Labor & Employment Law FAQ

Employers have considerable power over employees, as they can terminate employees at any time, for almost any reason. However, California law has many protections in place for employees so that companies do not engage in unfair or wrongful conduct. The following are only a few of the many common questions our labor and employment lawyers in Los Angeles can answer.

How does your firm help employees?

Our law firm represents employees when employees engage in many different types of unlawful conduct. Some labor and employment cases we handle involve:

  • Discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Unlawful retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Unpaid wages or overtime
  • Defamation in the workplace
  • Whistleblower cases
  • Employment arbitration

If you believe that your employer has violated California or federal law in any manner relating to your employment or pay, contact our office as soon as possible.

What if my employer is not paying me what I deserve?

California has strict and ever-changing laws regarding minimum wage and overtime payments. Employers should always be in compliance with these laws, including:

  • Paying the minimum hourly wage
  • Paying employees for all time worked
  • Correctly classifying employees as exempt or nonexempt when it comes to overtime rights
  • Correctly classifying workers as employees or independent contractors

Whether your employer denies you overtime or fails to issue a paycheck on time, you should discuss your rights with a member of our legal team.

Can my employer fire me for complaining?

Many employees fail to bring up concerns because they are afraid they may lose their jobs or suffer other adverse employment actions by their employer. The good news is that the law protects employees from retaliation when they complain of unlawful discrimination, harassment, or wage violations. We can identify whether you were the victim of unlawful retaliation.

Contact Our Labor and Employment Lawyers in Los Angeles to Discuss Your Rights

Martin & Bontrager takes the appropriate legal action on behalf of California employees. Call 323.940.1700 or contact us online for a consultation with a Los Angeles employment attorney.