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Employment Matters

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If you want to discuss a wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and any other unlawful employment practice, contact our office for free case evaluation.  The following suggestions may help preserve your rights and strengthen your case.  


  1. Keep a journal - Keep a simple journal for your attorney recording the date and time of any conversations or events including any conversations regarding your employment.
  2. Document, Document, Document - In order to preserve evidence, if a conversation or event takes place that relates to your employment, document the conversation by sending an e-mail or other communications to that person confirming what he or she said and/or what happen.
  3. Preserve evidence - Where possible, keep a journal, hard copies of any communications including e-mails or other possible evidence at home or some place other than at your place of employment.
  4. Do Not Sign Releases -  Do not sign severance agreement and/or any other type of release without first consulting an attorney.
  5. Personnel File - You have rights with respect to your personnel file and other documents related to your employment.  Talk to us about how and when to best make a demand for such records.  

Injury Matters

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If you have been injured, contact us for a free case evaluation.  Whether your matter involves a vehicular collision, a pedestrian incident, a wrongful death, a dog bite, a serious burn or any other serious injury matter, we will provide you with the personalized attention your matter deserves.  The following suggestions may help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. 



  1. Seek medical attention-  Seek medical attention for any potential injuries.  Your injuries may be more serious than you think.
  2. Photographs or videotape recordings - Record your injuries and the accident scene by taking photographs or with the use of a video taping camera.
  3. Insurance companies - Despite what their representatives may tell you, insurance companies are in the business of minimizing the amount of money they pay out. Insurance adjusters and investigators will ask for a statement. Do not give an insurance claims adjuster a statement regarding the accident and your injuries. Talk to an attorney before giving any statement to the insurance company. What you say can and will be used against you.
  4. Keep a journal - Keep a simple journal for your attorney recording the date and time of events including medical care issues, telephone conversations with any insurance representative, your injuries and any pain or limitations you are suffering through because of your injuries.



Wage and Hour Matters

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If you think your employer owes you wages or is cheating the wage and hour laws, contact us for a free case evaluation.  Whether unpaid overtime, meal and rest period violations, unpaid commissions, earned, bonuses, off-the-clock work  or other abusive practices, we can help. The following suggestions may help you recover the wages you are owed and protect your wage and your rights under the labor code.  


  1. Gather Documents - Gather together and keep copies of documents related to the your wage and hour issues, such as time cards  or other records of work time, employee handbook, job descriptions, work schedules, paycheck stubs and other pertinent wage related documents.
  2.  Keep a journal - Keep a simple journal for your attorney recording the date and time of any conversations or events including any conversations regarding your work time, your schedule, your duties.  Keep your own record of such things as hours work, missed meal periods.  
  3.  Document, Document, Document - In order to preserve evidence, if a conversation or event takes place that relates to your wages matter or employment, document the conversation by sending an e-mail or other communications to that person confirming what he or she said and/or what happen. 
  4.  Do Not Sign Releases -  Do not sign severance agreement and/or any other type of release without first consulting an attorney.