Thursday, May 26, 2011

Orange County Wrongful Termination Attorney

Are you looking for a Orange County wrongful termination attorney?  A Orange County wrongful termination attorney can help an employee with his/her legal rights.  Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is discharged without a valid reason.  For the termination to be considered "wrongful", it has to be illegal.  This means that an employer must violate the law when discharging the employee.  When an employee is wrongfully fired, his/her legal rights are disregarded and compromised. 
Joseph Farzam Law Firm is a wrongful termination attorney who represents clients in Orange County.   An example of wrongful termination may be where the termination is extremely unfair and/or prejudice.  Wrongful termination may be very difficult to prove.  (EX- if an employer fire an employee based upon the employee's age, gender or ethnicity, it would be considered wrongful termination because the employer violated anti-discrimination laws).  However, if the employer lets an employee go due to a petty conflict, it is not regarded as wrongful termination even though the reason for termination is a bit unfounded.
In some circumstances, people who have been wrongfully terminated may be able to file a civil lawsuit against their ex-employers.  A lawsuit may be filed to collect punitive damages from the employer as long as the employee can prove in a court of law that he/she was wrongfully terminated. 
Proving wrongful termination is never easy. This is why people who have been wrongfully terminated should always take the time to review his/her legal options with a knowledgeable employment law attorney.  As Joseph Farzam Law Firm is located in Orange County, our firm can represent employees regarding their individual situation, investigate the facts surrounding the case, interview witnesses or the ex-employer, and help the employee build and bring a lawsuit against the employer.  
If you or someone you know is searching for a Orange County wrongful termination attorney or has any type of employment law issues, please feel free to contact our office.  We would be glad to to be of assistance to you.  Our firm has handled many wrongful termination cases and have exceeded the expectations of our clients with our customer service and settlement results.  Feel free to contact our office today. 

Los Angeles Wrongful Termination Attorney

Are you looking for a Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney?  A Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney can help an employee with his/her legal rights.  Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is discharged without a valid reason.  For the termination to be considered "wrongful", it has to be illegal.  This means that an employer must violate the law when discharging the employee.  When an employee is wrongfully fired, his/her legal rights are disregarded and compromised. 
Joseph Farzam Law Firm is a wrongful termination attorney centrally located in Los Angeles.   An example of wrongful termination may be where the termination is extremely unfair and/or prejudice.  Wrongful termination may be very difficult to prove.  (EX- if an employer fire an employee based upon the employee's age, gender or ethnicity, it would be considered wrongful termination because the employer violated anti-discrimination laws).  However, if the employer lets an employee go due to a petty conflict, it is not regarded as wrongful termination even though the reason for termination is a bit unfounded.
In some circumstances, people who have been wrongfully terminated may be able to file a civil lawsuit against their ex-employers.  A lawsuit may be filed to collect punitive damages from the employer as long as the employee can prove in a court of law that he/she was wrongfully terminated. 
Proving wrongful termination is never easy. This is why people who have been wrongfully terminated should always take the time to review his/her legal options with a knowledgeable employment law attorney.  As Joseph Farzam Law Firm is located in Los Angeles, our firm can represent employees regarding their individual situation, investigate the facts surrounding the case, interview witnesses or the ex-employer, and help the employee build and bring a lawsuit against the employer.  
If you or someone you know is searching for a Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney or has any type of employment law issues, please feel free to contact our office.  We would be glad to to be of assistance to you.  Our firm has handled many wrongful termination cases and have exceeded the expectations of our clients with our customer service and settlement results.  Feel free to contact our office today. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Los Angeles Employment Severance Package Attorney

