Practice Areas

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

Hart Legal handles a broad range of employment matters. Our approach is client-centered, which means our clients remain involved at every turn. Our main practice areas are listed below.

Unfair Firing and Wrongful Termination
  • Firings based on race, color, national origin, age, gender or gender identity
  • Dismissals based on a disability or a medical issue or a mental condition or after employer refuses to accommodate employee
Failure to Accommodate Disabilities in the Workplace
  • Employer fails to help with your medical issue at work
  • Employer fails to provide time off for a disability or medical issue
  • Employer retaliates against employee for asking for accommodation
Failure to Provide Medical Leave
  • Employer does not allow employee proper medical leave
  • Employer does not hold job open during medical leave
  • Employer does not extend initial FMLA or CFRA period
Failure to Provide Other Leave
  • Employer fails to give you time off for pregnancy or childbirth
  • Employer does not allow you time off for jury duty
  • Employer does not give you time to take care of a sick or dying family member
Sexual Harassment
  • Quid pro quo sexual harassment – sex in exchange for raises or promotions or work favors
  • Hostile work environment -sexually charged working environment or “boys club”
  • Boss pushes romantic relationship on subordinate
  • Supervisor sexually abuses employee
Other Harassment and Abuse
  • Harassment based on disability; making light of your medical issue
  • Harassment based on race or color
  • Harassment based on age, mistreatment as employee nears retirement
  • Gender violence or rape at work
Retaliation for Reporting Harassment or Abuse
  • Fired for reporting harassment or discrimination you witnessed
  • Fired for participating in investigation and telling the truth
  • Fired for reporting improper romantic relationship or sex at work
Whistleblowing and Other Retaliation
  • Retaliation for complaining about wages, overtime, or breaks
  • Retaliation for asking for medical leave or for taking sick days or for asking for accommodation
  • Untruthful statements made about your ability to perform in your job
  • Blackballed from industry due to false claims
Improper and Discriminatory Background Checks
  • Failure to hire based on expunged criminal conviction
  • Refusal to hire based on marijuana or other minor drug charge
Wage & Hour and Meal & Rest Claims
  • Unpaid wages, minimum wages, overtime wages
  • Unreimbursed business expenses
  • Misclassification as independent contractor
Meal & Rest Claims
  • Late or missed lunch breaks
  • Required to work during lunches and breaks
Employment Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Severance Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements / Non-Solicit Agreements
  • Arbitration Agreements
Entertainment and Social Media Contracts
  • Drafting and negotiating influencer contractual agreements and related deal documents
  • Advice & counsel pertaining to properly negotiating influencer and blogger contracts
Employment Law Advice & Counsel
  • Consulting pertaining to proper payment of wages, proper handling of employee leaves, disabilities, sick pay, vacation pay