Protecting the Rights of Employers in Southern California

The lawyers of Hochfelsen & Kani, LLP, maintain a respected employer defense practice. Serving companies of all sizes, we represent clients who face allegations of discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Utilizing our comprehensive understanding of the Equal Employer Opportunity Commission (EEOC) laws and violations, we have helped countless businesses successfully defend against employee claims.

For each case, our Orange County employer defense attorneys prepare an aggressive defense aimed at swift resolutions. We build each case as though it was going to trial, and can often use this leverage in negotiations to actually avoid a trial. However, when appropriate and in the best interests of our client, we call upon the skills of our experienced lawyers to litigate the case in court. To discuss your employment defense case, we invite you to send us an e-mail.

Hochfelsen & Kani, LLP, also represents employers at administrative and labor department hearings.

Defending Employers in EEOC Actions

As Newport Beach attorneys handling employer defense, we defend against a number of claims, including:

  • Workplace discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Family and Medical Leave Act violations
  • Disability discrimination
  • Discrimination based on age, race or religion
  • Retaliation
  • Wage and hour rights violations
  • Whistleblower
  • Employment class actions
  • EEOC defense claims

A Special Focus on Wage and Hour Class-Action Defense

While Hochfelsen & Kani, LLP, is highly equipped to defend employers in any type of case, we have a special focus on wage and hour class actions in state and federal courts, including claims of:

  • Misclassification of employees (exempt vs. nonexempt)
  • Independent contractors
  • Off-the-clock work
  • Illegal distribution of tips
  • Paid breaks

Attorney Nina Kani, who is a strategic ally of our firm in employment defense matters, also helps business organizations with transactional work and compliance issues such as reviewing of employment handbooks. Contact our firm to learn more.

Newport Beach Employment Litigation Attorneys

When your company faces a complex legal dispute, our California law firm is in a strong position to help. Contact us at 714-907-1519 to discuss your legal goals.