Cases We Handle

Practicing Law Across Many Areas

Client-Focused and Attentive Representation

Our firm has cultivated a strong reputation for winning results throughout our decades of practice. We are rarely unsuccessful; litigation is what we do. However, just as important for us is client engagement. We will work together with you to build your case, and you can expect thorough and frequent communication throughout the legal process. Our lawyers aim to be responsive and accessible, and we put your needs and interests at the forefront as we strategize your case. Whether you are vexed about your hostile work environment, an unlawful termination, or a blatant violation of your labor rights, our labor attorneys are here to fight for you.

Contact Gaines & Gaines online for a free initial consultation to discuss your legal options today. Let’s champion your labor rights together.


Baskerville Employment Law Attorney

Assisting Clients With Employment Law Matters in California

Navigating the complexities of employment law can be challenging for both employers and employees. At Gaines & Gaines, we are here to deliver experienced guidance and representation for a wide range of employment law matters. Our Baskerville employment lawyers are committed to protecting your rights and ensuring fair treatment in the workplace. Whether you are dealing with wrongful termination, wage disputes, or workplace harassment, we are here to help you find a resolution.

Call Gaines & Gaines today at (866) 400-4450 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our employment lawyer in Baskerville.

Employment Law Matters We Handle

  • Commissioned Employees: Commissioned employees often face unique challenges regarding compensation and benefits. We are well-versed in commission-based pay laws and can help ensure you obtain the compensation you have rightfully earned. If you believe your employer is not honoring your commission agreement, we can assist in resolving the dispute and securing your rightful earnings.
  • Wrongful Termination: Being wrongfully terminated from your job can be a distressing experience. If you suspect that your termination was illegal, we can help you navigate the complexities of wrongful termination claims. We will work diligently to investigate your case, gather evidence, and pursue the compensation and justice you deserve.
  • Discrimination and Harassment: Workplace discrimination and harassment are serious issues that no employee should endure. If you have been subjected to unfair treatment or a hostile work environment based on your race, gender, age, religion, disability, or any other protected characteristic, we are here to fight for your rights. We will work tirelessly to hold the accountable parties accountable and seek the compensation you deserve.
  • Expense Reimbursement: Employees are often required to incur expenses as part of their job duties. Employers are generally obligated to reimburse these expenses, but disputes can arise when reimbursements are delayed or denied. We can help you resolve these issues and ensure you are fairly compensated for the costs you have incurred during your employment.
  • Wage and Hour Violations: Wage and hour violations, such as unpaid wages, misclassification of employees, and failure to pay minimum wage, can significantly impact your financial stability. We are experienced in handling these types of cases and will work to ensure you acquire the wages you are entitled to under the law. We will assist you in filing claims and pursuing legal action if necessary.
  • Meal and Rest Breaks: California law requires employers to supply meal and rest breaks to their employees. Unfortunately, many employers fail to comply with these regulations, leading to missed breaks and potential health and safety issues. If your employer has denied you the required meal and rest breaks, we can help you seek compensation for the violations and protect your rights.
  • Overtime Laws: Overtime pay is a crucial component of fair compensation for many employees. If your employer has failed to pay you for overtime hours worked, you may be entitled to recover those wages. We will review your employment records, identify any violations, and pursue the compensation you deserve. We are committed to holding employers accountable for wage theft and ensuring you are fairly compensated for your hard work.
  • Consumer Class Actions: We handle consumer class actions in addition to individual employment law matters. These cases involve large groups of people who have harmed by the same unlawful practices. Whether it's a violation of wage and hour laws or widespread discrimination, we have the experience and resources to manage complex class action lawsuits and achieve favorable outcomes for our clients.
  • Whistleblower Claims: Whistleblowers play a critical role in exposing illegal activities within organizations. We will protect your rights if you have reported wrongdoing and faced retaliation. We will help you navigate the legal process and seek justice for any adverse actions taken against you.
  • Retaliation: Retaliation for asserting your rights in the workplace is illegal. We will stand by your side if you have reported discrimination, wage violations, or other issues. We will pursue claims to ensure you are compensated for any retaliatory actions taken by your employer.
  • Hostile Work Environment: A hostile work environment can severely impact your well-being and job performance. If you are experiencing harassment, discrimination, or other hostile behaviors at work, we can help you take action. We will work to create a safer and more respectful workplace while seeking compensation for any harm suffered.

How Our Employment Lawyer Can Help You

Our employment lawyer in Baskerville is dedicated to providing personalized and effective legal representation. We take the time to understand your unique situation and develop a strategic plan to address your concerns. From the initial consultation to the resolution of your case, we will be by your side, offering experienced advice and aggressive representation.

Our comprehensive approach includes:

  • Thorough investigation and evidence-gathering
  • Detailed analysis of applicable laws and regulations
  • Strategic negotiation with employers and opposing counsel
  • Vigorous representation in court if litigation becomes necessary

We are committed to reaching the best possible result for our clients, whether through settlement or trial. We aim to protect your rights, secure fair compensation, and hold employers responsible for their actions.


Over Millions Recovered for Those Injured

Overtime Laws

Most California employees are entitled to overtime pay, protected by California and federal laws. Our Overtime Laws page has more specific information about the law, but generally, overtime workers are entitled to:

  • 1.5 times the regular rate of pay for any hours worked over 40 hours in a week
  • 1.5 times the regular rate of pay for any hours over 8 hours in one day
  • 2 times the regular rate of pay when working more than 12 hours in one day

Some common positions are generally not qualified for overtime pay, such as certain executives and independent contractors. However, some companies intentionally misclassify employees as independent contractors when they are regular employees.

Our Calabasas employment lawyers can help you take legal action if you have been denied overtime pay and determine whether you have been misclassified for that purpose. 

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      If you are facing an employment law issue, don't hesitate to reach out to our team at Gaines & Gaines. Our Baskerville employment law attorney is ready to assist you with your legal needs and help you achieve a favorable resolution. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward defending your rights and securing the justice you deserve.

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      • Do you offer free consultations?

        Yes. Gaines & Gaines, APLC offers prospective clients a no-cost consultation to help them assess whether they have a claim and whether we can help them pursue it.

      • How do employment law and labor law differ from one another?

        Labor law typically involves laws that pertain to unions and employers. Employment law is focused on the rights of individual employees.

        Employment law also includes wage and hour issues, such as employers who fail to pay employees properly or fail to pay all wages that earned by employees.

      • When do you need an employment lawyer?

        If you think that your employer is not paying you correctly, not paying you on time, or has taken negative action against you (such as a demotion, cut in pay or hours, or termination) which you believe is illegally based on a right or protection that you have under the law (such as your race, gender, age, ethnicity), you should contact an employment lawyer to determine if your rights have been violated.

      • What entity do I contact about employee-employer disputes?

        Call Gaines & Gaines, APLC for a free consultation.