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 Office 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.
At Kraeber Law Office, we understand the complexities of employment law and the impact it can have on your life. With our expertise and dedication, you can trust us to provide the personalized attention and strong advocacy your case deserves.
Know Your Employee Rights
As an employee in California, it's important to understand your rights in the workplace. Kraeber Law Office is dedicated to helping employees in Brentwood and throughout the Bay Area protect their rights and fight against unlawful discrimination, harassment, wage disputes, and wrongful termination.
Some of the employee rights you should be aware of include:
- Equal employment opportunities regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.
- The right to a safe and healthy work environment.
- The right to overtime pay for hours worked over 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week.
- The right to request reasonable accommodations for disabilities.
- The right to take time off for family or medical reasons under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
If you feel that your employer has violated any of your rights as an employee, it's important to speak with an experienced employment law attorney. Kraeber Law Office can provide you with the guidance and representation you need to protect your rights and seek justice.
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. If you have been wrongfully terminated, we will work tirelessly to hold your employer accountable and seek justice on your behalf. Our lawyers are ready to provide skilled representation to help you understand your termination and explore all available legal options.
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. At Kraeber Law Office, we are committed to fighting against any form of discrimination or harassment in the workplace, including but not limited to race, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.
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.
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.
If you believe your employer has violated wage and hour laws, such as unpaid overtime or minimum wage violations, we can help you pursue the compensation you are entitled to.
Employment Agreements & Other Contracts
Many California 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.
Our employment law attorneys can help you understand your rights, obligations, and benefits under these contracts. Our team can review, negotiate, and draft employment agreements, non-compete agreements, severance agreements, and other contracts to protect your rights and interests as an independent contractor or exempt employee.
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 skilled attorneys have extensive experience representing employees in both litigation and administrative hearings, ensuring that your case is presented effectively and your rights are protected.
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.