Millions of Dollars Recovered for California Employees

Malatesta Law's Client's Testimonials

  • “Andrew took care of the case in less than a year we were done with it. I’m more than thankful for Andrew I definitely recommend him, he will take care of you.”

    Melissa Q
  • “Andrew won my case. The one thing I can say about Andrew is...if he takes on your case, he will have your back all the way and fight for you.”

    Lisa L. Los Angeles
  • “I would highly recommend him”

    Pam M. Los Angeles
  • “If you choose Andrew Malatesta for your case- you will not go wrong!”

    Genevieve H.
  • “We lost our jobs and he gave us peace of mind as soon as he took our case. I highly recommend him. Andrew if you're reading this good job we really appreciate everything you did for us.”

  • “On top of everything he is KIND and you can see that he genuinely cares about his clients that it is not just about a paycheck for him. Highly recommended.”

    Steph S.
  • “Without any reservations, I would highly recommend Andrew and his team to anyone in an employment debacle needing legal guidance.”

    André D.
  • “I highly recommend Andrew and I am very, very pleased with my settlement. Thanks to Andrew’s perseverance, 2020 is looking pretty sweet!”

    Debra J.
  • “Andrew was incredibly responsive, listened to my situation, and helped walk me through my options moving forward.”

    Mike A.
  • “I have had nothing but the best outcome on both of my cases with Andrew!”

    Michelle S.
  • “What a Powerhouse of an attorney Andrew Malatesta, very professional always very polite and definitely an attorney that I would recommend to anybody that needs a good attorney thank you for everything that you have done for myself”

    Bryon P.
  • “Mr. Malatesta is the greatest attorney you can hire for any work related case. He's very professional (will always keep you updated) and most important will fight for your rights.”

    Monica P.
  • “Andrew was very helpful and kind. He made sure that I understood how the process was going to be.”

  • “He gave my case a chance and got me great results. I'm very happy Mr Malatesta. Communication was up to par, he stayed on top of things, always kept me updated.”

  • “Mr.Malatesta is the best of the best. He is very easy to speak to, he cared about my situation and was very attentive to all of my concerns in an amazingly prompt manner.”

    Janet A.

Employment Law Services

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 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.

Standing Up for Employees' Rights in Los Angeles, CA

California law provides employees with substantial and important rights. Malatesta Law is dedicated to ensuring that these rights are protected. Call Malatesta Law, an employment law firm, in Los Angeles for a free consultation. Malatesta Law represents employees on a contingency fee basis and does not earn a penny until clients recover compensation.

Malatesta Law
Office Location:

16501 Ventura Blvd, Suite 400
Encino, CA 91436

Phone: (424) 284-1384