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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.

  • New York Times: Hindu Sect Accused of Using Forced Labor at More Temples Across U.S.
    The New York Times reports on our clients’ lawsuit: “A prominent Hindu sect that operates a New Jersey temple raided by federal authorities earlier this year is facing new accusations that it forced hundreds of low-caste workers to labor at worship sites across the United States under dangerous conditions for little pay.” Read the New…
  • Lawsuit Alleges Medical Management Group Systematically Violates Disability Rights
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Medical Management Group, which schedules Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs). It alleges this for-profit company systematically violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability discrimination laws. Disabled people with claims like worker’s compensation and personal injury often have to complete IMEs. The complaint charges that Medical Management…
  • Welcome Hugh Baran
    We very pleased to announce that Hugh Baran (https://kakaleclaw.com/hugh-baran/) has joined the Kakalec Law team today as an attorney. Hugh was most recently a Skadden fellow at the National Employment Law Project, where his work particularly focused on combating forced arbitration. Before joining NELP, Hugh clerked for U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in the…
  • Join Karen Yau of Kakalec Law to learn about workplace rights
    On Tuesday, July 6th, Karen Kithan Yau gave a presentation via Zoom to community members organized by CCBA, a community organization that works with the Chinese-American community, on Workplace Rights. The workshop was interpreted into Mandarin Chinese. The 15 participants soaked up information about minimum wage, overtime, and other aspects of wage and hour law,…
  • Class action lawsuit filed on behalf of trafficked workers
    CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED ON BEHALF OF WORKERS TRAFFICKED BY MAJOR NEW JERSEY TEMPLE Workers Faced Forced Labor and Massive Wage Theft   TRENTON, NJ – Today, workers’ rights attorneys filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Indian workers who were trafficked and faced rampant wage theft and shocking abuses by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar…

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