Protecting the Rights of Employees in the Bay Area & Throughout California
Our legal services for employees include providing litigation and administrative hearing representation to workers throughout the state. Our attorneys at Kraeber Law have over 100 years of collective legal experience and have a full understanding of all applicable employment laws. We leverage our knowledge and resources to fight for employees in a variety of difficult situations. Our team regularly assists employees in cases involving wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, workplace discrimination, and more.
Unlawful Discrimination & Harassment
As a California employee, you are entitled to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. Unfortunately, hostile work environments can be all too common.
Our legal services for employees in Brentwood include advising, counseling, and representing workers that have experienced employment discrimination or sexual harassment at work. We can represent you in your discrimination or sexual harassment case and help you understand and pursue all available legal options.
Many employers require new hires to sign and agree to an employment agreement. This is a legal contract that defines your relationship with the employer and potentially affects your rights. Consequently, it is always advisable to have a legal professional review a prospective agreement.
We can help you understand your rights, obligations, and benefits under these contracts. Our team can also identify and negotiate potential issues, including misclassification as an independent contractor or exempt employee.
In addition to employment agreements, our firm can also review a variety of other employee-facing contracts, including non-compete agreements, nondisclosure agreements, severance agreements and independent contractor / consulting agreements
Wage & Hour Disputes
Your employer is obligated to fairly pay you for all hours worked. They also must provide you with the legally required rest and meal breaks. Our team is extensively familiar with California’s confusing wage and hour rules and can determine if you have been appropriately compensated, and, if not, provide you with an assessment of available options. Typical wage and hour disputes include misclassification as an independent contractor, misclassification as an exempt employee, failure to pay for all hours worked, failure to pay overtime, failure to pay commissions, failure to provide the required meal and rest breaks, and failure to provide all wages owed at the end of employment.
The common phrase “wrongful termination” can arise in a variety of situations. These situations include terminations resulting from discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, filing a workers’ compensation claim, raising questions about the labor laws, and more. Our lawyers are ready to provide skilled representation to help you understand your termination and explore all available legal options.
Litigation & Administrative Hearing Representation
Many matters of employment law are handled by state agencies rather than the courts, including the Labor Commission and the Employment Development Department (EDD). At Kraeber Law, our team is well-versed in all forums where employment law disputes are heard.
Our legal services for employees include comprehensive representation for litigation and administrative hearings involving:
- Wrongful Discharge and Termination
- Employment Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Breach of Contract
- Unfair Competition
- Wage and Hour Disputes
- Benefits Disputes
Employment Law Specialization
Although we are able to help you with a wide variety of services, we have specialized in employment law since 1991. We understand the ever-changing laws and know how to use the laws to defend your rights.
100 Years of Experience
We are a team that brings over 100 years of combined experience to the table. Put our knowledge on your case's side.
Communication is Key!
We strive to give our clients the best communication they have ever experienced when working with an attorney. Even when there is no news, you deserve an update.
We promote a strong attorney-client relationship which begins the moment we have an initial consultation all the way up to the end of your case and beyond.