FIGHTING FOR EMPLOYEES WHEN EMPLOYERS VIOLATE THE LAW
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Los Angeles Employment Attorney
Malatesta Law Stands Up for Employees
Every employee deserves to work in an environment that is free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Every employee also deserves to be paid all earned wages and receive all breaks that are covered under the law. When an employer violates an employee's rights, Malatesta Law fights for that employee and helps them pursue the compensation they deserve.
Fighting for Workers in Los Angeles and Throughout California
Malatesta Law is located in Los Angeles County and represents employees throughout California. With today's technology, Malatesta Law is able to effectively represent individuals across the state. Employers do not simply hire the closest law firm and neither should an employee in need of legal representation. Regardless of where an employee lives in California, they deserve to have the highest level of legal representation.
No Recovery, No Fee
Malatesta Law represents employees on a contingency fee basis. If clients do not receive a recovery, Malatesta Law firm does not earn a fee.
FAQs Employment Laws
Clients throughout Los Angeles turn to Malatesta Law to get answers to employment law questions. Here are a few answers to common questions employees have about worker rights:
What rights do employees have in California?
Employees in the state of California have the following rights:
- The right to be free from harassment and discrimination in the work environment.
- The right to be free from retaliation from filing a complaint against an employer.
- The right to be paid for each hour worked and often the right to be paid overtime, and take meal and rest breaks.
- The right to work in a safe environment.
What are some of the common examples of employment law cases?
Examples of employment law cases include:
- Discrimination Cases
- Sexual Harassment Cases
- Employer Retaliation Cases
- Unpaid Wages Cases
- Wrongful Termination
What is wrongful termination?
In California, it is illegal for an employee to be terminated based on: sex, race, physical disability, mental disability, age, religion, national origin, reporting discrimination or harassment, reporting illegal conduct, reporting unsafe conduct, or for taking certain types of leave.
Are employees in California entitled to a meal break?
Non-exempt employees working at least 5 hours, must be provided with an off-duty 30 minute meal break before the end of the 5th hour worked. Non-exempt employees working at least 10 hours, must be provided with a second off-duty 30 minute meal break before the end of the 10th hour worked.
ANDREW J. MALATESTA, ESQ.
Andrew J. Malatesta is the founder of Malatesta Law. Mr. Malatesta graduated from the number one law school in Southern California, the UCLA School of Law. After becoming a member of the California State Bar, Mr. Malatesta worked under several preeminent attorneys, before founding Malatesta Law.
Malatesta Law only represents employees in employment law matters – that is it. Because of the narrow focus of Mr. Malatesta’s legal practice, Mr. Malatesta has a deep understanding of California employment law and knows what it takes to successfully litigate a California employee’s case.
Mr. Malatesta represents employees because he is passionate about protecting employees' rights. Mr. Malatesta strongly believes that all individuals deserve to be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace, that no individual should ever be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation at work, and that employees deserve to be paid all of the wages they have earned and receive all of the breaks they are lawfully entitled to.
When an employer violates the law, Mr. Malatesta works tirelessly to obtain the compensation his client deserves for their employer's unlawful conduct. Mr. Malatesta cares deeply about each of his clients and personally handles all aspects of each of his client's cases.
Through his relentless passion for his clients, his willingness to roll up his sleeves and work hard, and his legal acumen, Mr. Malatesta has successfully recovered millions of dollars for California employees.
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