Are you looking for a Los Angeles severance package attorney?  Joseph Farzam Law Firm is a Los Angeles severance package attorney.  A severance package attorney can help an employee receive their severance pay in Los Angeles.  Companies may issue a severance package when they downsize in their employees, which is also referred to as a lay-off.   
There are some corporate companies that experience a lot of drastic changes because of the today’s economy. Therefore this leads the company to downsize in employees which causes employers to terminate their employees at will and without any cause. To provide relief from the loss of employment and source of income, a severed employee is entitled to get employee severance packages.
A severance package usually includes a severance pay (which can range from two weeks or as much as six months or more worth of your monthly salary); and any earned and unused vacation/sick leaves, profit sharing, accrued bonuses leading to your termination date and if offered, stock options. Your severance pay usually includes a separation agreement which is a binding contract outlining the terms of separation, including your agreement not to disclose any trade secrets or to hold the company liable for terminating you.
However there are some companies that may extend their employment severance packages as far as continuing the benefits even after termination, such as health insurance, life insurance and disability insurance. They might also offer stock options in case an employee wants to be a stockholder of the company. Others may provide outplacement services, job training or career placement to give you an edge in finding a better employment or to improve your existing work skills. Out of the employer’s good heart, they might also write a good letter of recommendation as part of their severance package to add credibility and confidence for any potential future employers. It is wise to know that an employee may actually attempt to negotiate for a better severance package from his/her previous employer, provided that their negotiations are credible and reasonable, based on the aspects of your package.
You may want to seek legal representation to determine and analyze if you will be getting a fair pay regarding your employment severance package. These types of matters may be difficult, especially if taken in the context of the employee's individual circumstances. In many cases, obtaining advice from legal counsel will help in determining if you are getting the appropriate and correct amount of what is owed to you, and to protect your working separation rights. 
Joseph Farzam Law Firm is a Los Angeles employment severance package attorney that can guide and assist you in selecting the best employment severance packages you can avail, and to make sure that your legal rights as a separated employee as upheld should there be consequences or rewards that may be brought out from the severance package. We can also help you negotiate with your employer if deemed necessary.  Please feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.  We would be glad to assist you. 

Los Angeles Non-compete Agreement Employment Attorney

Are you looking for a Los Angeles non-compete agreement employment attorney?  Joseph Farzam Law Firm is a Los Angeles non-compete agreement employment attorney.  There are many business entities in California who invest a large amount of their assets to train their workforce in order to improve their skills and be more productive and efficient in their functions. Throughout these training processes and official performances of their jobs, the employees will learn about the company’s operations and other secret dealings. These are some of the primary reasons why they oblige their employees to sign a formal non-compete agreement.  This non-compete agreement hinders the employees to perform same jobs upon the termination of their services.
After the end of their employment contracts, most employees look for similar jobs with other companies. However, some of them even apply for job positions with their prior fellow competitors (working in the same trade or business where their former employers worked).  This can make these workers extremely valuable since they have the knowledge and resources to divulge the secrets and techniques they have learned and utilize it to perform better from their former company. Some of these competitor companies can get greedy and eager for these workers and therefore offer larger compensations to attract skilled workers coming from their business competitors. 
Businesses in Los Angeles have the right and responsibility to protect and defend their assets and interests at all times. They can take all the necessary precautions and exercise all the legally accepted manners to make sure that their employees will not turn out against them. However they cannot bring harm against the employee and there are certain circumstances when letting them sign an accord stating their pledge of not engaging in other similar jobs in the same area and for a certain period of time.  There are also certain circumstances and limitations when trying to enforce a non-compete agreement.  
If you or someone you know is looking for a Los Angeles non-compete agreement employment attorney, please feel free to contact our office.  Our firm has many years of employment law experience and we would be glad to assist you with any and all of your employment legal matters.  
Please feel free to contact our office today for a free consultation.  We look forward to assisting you. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Los Angeles Employment Severance Package Attorney

Are you looking for a Los Angeles severance package attorney?  Joseph Farzam Law Firm is a Los Angeles severance package attorney.  A severance package attorney can help an employee receive their severance pay in Los Angeles.  Companies may issue a severance package when they downsize in their employees, which is also referred to as a lay-off.   
There are some corporate companies that experience a lot of drastic changes because of the today’s economy. Therefore this leads the company to downsize in employees which causes employers to terminate their employees at will and without any cause. To provide relief from the loss of employment and source of income, a severed employee is entitled to get employee severance packages.
A severance package usually includes a severance pay (which can range from two weeks or as much as six months or more worth of your monthly salary); and any earned and unused vacation/sick leaves, profit sharing, accrued bonuses leading to your termination date and if offered, stock options. Your severance pay usually includes a separation agreement which is a binding contract outlining the terms of separation, including your agreement not to disclose any trade secrets or to hold the company liable for terminating you.
However there are some companies that may extend their employment severance packages as far as continuing the benefits even after termination, such as health insurance, life insurance and disability insurance. They might also offer stock options in case an employee wants to be a stockholder of the company. Others may provide outplacement services, job training or career placement to give you an edge in finding a better employment or to improve your existing work skills. Out of the employer’s good heart, they might also write a good letter of recommendation as part of their severance package to add credibility and confidence for any potential future employers. It is wise to know that an employee may actually attempt to negotiate for a better severance package from his/her previous employer, provided that their negotiations are credible and reasonable, based on the aspects of your package.
You may want to seek legal representation to determine and analyze if you will be getting a fair pay regarding your employment severance package. These types of matters may be difficult, especially if taken in the context of the employee's individual circumstances. In many cases, obtaining advice from legal counsel will help in determining if you are getting the appropriate and correct amount of what is owed to you, and to protect your working separation rights. 
Joseph Farzam Law Firm is a Los Angeles employment severance package attorney that can guide and assist you in selecting the best employment severance packages you can avail, and to make sure that your legal rights as a separated employee as upheld should there be consequences or rewards that may be brought out from the severance package. We can also help you negotiate with your employer if deemed necessary.  Please feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.  We would be glad to assist you. 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Employee Contract Attorney in Los Angeles

