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Class Actions

Employment Law Class Action Lawyers in San Diego

 When your employer has treated you unfairly at work, you may feel powerless. Even though you believe your employer is breaking the law, bringing a lawsuit can seem out of reach. You may be afraid of employer retaliation or it may seem that your claim is too small to pay for the court costs.

There may be another option

 Are other employees experiencing the same treatment? You may be able to band together to file a class action lawsuit against your employer. At Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs, in San Diego, California, our class action lawyers can help a few or many employees expose employers who break state and federal employment laws.

Contact Ward Heinrichs online by email or call:  858-292-0792  to speak with Ward about starting or joining a class action.

The Benefits of an Employment Class Action

 While it is always possible to bring an individual claim, a class action settlement or lawsuit can:

  • Reduce litigation costs for each individual class member
  • Change the power dynamics, often in favor of the employees
  • Increase visibility of your employer’s actions
  • Ensure that everyone who is being mistreated has a voice

 Furthermore, if you put your name on the complaint, you may be eligible for additional compensation as the class representative.

PAGA Claims

 Under the Private Attorney General Act, employees and classes of employees can sue employers for violations of the California Labor Code. Unlike other employment law claims, claims under the PAGA allow private citizens to act in the place of the attorney general and pursue civil penalties normally available only to the State. Employees who bring PAGA claims are able to split the civil penalties with the State. Our attorneys are very knowledgeable in this area and have given presentations to other attorneys about the Private Attorney General Act and class action issues.

Experienced California Class Action Lawyers

 Our attorneys have extensive experience in California class action litigation involving wage and hour claims. We are known for our aggressive trial advocacy and relentless resolve. You can trust your case to the attorneys at the Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichss.

 We have a proven record of results in a wide range of wage and hour class actions, including:

  • Unpaid overtime
  • Employee misclassifications
  • Mass layoffs
  • Unpaid wages
  • Lunch and break violations

Helping Employees Throughout California

 Our class action lawyers represent classes of employees throughout California, including northern California, the Inland Empire, San Diego and Los Angeles.

Initial consultations are always free.  

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REVIEWS

“Mr. Heinrichs is truly the most caring attorney I have ever met. After calling for an initial consult and leaving a message, my call was returned with in 30 minutes. He listened to me with out making me feel like a dollar sign and agreed to take on my case. I never had a problem communicating with him. He explained the process and informed me of every next step. I always knew what to expect and what time frame I was looking at. He worked hard on my case and I was happy with the outcome.” Amy L. Lakeside, CA
“This is the second time I employed the service of this firm and I got a very positive outcome from my labor issue. Mr. Heinrichs is very understanding and professional and his negotiation skills are very effective in lending a voice to any employee that has to face a well defended and lawyered up corporation. I also recommended him to a friend of mine a couple of years back and he was able to also get a decent severance package for that person.”
M. S. Del Mar, CA
“Ward Heinrichs was very effective in helping me resolve my labor issues with my company. He advised me on settlements and we received the desired outcome very quickly. He also ran through various options on his fees and let me chose the one that worked for me. He is a pleasant and professional attorney and I recommend him highly.” L R. San Diego, CA
“My name is Jeffrey Walters and I was the lead class representative in a case against Pacific Eagle International Security, Inc., a company that provided armed security guard services for the U.S. Navy. During our case, Ward Heinrichs always responded to my phone calls and many e-mails regarding the many problems we all faced with this case. We worked closely together to prove that California wage law applied to Pacific Eagle, even though the class of security guards worked on property controlled by the Navy. Pacific Eagle believed that only federal wage law applied to it. Without Mr. Heinrichs’ unwavering persistence and total command of the difficult issues in the case, we probably would never have received the money Pacific Eagle owed us. Mr. Heinrichs presented the case through facts obtained through vigorous research. After two years of litigation, Pacific Eagle finally agreed to pay $900,000.00 to settle the class action for unpaid wages, un-reimbursed expenses, penalties, etc. I received $15,000.00 for being one of the class representatives in addition to my share of the money that Pacific Eagle owed me and my fellow security guards. I am very grateful for the hard work and commitment.”
Jeffrey Walters
“Ward Heinrichs is professional and knows employment law. He is personable, always answers his phone and was available anytime I called. As a person in transition for the very first time in 25 years, he has helped me move forward without any regrets. I would recommend Mr. Heinrichs for any employment related dispute.”
JFM Temecula, Ca.