Calabasas Employment Attorneys

The trial attorneys of the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. stand ready to fight for the rights of the residents of Calabasas, regardless of whether they are employees or employers.  If your cause is just and involves employment law, give us a call to see how we can help.

Calabasas, California

Calabasas is a city in the southwestern region of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County.  Calabasas is home to more than 25,000 residents.  It covers approximately eighteen square miles, and encompasses the following zip codes: 90290, 91301, 91302, and 91372. Settlements of Chumash Indians named the area Calabasas, a word perhaps descended from the Indian word for “where the wild geese fly.” Others think Calabasas comes from the Spanish word for pumpkin or wild gourd. Spanish expeditions in the 1700’s forever changed the Indians’ way of life. The Diary of Miguel Costanso, which documents the Portola expeditions in 1769-1770, refers to encounters with the Chumash in the area. Six years later, the Juan de Anza party camped just west of Calabasas. El Scorpion, or El Escorpion, a ranch that once occupied a large tract in the west Valley, was granted to three Indians in Calabasas in the 1830’s. About 25 years later, Miguel Leonis, the Basque “King of Calabasas” acquired the ranch and 1100 acres by his marriage to Espiritu, an Indian who had inherited the property from her father. Leonis was often in trouble with the law, hiring gunmen to expand his lands, bribing witnesses and threatening nearby settlers. He was killed in 1889 when he fell from his wagon after removing a band of squatters from his property. Squatter wars and gun fights were a bloody part of Calabasas history. “Inhabitants killed each other off so steadily that a human face is a rarity,” wrote Horace Bell in his book on the old west coast. When large ranches were divided into farms in the late 1800’s, families of settlers struggled against poverty and drought. When water and power came to Owensmouth (Canoga Park), they were happy to leave the difficult life of Calabasas pioneers. After the turn of the century, several select spots in the Calabasas area developed into weekend respites from the city. What is now the Sagebrush Cantina was originally a group of small stores built by Lester Agoure, Sr. in the early 1920’s. The parking lot once was the local jail. Outside was the famous hanging tree, dead, but still standing today. It is the identifying logo of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce. Lack of water in the Calabasas area was always a major concern. With the founding of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District in 1958, a water supply was assured, and the area began its development boom. With offices in Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Orange, Oxnard, Riverside, and San Bernardino, the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is just minutes away from Calabasas. Our employment lawyers stand ready to provide world-class services and top-notch representation to the residents of Calabasas.

Finding the Best Employment Lawyer in Calabasas Has Never Been Easier

Calabasas, as a thriving community, offers a plethora of legal professionals for its residents to consider. Conducting an online search for “employment lawyer Calabasas” or “wrongful termination attorney Calabasas” often inundates users with paid advertisements from employment lawyers based in various locations. Navigating this sea of choices to select the right attorney with the essential skills and experience can indeed be challenging when relying primarily on paid internet advertisements. For individuals in search of legal representation, assessing an attorney’s proficiency in handling employment trials and litigation can be a formidable task when their primary reference point is an advertisement. However, at the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C., each attorney brings nearly two decades of invaluable experience to the table. Our legal team boasts a well-established track record of success, effectively advocating for both employees and employers. Our firm’s guiding principle revolves around prioritizing quality over quantity. Instead of saturating the market with advertising, our attorneys dedicate their time to the courtroom, vigorously fighting for our clients’ rights. We understand that actions speak louder than words and wholeheartedly invite you to seek references from satisfied clients upon request. Additionally, you can explore our online reviews to gain added confidence in our capabilities. With conveniently located offices just minutes away from Calabasas, we are poised and prepared to provide top-tier legal representation to the residents of Calabasas, ensuring that their legal needs are met with the utmost level of expertise and professionalism. Your pursuit of justice begins here.

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Overtime Laws for Motion Picture Industry Work Hours

The motion picture industry is renowned for its creativity but behind the scenes, labor regulations play a crucial role in ensuring employee well-being. Maximum Work Hours Regulatory Framework: Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order No. 12 applies to the motion picture industry. The motion picture industry broadly includes any industry, business, or establishment operated for the purpose of the motion picture or television film production, or primarily allied with theatrical or television, motion picture productions, including but not limited to motion pictures for entertainment, commercial, religious, or educational purposes, whether made by film, tape, or otherwise. Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order No. 12 which can be found at 8 Cal Code of Regs § 11120, provides that employees in the motion picture industry may work a maximum of 16 hours in one day, including meal periods. Flexibility for Production Needs: The 16-hour limit provides flexibility for dynamic production schedules, accommodating the unique demands of the industry. Safety Considerations What’s Included: The maximum limit includes meal periods, emphasizing the importance of breaks for employee rest and nourishment. The Importance of Rest: The regulation recognizes the physically and mentally demanding nature of the industry, prioritizing rest and well-being. Legal Protection and Enforcement Employee Rights: Employees have rights under these regulations, empowering them to advocate for fair treatment. Enforcement: The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement oversees compliance, ensuring penalties for non-compliance. Additionally, an employee can maintain legal action directly against his or her employer. In the dynamic world of the motion picture industry, adherence to work-hour regulations strikes a balance between creative demands and employee well-being. As the industry evolves, prioritizing the health and safety of its workforce ensures a thriving future for cinematic arts. Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. Stands Ready to Help Clients in Southern California Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. is an employment law firm serving clients across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, and the surrounding areas. We are proud of our testimonials and case results, which show the depth of our expertise. If you are involved in a dispute involving work hours for the motion picture industry, our experienced employment lawyers stand ready to help. Click here to read everything you need to know about overtime pay.

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$6.131 MillionEmployment: Disability Discrimination
$3.85 MillionEmployment: Wrongful Termination
$950 ThousandEmployment: Retaliation
$800 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
$750 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
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$295 ThousandEmployment: Wage and Hour
$265 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
$250 ThousandEmployment: Pregnancy Discrimination
$250 ThousandEmployment Law: Disability Discrimination
$240 ThousandEmployment: Disability Discrimination
$240 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
$200 ThousandEmployment: Wrongful Termination
$199 ThousandEmployment: Pregnancy Discrimination
$195 ThousandEmployment: Religious Discrimination
$193 ThousandEmployment: Failure to Accommodate
$180 ThousandEmployment: Unpaid Wages
$175 ThousandEmployment: Whistleblower Retaliation
$175 ThousandEmployment: Medical Leave Retaliation
$174 ThousandEmployment: Wage and Hour
$167 ThousandEmployment: Wage and Hour
$160 ThousandEmployment: Unpaid Wages
$158 ThousandBreach of Contract
$150 ThousandEmployment: Reverse Race Discrimination
$130 ThousandEmployment: Race Discrimination
$125 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
$125 ThousandEmployment: Disability Discrimination
$125 ThousandEmployment: Medical Leave Retaliation
$120 ThousandEmployment: Unpaid Commission Wages
$120 ThousandEmployment: Retaliation
$120 ThousandPersonal Injury: Automobile Collision
$107 ThousandEmployment: Whistleblower Retaliation
$100 ThousandEmployment: Religious Discrimination
$100 ThousandEmployment: Failure to Accommodate
$100 ThousandEmployment: Wrongful Termination
$100 ThousandPersonal Injury: Bicycle Collision
$100 ThousandPersonal Injury: Pedestrian Collision