Krieger & Krieger is an experienced and aggressive law firm focusing on employment law, including class actions, as well as construction law and business litigation. We are located in Long Beach, California, but handle cases throughout the state.
Many of our employment matters consist of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and other issues arising out of the termination or discipline of employees. We have represented parties in high-stakes class actions involving multi-million dollar disputes. In addition, the firm prevailed in a decision by the California Supreme Court, Aryeh v. Canon Business Solutions, Inc. (2013) 55 Cal. 4th 1185. In a major victory for both businesses and individual consumers, the Aryeh decision extended the continuing accrual doctrine to claims for Unfair Competition Law (UCL) claims under Business and Professions Code §17200.
The firm also advises employers and employees on such issues as wage and hour law, disability, harassment complaints, unemployment, DFEH and EEOC compliance, and other issues focusing on prevention of employer/employee disputes. We have vast knowledge of contract law, both in drafting employment contracts and in litigating breach of contract claims.
In addition, the firm has extensive experience in construction law, including recording and enforcing mechanic's liens, breach of contract claims, construction defect litigation, and indemnity issues.
The majority of our clients are small to medium-sized businesses and employees in such fields as manufacturing, distributing, printing, environmental services, construction, equipment leasing, trucking, shipping, food service, architecture, accounting, financial management, medical, and other professional services, entertainment, transportation, and non-profit corporations.
"True, we build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amatuers for our own principle amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out dificulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state." - John W. Davis
" A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
- Robert Frost
New California Law Requires Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave
Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new law requiring employers in the State of California to give both part-time and full time employees at least three days of paid sick leave each year. The new law takes effect in July 2015. The new law gives workers paid sick leave at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked. The employees may begin using the accrued time after 90 days of employment. The sick leave hours could also be used for time off to care for an ill family member.
The new law requires that Employers meet certain posting requirements, and would subject employers to significant fines for failing to comply with the new law. Such new rules may also require employers to update their employment manuals.