--- Wednesday, June 29, 2016 ---
We just released a new page detailing critical wage information for California truck drivers.
--- Thursday, June 9, 2016 ---
Check out a new short article by Fernandez & Lauby regarding paid vacation benefits.
--- Thursday, November 12, 2015 ---
One of our employment attorneys discusses the details of missed meal breaks in her recent article, Hunger Pain Blues. Explore the legal details, penalties, and required extra pay regarding missed meal breaks in California.
--- Wednesday, November 11, 2015 ---
Fernandez & Lauby attorney, Brian Mankin recently prevailed at trial on an employee’s individual unpaid wage claim in San Bernardino County Superior Court. The employee claimed that he was required to work more than 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week, but was only paid for 40 hours per week. He also claimed that he was given inaccurate wage statements. The employer claimed that it did not owe any additional wages. Mankin filed a lawsuit for failure to pay minimum wages and overtime wages, as well as failure to provide breaks and accurate wage statements. Following trial, the court awarded the employee his unpaid wages, interest and various penalties, plus the employer was required to pay approximately $60,000 in attorneys fees and costs to Fernandez & Lauby. If you were denied wages, misclassified, not given all required breaks or have any other concerns about your pay or working conditions, feel free to call, or email, the employment law team at Fernandez & Lauby for a free consultation. Most unpaid wage cases are handled by the firm on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay unless you win.
--- Wednesday, November 11, 2015 ---
Employment attorney cites new authority rejecting the enforcement of certain forced arbitrations for interstate truck drivers.
--- Thursday, August 15, 2013 ---
One of our employment attorneys 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.
--- Friday, May 17, 2013 ---
Kyle Lauby of Fernandez & Lauby LLP was part of a panel presentation yesterday at West Coast Casualty. The topic was "Getting Back to the Basics and the Reason Why the WCC Seminar Was Begun in the First Place". Kyle presented issues from a developer's prospective and Jeffrey Kramer, Esq., Hon. Nancy M. Saitta, Stephen Weber, Esq., Steve Lokus, Robert Mann, Esq. and Marc C. Phillips, Esq. were also part of the panel.
--- Thursday, May 9, 2013 ---
We are so thankful for your efforts and especially thankful of Misty's ability and willingness to jump in last week and get this across the finish line. Misty is a fabulous asset to your practice with the temperament, style and substance of an A+ litigator. The acorn fell right next to that tree! Talk to you very soon. --Roxanne and Bob
--- Thursday, March 21, 2013 ---
Employment attorney Brian Mankin is 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, Our attorneys 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 Mr. Mankin if you would like to discuss this case or your potential rights.
--- Thursday, March 14, 2013 ---
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 how can help recover your unpaid wages. For more information, make sure to check out our Automobile Mechanics Wage Claims Page.
--- Monday, July 2, 2012 ---
Edward A. Fernandez has launched a private mediation practice serving Southern California. Head over to TopPickMediator to check it out!
--- Monday, February 6, 2012 ---
A Peer Review of Mr. Edward A. Fernandez's Mediation Services by
Filippo Marchino, Esq.:
"What most know is that Mr. Fernandez is a member of the panel for the Redlands Arbitration and Mediation Services, as well as the Inland Valley Justice Center. What most don't know is that Mr. Fernandez spent 5 months resolving a case that nobody (not even the parties) believed could actually be resolved short of a trial on the merits. In a case of complex construction defect, involving complex and detailed matters, Mr. Fernandez skillfully navigated each and every matter, resulting is a win-win situation for both parties, one of which I represented. Can't honestly say how appreciative of his hard work we all are. Hence, it is with no hesitation that I fully endorse Mr. Fernandez!"
--- Friday, December 2, 2011 ---
A recent client review for Mr. Edward A. Fernandez:
As a principle of ClaimQuest, Inc., a Third Party Administration company, it
is my duty to obtain the best legal counsel possible for me clients. It is
important to note that my decision on counsel directly reflects on me and my
company. My clients and I do not want excuses, we seek cost effective results.
Mr Fernandez, his law firm, and associates have a long and proven track record
for achieving positive cost effective results many of his peers only talk about.
Mr. Fernandez demonstrates excellent legal skills which are a great asset but it is not the only talent you should seek from your legal council. In addition, he also has a reputation of being a hard, yet fair negotiator which has earned him the respect of his peers and the courts. This blend of rare talents has given Mr. Fernandez the opportunity to obtain the most favorable results while significantly reducing needless time consuming litigation costs in many cases.
In my 30 years of being in this business I have never given my endorsement to any attorneys' before Mr. Fernandez, I can say with confidence that Mr. Fernandez has set the standard for our office and many other associates I do business with.
--- Friday, November 11, 2011 ---
Mr. Edward A. Fernandez, Esq. recently gave a presentation to the 2011 Vons Defense Attorney Conference regarding the status of the California Expedited Jury Trial Program.
--- Wednesday, October 26, 2011 ---
Mr. Edward A. Fernandez recently attended "Impasse Is A Fallacy" a 14-hour Advanced Mediators' Forum with Lee Jay Berman, Doug Noll, and Tim Corcoran of the American Institute of Mediation.
--- Friday, August 26, 2011 ---
Have you been wrongfully terminated, harassed, or failed to be paid wages that you have earned? Visit our employment law website to learn more about your rights and how Fernandez & Lauby can help you recover your lost earnings or damages! California-EmploymentLawyers.com
--- Tuesday, May 24, 2011 ---
Fernandez & Lauby LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its ADA Accessibility Compliance Department. In addition to defending companies against ADA and California accessibility law compliance violations in a cost-effective manner in both State and Federal Court, F & L can proactively protect companies by recommending preventative measures and compliance consultants.