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Garay Law has successfully represented technology professionals in a wide range of positions, such as: QA Engineers, Software Engineers (Test Engineers), System Analysts, Support Engineers, Desktop Analysts, Network Engineers/Analysts, Manufacturing Engineers, Program Analysts, Senior Analysts/Engineers and many more.

 

We've taken on some of the largest employers in the state and have collected over $300M for our clients. Our strategy is to be selective about which cases we take on and win big for the clients we do take on. If you would like to discuss whether you have a case, you can contact our office and speak directly with the attorney.

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Why Garay Law

State and federal laws are clear with regard to the rights of employees. Yet, many California employers still put their own interests and agendas ahead of compliance with the law. When legitimate complaints from employees fall on deaf ears, it is important to have a strong advocate with the ability to see that employee rights are protected.

 

At Garay Law, we dedicate our entire practice to protecting the rights of individuals and groups of employees whose rights are being violated by their employers. Our San José employment law attorneys possess a particular level of skill handling cases on behalf of people who work in the technology industry. We have successfully resolved cases against some of the most recognized technology companies in California.

 

Testimonials

Testimonials

Couldn’t be happier to have crossed paths with Jose and his entire team! After my initial consultation, they sprung right into action and kept me updated throughout the entire process. I was initially on the fence about pursuing any actions against an old employer, but I was also adamant that she needed to be held accountable for her inexcusable business practices and outrageous expectations that she forces upon you. I simply didn't want any future employees to endure the pure hell that I did. Call Jose, he’s the best one to handle your case! I’m glad I did!

Jessi T.

I went through a challenging situation with a previous employer, and Jose's firm was a huge help. I reached out to many law firms, but his was extremely quick to respond, and Jose really made an effort to ensure I felt taken care of during a very stressful job situation. I was in a big time crunch as well, and Jose was willing to speak to me well after working hours to review my legal agreements. I couldn't recommend Jose more if you need to pursue potential legal action against an employer.
 

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Meet Jose Garay

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Stanford University

Southern Methodist University (SMU) Law School

300+ Million Collected for Clients

23+ Years of Experience

Jose R. Garay is the owner/principal of JOSE GARAY, APLC. The firm specializes in class-action litigation and focuses on the tech industry and legal issues that affect software engineers and IT Professionals. The firm represents technology professionals in claims relating to wrongful termination, whistleblower protection, PIP fraud, workplace retaliation and claims relating to disability. We have successfully represented clients for claims in a wide variety of companies in Silicon Valley, Orange County, Los Angeles, and throughout California. Mr. Garay has successfully represented high-tech professionals in a wide range of positions, such as: QA Engineers, Software Engineers (Test Engineers), System Analysts, Support Engineers, Desktop Analysts, Network Engineers/Analysts, Manufacturing Engineers, Program Analysts, Senior Analysts/Engineers and many more.

Practice Areas

Severance Negotiations

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Whistleblower Protection

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Wrongful Termination

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Workplace Retaliation

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Sexual Harassment

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Class

Actions

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A Boutique Law Firm Representing Employees in the Technology Field

There are many employment law matters that are specific to tech workers. Some of the main areas of contention for technology professionals involve severance, wrongful termination, and whistleblower retaliation. This leaves employees confused and unsure where to turn.

 

No matter what technology-related employment matter you are dealing with, we can help. Many individuals feel as though a class action is the best way to protect their rights; however, you could benefit more by pursuing your case individually. We will guide you down the right path.

Leveling the Playing Field Between Employers and Employees

We understand how intimidating it can be to pursue legal action against your employer. If you do not take action against the injustice, you only allow your rights and the rights of other employees to continue to be violated. We have no fear about taking on any employer, regardless of how big or powerful.

 

When you hire our firm, you will find everyone here to share the same level of commitment to the success of your case. We work with a highly skilled and respected network of attorneys who focus specifically on the complex employment law issues you are facing. When questions arise, you will always have direct access to a person with complete knowledge about your case.

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SEVERANCE & MASS LAYOFF ALERT: California Biotech Cut Staff

By Jose Garay | October 20, 2023

The first half of 2023 brought job cuts to roughly 100 biotech and pharma companies. But while that may indicate an unstable employment landscape, it is not a universal trend.   Since March, appetite for life sciences talent has gathered steam. According to data from real-estate firm JLL, June 2023 had the sixth highest number …

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SEVERANCE & MASS LAYOFF ALERT: Microsoft-Owned Linkedin

By Jose Garay | October 20, 2023

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn announced Monday that it cut almost 700 employees, with most coming from the engineering organization, according to a memo viewed by CNBC. Cuts also came in the company’s finance and human resources groups, according to a person familiar with the situation who asked to remain unidentified because they were not authorized to discuss …

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Wrongful Termination in California

By Jose Garay | July 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

In the California employment Landscape, wrongful termination is a concern for most employees. Wrongful termination refers to the unlawful dismissal of an employee, wherein the employer violates labor laws, breaches employment contracts, and/or engages in discriminatory practices. Although California provides intensive legal protections for employees, many employers fall short. Wrongful termination can have an impact …

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Examples of Conduct the SEC Is Interested In

By Jose Garay | July 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a regulatory agency in the United States that plays a crucial role in overseeing and enforcing securities laws. The SEC’s mission is to protect investors, maintain fair and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. To fulfill this mission, the SEC focuses on monitoring and investigating various types of …

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Can You Be Fired If Your FMLA Is Denied?

By Jose Garay | July 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides eligible employees with job-protected leave for specific family or medical reasons. It ensures that employees can take time off work to care for their own serious health condition, a family member’s health condition, or for the birth or adoption of a child …

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Similarities and Differences Between Short-Term Disability and FMLA Leave

By Jose Garay | July 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

Short-term disability and the FMLA both offer some form of protection for employees who need to take a leave of absence from work, but each has its own considerations, terms, and requirements. The conditions for taking short-term disability are typically quite different than FMLA qualifications. For example, the FMLA requires employment for 12 months and …

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California Prevailing Wage: Ensuring Fair Compensation for Public Works Projects

By Jose Garay | July 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

In California, the prevailing wage laws serve as a cornerstone for promoting fair labor practices in public works projects. The prevailing wage is the minimum hourly rate, including benefits, paid to workers in a particular locality and trade classification. These laws aim to protect workers from exploitation, ensure fair competition among contractors, and maintain high …

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What Is the California WARN Act?

By Jose Garay | July 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

In times of economic downturn, businesses may face the difficult decision to downsize, restructure, or close their operations. While such actions may be necessary for the survival of a company, they can have a significant impact on employees and their livelihoods. In California, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act was enacted to provide …

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Constructive Discharge – Fired by Conduct: What it Means and Next Steps

By Jose Garay | November 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Constructive Discharge: Understanding Your Rights in the Workplace   In the realm of employment law, constructive discharge is a concept that often raises eyebrows and piques curiosity. It refers to a situation where an employee resigns from their position due to intolerable working conditions created by the employer. Essentially, the employee’s resignation is deemed involuntary, …

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