Representing Employees Since 2004

Ackermann & Tilajef, P.C. is a law firm with offices in Los Angeles, California and Tacoma, Washington representing workers, including truck drivers, farm workers, security guards, and inside and outside salespeople, in individual, representative and class action litigation, including unpaid and on-duty rest period class actions, PAGA penalty misclassification cases, non-reimbursed business expense class actions, unpaid overtime class actions, and multi-plaintiff sexual harassment cases.

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Rest Breaks

In California, employers must provide a paid rest break of 10 minutes for every four hours of work or major fraction thereof, and workers paid on a piece-rate (per mile, per load) must receive separate and hourly pay for their time spent on rest breaks.

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Unpaid Overtime

In California, employers must pay daily overtime after 8 hours of work at a rate of 1.5 times the employee's regular rate of pay. Under both California and Federal law, employers must pay weekly overtime for all hours worked by employees over 40 hours per week.

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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates state and federal law. Unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment.

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Non-reimbursed Business Expenses

California employers are required to reimburse employees for all of their business-related expenses incurred, including all gas mileage expenses incurred while driving personal vehicles on sales calls

Employee Stock Option Litigation

Employers may breach stock option agreements by failing to accelerate vesting on change of controls, cancelling unvested options or terminating employees to prevent the vesting of options

Private Equity / Hedge Fund Breach of Contract Disputes

Private Equity Funds or Hedge Funds through claw-backs, fraud or breach of contracts may attempt to deprive executives of compensation due