• FAQ

    • How much experience do your lawyers have practicing law?
      The lawyers at Gaines & Gaines, APLC have collectively been practicing law for more than a century. Kenneth S. Gaines was admitted in 1971, Daniel F. Gaines was admitted in 2007, and Alex P. Katofsky was admitted in 1999. Our lawyers are experts in employment disputes and consumer legal issues.
    • Do you represent clients throughout California?
      Absolutely. Our lawyers are licensed and admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in California. Even though our office is based in the Los Angeles area, we represent clients in nearly every state and federal court in the state.
    • How will the lawyers be paid?
      In most cases, the lawyers are paid on a contingency basis, which means there is no fee unless we win your case or the case is settled.
    • Is the consultation confidential?
      Absolutely. We do not disclose any of your confidential information without your permission.
    • How much will my case settle for?

      It is difficult to estimate or predict. We cannot guarantee how much a case will settle for, or whether you will win any money for your claims. See our recent settlements for some selected case outcomes.

    • Does your law firm ever represent employers?

      Gaines & Gaines, APLC advocates solely for employees and consumers. We never represent business in litigation.

    • How long does an employment case typically last?

      There is no single correct answer to this question. Some of our clients’ cases settle in a matter of weeks and some hard fought cases take years.

    • Will I get fired for filing a lawsuit against my employer?

      We cannot guarantee how your employer will respond to your lawsuit. However, California law protects employees from retaliation for suing their employers.

    • What is an Employment law action suit?

      An employment class action is a lawsuit that litigates the claims of a group of employees who suffer the same illegal practices and/or policies by the same employer. One or a few employees bring the lawsuit on behalf of all other “similarly-situated” employees in order to change the improper practices of the employer and compensate the employees.

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

      Call Gaines & Gaines, APLC for a free consultation.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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