Employment Attorney

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Brad Nakase, Attorney

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Hello! I’m Brad Nakase, a employment lawyer in California. I am a boutique law office that focus quality of my services by accepting a limited number of clients. How do you know if I am the right lawyer to fight and protect your interests? I invite you to read the 80+ near perfect 5 Stars Google Reviews and decide if I’m right for you.

Employment attorney Brad Nakase will give you free consultation relating to:

  • Age discrimination
  • Denial of FMLA
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Discrimination
  • LGBTQ Discrimination
  • Lunch break violations
  • Rest Break violations
  • Sexual harassment
  • Salary misclassification
  • Unlawful deductions
  • Unpaid commissions
  • Unpaid earnings
  • Unpaid or late wages
  • Unpaid Overtime
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Wrongful termination

Should I hire an employment lawyer?

When you believe your employer has not properly paid you, you should hire an employment lawyer. If your employer discriminated against you on the bases of race, religion, national origin, or gender – hire an employment lawyer to protect your interests.

How do I choose an employment lawyer?

Six tips to avoid a lame employment lawyer are:

  • Interview the potential employment attorney in your city. When you create a list of five top employment attorneys, meet with each of the lawyers. Ask a lot of questions!

  • The employment lawyer you meet must have experience handling cases similar to yours. California labor law is a big subject involving a vast number of legal areas. Don’t hire hungry attorneys who are desperate for work by meddling in employment issues that are not within their expertise. Hungry employment lawyers are hungry for bad reasons.

  • Know your rights as an employee. Visit our California labor laws page for answers to the most frequently asked questions.

  • Ensure you understand your payment agreement with the employment lawyer. If you don’t understand the lawyer’s fee, run out the door!

Where to file Discrimination Complaint in California

When you’re facing harassment and discrimination, you need to file with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The two governmental agencies have dinstinct rules and deadlines for filing. Generally with many exceptions, the DFEH complaint must occur within 1 year of the date you were harmed. The EEOC mandates that the discrimination complaint must be within 300 days. There are many deadlines to file a lawsuit depending on the issues and harm. It is therefore critical to promptly contact a California employment attorney to find out what action you need to take.

Free Legal Consultation with a Employment Lawyer

Please contact a dedicated employment law attorney in California for free legal advice about your employee rights. Brad Nakase is a labor attorney who has helped employees fight back and win. 

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Counties we serve:

Employment Lawyer Los Angeles

San Bernardino County

Riverside County

San Diego County

At Will Employment

At will employment means that the employer or the worker may end the employment relationship at any time. When an employment is at will, the employer can terminate employees for no reason.

Can You Get Fired for Looking for Another Job?

Firing an employee for looking for another job is legal under California Labor Code § 2922. Employees in California are employed on an “at-will” which means the employee or employer can terminate the working relationship at any time for any reason.

Can an employee be terminated while on medical leave?

It depends on the reason the employee is on medical leave. Under the FMLA, an employee cannot be terminated simply because they take leave. An employee is free to take medical leave without fear of losing their job. However, if there is a reason unrelated to the medical leave, an employer does have the right to terminate an employee.

Can Slack Admins Read DMs?

Yes. Slack admin and employer can read every DMs, private channels, private messages sent between team members. Employers on either Slack's free tier or paid tier need to submit a request to Slack before they can access your private chats.

Four Hour Minimum Pay

Yes - under California employment law, when an employee is scheduled to work an eight-hour shift, and the work is canceled, the employer must pay a minimum of four hours.

How far back do PAGA claims go?

A PAGA claim is generally one year from the date of the last employment law violation on which the PAGA claim is based.

FICA Withholding: What is FICA tax on my paycheck?

What is FICA tax on my paycheck? FICA is a federal wage tax. FICA taxes requires withholding from an employee’s gross earnings: 6.2% for social security and 1.45% for Medicare. The employer matches these percentages for a total of 15.3%.

Why Does EDD Do a Benefit Audit?

The EDD conducts benefit audits to help pay Unemployment Insurance benefits to only eligible claimants only, prevents fraud in the UI program, and helps companies control UI costs. The EDD’s responsibility is to collect payroll taxes and conduct payroll audits of businesses.

What Does PAGA Mean in a Lawsuit?

The word PAGA is an acronym for the Private Attorney General Act, which is the Labor Code that authorizes employees to file a lawsuit to recover civil penalties for themselves and other employees. PAGA confers a private right of action to individuals to prosecute under PAGA and incentivizes the employee to keep 25% of collected civil penalties.

What does an employment lawyer do?

An employment lawyer help employers and employees understand their respective rights and obligations, such as wages, wrongful termination, overtime, PTO, disability, discrimination, harassment, etc.

Can my employer call my doctor?

Generally, yes, your employer can call your doctor; however, the questions your employer ask is limited and protected by HIPAA Privacy Law. Your employer has the right to contact your doctor to verify the authenticity of a doctor’s note but cannot ask about your medical condition or diagnosis.

Can I Be Fired for Work Restrictions?

State and federal laws protect employees from employers firing employees because of work restrictions. If you’re fired at work, please get in touch with our employment attorney for a free consultation on work restrictions ignored by the employer.

What Qualifies as an EEOC Complaint?

The EEOC is a federal agency that investigates workplace discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, medical status, and disability. There are time limits for filing a complaint with the EEOC.

EEOC Complaint Process

Before filing an EEOC complaint, employees should understand the entire EEOC complaint process. This article answers many Frequently Asked Questions on the EEOC complaint process.

Do guys get paid paternity leave?

A father is eligible for paternity leave if three conditions are met: 1) welcome a new child within the first twelve months; 2) Paid into the State Disability Insurance; 3) Has not taken more than eight weeks of paternity leave in the past twelve months.

California PTO Payout Law

California law declares vacation time to be earned wages, and vacation time is accumulated as work is performed. So, an employee who has the right to ten days of vacation per year will after six months of work earn five days of vacation time.

Suing For Unpaid Wages California

It is totally unfair for an employee to work and not get paid; employees have bills and rent to pay. Employees suing for unpaid wages in California can get help from an employment attorney.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Lawyer To Sue My Employer?

People often ask me how much does an employment lawyer cost? Employees generally have claims against the employer, and an employment lawyer typically works on a contingent fee - meaning there is no fee unless the lawyer wins the employee's case.

Employee Management

Employee management is the process of aid employees to do their best work daily to achieve the company’s goal. Employee management helps improve employee satisfaction and productivity to help a company achieve its overall goals.

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