welcome to caljoblaw

california employment law since 1999

orange county Employment attorney

Welcome to CalJobLaw and the office of California employment law attorney Blair L. Roberts. With over 20 years of focused employment law experience, Mr. Roberts has handled hundreds of employment law cases throughout Southern California. Mr. Roberts litigates all types of employment law cases including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as wage and hour cases such as overtime and meal and rest period claims. Mr. Roberts also handles administrative claims before agencies such as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the state Labor Commissioner (DLSE), and unemployment benefits claims before the California Employment Development Department (EDD). Mr. Roberts offers an initial free consultation and "no recovery no fee" contingency fee arrangements on appropriate cases.

Employment law statute of limitations Deadlines

California employment law is complex. The employer-employee relationship can give rise to a multitude of legal claims under a multitude of state and federal laws. Most importantly, claims that arise within the employment relationship are subject to a multitude of varied and often extremely short statute of limitations deadlines. A statute of limitations is a law that sets a deadline by which a certain type of legal claim must be filed, and there are numerous statute of limitations deadlines that apply in the area of employment law. In employment law cases, it is crucial that you contact an experienced California employment law attorney immediately if you have legal questions related to your employment.

california employment law administrative AGENCIES

Many of the laws governing the employment relationship in the state of California are administered by state agencies tasked with the administration and enforcement of those laws.

California Employment Development Department (EDD)

The California Employment Development Department, commonly referred to as the EDD, is the state agency that administers claims for unemployment benefits as well as disability benefits.

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, commonly referred to as the DFEH, is the state agency that administers the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, or FEHA, which prohibits discrimination and discrimination based harassment.

California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)

The California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, commonly referred to as the DLSE or Labor Commissioner, is the state agency that administers the California Labor Code which governs wage and hour claims such as unpaid wages, overtime, meal periods, rest breaks and a multitude of other types of employment related claims.

employment law Practice Areas

Visit the Practice Areas page of CalJobLaw for a more comprehensive listing of the various types of claims that can arise in the employment relationship.

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Retaliation
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Defamation
  • Wage Disputes
  • Unemployment

initial FREE Consultation

Mr. Roberts offers a free initial telephone consultation and case evaluation of up to thirty minutes.

"No Recovery - No Fee" contingency plans

Contingency fee plans are available on appropriate cases.