California Firm Delivers Comprehensive Counsel on Employment Law
Experienced attorneys assist workers and businesses statewide
A problem at the workplace affects your well-being and your ability to meet crucial financial needs. Whether you’re a worker or a business, an employment law matter is no place for amateurs. Gates Law Group, A Professional Corporation has extensive experience in California workplace litigation, including cases arising from wage, discrimination, harassment and retaliation disputes. From our home office in Fresno and our other locations in Paso Robles and Visalia, we represent workers and employers in litigation, negotiations and administrative proceedings. Our network of lawyers, including Tom Giovacchini, is very familiar with the letter of the law in this area as well as the practical consequences that accompany these matters.
Skillful Fresno lawyer advises on wage, discrimination and other matters
Regardless of which side you’re on, employment law disputes erode your ability to maximize the value of your efforts. These problems rarely go away on their own, so it’s important to seek prompt assistance from a qualified attorney. We offer a consultation so you can get the immediate help you need for:
- Wage and hour concerns — Our firm handles all types of wage and hour concerns, such as alleged minimum-wage violations, the failure to pay legally mandated overtime and the misrepresentation of employees as contractors to avoid tax and insurance requirements. This area of law changes rapidly, and our firm keeps clients apprised of recent developments such as Executive Order 13658, which sets a minimum wage for federal contractors.
- Discrimination and sexual harassment accusations — If you’ve been treated improperly in the workplace due to your gender, race, religion, age, disability or some other legally protected personal characteristic, or if you’ve been accused of discrimination, our firm will outline the relevant standards. Our representation includes cases involving disparate pay, quid pro quo sexual harassment and hostile work environments. In litigation, negotiations or administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), we are effective advocates.
- Alleged retaliation against whistleblowers — The law protects workers who report misconduct committed by their employers. In False Claims Act cases pertaining to alleged fraud against the federal government and other matters relating to retaliatory job actions, we conduct a thorough investigation to determine if someone was punished improperly for speaking out.
- Questions on health, retirement, leave and unemployment benefits — Strict rules exist regarding health insurance, retirement benefits, employee leave and unemployment benefits. Failure to understand or obey these provisions can have serious consequences. For both workers and businesses, we outline the relevant rules and seek immediate remedies when a violation or misinterpretation occurs.
What happens on the job affects nearly every part of your life, so if you have a concern, question or dispute, you owe it to yourself to secure assistance from a seasoned employment attorney.
Contact an accomplished California employment attorney for a consultation
Gates Law Group, A Professional Corporation represents California clients in a full array of employment law matters. Please call 559-432-9944 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our main location in Fresno or one of our offices in Paso Robles and Visalia.