At V. James DeSimone Law, we make it a top priority to help clients in a wide range of employment law matters. We understand how difficult it can be to go through a legal situation alone and we want to help you get through them in the most positive manner possible. Any employment law matter can be stressful because it involves your livelihood and ability to care for your family. The Los Angeles employment lawyers at V. James DeSimone Law have over three decades of experience to help you reach a favorable resolution to your problem.
Whether you are dealing with a matter involving discrimination, harassment, a wage and hour claim, or any other employment law case, you can trust that our team is here for you. We investigate the matter to determine the exact issue at hand and develop a strong case strategy based on your individual needs and goals. You will have direct access to your attorney throughout the course of the case so you can be sure your best interests are placed atop our priority list.
Los Angeles employment lawyer V. James DeSimone has won multiple multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for employees throughout California with 35+ years of experience. As an employee, you have rights. It is our duty to help uphold these rights and see that you are treated fairly in the workplace. If your rights are violated, it is important to take legal action in order to right the wrongs that have been done to you. Our firm has helped countless clients in the past and we aim to help you move forward as well. Our founder was selected for inclusion in the list of California Super Lawyers®. This is the type of advocacy you can trust.
When it comes to choosing an employment lawyer, there are a few things you should consider. Outside of the attorney’s experience, you’ll want to make sure that the lawyer you find has specific experience with the type of case you potentially have. Most employment lawyers handle a wide variety of matters, but only a very few have the breadth of knowledge that V. James DeSimone Law has collected over three decades. Additionally, you’ll want to check your lawyer’s reviews and testimonials. A law firm’s website can say anything, it’s what their past clients say that really matters. Does the lawyer you’re considering working with have any matters that have made local news or national headlines? Our firm handles some really tough cases, and many cases are referred to us from other lawyers and judges. These cases are often discussed in the news.
Here is a list of resources for laws protecting workers in Los Angeles & throughout California:
According to the EEOC, retaliation in the workplace is the punishment of an employee by his or her employer as a direct result of the employee reporting discrimination, harassment, or other unfair and unlawful practices in the workplace. Reporting an employer for certain actions (such as unlawful employment practices) is considered a “protected activity,” which means that it is illegal for employers to retaliate in any way against employees for taking these types of actions.
AB-5: On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB-5 into law. The “gig worker bill” as it is called, could reclassify millions of California independent contractors, making them employees. This reclassification could change the entire employment landscape of the State of California. While many of the discussions have surrounded how Uber & Lyft will handle the new reclassification of its employees, the truth is that this legislation is more far-reaching than just these two companies. AB-5 has the potential to affect and impact most California companies, and some companies outside California that use independent contractors from the state.
AB-749: Until just recently, employers could legally prevent anyone who filed any kind of discrimination or harassment suit against them to never work for the company again. Specific “no-rehire” provisions of settlement agreements were allowed by employers to ensure that certain employees would never be allowed the opportunity to work for the company again.
However, with the new AB-749 law, all of this has changed. If you are an employee that agreed to a settlement offer regarding harassment in the workplace, ensure your legal rights are protected regarding future employment with this company. This legislation was specifically intended to protect victims in the workplace and allow them the opportunity to allow an aggrieved person to re-enter the company workforce at a future time.
If you need to talk to a Los Angeles employment attorney regarding your specific situation, we urge you to call V. James DeSimone Law today and schedule a consultation. Our intake team will meet with you personally to discuss the specific circumstances of your matter, and also how we might be able to assist you. We take the time needed with special care with each new potential client to determine if, and how we can help.
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