Employment Law

Employment Law encompasses almost all aspects of the employee/employer relationship other than the actual negotiation process covered by labor law and collective bargaining. Many of the employment laws in place today, such as minimum wage regulation, were enacted as protective labor legislation.

While these are only a few of the most common employment law cases, each requires professional representation to successfully represent your case in a court of law. Our attorneys represent the Los Angeles region, as well as many areas in Southern California.

Employment Law Includes:

• Employment Discrimination
• Pensions
• Collective Bargaining
• Workplace Safety

Hershey Law Offers Representation in:

• Discrimination
• Wage and Hour
• Wrongful Termination
• Harassment
• Whistleblower

Employment Law & Labor Attorney

You Deserve Fairness and Equity in the Workplace

As someone who works hard every day, it can be frustrating and demoralizing to feel like your employer is taking advantage of you. Unfortunately, this is a reality that far too many people have experienced. When working conditions aren’t fair, it’s easy to disengage from work and lose motivation. Our employment and labor lawyers at Hershey Law are passionate about standing up for workers and holding employers accountable when they treat their employees unfairly. We offer our legal services to workers in Los Angeles, CA, and the surrounding area.

Whether it’s discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, or any other employment law matter, we’re here to fight for your rights and ensure that you’re being treated fairly in the workplace. Don’t suffer in silence – let the employment lawyers from Hershey Law help you get the justice you deserve.

What Is Employment Law?

Employment law encompasses almost all aspects of the employee/employer relationship other than the negotiation process covered by labor law and collective bargaining. This includes issues regarding compensation, working conditions, safety standards, insurance coverage, and discrimination cases.

To ensure that each worker receives fair pay and safe working environments, employers must follow strict federal, state, and local rules to avoid legal problems.

If you feel that your employer has violated the terms and conditions of your employment, speak with our Los Angeles employment attorneys today! We’ll listen to your story, investigate your employment law claim, explain your options, and advise you on how best to proceed.

Understanding Employment Law

The basic premise of employment law is to protect workers from being wronged by their employers. In California, the laws regulating employment and employers cover:

  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime Pay
  • Disability Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workplace Discrimination
  • Workers Compensation
  • Meal and Rest Breaks
  • Retaliation
  • Occupational Safety and Health

Besides these legal rights, employment conditions vary greatly from company to company. Your employer may operate within the bounds of the law, but still commit unethical acts or engage in unfair practices. It is often difficult for employees to recognize illegal activity.

If you’re a California employee, you benefit from having strong employment rights. However, these rights come with corresponding responsibilities. At our employment law firm, we know what you need to protect yourself and hold your employer accountable.

Don’t wait – contact us today to request a free consultation with one of our labor attorneys to discuss your case.

Types of Employment Cases

California employment law is vast and includes complex regulations. At Hershey Law, our firm represents employees in several different types of cases:


Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employment discrimination based on protected characteristics such as race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, or national origin is prohibited. Another key piece of legislation is the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, compensation, and promotion. It also expands the protected characteristics to include gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, disability, age, criminal background, and more.

The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) is charged with enforcing Title VII and FEHA.

Wrongful Termination

California is an at-will employment state, meaning that either party can terminate the employment with no reason given. At times, however, this rule doesn’t apply; if employees feel they were terminated due to discriminatory reasons, they can sue their former employer for wrongful termination.

FEHA allows employees to file claims for wrongful termination if they were fired based on retaliation or because of their race, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, or another protected characteristic.


Under FEHA, any verbal or physical conduct that unreasonably interferes with an individual’s ability to perform their job duties or creates a hostile work environment constitutes harassment. This includes both direct and indirect behavior.

An example of harassment would include being called offensive names, receiving unwanted sexual advances, and being subjected to negative comments about your appearance. Contact a Los Angeles employment lawyer immediately if you feel you have been subjected to harassment in the workplace.

Wage and Hour

State wage and hour laws require certain standards of pay for non-exempt (non-salaried) employees. Employers must pay at least the minimum wage. They must also pay overtime rates for each additional hour worked above the standard workweek (8 hours per day, 40 hours per week). In addition, employers must give workers proper rest and meal breaks, cannot require them to work without pay, and cannot misclassify workers as independent contractors to avoid these regulations.

Hershey Law has been representing employees in wage and hour claims for many years and has a proven track record in getting fair compensation for any wage theft, unpaid wages, or other violations.


According to the California Labor Code, public agencies must provide certain protections for whistleblowers who report wrongdoing. These policies help ensure that reporting misconduct is encouraged rather than punished.

At Hershey Law, we represent employees who are seeking relief under the Whistleblower Protection Act (Labor Code 1102.5). Under this act, the penalties for retaliation against those who whistleblow on employer corruption or other illegalities can be severe.


Retaliating against an employee who has filed a claim under FEHA or reported unethical conduct could result in a lawsuit. Many laws prohibit discrimination or retaliation against protected individuals, including federal employment laws such as Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The employment lawyers at Hershey Law fight for the rights of hardworking people every day. Let a labor attorney from our law firm help you if you were retaliated against!

Empower Your Workplace Rights With a Skilled Labor Attorney

Hershey Law provides representation for California employees to maintain safe workplaces, fair conditions, and equal opportunities in the workplace. The Los Angeles employment lawyers at our law office offer legal counsel in all areas of employment law. We represent individuals and groups of employees in litigation and administrative proceedings for all types of employment disputes.

Contact Us Today!

Contact us today if you are interested in speaking with a knowledgeable labor attorney regarding your employment rights and responsibilities. You may reach out directly by calling 310-929-2190 or contacting us online.

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