La Verne Employment Lawyers
The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. stands ready to fight for the rights of workers in La Verne 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 Verne 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 Verne, California
La Verne is a city located in the east San Gabriel Valley. It is home to more than 35,000 residents. La Verne covers approximately nine square miles and encompasses the following zip code: 91750.
This community was founded in 1887 when Isaac Wilson Lord, a Los Angeles businessman, persuaded the Santa Fe Railroad to extend its line through this area where he owned considerable property. On May 25, 1887, Lord hosted what was reported as the largest land sale in Southern California up to that date. Lord sent brass bands up and down the streets of Los Angeles and San Bernardino inviting people for a free ride to the new town of “Lordsburg.” Over 2,500 people accepted the invitation and they bought $200,000 worth of lots. Building began immediately.
Competition between the Southern Pacific Railroad and the Santa Fe Railroad became intense, and for a time, passenger rates from the Midwest to Los Angeles dropped to $1 per person. This brought an avalanche of people to California. Thousands came just to see, while many stayed and bought land.
In 1889, M.M. Eshelman rode a Santa Fe excursion train to La Verne from the Midwest. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren and had just completed work for the establishment of a Church college in McPherson, Kansas. George McDonaugh, also a Brethren man and a promotion agent for the Santa Fe, had sought out Eshelman with a plan to unload the hotel in Lordsburg. He suggested that the hotel would make a fine college building. Eshelman was captured by the idea and secured the support of some associates and made an offer for the hotel, asking that 100 city lots be thrown in on the deal. They offered $15,000 for the lots and the hotel.
The offer was accepted. Eshelman joined McDonaugh as an agent for the Santa Fe and launched a campaign to bring Brethren people to Lordsburg so that their young people could go to the college. There was an immediate influx of Brethren people. By November, they had formed a congregation. By the fall of 1891, the college opened with eight faculty members and 135 students. From that time on, Lordsburg, and later La Verne, became a real magnet for Brethren people. They came here to retire and to enjoy the special advantages of living in a college town. Also, in the area of the foothills to the north were a few ranchers. The first was the L.H. Bixby family. Mrs. Bixby and her sister chose the name, “La Verne” for the foothill area, a French term meaning “growing green” or “spring-like.”
In 1912, the residents of Lordsburg tried to change the name of the community, but Isaac Wilson Lord, a nonresident large landowner blocked the attempt. After the death of Lord in March of 1917, the citizens of Lordsburg voted to change the City name to La Verne. A large celebration was held and a symbolic wedding was conducted in which “Miss Lordsburg” was married to “Mr. La Verne.”
During this period, the citrus industry engaged nearly all of the people of the community. By 1919, more than a thousand carloads of fruit were being shipped annually, and the output continued to grow. The growing, picking, packing, and shipping of oranges, grapefruit and lemons influenced all of life in La Verne.
By the 1940s, the growers were in real trouble. The quality and size of the fruit declined. A mysterious malady struck. Trees did not show normal growth as they should. For want of a better and more accurate name, they called it “The quick decline.” More and more trees were affected and nothing seemed to help.
Groves began to be sold for housing developments. Then more and more groves were uprooted, sometimes a whole grove in a day as the demand grew for housing subdivisions.
Through the post-World War II period, La Verne remained as a relatively small college town community. Thousands of people had come to California for military service or to work in the war industries. Many who had come from small towns in the Midwest and East felt comfortable in La Verne and decided to stay. As one of the most desirable communities in metropolitan Southern California, La Verne has retained much of its small-town charm.
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Finding the right labor lawyer in La Verne is undoubtedly a critical decision, and it’s important to choose an attorney who is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for each client. The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is committed to providing quality legal representation and personalized service to individuals facing employment law issues in La Verne, California.
Our experienced employment lawyers understand the unique challenges that employees may encounter in the workplace, such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other illegal conduct. We approach each case with the goal of securing the best possible resolution, whether through negotiation or litigation.
We pride ourselves on building strong relationships with our clients, and our track record of success speaks to our dedication to their interests. If you are in need of an employment lawyer in La Verne, we invite you to contact us for a complimentary case evaluation. During this consultation, you can discuss your specific situation, and we can provide you with guidance on the best course of action to protect your rights and achieve a favorable outcome. Your satisfaction and well-being are our top priorities, and we are here to assist you every step of the way.
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