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Vanegas Law Group, APC is the premier law firm for comprehensive employment and business counsel throughout the Bay Area and beyond. We lead with compassion, candor, and courage and partner with our clients in every step of our relationship to achieve, jointly, their goals. We believe in serving our clients where they are – whether they are wrongfully terminated employees, disabled individuals, small business owners, high-level executives, striving startups, or struggling families.
Our deep experience representing both individuals and businesses creates our unique foundation of legal knowledge, enabling us to offer objective case evaluations, provide innovative and strategic guidance, and craft effective solutions to often intractable problems. As strong litigators, we have extensive experience resolving heated disputes, while also providing guidance to navigate California’s complex disability and insurance laws.
Over the years, the business legal environment of California has become exceedingly complex for employers, employees, and executives to navigate. Ensuring compliance with the ever-expanding thicket of federal and state regulations, while understanding their nuanced interpretation can be incredibly challenging. Our team provides the seasoned guidance you are looking for.
We do not shy away from the difficulty of a case, in fact, we seek it out. We believe in fighting for you with a keen sense of justice. While we are well-prepared for the battle in the courtroom, we also have the professional negotiation skills to turn the most contentious situation into a satisfactory outcome for all involved. The skilled attorneys of the Vanegas Law Group will provide you with the resources and insight you can trust. If you are an employer or worker in need of reputable representation, Vanegas Law Group is here to help with the experience you can rely on for results.
For individuals and businesses seeking advice and legal representation for employment-related discrimination, family law, disability rights, administrative hearings, civil litigation, business formation, and outside general counsel, the Vanegas Law Group can provide comprehensive legal services. Our firm is eager to assist you, offering extensive knowledge about state and federal law in several practice areas. Schedule a free consultation with us to further discuss your legal matter.
For 50 years, Vanegas Law Group has worked hard to ensure that our clients understand the implications of employment law on their businesses on all levels of governance. We advise you on all aspects of your duties as an employer and business owner so that your future aspirations are achievable and not held back by costly lawsuits or administrative actions. Our team can provide the seasoned guidance you are looking for. You can trust our attorneys to be your resource and offer unique insight in employment law, business formation and counseling, business litigation, and outside general counsel.
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These women are BADASS! Marta and Brittany truly made me feel part of their family. While being highly professional, they also know how to have fun. Marta and Brittany did not let a single question I had go unanswered. They were my biggest advocates and committed to my success. Loved working with them and would recommend to anyone (well, only people I like) seeking their services.
Small Business Attorneys at the Vanegas Law Group
When employment and business law matters arise, trust our firm to use our wealth of experience and training to represent you through the entire process. We proudly offer our legal services for small to midsize companies in the following areas:
Our legal team is your premier resource for counseling and case representation in matters of labor and employment. Whether you need assistance in developing compliant employment policies or need our help negotiating an employment contract, our employment law attorneys have you covered. You can rely on us to vigorously defend your brand and reputation against fraudulent claims made against your good name. No matter the dispute, we have the skill you need to resolve it.
For aspiring entrepreneurs and established small businesses in the Bay Area, having legal guidance to help you avoid the pitfalls of running your business is crucial. Let our business formation attorneys educate you regarding structuring your business, financial implications, and help you develop a legal strategy that protects your investments and your legacy.
Vanegas Law Group helps newly formed to medium-sized businesses litigate disputes through arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. Our team will always prioritize your company’s best interests in everything we do by identifying current and future liabilities you might face and how to resolve them.
Does your small business need reliable legal counsel, but you don’t have the budget to hire an in-house attorney? We understand this challenge for new and growing companies and ventures. We want all Bay Area entrepreneurial endeavors to succeed – and provide outside general counsel to small businesses throughout our community. From contract reviews to employment law compliance, our team of business attorneys can provide your organization with peace of mind knowing you’re making the right decisions.
