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Know How Professional Labor Lawyers Protect Your Rights

Labor lawyers in Los Angeles work to protect the rights of workers who fall victim to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, or other illegal conduct in the workplace. Workers around the country are protected by employment law, but unfortunately, there are a number of instances where employers subject their employees to unlawful workplace practices. For…

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The Roles of Employment Lawyers

Do you live in Southern California? Have you been wronged at work in some way? Do you think you may need an employment lawyer in Los Angeles County? What can an employment lawyer do for you? 1)  Helping You Receive Full Compensation Under the Law Is your employer paying you less than minimum wage? Are…

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How Employment Lawyers Can Help You Deal with Workplace Abuse?

Regardless of whether yours is a new job, or one you have had for many years, we all go to work with certain expectations. One of those expectations is that we are going to be treated with basic dignity and respect by our coworkers and our bosses. However, it is not at all uncommon for…

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Three Things To Look For When Seeking An Employment Lawyer

Seek Experience The first thing to look for is experience. Ask yourself the following question: “Has the employment lawyer near me handled cases similar to mine?” Don’t be scared to ask. Choosing the right lawyer is a big decision which you should not take lightly. Make sure you are entrusting your case to someone with…

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Four Things to Do Before Meeting with an Employment Lawyer

An employment lawyer can help with workplace legal issue, like for example issues relating to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. The employment lawyers at the Akopyan Law Firm represent employees throughout Southern California. The firm offers the services of its employment lawyers in Glendale, Burbank, and Los Angeles. If you are thinking of contacting…

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How Can a Wage and Hour Attorney in Los Angeles Help You?

Are you in Southern California? Are you wondering what a wage and hour attorney in Los Angeles can do for you? Do you believe you might have a claim to unfair or unpaid wages? From consultations to representation in court, this blog will discuss some of the ways a wage and hour attorney in Los…

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How To Find The Best Employment Attorney in Los Angeles For Your Case

If you are in the Los Angeles area and have been treated unlawfully by your employer or wrongfully terminated from your job, the road to justice starts with an initial consultation with an employment lawyer. Finding the best employment attorney in Los Angeles to help you with your case may not be as easy as…

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How to Recover Unpaid Wages

Do you believe that your employer has not been paying you all the wages that you are owed? Have you looked through your check stubs only to find that you are being paid less than what you earned? It may be time for you to consider consulting with an unpaid wages attorney to find out…

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How Do Overtime Lawyers Help You?

Many of us are accustomed to working a regular workweek, but there are times when work picks up, deadlines need to be met, and you find yourself working longer than regular hours. If you are a nonexempt employee, you have a legal right to receive compensation for your hard work. If you are in Southern…

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Tips for Hiring a Wage and Hour Attorney

Do you live in the Los Angeles area? Are you being paid less than the applicable minimum wage? On January 1, 2020, the minimum wage in California became $12.00 per hour for employers with 25 or less employees and $13.00 for employers with 26 or more employees. However, depending on what city you live in,…

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What Can an Employment Attorney Do for You?

Regardless of whether you are negotiating a new contract of employment, dealing with HR regarding unpaid wages or similar wage issues, or debating whether to accept a severance offer, handling employment law issues at work all by yourself can be difficult. Some employers take advantage of employees because they have greater bargaining power. Some employers…

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What a Labor Lawyer will Do for You?

The probability of you experiencing a situation where your rights are being violated at work is higher than you would originally think. Employers often think that they can get away with small to medium-sized violations because they assume their employees will not retain the services of a labor lawyer to fight back. In their 2018…

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Three Reasons to Work with a Local Employment Lawyer

Illegal workplace conduct takes many forms. Employees are often unaware of their own rights being infringed at work, and too often do victims of unlawful workplace conduct get exploited or even ignored by their employers. Employees across the U.S.A. suffer needlessly from discrimination in the workplace. As an employee, you have the right to a…

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When Do You Need to Consult a Labor Attorney?

Have you been discriminated against by your employer? Are you having a wage dispute with your employer? Is your employer refusing to honor your medical restrictions or refusing a medical leave of absence? Have you been sexually harassed? There are numerous reasons why you should consult labor attorneys in Los Angeles, but how do you…

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Working Overtime Without the Payment of Overtime Compensation? Consider Calling an Overtime Lawyer

When it comes to employment litigation, disputes between an employer and an employee related to overtime pay are not uncommon. Every nonexempt employee has the right to be compensated at the correct legal rate for all hours of work in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws. If your employer has failed to pay…

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When Should You Consult an Employment Lawyer?

