Meet the Team
Our team of professionals are determined to protect the rights of workers across California. We carefully navigate the complexities of employment laws to ensure our clients receive the fair treatment they deserve.
We pride ourselves on our unwavering commitment and aggressive pursuit of justice for employees. Our attorneys blend their extensive knowledge with a profound dedication to protecting workers’ rights.
This expertise and passion, combined with our personalized approach to each case, helps us defend those who might otherwise feel powerless in the face of unjust workplace practices.
Our Results Speak for Themselves
To date, our employment lawyers have helped recover
for workers across California.
What Our Clients Say
Great lawyer! I would recommend 100% These guys know employment law! You won’t be disappointed.
– Elliot S.
It was a pleasure having Mr. Melmed represent me and my co-worker in settling our employment case. As someone who has been in their first lawsuit, I couldn’t imagine the process being as straightforward and simple as it was working with him. He sincerely cared about our case and bringing us justice.
– Zack M.
Jonathan’s ability to handle complex class action cases is unparalleled. His understanding of the intricacies of wage and hour claims is what enables him to obtain the very best results for his clients. This is an attorney I would highly recommend. 5 stars all around.
– Nicole D.
Our case was handled in a professional and efficient manner with constant updates from Jonathan and his staff making us feel comfortable and well informed of the proceedings. We would highly recommend Jonathan to anyone. Thank you again Jonathan.
– D. W.
I am eternally grateful for Jonathan Melmed and his team to help me with my request when nobody else could Jonathan and his team not just successfully made a deal on my behalf but did it fast and exceeded all my expectations. I am recommending his services with confidence . . .
– Antonella M.
Very efficient in what they do. Dedicated lawyers and extremely helpful assistants. Highly recommended if you’re wanting someone that knows the business, and works fast to get results.
– Kristi B.
If you are a victim of workplace abuse, we can help.
We exclusively serve workers needing legal advice, counseling, and litigation representation involving violations of California and federal employment laws. If you’ve been mistreated, underpaid, or wrongfully terminated, we’ll stand with you.
No recovery means no fee. If we do not recover for you, we do not charge you any fees. Our law firm represents clients on contingency, which means that you will not need to pay any costs upfront, and our fee is a percentage of what we recover for you.
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Employment Law Explained
California employees are protected by a set of laws designed to make sure they are safe, treated well, and get what they are owed for their work. Employment laws cover many topics, like how employees should be paid and how they should be treated at work.
Employers, however, don’t always follow employment laws—and that’s where we come in. We use our extensive knowledge of the law to help employees find justice when they have been the victim of workplace wrongdoing.
The way we achieve that depends on our clients’ situation. In many cases, that means filing a lawsuit on their behalf to hold their employer accountable in court. In other cases, it means simply negotiating with the employer to protect our clients’ rights.
Our Los Angeles Employment Lawyers Can Help
Our team of skilled and experienced employment lawyers aggressively fight on behalf of employees who have experienced workplace violations. Here’s how:
- Simplifying Complexity: We understand that employment laws can be quite intricate and overwhelming. Our job is to break down these complexities and explain how they apply to your unique situation, ensuring you fully understand your rights and options.
- Strategic Assessment: Leveraging our extensive experience and legal acumen, we’ll scrutinize the specifics of your situation to determine if any employment laws have been breached. Our strategic insight will guide us in formulating the most effective legal approach tailored to your circumstances.
- Navigating Legal Processes: Should there be a clear violation, we’re equipped to guide you through the process of filing an official complaint with the appropriate government agency. Our team will ensure all necessary documentation is meticulously prepared and submitted within the required timeframe.
- Negotiation Powerhouse: If there’s room for negotiation with your employer, our lawyers will serve as your formidable advocates. We’ll strive to secure a fair settlement that could include compensation for lost wages or necessitate changes in your employer’s workplace practices.
- Courtroom Advocacy: Should your case progress to court, we’ll represent you assertively, presenting your case convincingly and arguing fervently on your behalf. Our comprehensive preparation includes gathering robust evidence, preparing witnesses, and crafting compelling legal arguments to back your claims.
- Guarding Against Retaliation: It’s illegal for employers to retaliate against employees who report violations or take legal action, and we’re committed to ensuring you’re shielded from such treatment. We’ll monitor your situation closely to ensure your rights are respected every step of the way.
At our law firm, we’re not just about offering legal support—we’re your allies, fighting passionately for your rights and justice. Trust us to navigate the challenging legal waters, turning our expertise and dedication into your advantage.
