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Employment Law

26+ years Defending Your Rights

Representation for Workers in Woodland Hills

Dedicated To Representing Employees in the Workplace

When we start a new job, we assume there will be a certain level of respect between employee and employer to ensure safety, comfort, and productivity. In fact, both state and federal laws require employers to maintain policies and foster work environments where basic employee rights and safety are made a priority. When this does not happen and an employee is wronged, then that employer may be liable for resulting damages.

Our firm proudly protects our clients through matters including, but not limited to:

All Forms of Discrimination:

Our firm strongly believes in the importance of a safe and fair work environment, but at times it can be a challenge to know when your rights are being ignored. Check out the links above to ensure that you are being treated with the respect and equality that you deserve. In addition, if you have any further questions call our firm today. Our experienced attorneys will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

Contact our diligent advocates at (818) 918-5522 today to start exploring your options. Our team is ready to hear your story.


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    What Do I Do if My Employer is Breaking the Law?

    If you believe your employer is violating state or federal wage laws, your first step is to raise the issue internally. You should inform the Human Resources department or payroll department of your company of the problem, following your company’s procedures for bringing concerns to the attention of management. If your complaints don't get anywhere, consult with a competent employment law attorney in Woodland Hills at the Law Office of Payab & Associates.

    How Can an Employment Law Attorney Help Me?

    Employees have the option of pursuing unpaid compensation by either filing a wage claim with a state agency or filing a lawsuit in court. An employment lawyer can tell you whether either of these strategies makes sense, based on the facts of your situation. An employment lawyer will also tell you whether it makes financial sense to have legal representation or whether you should try to bring your claims on your own.

    Most employment cases work on a contingency basis so that legal bills do not compound the stress resulting from your problem. This means that you don’t have to pay until a judgment is decided in your favor.

    Contact The Law Office of Payab & Associates Today

    At the Law Office of Payab & Associates, our dedicated Woodland Hills employment lawyer David Payab, Esq. is well-acquainted with the hardships employees experience when employers fail to treat their workers fairly. Our firm has handled thousands of cases for individuals who have been wronged by others and recovered millions on their behalf by holding those responsible accountable. If you have experienced discrimination, unsafe conditions, or other violations of your rights as an employee, our firm is ready to speak with you.

    Contact our diligent advocates at (818) 918-5522 today to start exploring your options. Our team is ready to hear your story.

    Commonly Asked Questions

    What are my rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)?

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay eligibility, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting employees in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. If you believe your rights under the FLSA have been violated, such as not receiving minimum wage or overtime pay, you may have grounds to pursue legal action against your employer.

    Can I take leave under the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for a family emergency?

    If you are an eligible employee, the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows you to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons, such as a serious health condition that makes you unable to perform your job, or to care for a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition. There are specific eligibility requirements, so it's important to understand your rights and whether you qualify for FMLA leave.

    What should I do if I'm facing unsafe working conditions?

    If you're facing unsafe working conditions, it's crucial to report the issue to your supervisor or employer immediately. Employers are required by law to provide a safe workplace. If the situation is not resolved, you can file a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In some cases, legal action may be necessary to ensure your safety and rights are protected.

    What constitutes wrongful termination, and how can I know if I've been wrongfully terminated?

    Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired for illegal reasons, which can include discrimination, retaliation for whistleblowing, or violation of employment agreements. If you believe you've been terminated for any of these reasons, it's important to consult with an attorney who can evaluate your situation and advise you on potential legal actions.

    Client Testimonials

    • “Patient and Thorough”
      David read through my contract and explained it thoroughly to me, answering every question that I had. He is knowledgeable and a very nice person, and I will be use him again.
      - Former Client
    • “I would highly recommend this law office.”
      David provided professional services and insightful advice to us. I really appreciate the work he has done. I would highly recommend this law office.
      - Former Client
    • “[David] was able to guide me through all my options”
      David from Payab & Associates helped me out immensely when I was at a complete dead end and had no idea what next steps to take. He was able to guide me through all my options and he was so understanding of my situation throughout our communication.
      - Shwetha G.
    • “I didn't feel rushed and I felt heard, which is important for over-the-phone consultations.”
      I was looking for every possible solution to my legal inquiry, and David was really helpful. He is knowledgeable about many legal facets and took the time to educate me about the pros and cons of different choices I could make. He provided cheaper options I can take, which is important for me to consider as a student seeking legal advice. I didn't feel rushed and I felt heard, which is important for over-the-phone consultations. I see myself contacting David again, he's great!
      - Taylor M.
    • “Very professional and I would most definitely recommend them to friends and family”
      Payab & Associates was extremely helpful and supportive to me for my legal consultation. They answered every question I had in a very clear and understandable manner without getting too much into legal jargon. Very professional and I would most definitely recommend them to friends and family
      - Andrew R.
    • “Mr. Payab was very professional and I would definitely recommend his services.”
      I spoke with Mr. Payab through USC's legal consultation program, and he was very helpful and provided detailed advice and assistance. During the consultation, he explained the necessary processes to remedy the issues I was facing and provided tips on clauses to include in the documentation. Mr. Payab was very professional and I would definitely recommend his services. I will definitely contact him again for any future legal advice or consultations.
      - Sameer A.
    • “Mr. Payab is extremely wise and I absolutely give him a five star, first class rating.”
      Mr. Payab and his entire office are truly amazing and Heaven sent! Look no further when seeking counsel. Mr. Payab is extremely wise and I absolutely give him a five star, first class rating. He is the best in the business. The communication, knowledge, and work ethic is outstanding. I am truly grateful for his counsel. David really cares about his clients and it shows.
      - Shy D.
    • “He gave me the best possible advice and several different options.”
      David is amazing, he gave me the best possible advice and several different options. He explained the pros/cons of each option and let me decide how to proceed.
      - Sai A.

    Why Choose The Law Office of Payab & Associates?

    • No fees or costs unless we recover money for you
    • Tens of Millions of dollars recovered for our clients
    • Over 950 five-star reviews on Google, Avvo & Yelp
    • Recipient of “People Love US” on Yelp for 3 years
    • Rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau
    • Over 26 years of legal experience
    • Providing Service in Spanish

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