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Newport Beach Employment Law Attorneys

Newport Beach Employment Lawyers

The experienced Newport Beach employment lawyers at Bisnar Chase are passionate about protecting the rights of workers and holding employers accountable.

Our skilled attorneys have won a huge range of employment lawsuits in Newport Beach, ranging from wage and hour disputes to discrimination cases. We are here to make sure employers – from large firms to smaller companies – cannot take advantage of their staff.

For immediate legal help, contact the Newport Beach employment attorneys of Bisnar Chase. We offer a free, no-obligation case review. Our experts can provide the guidance you need to decide how to take your case forward.

Call (949) 203-3814 now, or click the button below for expert help now.

Your Employee Rights in California

Employment Attorneys Newport Beach

Employees across Southern California have basic rights in the workplace. Unfortunately, we have seen plenty of cases in which their employers abuse these rights.

Workers should reasonably expect to be compensated for the hours they work – including overtime when applicable. Everyone is also legally entitled to break and lunch periods when they work a certain number of hours.

In addition, employees should be properly equipped to perform their duties, and have the right to work in an environment which is free from discrimination. If you believe your workplace rights have been violated, contact an employment lawyer in Newport Beach for help.

What Do Newport Beach Employment Lawyers Do?

When you contact Bisnar Chase, you will get a free consultation to explore the circumstances of your case, combined with expert guidance.

Once one of our Newport Beach employment lawyers takes a case on, they will work to establish evidence supporting your claim. They will then use this evidence to either:

  • Negotiate a settlement, with the offending employer paying out an acceptable amount of compensation, OR;
  • Take the case to court and fight for a favorable decision

We are adept at handling wage and hour violations, discrimination cases, abusive work environments, and wrongful terminations. If the evidence indicates that yours is not an isolated case, we are also skilled at handling class action lawsuits.

Our California Employment Lawsuit Victories

We are proud of the results we have achieved for our clients in various employment lawsuit cases. You can count on us to fight for the maximum amount of compensation possible for you.

Some of our recent employment lawsuit results include:

$2,000,000 →Wage and Hour
$1,478,819 →Wage and Hour
$600,000 →Wage and Hour
$575,000 →Wage and Hour
$250,000 →Wage and Hour

The level of compensation a victim might receive in an employment dispute legal case will come down to the circumstances of the specific case. But our Newport Beach labor lawyers are experts when it comes to getting the best results possible.

Types of Employment Lawsuits

There is a wide variety of ways in which an employee’s rights can be violated. How do you know whether you might have a case for an employment lawsuit? Read our handy guide below to learn more about the different types of workplace violations you might suffer in Newport Beach.

Wage and Hour Disputes in Newport Beach

Some of the most common employment disputes in Newport Beach involve wage and hour violations. This can include:

  • Paying an employee less than the minimum wage
  • A failure to pay overtime when overtime work has been done
  • Paying lower than the contracted rate for overtime work
  • Making illegal deductions from a worker’s paycheck

Investigations have shown that a huge percentage of employees are not paid the correct amount of overtime, while others are not compensated for overtime or off-the-clock work at all. Read more about the overtime pay regulations.

Legal Break Times

Workers are entitled to breaks and meal periods. This means that employers must allow a paid 10-minute break for every four hours the employee works by law. The employee is also guaranteed a lunch break of at last 30 minutes, which must be taken before their fifth hour of working ends.

Discrimination Lawsuit

Some labor and employment law cases include workplace discrimination. This is when negative actions were taken against a worker or potential employee due to their race, age, ethnicity, disability, sex or religion.

It is against the law for these factors to be used in decisions regarding hiring, pay, and promotions, among others.

Hostile Working Environment

Any worker forced to suffer a hostile working environment may have a legal claim. This can refer to unreasonable actions taken which cause employee discomfort. A couple of common examples include sexual harassment and workplace bullying.

An employer may be culpable if they are directly responsible for this behavior, or if they knew about it and did not do anything to stop it.

Sexual harassment in the office - a boss touches his female employee's shouler inappropriately

Wrongful Termination

This refers to any kind of dismissal which is carried out for illegitimate or illegal reasons. There may be a wrongful termination case if the firing:

  • Goes against company guidelines or public policy
  • Is a result of discrimination
  • Is a result of employer retaliation
  • Was caused by a worker refusing to comply with unreasonable or illegal demands

If any of these situations have been suffered by an employee in the workplace, they should seriously consider pursuing legal action. Moving forward with employment litigation can result in the victim receiving compensation, but it is also important to hold the offenders accountable.

