Jump to Navigation

Orange County Employment Law Attorneys

Best Riverside, CA Employment Law Lawyers Representing Employees

Effective and Experienced Legal Representation California Employees

The employment law team at Fernandez & Lauby LLP has one focus: to protect the rights of workers who are facing violations of federal and state employment regulations. No matter where you work in Southern California, we are ready to help you stand up and fight for fair compensation for wage and hour violations, discrimination, retaliation and other violations by your employer. From our offices in Riverside, Irvine and Palm Desert, we have served the legal needs of workers throughout Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County, and desert communities since 1998.

Free Initial Consultation • Two Convenient Offices • Se Habla Español

We back our concrete litigation experience with common sense and a dedication to the highest standards of the profession. As your employment law trial attorney, you receive our focused, knowledgeable representation as experienced litigators who have the flexibility to negotiate, litigate or pursue alternative dispute resolutions if it is in your better interest to do so. Our focus is on resolving your employment law claim through the most efficient and effective processes available.

Quality Representation for Complex Employment Law Violations Disputes

The lawyers of Fernandez & Lauby LLP are experienced litigators providing quality representation for clients in a wide range of legal matters. Contact us for representation in Southern California for employment litigation matters involving:

  • Wage and hour disputes: Employers are under strict federal and state regulations to ensure employees are paid fairly and according to labor laws covering minimum wage, prevailing wages, overtime, vacation, meal periods and rest breaks, off the clock work, commissions, expenses/mileage, tips, appropriate classification as exempt/non-exempt, and classification as an employee or independent contractor. Many mechanics and automobile technicians are also incorrectly paid by thier employers and do not receive the compensation they have been afforded by California law.  If you are not being paid according to federal or California employment regulations, talk to us. We also have extensive experience in class action wage and hour cases to assist you and your co-workers in recovering unpaid wages.
  • Hiring and workplace discrimination/harassment: If you are facing discrimination or harassment in the workplace or the hiring process, or are being denied opportunities at work because of your age, sex, race, religion, marital status, pregnancy or other factor, you are entitled to seek legal redress through the California and federal court systems. We have extensive experience representing clients in claims involving retaliation such as sexual harassment, hostile work environment and wrongful termination, and whistleblower retaliation resulting from exercising your right to file a complaint.

Contact the offices of Fernandez & Lauby LLP online or by calling toll free 888-959-8508 to schedule a free initial consultation with our attorneys.

Facebook Updates

A Focus on Excellence

We make it a priority to provide outstanding legal support, advice and representation for clients throughout Southern California. From class action litigation involving groups of employees to individual representation for one employee, we are focused on building strong solutions for clients.

Talk to us first. Call an office near you, or contact us by e-mail to arrange a consultation.

News & Features

Follow FernandezLauby on Twitter

Employment attorneys, Kathy Le and Brian Mankin, discuss the recent decision by the California Supreme Court regarding the future of forced arbitration in our most recent article entitled, California Supreme Court Opens Door to Challenging Forced Arbitration

Employment attorney Marisa Kautz filed a class action for unpaid wages against Caring Funeral Services. The employer immediately moved to compel the case to individual arbitration to avoid paying all the employees their unpaid wages and other damages. However, on August 13, 2013, Ms. Kautz successfully defeated the motion. The case will proceed forward on a class-wide basis in Superior Court. If you are a current or former employee and believe you were not paid correctly or were denied breaks, you may be entitled to damages. Feel free to call Ms. Kautz if you would like to discuss this case or your potential rights.

Employment attorneys Marisa Kautz and Brian Mankin are handling a class action unpaid wage case involving all current and former mechanics of Ramona Tire within the last for years. On March 21, 2013, Ms. Kautz successfully defeated a motion to compel arbitration brought by Ramona Tire. As such, the case will proceed forward on a class wide basis in Superior Court. If you are a current or former employee of Ramona Tire, you may be entitled to damages as explained on our Auto Mechanics Wage Claims page. Feel free to call Ms. Kautz if you would like to discuss this case or your potential rights.


Check out this recent article from Patch.com! Attorney Brian Mankin provides insight to local media regarding a recent decision by the Court of Appeals. This decision could mean that many California auto mechanics are owed alot of money! Contact us today to see if we can help recover your unpaid wages.


Attorney Brian Mankin successfully tried a discrimination case before a jury in the Orange County Superior Court. The jury found that the company wrongfully terminated Mr. Mankin’s client based on her disability and medical condition. During the punitive damages phase, the jury found that the employer acted with malice. A judgment was rendered in the amount of $175,000 in favor of our client. Even in a conservative jurisdiction like Orange County, our team of employment attorneys stand ready to vindicate the rights of employees who are wrongfully discharged.

Fernandez & Lauby recovered over $4,000,000 for our employment law clients last year.  Contact us today to determine if we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Fernandez & Lauby recently assisted a public safety worker with a discrimination and retaliation claim after he helped alert the public of ongoing safety hazards in the workplace. We recovered $250,000 for the client!

Firm attorneys, Kyle Lauby and Brian Mankin, recently recovered a six figure settlement for a group of restaurant workers who were sexually harassed during and after work hours.

Attorney Brian Mankin has successfully resolved multiple class action wage and hour cases over the last year, each resulting in cash payments to all participating employees.

Attorney Michael Tam has recently recovered a six figure settlement for his client after she had been sexually harassed by the employer in her workplace! Make sure to contact Fernandez & Lauby if your right to a safe and harassment-free work place has been violated.

Fernandez & Lauby LLP has recovered millions of dollars for our employment law clients. We pride ourselves in having assisted hundreds of plaintiffs in receiving the fair and reasonable compensation for their losses. Whether you need to be represented as an individual or undertake a class action suit, contact our office to speak to an attorney about your case today.

Do You Have a Case?

Bold labels are required.


The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.



4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: 951-320-1444 Toll Free: 888-959-8508
Fax: 951-320-1445
Current Clients: 951-320-1444
Map and Directions

7700 Irvine Center Dr, Ste 800
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-788-2905
Toll Free: 888-959-8508
Fax: 951-320-1445
Map and Directions