performance reviews and evaluations
  5. Emails, memos, and written correspondence related to employment
  6. Witness statements from co-workers or supervisors
  7. Documentation of any harassment or discrimination incidents
  8. Medical records (if relevant to the claim, such as for disability discrimination or workplace injuries)
  9. Any written policies or procedures provided by the employer
  10. Documentation of retaliation, if alleged
  11. Any notices, warnings, or disciplinary actions given by the employer
  12. Communication with HR or management regarding the issue
  13. Any other relevant documentation supporting the claim

Consulting with an experienced California employment law attorney can help you determine what evidence is needed and how to gather it effectively to build a strong case against your employer.

Important First Steps to Take after Being Forced to Leave a Role

Losing your job can be a challenging and emotional experience. It’s important to take some initial steps to safeguard your rights and manage the situation with care:

  1. Review Your Employment Contract: Understand the terms concerning termination and any severance clauses. This will help clarify your rights and any compensation you may be entitled to.
  2. Document Everything: Keep detailed records of your termination, including any conversations, emails, or official paperwork related to your departure. This documentation can be important if you need to prove wrongful termination or discuss matters with a lawyer.
  3. Check for Final Pay and Benefits: Ensure you receive all owed wages, including overtime, bonuses due, and accrued vacation pay, if applicable. Additionally, inquire about the status of benefits such as health insurance, and understand how long you will remain covered.
  4. Apply for Unemployment Benefits as soon as possible, if you’re eligible. This can provide financial support while you search for a new job.
  5. Seek Legal Advice: Consulting with a California employment attorney can be invaluable. A lawyer can offer guidance specific to your situation, helping you understand your rights and options, such as filing for wrongful termination or negotiating a better severance package.

Areas of Employment Law We Specialize In

If you’ve experienced unfair treatment, harassment, or payment problems at work, our team is here to support you through the legal process. We specialize in various areas, including:

  • Sexual Harassment: Instances of sexual harassment, including discrimination based on gender or pregnancy, violate your rights at work. Our team is dedicated to providing legal support to address and stop sexual harassment, creating a safe and respectful workplace environment.
  • Wage and Hour Disputes: California’s strict laws ensure fair payment for workers. If you’ve been paid incorrectly or have concerns about your wages or hours, we’ll help you navigate the legal system to ensure you receive fair compensation.
  • Wrongful Termination: If you’ve been fired unfairly due to discrimination, harassment, or reporting illegal actions, we can help you fight back. We aim to help you get your job back or receive compensation for your losses with careful attention to detail.
  • Executives and Professionals: We offer tailored legal assistance to executives and professionals, including contract review, strategic advice, and protection of their career interests. Our goal is to ensure your success and advancement while safeguarding your rights.
  • Discrimination: Federal and state laws protect employees from discrimination based on race, gender, disability, and age. If you’ve faced discrimination in the workplace, whether through a hostile environment or unfair treatment, we’ll work to ensure your rights are upheld and seek damages on your behalf.
  • Whistleblower Protections: Reporting illegal actions by your employer is protected under the law. If you face retaliation or wrongful termination for whistleblowing, we’ll help you seek damages and protect your rights throughout the legal process.

What Can I Expect to Pay for a Labor Law Attorney? 

At Feher Law, we understand that legal fees are a significant consideration when you decide to pursue an employment law case. We strive to make our services accessible by offering legal services on a contingency fee basis.

With a contingency fee arrangement, you do not pay any attorney’s fees upfront. Instead, our fees are contingent upon the successful outcome of your case.

This means our compensation is a percentage of the settlement or judgment you receive. If for some reason your case does not result in a financial award, you will not owe us attorney’s fees.

Locations We Practice Labor and Employment Law In

Our dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional legal representation and support to individuals and businesses throughout the state, including but not limited to:

  • Anaheim
  • Bakersfield
  • Chula Vista
  • Fresno
  • Oakland
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • Santa Ana
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Stockton

Navigating Employment Issues: Your Path to Legal Solutions

Ultimately, if you’re facing employment-related legal issues in California, our team of experienced employment lawyers is here to help. Our free consultation lets you discuss your case and explore your legal options without financial obligation. 

We understand the challenges you may be facing and are dedicated to providing you with the guidance and support you need to protect your rights and achieve a favorable outcome.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a free consultation and take the first step toward resolving your employment law concerns.

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FAQs

During our free consultation, you can discuss the details of your situation, ask questions, and receive initial legal advice without any cost or obligation. This allows us to understand your concerns and determine how we can assist you in resolving your employment-related issues.

It's helpful to bring any relevant documents related to your employment situation, such as contracts, emails, performance evaluations, pay stubs, or correspondence with your employer. However, if you don't have access to these documents, don't worry – our attorneys can still offer guidance based on the information you provide during the consultation.

In California, wrongful termination refers to the unlawful dismissal of an employee in violation of state or federal laws. Grounds for such claims typically include termination based on discrimination (race, gender, age, etc.), retaliation for exercising rights (such as whistleblowing), breach of contract, or violations of public policy.

Additionally, terminating an employee for refusing to engage in illegal activities or for taking protected leaves may also constitute wrongful termination under California law.

In California, employees are protected against employer retaliation for reporting labor law violations or exercising their legal rights. If retaliated against, employees can file a complaint with the California Labor Commissioner's Office or pursue a lawsuit for damages including lost wages and emotional distress.

It's vital for employees facing retaliation to document any instances of this and seek legal advice promptly to protect their rights and pursue appropriate recourse.

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