Employment Rights Attorneys at the Vanegas Law Group
One of the unique characteristics of our law firm is that we represent individuals and small businesses. While this may seem a conflicting approach, it’s incredibly beneficial for workers seeking legal retribution for employee rights violations, for example. Why? Because we know what defense strategies and legal loopholes businesses use to avoid litigation. We know the arguments they will try to make, especially if they are guilty of what they are accused of. This invaluable insight helps us build a case strategy that closes any avenue of escape and holds your employer accountable.
Below are the legal areas that we regularly assist with in Walnut Creek, CA:
The employer-employee relationship is regulated by federal and state law. When employment disputes arise over FMLA leave, wage and hour matters, or even workplace harassment and discrimination, the employment discrimination attorneys of Vanegas Law Group are here to aggressively pursue justice on your behalf.
Perhaps the most emotionally charged issues in life are those connected with marriage and children. At Vanegas Law Group, we approach your family law matter compassionately. Our experienced family law attorneys provide mediation and litigation services in all areas of family law, including legal separation, divorce, child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, property, asset division, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
In today’s generation, more and more opportunities are available for the handicapable thanks to employment protections now in place. However, this still has not ended discrimination against this group. Because of this reality, our employment discrimination attorneys have regularly advocated on behalf of individuals in this recognized class. If your employer failed to make reasonable accommodation for your disability or terminated you due to your condition, please allow us to represent you and hold them liable for their violation of your rights.
The Civil Rights Act, along with other state and federal legislation, protect your civil rights from being infringed upon. This includes your employer, regardless of age, race, religion, disability, gender, or other protected characteristic. If you were wrongfully denied housing or the opportunity to do business because of discrimination, that too is illegal under the many laws governing such actions. Our attorneys regularly pursue remedies for underrepresented groups of people, including immigrants and minorities. As a firm led by an immigrant woman, these matters hit close to our hearts, and we are here to advise you.
If you are a professionally licensed or public worker near Walnut Creek, CA, and are facing disciplinary action that could cost your livelihood, call our administrative hearings attorneys at the Vanegas Law Group right away. We know that false accusations happen and that sometimes mistakes are made, but everyone deserves to have their side of the story heard, and the truth be known. Trust us to conduct a thorough investigation of your case circumstances and create a strategy for the best possible outcome for your circumstances.
Can I be Fired While on Disability?
Can I be Fired While on Disability Medical leave? Yes, unless you are fired because you took the disability or FMLA leave. Your employer is free to fire you for another reason (reduction in force, lay off, performance issues before the leave) even if you are on disability or FMLA leave. If you were terminated […]
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Vanegas Law Group, APC is a boutique law firm located in Walnut Creek, California representing individuals in a variety of employment, family law, and civil litigation matters. Our Bay Area lawyers will assist you in navigating a complex and confusing legal landscape, standing by you and fighting for the best possible result for you every […]
Vanegas Law Group: Top-Ratings for California Attorneys
For individuals and businesses seeking experienced attorneys for individuals facing discrimination, family law, disability denials, business formation, and other business-related matters, Vanegas Law Group can provide you with the comprehensive legal services necessary to handle your case effectively. We have been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale for 25 years and counting and our clients have rated us 10/10 on Avvo. Our firm is eager to assist you however possible, offering extensive knowledge about state and federal law in numerous practice areas. Schedule a free consultation with us to further discuss your legal matter and determine what next steps are your best option.about Vanegas Law Group
How Vanegas Law Group Makes a Difference for Individuals and Small Businesses in Walnut Creek, CA
For every case we represent, our firm creates a carefully crafted case strategy to maximize the chance for a satisfactory resolution for all involved. Our decades of experience have honed our mediation and arbitration skills, making us a popular referral for assistance in complex employment disputes. Whether you are an employee pursuing action against your employer for discrimination or an employer defending against civil litigation, retaining an attorney from Vanegas Law Group is your best first step.