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Wage & Hour

Kakalec Law represents workers who have not been paid the wages the law requires. We bring claims based on unpaid minimum and overtime wages, misclassification of employees as “independent contractors,” and other types of wage theft. We help workers recover the wages and damages owed to them for their work.

Discrimination & Harassment

We represent employees who experience discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and other protected categories, and we also represent people who are sexually harassed at work.

Employment Counseling

We consult on employment agreements at the beginning of employment, and severance agreements at the end. We negotiate with employers and advise employees on issues such as non-disclosure agreements, non-compete clauses, severance payments, and releases.

Disability Rights

Our firm is dedicated to representing clients with all types of disabilities who seek to fight discrimination and break down barriers–whether physical or practical–in all areas of life: work, transportation, housing, public accommodations, education, health care, government programs, institutions.

  • Karen Kithan Yau Receives Pro Bono Award
    Congratulations to Karen Kithan Yau, Of Counsel to the firm, on her award for outstanding pro bono service from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).  The award is well-deserved recognition for her tireless work, including setting up a clinic that helps thousands of people who would otherwise have no access to a lawyer.  “I believe that the…
  • Maia Goodell Named Super Lawyer
    We are pleased to announce that Maia Goodell, Of Counsel to the firm, was selected for Super Lawyers—New York Metro 2020. Maia began practicing civil rights and employment law in 2006 and has been selected by Super Lawyers every year since 2011 that she was in private practice. 

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