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Los Angeles Employment Law Attorneys

  • I couldn't have asked for a better law firm or attorneys. I was very lucky to have found Julian. Her and her team when above and beyond with my case. They were very efficient and easy to work with. My opinions were always heard and the process was always ...

    Alma F.
  • Everyone at this firm was so helpful, supportive, and nice. The settlement I got changed my life and working with them was as good as a lawsuit could possibly be. I am so glad I found them for my wrongful termination suit.

    Evelyn A.
Wage & Hour Class Action Settlement $6,800,000 Settlement in wage and hour class action on behalf of pharmacists.
Sexual and Racial Harassment Settlement $2,500,000 Settlement in sexual and racial harassment arbitration on behalf of multiple plaintiffs.
Pregnancy Discrimination Settlement $1,500,000 Settlement for pregnancy discrimination related wrongful termination.
Disability Discrimination Settlement $2,750,000 Settlement for wrongful termination on behalf of long-term employee.

Fighting for Those Who Have Been Wronged in the Workplace Throughout California

At King & Siegel LLP, our Los Angeles employment lawyers use their use our superior legal skills and knowledge to enforce the rights of the clients we serve. Everyone should be free to make a living free from discrimination, harassment, and wage theft. Our talented lawyers graduated from the top five law schools, including Harvard, Columbia, and NYU, and trained at the country’s biggest and best litigation firms. Our legal team proudly provides clients with strategic, personalized legal services tailored to meet the unique needs of their cases.

What Is Employment Law?

After working as corporate litigators, our founders started King & Siegel because we believe that the same aggressive, skilled, and passionate litigation tactics used by the country’s biggest companies could and should be available to workers and consumers in their most critical legal moments—when you have been betrayed by the institutions you rely on for your job and economic stability. So if you have been harassed, assaulted, demoted, fired, defrauded, or exploited, we encourage you to contact our professional and compassionate legal team in Los Angeles for a free case review.

What Is Employment Law?

Employment law is a set of rules that govern employee-employer relationships. The field comprises a wide range of laws and regulations, both at the federal and state levels, as interpreted by the courts. They outline both parties’ rights and responsibilities and provide a framework for addressing issues such as preventing discrimination, combatting harassment, ensuring fair termination practices, adhering to wage and hour laws, upholding workplace safety standards, providing employee benefits, safeguarding privacy rights, and creating a safe and healthy work environment. Employers are required to adhere to these laws to avoid legal repercussions and penalties.

Additionally, employment laws establish standards for matters such as minimum wage, working hours, overtime, and the terms and conditions of employment. They also offer remedies and protections for employees when their employers violate their rights. Given the field’s breadth and complexity, effectively navigating California’s employment laws often requires working with experienced Los Angeles employment attorneys.

What Laws Protect Employees in Los Angeles?

Numerous federal and state laws protect workers in California. Federal laws that protect employees include:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA),
  • Title VII for workplace discrimination,
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA),
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA),
  • Wage and hour laws,
  • Whistleblower and retaliation laws,
  • National Labor Relations (NLRA),
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • California’s state employment laws give employees numerous rights, and employers cannot discriminate against protected classes or retaliate against you for reporting workplace harassment. For example, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act makes it illegal for employers with five or more employees to discriminate against job applicants and existing employees because they are members of a protected class. Examples of protected classes include gender, sex, pregnancy status, race, age, and disability status. California also has the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), which requires employers to give employees leave for their own serious health condition, for a family member’s serious health condition, or for the birth of their child without fear of losing their job. Workers who have been employed for at least a year and worked 1,250 hours are entitled to up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave under the CFRA.
  • Employment laws in California are updated regularly. In recent years, California has introduced more employee protections, including:
  • Requiring companies to reclassify hundreds of thousands of workers wrongfully labeled as independent contractors,
  • Prohibiting companies from discriminating based on a person’s hairstyle,
  • Permitting first responders to receive workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder, and
  • Instituting new job equality and minimum wage guidelines.

At the local level, Los Angeles County and Los Angeles City have their own minimum wage laws.

Types of Employment Law Claims

We understand your unique challenges when pursuing a claim against your employer. We are here to fight for you and tip the legal scales in your favor. We aren’t afraid to go up against unscrupulous companies, no matter how big or small your employer is. We can represent you in a variety of cases, including:

Contact us immediately if you think your employer has violated federal, state, or local employment laws. Let us review your case and help you determine your next steps.

Going up against your employer can be scary. Choosing the right employment law attorney is crucial. Not all law firms focus on employment law rights or have the resources and expertise to help you get the justice you deserve. King & Siegel LLP is here to help. Our team knows what’s at stake. We have a proven record of success handling the toughest employment law cases. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, including class action settlements. If your employer has violated employment laws once, there’s always a chance they’ve done it before. By coming forward and sharing your story, you may uncover a pattern of behavior that opens the door to a class action lawsuit.

How Los Angeles Employment Lawyers at King & Siegel LLP Can Help with Your Legal Needs

At King & Siegel, we are dedicated to helping you navigate your most personal and complex legal problems. We will work to protect your interests and achieve your objectives with a tailored, personalized, and strategic approach. We offer a range of services that can make your legal journey easier and more efficient, including but not limited to:

  • Honest case evaluations—you can rely on our honest assessment of your case to help you make informed decisions and increase your chances of success;
  • Unparalleled legal expertise—we possess extensive experience in employment laws and will guide you through the legal system, making sure you never miss important details or deadlines;
  • Personalized legal strategy—we can provide expert advice and guidance tailored to your specific situation, maximizing your chances of prevailing;
  • Expert negotiation—whether for a fair settlement in a discrimination case or resolving a wage dispute with your employer, you can count on our expertise to work in your favor;
  • Trial advocacy—if we need to go to trial to resolve your legal dispute, we will fight fiercely to protect your rights and advocate for your interests;
  • Preventing retaliation—if you file a complaint against your employer, we can help ensure your employer doesn’t retaliate and will take all legal actions necessary to protect you.