If you find yourself involved in a legal dispute with your employer, you may want to consult an employment lawyer in Los Angeles, to help determine if you have a case. If you’re unsure whether you need to consult an employment lawyer in Los Angeles in the first place, or if you don’t know how…

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How an Overtime Lawyer Can Get You the Money You Deserve

Many employees work overtime and are not paid for all of the hard work that they put in. If you’re such an employee, it is important to be sure that you are being treated fairly and compensated according to applicable state and federal laws. If you believe you are entitled to overtime pay, contact Akopyan…

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Why Do You Need a Lawyer for Unpaid Wages?

Unpaid wages are a major issue for hourly and even salaried workers. Often, these workers are unfairly compensated for their time, especially in ways that may be unclear according to their understanding of their rights as workers. This is why more and more people are turning to an unpaid wages attorney to help them get…

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Tips for Hiring a Good Labor Lawyer in Your City

Whatever the reason, if you are involved in a labor law problem which you are not able to solve on your own, it is advisable for you to consult a labor lawyer. Labor lawyers can help clarify legal issues which are sometimes confusing and complicated. Labor lawyers can also help you obtain the best possible…

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CAN I GET FIRED FOR MY AGE?
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WHAT EVERY EMPLOYEE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DISABILITIES

Most folks associate “disability” with severely debilitating catastrophic physical injuries. When they hear the word “disability” they immediately think of a someone in a wheelchair, on crutches, or with a cast. They are perplexed when they see a person who looks perfectly fine from the outside walk out of a car with a disabled placard….

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3 REASONS TO GET A TERMINATION LETTER WHEN GETTING FIRED

Picture this: Your boss unexpectedly calls you into a meeting. You are wondering what’s wrong. You walk over to your boss’ office and are surprised to see that the company’s HR person is also there. Then like a ton of bricks it hits you: Out of nowhere, you are told that you are being fired…

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5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION

Being pregnant is a time of joy for most people. Most expecting moms think of what gender their new baby will be; what they are going to name them; what to buy to get the nursery ready; and put together a birth plan. Expecting moms may also deal with some of the natural symptoms of the…

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DO I HAVE A “WRONGFUL TERMINATION” CASE?

For most folks getting fired from a job is a devastating experience. Once the initial shock wears off, and the dust settles the terminated employee often tries to figure out what just happened. It is not uncommon for folks to spend hours recounting their steps, recalling and analyzing events, and assessing their employer’s handling of…

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3 THINGS TO AVOID DOING AFTER BEING FIRED
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WORKPLACE RETALIATION AND THE LAW

The dictionary defines “retaliation” as “the act of doing someone harm in return for actual or perceived injuries or wrongs; an instance of reprisal, requital, or revenge.” Although retaliation is intangible most folks immediately sense it when it happens to them. The same is true in the workplace. When a supervisor or coworker tries to…

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SHOW ME THE MONEY—HOW THE FAIR PAY ACT AFFECTS YOU

For a long time, it was unthinkable to ask a co-worker how much he was making, or to ask your boss to give you a raise because your co-worker was making more money. Indeed, raising the topic of pay in the workplace was viewed to be distasteful and off-limits. This has all changed in the…

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NEW LAWS FOR THE NEW YEAR

While most of us are starting to think about how we are going celebrate the New Year, few of us give much thought to how the laws will change come the New Year.  Since many of these changes will be significant, it is important to keep them in mind.  Some of the key changes that…

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“INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR” OR “EMPLOYEE”? IN CALIFORNIA THE ANSWER CAN BE AS EASY AS “ABC”

Have you ever wondered why two people can be doing the exact same job but one of them is classified as an “employee” while the other an “independent contractor”? The answer is simple: A workforce comprised of independent contractors is far less expensive for the employer. Businesses are required to make certain expenditures for employees…

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3 REASONS WHY EVERY EMPLOYEE SHOULD AVOID ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS
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7 Steps to Prepare for a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Losing a job is considered one of the most stressful situations a person can experience. After all, without consistent employment, your financial situation and quality of life may suddenly be in jeopardy. Unfortunately, most employment in California is at-will, meaning that an employer has the right to fire an employee at any time for any…

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New Law Levels Playing Field for Job Applicants
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Can I Get Fired for “Venting” About My Employer on Social Media?
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I Am Tired of Being Mistreated at Work: Can I Quit Then Sue?
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Should I Inform My Employer About My Disability?
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To Complain or Not to Complain – That Is the Question

I frequently receive calls from employees who are being harassed by their supervisors, and simply do not know what to do. Often times these victims of workplace abuse fear that if they go above their boss, and complain to someone higher up the chain of command or perhaps to someone in HR, their boss will…

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