Specific areas of practice. For 33 years the Law Office of Alexander G. van Broek has litigated employee claims in the following legal practice areas;
OVERTIME, WAGE, AND LABOR CODE VIOLATIONS.
This firm has fought many individual and class action lawsuits representing workers in California for unpaid wages, overtime and minimum wage violations, waiting time penalties, denial of meal and rest periods, unpaid expenses, and unpaid vacation pay. Many of our cases have dealt with employers who misclassified employees as independent contracts or as exempt from overtime. These lawsuits have been brought in state and federal courts, under state and federal laws.
UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION.
This firm has fought cases opposing unlawful discrimination and harassment because of an employee’s race, national origin, gender, sexual harassment, religion, medical condition, and disability. These cases also usually involve unlawful retaliation by employers.
WRONGFUL TERMINATION IN VIOLATION OF PUBLIC POLICY.
When an employer terminates or demotes an employee because the employee stood up for public policies to protect the citizen of California, the employer has acted wrongfully. We have fought and won may such claims.
DEFAMATION BY LIBEL AND SLANDER
If an employer makes false statements in writing or orally to intimidate an employee, to fire or blackball an employee, the employer may be liable for the tort of defamation. We have fought many cases of this kind.
The Law Office of Alexander G. van Broek charges for service at the following rates
Some cases can be handled on an hourly basis with fees to be determined at the time that the attorney and client enter into a fee agreement.
Contingency rate: one third up to the eve of trial, summary judgment, arbitration or mediation; 40% thereafter.
Costs: the payment of costs by a client depends upon the particular case.
Mediator services by Alexander G. van Broek are billed at a rate to be determined at the time of hire by the parties.
The Law Office of Alexander G. van Broek Serves Clients From The Following Communities
- CASTRO VALLEY
- EL CERRITO
- EL SOBRANTE
- PLEASANT HILL
- SAN LEANDRO
- SAN PABLO
- UNION CITY
- BLACK HAWK
- SAN RAMON
- WALNUT CREEK