We represent both employers and employees in wage and hour claims, federal Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) cases, and other employment law matters. Our firm has handled many unusual and challenging cases, including several FEHA claims where an employer failed to make reasonable accommodation for an employee’s disability. Whatever your situation, if you have any workplace dispute anywhere in California, we stand ready to advise you about your rights and options or take your case to court.
Employers face many challenges operating a business and complying with the law. Sometimes, a business practice will break the law and result in allegations of fraud and other criminal wrongdoing by government authorities. Unreported or under reported payroll can result in allegations of insurance premium fraud, which if sustained, can bring devastating civil and criminal consequences. In addition, allegations of tax fraud and illegal contracts with subcontractors are often associated with unreported or under reporting of payroll.
County government investigations and prosecution of these allegations are on the rise because unreporting or under reporting of payroll, or mis-classification of workers, is considered to create an unfair advantage over competitors in the market place. The last few years have seen multi-agency government task forces organized to investigate California’s underground economy and enforce California labor laws. Industries targeted by these task forces include: garment, agricultural, construction, pallet, auto body, car wash, janitorial, and restaurant businesses.
If you find yourself the target of a special investigation task force, the experience can be extremely stressful and debilitating, resulting in damage to the functioning of your business. You need legal counseling to guide you through the process and help you obtain the best resolution with government authorities and insurance companies seeking to prosecute you. The Law Offices of W. Dennis Brewer can provide counseling, assistance, and representation of your interests to achieve the best resolution possible for your situation.
Contact California civil trial attorney Dennis Brewer today to schedule a free initial consultation so we can assess your case. Flexible appointment times are available, and we welcome your call.