Employment Law

In most cases, initial consultations and case review are free.

 

OsbornLaw attorneys have many years of experience representing employees and employers in disputes involving hiring, employment, discipline and discharge including unlawful discharge, whistle blowing, employer retaliation, unsafe working conditions, the violation of applicable wage and hour laws such as unlawful failure to pay overtime, medical leave and discrimination on the basis of sex, pregnancy, medical disability or condition, sexual orientation, race, age, color or religion. These disputes have included claims under the federal Civil Rights Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Employment and Housing Act, Family Rights Act, Pregnancy Disability Leave Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and similar federal and state laws and regulations.

 

Firm lawyers also represent employees and employers with regard to matters not involving employment practices such as stockholder’s agreements, operating agreements, employment agreements, “golden parachute agreements”, independent contractor’s agreements, intellectual property agreements, non-disclosure agreements, trade secret agreements, non-competition agreements, dissolution agreements and unfair competition.

 

The Firm also represents physicians, surgeons, physician assistants and nurses before the California Medical Board, Board of Registered Nursing and other regulatory bodies.

 

Did you know that you may be entitled to medical, pregnancy and post-pregnancy leave?

 

Did you know that your employer cannot take any adverse action against you for asserting your rights, or the rights of other employees, even if your claims are not sustained?

 

Did you know that you employer may not be able to terminate you except for cause even if you are told that your employment is “at will”?

 

Did you know that there may be short time limitations within which you must appeal an adverse job action to preserve the right to sue later?

 

Did you know that you must file a written grievance with your labor union and exhaust your union appeal rights within a short period to preserve your right to file a lawsuit against your employer?

 

Did you know that you and your co-workers may be entitled to overtime compensation even if you are not an hourly employee or your employer claims you are exempt from the wage and hour laws?