A San Francisco Bay Area Employment Law Attorney Who Protects Your Rights

Contact Brian Hawes at 650.320.1616

Employment Law Attorneys Keep You on the Job

Employment law attorney Brian E. Hawes helps employees who are having a problem at work or having a problem with one of their coworkers. He is only a phone call away at 650.320.1616.

We handle discrimination cases based on race or national origin, sex, disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or age.

We take on wrongful termination cases.

We represent victims of sexual harassment or a sexual hostile work environment.

We advise clients who have been retaliated against for whistle blowing activities.

We will enforce your rights to be paid overtime or receive the breaks required by law.

We can even answer questions about your severance package or employment contract.

A Lawyer for Employees,
A Lawyer for You

Our firm focuses on helping workers in the San Francisco Bay area.

We specialize in protecting the rights of employees and we understand all aspects of labor law that protect workers’ rights.

Our professionals are knowledgeable, skilled, and excellent litigators. However, they are also low-key and talk to their clients in plain English.

They will listen to your problem and then talk with you about what laws and legal remedies are available to you. Before you engage us, you will understand the fees, schedules, and details of the work we can do for you.

Brian E. Hawes has represented numerous clients throughout the Bay Area with their employment related grievances. Call us at 650.320.1616 or email us if you are any having trouble at work.

Employment Attorney Brian Hawes at Work

As a social worker and spiritual leader it has been my privilege to witness Brian Hawes working with many people in our community listening, advising, guiding, advocating and supporting. His approach is professional, ethical, open minded, inclusive, pluralistic, non-discriminatory. I have seen how comfortable and confident people feel under his guidance. Mr. Hawes makes a remarkable difference in our community.

Marcos A.

November 26, 2013

Legal Help for Employees

Boss Sexually HarassingYour employer has a responsibility to stop unwanted advances by managers and coworkers.

Don’t put up with a hostile work environment.

Don’t be afraid.

Your employer is prohibited by law from retaliating against you for reporting your sexual harassment at work.

Here’s How We Can Help.

As employers begin to hire after the recent recession, more and more of them will chose to hire independent contractors.

Employers like the flexibility and cost savings independent contractors provide.

Most people, on the other hand, prefer the benefits and advantages of traditional full time employment.

Your employer cannot decide on their own to call you an “independent contractor”. Federal and State law protects the rights of workers to be classified as employees.

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Unemployment benefits are a basic right for employees who have been terminated in the State of California.  Sometimes an unemployment check can be the difference between being able to pay the rent that month or being put out on the street.

The state’s Employment Development Department administers unemployment benefits in California.  They have a huge workload, and sometimes they make mistakes.  They turn down valid claims and try to get back money from people entitled to unemployment benefits.

If you have been denied your unemployment benefits or have received another adverse letter from EDD, contact our office today.  We have experience in fighting for your rights.

More on How We Can Help

Your employer can’t fire you for an illegal reason.  There are many illegal reasons for terminating an employee’s employment.

Talk to us if you feel you’ve been terminated because of:

  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Disability

More on How We Can Help

The Law Offices of Brian E. Hawes represents employes who are faced with legal dilemmas for a broad range of reasons.

  • Has your company accused you of damage or theft which they want monetary compensation?
  • Has your former employer claimed that you stole their client list to compete against them?
  • Is your employer quoting an overly strict employment contract that you were forced to sign so that you cannot now accept a better position in your industry?

Call Brian Hawes at 650.320.1616 for a free telephone consultation.


A San Francisco Bay Area Employment Law Attorney Who Protects Your Rights

Employment law attorney Brian E. Hawes helps employees who are having a problem at work or having a problem with one of their coworkers. He is only a phone call away at 650.320.1616.

We handle discrimination cases based on race or national origin, sex, disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or age.

We take on wrongful termination cases.

We represent victims of sexual harassment or a sexual hostile work environment.

We advise clients who have been retaliated against for whistle blowing activities.

We will enforce your rights to be paid overtime or receive the breaks required by law.

We can even answer questions about your severance package or employment contract.

I made an appointment at the Law Offices of Brian E Hawes to discuss unpaid compensation from my previous company.  They refused to pay me for services that I had completed and provided.  I was owed months of commission pay including traveling expenses.  And since I was unsuccessful in having HR return any of my calls or emails, I had no choice but to file a claim to the Labor Board.

Brian was very professional and very knowledgeable about the labor laws.  He was very patient and explained in detail what documents I will need to prepare for my case.  I was very pleased to also learn that additional pay was owed to me after Brian reviewed my case.

A settlement was made, and I was finally going to get paid after more than 6 months of waiting, many thanks to Brian, who took ownership of my case from start to finish.  After the hearing, I shared with Brian that the “icing on my cake” was when I met the company’s regional HR director who had to fly in from out of state.

Cheers! :p

Edwin R.

December 8, 2013

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