No Upfront Costs, We’re Only Paid if You Win
When you’re dealing with a difficult situation at work, the last thing you need to worry about is how to pay for legal help. That’s why our law firm works on a contingency basis.
In simple terms, a contingency means you don’t have to pay us anything upfront. Instead, we get paid out of the money we win for you if we’re successful in your case. Our payment comes as a percentage of the settlement or court award.
This means two things for you. First, you can get legal help even if you don’t have money right now. And second, we’re motivated to work hard on your case because we only get paid if we win.
We believe that everyone deserves access to justice, no matter their financial situation. And with our contingency fee approach, that’s exactly what we offer. So remember, we’re not just your lawyers, we’re your advocates, and we’re here to fight for you, every step of the way.
Which Employment Laws We Help Protect
Our dedicated legal team in Los Angeles is committed to ensuring you’re treated fairly and respectfully at work. Here are some examples of areas we can help you navigate:
- Getting Paid Properly: We’re here to ensure you’re receiving the correct pay for your work, including extra money if you work beyond your regular hours.
- Time Off for Family or Medical Reasons: If you need to take leave because of health concerns or to care for family members, we’ll protect your job while you’re away.
- Preventing Discrimination and Harassment: We’re ready to fight on your behalf if you’re treated unfairly or harassed at work because of your race, religion, age, gender, disability, or other protected traits.
- Dealing with Sexual Harassment: If you’re facing unwanted sexual advances or inappropriate behavior at work, we’re here to support you and hold those responsible accountable.
- Workplace Safety: Ensuring your workplace is safe and that your employer is doing their part to prevent harm to their workers is one of our priorities.
- Equal Pay: We believe in equal pay for equal work, and we’ll advocate for your right to be paid fairly.
- Wrongful Termination: If you believe you’ve been let go from your job unfairly or illegally, we can help you challenge your dismissal.
- Workers’ Rights: We’re experts in understanding and defending a variety of rights you have as a worker, such as proper breaks, receiving minimum wage, and more.
We’re not only here to protect your rights and ensure fair treatment, but also to help you understand the protections the law offers you at work. We’re not just your lawyers; we’re your advocates, standing by your side every step of the way.
We Represent Clients Anywhere in California
Even though our law firm’s office is headquartered in Los Angeles, we have the ability and resources to represent clients all over the state of California. What does this mean for you?
Well, no matter where you live or work within California, our legal team can assist you. Whether you’re from the sunny beaches of San Diego, the bustling streets of Los Angeles, the tech hubs of Silicon Valley, or the scenic landscapes of Northern California, we’re ready and able to help.
You don’t have to travel far or relocate to receive top-notch legal services. Through phone calls, video conferences, emails, and even traveling to you if necessary, we can manage your case effectively.
So remember, distance is not a barrier to getting the legal support you need. We’re more than just your lawyers; we’re your advocates, ready to fight for your rights, no matter where in California you call home.
Our Consultations are Completely Free and Confidential
Understanding your rights at work can be complicated, and deciding whether you need a lawyer might feel overwhelming. That’s why our employment attorneys in Los Angeles offer a 15-minute consultation, free of charge and completely confidential.
But what does a “free consultation” mean for you?
It’s a chance to talk to us about what’s been happening at your work. This conversation helps us understand your case better and allows us to explain whether and how we might be able to assist you. It’s also a great opportunity for you to get to know us, understand how we work, and decide if you’d like us to represent you.
Remember, this consultation is completely free and there’s no obligation to hire us afterward. We believe everyone deserves a chance to explore their legal options, and we’re here to help you make the best decisions for your situation. So, don’t hesitate to reach out and let’s talk about how we can support you.
The Time to Take a Stand is NOW
If you’re dealing with a problem at work, you might be wondering when the right time to call a lawyer is. The truth is, the sooner you reach out for help, the better, and here’s why:
- Time Limits: Legal issues often have strict deadlines, called ‘statutes of limitations.’ If you wait too long, you might lose the chance to take action.
- Evidence Preservation: The sooner we start working on your case, the more likely we are to gather all the necessary evidence while it’s still fresh and available. This includes documents, emails, or testimonies that might be harder to get later on.
- Quick Resolution: The earlier we can address the issue, the quicker we can work towards resolving it. This could mean getting you the compensation you deserve or making sure the inappropriate behavior stops.
- Preventing Further Issues: By taking swift action, we can help prevent any further violations or issues from happening.
Remember, we’re here to support and guide you. So, if you’re facing a tough situation at your workplace, don’t hesitate. Reach out to us quickly, and let’s start working together to defend your rights.