Are you looking for an employee contract attorney in Los Angeles?  Joseph Farzam Law Firm is an employee contract attorney in Los Angeles. As Los Angeles is a city in California, the California law will preside. 
An employee in California is most often considered at-will employment while being employed by an employer. At-will employment is a written employment contract which is more of an exception than a rule. However, in the absence of a written contract, the agreement may be deemed to be an implicit contract under certain circumstances.
Typically, employment contracts are drafted to define the terms and conditions of an employer-employee relationship. This document also provides the employer with power over his employees which would include the following: ability to leave business, the grounds for termination, available benefits, the methods for resolving disputes, and limitations on competition and disclosure of trade secrets and other business information).
However, a written employment contract may pose a problem to an employer.  This could happen in circumstances such as if he/she decides to change the terms of contract or wants a business change, which he/she can only do by renegotiating the terms. While under an employment contract, the employer is under an obligation to deal fairly with the employees under the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, otherwise he/she can be held liable for violation of contract and breach of the duty to act in good faith.
There may be issues and problems that arise out of a poorly-drafted employment contract which could adversely affect the employer-employee relationship. This underscores the importance of having a well-written employment contract.
Joseph Farzam Law Firm is a professional and highly skilled employment attorney who can represent an employee with their employment contract or any other employment law issues.  Feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.  We would be glad to assist you and inform you of your rights and protections. 

Attorney for Family and Medical Leave Act in Los Angeles

Are you searching for an Attorney for Family and Medical Leave Act in Los Angeles?  Joseph Farzam Law Firm is an attorney for Family and Medical Leave Act matters within Los Angeles.  The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 may also be referred to as FMLA.  The FMLA was signed by the US Senate and House of Representatives to grant family and temporary medical leave under certain circumstances. This Act has been considered as a landmark legislation catering to employee's rights and welfare. 
Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, an eligible employee is entitled to a total of 12 weeks leave during any a 12-month period for these reasons:
  1. birth and care of the newborn child of the employee,
  2. placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care,
  3. taking care of an immediate family member (spouse, child or parent) with a serious medical condition, or
  4. taking medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.
Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, it only requires unpaid leave for employers; however, an eligible employee may also be given appropriate paid leave to substitute unpaid leave if he/she has earned leave credits. The paid leave can then be counted against the 12-week Family and Medical Leave Act leave entitlement if the employee is properly notified of the designation when the leave begins. An employee can also use the Family and Medical Leave Act leave successively if he/she cannot take the 12-week FMLA leave at once; there is no requirement to exhaust the whole allotted time. You may also do part time work while on leave, subject to certain limitations.
It is unlawful for the employer to restrain an employee from working again if he/she takes an FMLA leave as mandated by the Family and Medical Leave Act. The leave cannot be used as a negative factor (discrimination/retaliation) in employment actions such as hiring, promotions or disciplinary actions. He/she must be afforded the right to work again on the same position or its equivalent, the right to get the same pay, benefits and working conditions once the employee returns from Family and Medical Leave Act leave. In addition, an eligible employee must enjoy the same health benefits while on leave as if the employee had continued to work instead of taking the leave.
Although the Family and Medical Leave Act law has been enacted, there are a lot of eligible employees who are not aware that they can actually avail of this leave privilege or they do not want to get this privilege because they fear of any negative repercussions on their employment. You can obtain information about your rights and protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act by seeking legal counsel from an employee relations attorney. 
If you or someone you know is looking for an employment Attorney for Family and Medical Leave Act in Los Angeles, please feel free to contact our office.  We would be glad to be of assistance to you.