Securing legal representation can be your best decision when dealing with workplace legal issues. Doing so can increase your chances of achieving a more favorable resolution. Don’t approach the matter alone; if you need employment lawyers in Los Angeles, contact us to discuss your employment-related concerns, explore your legal options, and let us explain how we can help you.


Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Know If I Have an Employment Law Case?
You may have an employment law claim if your employer violated your rights or engaged in unlawful behavior. If you believe you are a victim of workplace injustice, the Los Angeles employment law attorneys at King & Siegel can review your case and help you decide whether to file a complaint or lawsuit.
Can I File an Employment Law Claim on My Own?
Yes. But if you’re considering filing an employment law case, you should know that it can be complicated and overwhelming. Not only that, going solo can lead to delays in settling your case and result in poorer outcomes. It’s best to seek the advice of an experienced employment attorney before making any decisions to ensure the best possible results.
Is an Employment Lawyer Expensive?
It depends. How much a law firm or lawyer charges depends on their experience, the type of case, the complexity of the claim, and their track record. At King & Siegel, we offer free case reviews and represent our clients on a contingency basis. This means we are only paid if we recover money for you. Our interests are aligned.
Can I Recover Damages If My Employment Case Succeeds?
Yes. If you win your employment case, you could be eligible for compensation that covers everything from lost wages to emotional distress, attorney’s fees, and other damages. If you have specific questions about potential compensation, speaking with a knowledgeable employment attorney at King & Siegel is a smart move—reach out to us today and get the legal help you deserve.
What If My Employer Terminates Me for Unfair Reasons?
In California, employment is “at will.” This means your employer can fire you at any time, for any reason, even when it seems unfair—as long it’s legal. However, if your employer terminated you for unlawful reasons, you may have a wrongful termination claim. If you think your employer fired you illegally, a skilled employment attorney at King & Siegel can evaluate your case, inform you of your rights and options, and help you proceed with a wrongful termination lawsuit.
What Is Employer Retaliation?
As an employee, you have the right to engage in legally protected activities and exercise your employment law rights, including filing a complaint or lawsuit against your employer. Employer retaliation occurs when an employer takes an adverse action, such as firing or demoting you, for doing so. Employer retaliation is illegal, so if you believe you’ve been retaliated against, taking action as soon as possible is vital to protect your rights.
Can an Employer Pay Me Less Than Minimum Wage?
No. Employers must pay you the minimum wage set by federal, state, or local regulations. Minimum wages vary depending on the city, state, and rarely, age and job, but an employment attorney can protect your rights and ensure you’re getting paid what you’re entitled to. If you have questions about employment law we haven’t answered, please don’t hesitate to contact us today to set up a free consultation. You work hard—we’re here to ensure your employer recognizes that and treats you with the respect and dignity you deserve.

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Standing Up for Your Rights at Work

We take your case personally. We enforce your right to make a living free from discrimination, harassment, and wage theft. Whether you know you've been wronged or you just want to understand your rights, we provide free, 30-minute consultations. When you retain an employment lawyer at King & Siegel LLP, we will protect your rights and help you fight your employer for compensation and other damages. Employment law cases are rarely straightforward, no matter how much evidence you think you have. We start by conducting a thorough investigation. If necessary, we speak to witnesses and preserve their testimony should your case go to trial. We will gather documentation, records, and evidence that support your case. You don’t need to worry about missing important deadlines when you hire an experienced Los Angeles employment lawyer. We ensure all legal deadlines are met so your case can move forward. However, if you wait to hire an attorney later in the claims process and some crucial deadlines have already passed, we will still do our best to help you. Don’t jeopardize your case by failing to contact an attorney right away. Your attorney will be there with you every step of the way and walk you through the legal process. We understand how serious and stressful employment law cases are. Too many times, employers take advantage of workers or fail to follow federal and state employment laws. In some instances, it might be oversight or accidental. However, some employers purposely push boundaries or hope employees are unaware of their rights. We can help you exercise your rights and hold your employer accountable.

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Julian Burns King
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Why Choose Us

Our Clients Always Come First

At King & Siegel LLP, our legal professionals understand that litigation is a new and daunting experience for most of our clients. Maybe you are afraid to speak up because of the professional consequences. Maybe you are afraid of testifying or concerned about intrusion into your personal history. We are here to guide you through the process and to take the stress off you. Do not be afraid. We have walked clients through these experiences hundreds of times and have learned that preparation, planning, and clear and honest communication with our clients lead to the strongest results. This is why we strive to be approachable and easy to talk to so that you feel comfortable coming to us whenever you need legal guidance.

We Are Passionate About What We Do

We started King & Siegel because we believe that the same aggressive, skilled, and passionate litigation tactics we learned at big firms could and should be available to workers and consumers in their most critical legal moments—when you are harassed, assaulted, demoted, fired, defrauded, or exploited by the institutions you rely on.

Free, No-Strings-Attached Consultations

All consultations are 100% free. Not sure you have a case? That's fine. We're happy to learn more about your situation and point you in the right direction. We go toe-to-toe with employers to get you the compensation you deserve.

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