California Tech Employment Law Specialists

High-Tech Employment Issues In San Diego, Palo Alto, Long Beach, Irvine, Los Angeles Or Elsewhere In California? We Can Help.

Your Advocate In Employment Lawsuits

California is well-known for its booming tech industry, especially in Silicon Valley and surrounding areas. What is less well-known, though, is that many employees in the high-tech sector are misclassified as exempt (meaning they do not get paid overtime), subjected to discrimination and harassment, and retaliated against on a regular basis. At Garay Law, we fight for the interests of employees in the high-tech industry and routinely stand up against even the largest tech giants in the world. Our high-tech employment attorneys and our affiliated lawyers have gained a reputation as dedicated employee advocates and have successfully represented clients in individual and multiparty actions such as:

  • Wage and hour claims (misclassification/overtime)
  • Severance claims
  • Discrimination claims
  • Harassment claims
  • FMLA/CFRA cases
  • All other employment claims (such as retaliation and wrongful termination)

What Techies Need To Know About Overtime Laws


Computer professionals will qualify for the exemption only if they are truly performing discretionary duties that require bona fide independent judgment more than 50 percent of the time.

In a claim for overtime, California law looks to the realistic expectations of the job description. The law focuses on the day-to-day duties of the employee — do not be fooled by a job title or an employer’s classification of a job as exempt.

Garay Law attorneys are highly experienced in determining whether you are owed overtime regardless of the complex nature of your job description. We have obtained more than $200 million for clients in employment law cases, and many of our most successful claims were overtime matters involving employees in the high-tech industry.

Questions About Employment Law For Techies? Contact Our Firm For Answers.

Arrange a free consultation by calling 800-499-1341 or contacting Garay Law via email.

Our clients include those with job titles including:

  • Engineers
  • Associate systems engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Senior AM systems engineer
  • Senior network engineer
  • Test engineer
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Sustaining engineer
  • Senior systems engineer
  • Staff network engineer
  • Staff systems engineer
  • Staff telecomm engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Support engineer
  • Information Technology (IT Employment Law Cases)
  • Associate desktop systems specialist
  • Associate IT remote support specialist
  • Associate systems administrator
  • Customer support manager
  • Desktop systems specialist
  • IT remote support specialist
  • Senior business systems analyst
  • Senior database administrator
  • Senior desktop systems specialist
  • Senior IT remote support specialist
  • Senior program analyst
  • Senior staff program analyst
  • Senior systems administrator
  • Senior systems analyst
  • Senior Web administrator
  • Senior Web technologist
  • Staff business systems analyst
  • Staff database administrator
  • Staff desktop systems specialist
  • Staff information security analyst
  • Staff IT remote support specialist
  • Staff program analyst
  • Staff systems administrator
  • Systems administrator
  • Systems analyst
  • Web technologist
  • Technology Manufacturing
  • Designer
  • Developer
  • Manufacturing engineer

Attorney Jose R. Garay

JOSE GARAY, APLC has successfully litigated and mediated (as lead counsel and co-counsel) wage and hour cases and obtained certification and appointment as class counsel in many class action lawsuits against some of the largest high-tech employers.

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Representative Cases

Garay Law is a premier boutique firm specializing in class action litigation serving clients all over California in the employment law realm. We have a strong sense of social responsibility and are committed to protecting and seeking enforcement of the rights of the California worker.

The following are representative cases Garay Law was involved in. To learn more, select one below:

  • Construction Workers: Employees Claim Meal And Rest Period Violations And Unpaid Overtime
    Case No. BC510859, Superior Court Of The State of California For Los Angeles County
  • California Labor Commissioner Cites Two Ukiah Restaurants Nearly $2 Million For Wage Theft Violations
    News Release No.: 13-57 · California Department of Industrial Relations
  • Construction Workers: Wage And Hour Lawsuit: NP Mechanical Inc.
    Case No. RIC 1307433
  • Independent Contractors: Breavex Incorporated, et al.
    Case No. 30-2011-00488995-CU-OE-CXC (Orange County Superior Court)
  • Supermarket Overtime, Rest Periods, Meal Period Violations: B & V Enterprises Inc.
    Orange County Superior Court
  • Drivers: Meal And Rest Periods, Overtime: One Stop Brake Supply Santa Ana Inc.
    Superior Court of the State of California County of Orange
  • Inside Salesperson Failure To Pay Commissions: Confidential Retail Defendant
    Superior Court of the State of California County of Orange
  • Inside Sales Person: Monex Deposit Co.
    Case No. 30-2013-00649669-CU-OE-CXC
  • Wage/Hour: Zynga Inc.
    Case No. 12-CV-217392 (Santa Clara County Superior Court)
  • Wage/Hour: Accenture LLP
    Case No. 30-2011-00496293-CU-OE-CXC
  • Wage/Hour: Novellus Systems Inc.
    Case No. 111CV212898
  • Wage/Hour: Citrix Systems Inc.
    Case No. SACV11-01121 DOC (RNBx)