La Mirada Employment Lawyers
The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. stands ready to fight for the rights of workers in La Mirada dealing with discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, or other illegal conduct in the workplace. The firm also stands ready to provide small businesses in La Mirada economical and efficient solutions to problems involving employment law. Our substantial experience in approaching employment disputes from both sides gives us rare insight into the mindset of the opponent, which truly goes a long way to achieving the best possible outcome.
About La Mirada, California
La Mirada is located in southeast Los Angeles County. It is home to approximately 50,000 residents. It covers approximately eight square miles and encompasses the following zip codes: 90637, 90638, 90639. The City of La Mirada was once part of the Los Nietos diseño, but through inheritance the original territory was broken up into other smaller pieces. One of these pieces was Rancho Los Coyotes, now known as present-day cities of Cerritos, La Mirada, Stanton, and Buena Park. This rancho was handed down through family and eventually Andrés Pico owned it by marriage. Pico sold a portion of his land to Abel Stearns who used it to graze his cattle and sheep until drought and flooding forced him to sell. Andrew McNally purchased 2,300 acres from the Abel Stearns Rancho Trust in 1888 for $115,000 and became the last private owner. Andrew McNally was a successful businessman from Chicago who co-founded the Rand McNally Publishing Company. McNally came to California in 1880 and was influential in establishing the town of Altadena. With the land he purchased from the Abel Stearns Rancho Trust, McNally wanted to create a new community of gentleman’s ranches by selling 20 acre parcels. A few parcels did sell, but an economic downturn stopped McNally from realizing his dream so he used the remaining land for agriculture. In 1901 Andrew McNally turned over The McNally Olive Oil Company and Windermere Ranch to his daughter, Nannie, and her husband, Edwin Neff. The Neffs appointed Robert McGill as the head accountant of the companies, which flourished for 40 years under his care. The Windermere Ranch grew lemons and grapefruit, but it was olive oil that made the ranch famous. The citrus packing plant and olive oil building were located off of Stage Road where the Santa Fe rail line shipped the finest olive oil and citrus fruit throughout the United States. After Robert McGill’s death in 1939, William “Bill” Neff and his wife, Mina, moved back to La Mirada to assume supervision of the property. As a nature lover, Bill Neff stocked the property with ducks, chickens and geese to encourage other wild animals to nest in the trees. He and Jack George constructed dams across the La Mirada Creek to form large resting ponds for migrating birds. World War II brought change to the ranch and Neff family. In 1953 the Neff family sold 2,218 acres of their property to Jack Spears of Pioneer Land and Realty Company of Los Angeles for $4,500,000 and retained 10 acres surrounding the Neff house. In 1954, Louis M. Halper took control of the land for $8,000,000. Construction moved swiftly and by 1956, 13 tracts, 7,800 homes, had been built and the majority were sold. As families moved into the new development, shopping centers, places of worship, and roads were built to sustain the growing community. Following three elections, two of which failed, the City of La Mirada was incorporated on March 23, 1960 becoming Los Angeles County’s 68th city under the name Mirada Hills. Wanting to return to the original name, Andrew McNally gave the land, “Proposition T” was introduced in the November election of 1960 to change the city’s name back to La Mirada. Prop T was approved by 80% and became the first city in the county to change its name by its citizens. By 1965, most of the unincorporated area surrounding the new City had been annexed. The City continues to offer many advantages to its residents: a variety of single-family housing, excellent parks and recreational centers, a low crime rate, and quality senior housing. La Mirada places a strong emphasis on City beautification, with well maintained parkways, streets and parks. With offices in Burbank, Orange, and Riverside the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is just minutes away from La Mirada. Our employment lawyers stand ready to provide world-class services and top-notch representation to the residents of La Mirada.
Your Search For The Best La Mirada Employment Attorneys Is Over
Finding the right labor lawyer in La Mirada can indeed be a challenging task, given the many firms and varying approaches in the legal industry. When it comes to employment law cases, it’s essential to choose an attorney who is aligned with your goals and committed to achieving the best possible outcome for your specific case. An online search for “employment lawyer La Mirada” or “wrongful termination attorney in La Mirada” often results in a multitude of paid advertisements from lawyers with different practices and priorities. While some lawyers may prioritize quick settlements, the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. takes a different approach. Our La Mirada, California labor lawyers are dedicated to advocating for our clients, regardless of the complexity or scope of the case. We believe in the importance of quality over quantity and limit our practice to ensure that we can provide personalized, first-class service to every client who entrusts us with their case. We pride ourselves on building strong relationships with our clients, often extending beyond the duration of the case. The testimonials and excellent results achieved by our clients attest to our commitment to passionately fighting for their rights. If you are seeking employment lawyers in La Mirada, we invite you to contact us for a complimentary case evaluation. Our goal is to provide top-notch representation and deliver optimal outcomes for our clients. Your rights and interests are our priority, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you effectively.
We Can Help La Mirada Residents With:
Taking the following steps to create a safe work environment can help limit exposure to potential workplace harassment claims. Develop A Clear and Concise Anti-Harassment Policy Common sense is not very common. Employers sometimes make the mistake of expecting employees to know intuitively what they may or may not do in the workplace. This is a mistake. Employees come from all different backgrounds and subscribe to all sorts of value systems. Therefore, it is unreasonable to expect uniformity. The first thing that any employer should do is communicate to all employees in the clearest terms possible exactly what the company considers to be harassing and improper. If the employer expects certain things from its employees, then naturally it should communicate its expectations. The most common way in which this is done is through formal written policies and procedures. Sometimes these policies and procedures are standalone, and other times they are part of an employee handbook or some other compilation of documents. The employer’s anti-harassment policy should, at minimum, prohibit the type of harassment that is made illegal by state and/or federal law. Consequently, the employer should consult an experienced labor lawyer before rolling out the anti-harassment policy to make sure that the policy is consistent with the law. Educate Staff Regarding Unlawful Workplace Harassment Far too often employers will hire an employment lawyer to devise an anti-harassment policy, only to put away the document in a storage bin or filing cabinet. Having a written policy sitting in the filing cabinet ... Read more
Although it is impossible for employers to completely remove all risks of age discrimination occurring in the workplace, there are certain things which can be done in order to reduce the likelihood of that happening. Here are three things that every employer can consider doing: Provide Age Discrimination Training The most important thing that any employer can do is to train its employees – management level employees with supervisory authority over others in particular – regarding the subject of age discrimination. Many people are aware of the fact that the law prohibits certain types of discrimination in the workplace, such as race discrimination or gender discrimination. This is because these topics frequently appear on the evening news or social media. Although race and gender may be the most commonly known types of discrimination against which the law provides protection, they certainly are not the only ones. Surprisingly, there are many management level employees who are not even cognizant of the fact that age discrimination is prohibited by state and federal law. For this reason, it is critically important for employers to regularly provide supervisory level employees with training regarding the basics of employment law in general, and discrimination law in particular. Employ Mindful Reductions in Workforce Practices When there is a need to reduce the workforce, most management level employees will look to cut those employees who are drawing the biggest salaries and/or wages. More often than not, the employees who are drawing the biggest salaries tend to be those ... Read more
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