California Employment Law

Employment law is extremely complex, and many employees are unaware of their rights. Employers wield considerable power. They have inequitable bargaining power with regard to setting contract terms. In addition, the impact they can have on employees’ prospective employment and internal mobility through misallocation of skill sets and other tactics often puts the employee at an extreme disadvantage. It is easy for employees to feel helpless to speak up, even when their rights are clearly being violated. Do not be afraid to take action; the law is on your side.

The employee rights lawyers at Garay Law have represented clients throughout California in all types of employment and labor law cases. Our extensive experience with these matters allows us to be much more proactive in our efforts to ensure that employee rights are protected and to hold California employers accountable to the law.

Your Advocate In Employment Lawsuits

Many people see a lawsuit against their employers as a one-way ticket to the unemployment line. State and federal laws provide specific protections against employer retaliation against employees, including blacklisting and other practices that can make employees hesitant to seek legal advice. We take the fear out of pursuing action against the injustices that are suffered by thousands of California employees on a daily basis.Asset finance (including aircraft and rail finance).

We fight the battle for you. We use proprietary, court-tested strategies designed to protect your interests and keep you safe from unlawful retaliation. Our broad coalition of attorneys has experience handling even the most complex California employment law matters.

Our firm represents clients in a broad range of complex employment law matters, including:

  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Unpaid time
  • Unpaid overtime/salary misclassification
  • Overtime and high-tech misclassification
  • Commission disputes and unpaid commissions
  • Rest period violations
  • Meal periods
  • Vacations
  • Piece rate issues
  • Discrimination
  • Gender or sex discrimination
  • Race discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • National origin discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Sexual orientation/gender identity discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Workplace harassment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Disability harassment
  • Whistleblower
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • FMLA/CFRA leave
  • H-1B employees
  • Severance and layoffs

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 ยท 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)