Labor Laws in California

Employees in California receive a high level of protection from the state’s labor laws. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides the basis for many employment laws, augmented by California-specific legislation.

The FLSA was created in 1938 to prevent employers from forcing their employees to work excessive hours. It established a national minimum wage and guaranteed 1.5x pay for overtime in certain jobs.

This employment act has been added to and expanded on by further laws over the years. For instance, the Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947 established that all work-related activities, performed for the employer’s benefit, must be paid – regardless of when they are performed.

The following are just some of the important points of California employment law which apply to workers in Newport Beach.

  • As of 2019, the minimum wage is $11 per hour for companies with 25 or fewer employees. Minimum wage is $12 for companies with 26 or more employees
  • Minimum wage is scheduled to increase by $1 each year until 2023
  • Overtime applies when an employee works more than 8 hours per day, or 40 hours per week
  • 8/40 hour overtime rates should be 1.5x the employee’s normal pay
  • Employees will be entitled to 2x normal pay if they work overtime amounting to: 12+ hours in a day, or 8+ hours on 7 days in a row
  • Some positions are exempt from the overtime regulations. These can include executives, admin staff, and computer software pros.
  • All working hours must be paid, and employers cannot force their staff to work outside of those hours without overtime.
  • All expenses which are necessary to a worker performing their duties must be reimbursed by the employer
  • Employers are NOT required to provide paid vacation time
An overworked employee falls asleep on his desk next to a large pile of paperwork

For more information on any of these California laws, contact a specialist Newport Beach employment law attorney. They will be able to provide more detail on the laws applicable to you, and help you decide how to proceed.

How Much Does a Newport Beach Employment Lawyer Cost?

When it comes to employment law litigation, you need a specialist employment attorney on your side. But many people are put off because they think it will be expensive to hire a lawyer. That does not have to be the case.

At Bisnar Chase we offer a ‘No Win, No Fee’ guarantee. Our law firm will advance all necessary costs relating to your case. If we do not win, you will not have to pay. This system ensures our services are open to everyone who needs them.

We have many years of experience representing employees who have been wronged by their employers, and believe in our ability to help win your case too.

Finding the Best Newport Beach Employment Lawyers Near You

Bisnar Chase is a top-quality law group which prides itself on providing expert help to wronged employees in Newport Beach and across Orange County. If you need an employment attorney in or around the 92660 area, we can help.

We believe that our track record speaks for itself. We have a 99% success rate and have collected more than $650 million for our clients.

Our employment lawyers represent clients who have suffered due to the illegal actions of their employers. They will do everything possible to get those victims as much compensation as possible, and hold the offending employers accountable.

Call the Newport Beach employment lawyers of Bisnar Chase now on (949) 203-3814 for immediate help, or click to contact us and arrange a free initial consultation.

Case Results

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    Auto Defect – Seat Manufacturers, Johnson Controls

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    Motorcycle Accident

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    Defective Seatback

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    Bicycle Accident

Client Reviews

Bisnar Chase Review - Natalie

I’m so impressed with this law firm. I lost my mother because of a seat defect when she was rear-ended in an auto accident and Bisnar Chase stepped up and took our case. The staff is wonderful and Brian Chase took his time explaining everything via phone with me. I’m honored to have the best of the best working on our family’s behalf, trying to get justice for my Mom, because of a negligent car company still manufacturing faulty seats. I look forward to working with this firm and am hopeful for a positive outcome. Thank you so much, Brian Chase. I know you will work your hardest on this case. God Bless you.

Natalie C.
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Bisnar Chase has been amazing with me through my lawsuit. I felt real compassion for my case and I was given their very best to make sure I was well taken care of. In addition to the great service given during my case, Bisnar Chase helped me get my son to his invited USA Football Team camp in Texas. They immediately offered to help fund the trip and are so supportive of his journey. I felt Kristi is just as excited for him as I am with this opportunity. Kristi has been an absolute delight to talk with. Bisnar Chase is more than I ever expected I could get in an attorney. I would recommend them to anyone!

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Bisnar Chase Google Review - Lena

I wasn’t sure if I needed a personal injury attorney because I’d never been in a car accident before. I assumed I’d just go straight through the other driver’s insurance but that quickly became a nightmare. I spent months fighting over the simplest of issues about my case, which was 100% the other driver’s fault. I hired Bisnar Chase to see if they could just take it over for me. I was really impressed with how much they communicated everything to me! I suddenly started getting calls from the insurance company, imagine that. My final settlement was 6 times what I asked for to begin with. Everyone I dealt with was really involved in what was best for me, not the insurance.

Lena Murillo


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