Straggas Law provides business litigation services to help California businesses defend their interests and pursue their rights both inside and outside of the courtroom. We have successfully represented clients in addressing all types of business litigation matters, including contract claims, employment claims, corporate governance, shareholder disputes, and other matters.learn more
Our attorneys have decades of experience in defending and advising California businesses in a wide range of employment law matters. We have successfully resolved numerous types of employment disputes in our clients’ favor, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour cases. We also provide counsel to clients in creating procedures and processes to avoid employment law challenges.learn more
Straggas Law Group helps its clients to develop sound and effective employment policies and employee handbooks as part of an overall strategy to create a safe and effective work environment, and reduce the risks of litigation.learn more
California’s employment and business laws are complex and constantly evolving. At Straggas Law, our mission is to provide the information necessary to keep our clients up-to-date on the changing laws and business trends that affect their interests.
The firm does not charge for an initial consultation.
The firm offers labor law compliance audit services at a flat fee based upon the number of employees. Unlike other human resource consulting firms, our audit services are provided by licensed California attorneys.
Yes. Mr. Straggas has over 30 years of litigation experience in California courts and will personally oversee the case from start to conclusion.
Yes. The firm can accept payments from all major credit cards.
No. However, it has become a lot more difficult for workers in most industries to qualify as independent contractors. Each situation is unique, and it now it is more important than ever before to consult with an attorney before classifying someone as an independent contractor.
Not all employees can be classified as exempt, and in many instances, the salary of exempt employees must equal twice the applicable minimum wage for hourly employees. We can help you analyze whether any of your employees can be exempt and guide you on how to properly compensate all of your employees.
California and federal laws provide for various types of leaves of absence. Some are paid leaves, but most are not. An employee requesting medical leave may be entitled to federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, or California Family Rights Act (CFRA) leave. Generally, these leaves of absence are unpaid and available only when the employee employs 50 or more employees. However, there are may leave of absence and disability benefit programs that may be implicated, and consultation with an attorney is always recommended when a leave of absence is request.
Congratulations on your new venture. Every new business should begin by finding out what licenses and permits are required for operating their type of business in their locality. The State of California offers assistance in the process through a search engine called CalGold: https://calgold.ca.gov. Also, both the State of California and the federal government require certain postings in the workplace that provide workers with notice of their legal rights. California also requires certain pamphlets to be provided, and that an anti-harassment policy be provided. The foregoing is not an exhaustive list, and consultation with an attorney is always recommended. The attorney can also assist in preparation of an employee handbook and best-practice policies directed toward avoiding litigation. Call us for a free consultation. We offer flat fee rates to help businesses new and old to remain compliant.