An Overview Of Shivayi Law Firm's Employment Law Practice

After well over a decade of experience defending employers in disputes and litigation, I founded my law practice, Shivayi Law Firm, in support of Southern California employees. I am attorney Nima Shivayi, representing employees and advising employers and small business owners on a range of issues, including:

Discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims: Employees often report patterns of illegal discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, age, gender or other protected characteristics. If you have lost your job, been demoted or not been hired — and race or another characteristic may have been the reason, talk it over with me. Or if you believe you have been harassed at work because of a protected characteristic, contact me to discuss your rights.

Disability accommodations and leaves of absence: Did your employer fail to make reasonable accommodation for your disability? Did your company refuse to grant you a medical or family leave of absence? Let me analyze your case to assess whether your employer broke any laws — and how to remedy the employer's wrongdoing.

Wrongful termination: When you were fired or laid off, was it illegal retaliatory discharge after you reported harassment on the job? Were you fired because of your religious affiliation or your family's country of origin? Talk to me, an experienced employment lawyer in the Los Angeles area.

Protection for whistleblowers: If you are planning to blow the whistle on your employer over illegal activities in the workplace, protect yourself. Get legal counsel as soon as possible — whether or not your employer has retaliated against you yet.

Contract negotiations: If you have doubts or questions about an employment contract, discuss the matter with a knowledgeable attorney. I can advise you on whether the noncompete agreement your employer asked you to sign is overbroad or illegal. I also advise employers on contract-related issues.

Employment classification: Did your employer misclassify you as a manager in order to avoid paying overtime? Or did a hiring entity claim you were a contractor when in fact, your work responsibilities were those of an employee? I can advise both employees and employers on this area of the law.

Unpaid overtime, meal and rest break claims, and other wage and hour issues: You may have good reason to bring a claim against your employer who failed to pay you for overtime. Perhaps you were denied regular meal and rest breaks. You even may be able to join or initiate a class action on this issue together with other employees.

Services for employers and small business owners: I offer general counsel and representation for employers and small business owners on a variety of employment law matters. Enlist my help if you are under investigation over allegations of employment law violations. I can also advise you on how to structure policies for employee manuals or handbooks to prevent litigation. I can provide the legally mandated 90-minute training every two years on harassment in the workplace.

Contact Shivayi Law Firm To Request A Consultation

Call 626-432-5432 or send an email inquiry for a prompt response. From law offices in Pasadena, I represent clients throughout the greater Los Angeles area and Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.