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Irvine Employment Lawyers

The employment attorneys at Smith & Lo are dedicated to defending workers’ rights. If you believe you are the victim of wrongful termination or workplace retaliation, sexual harassment, discrimination, a family leave or medical leave dispute, or are owed wages, overtime, or commissions, contact us to find out how we can help make sure your voice is heard.

We negotiate and litigate Irvine employment legal cases, and we’d like to see if we can help you too. It’s not easy standing up to your employer, particularly large companies and big corporations. But our Irvine employment lawyers are experienced, knowledgeable, and aggressive.

If you believe your employer is not meeting their responsibilities, it is important to hire the right attorneys to review your options and determine the best course of action to protect your interests.

Irvine Employment Law Litigation Attorneys

Our practice areas for clients looking for an Irvine employment lawyer include:

Unpaid wages, commissions, and overtime. California law requires employers to submit timely payment of all wages and commissions that are owed. California law also requires Irvine employers to provide appropriate overtime to hourly employees who who work more than 8 hours in a workday, 40 hours in a workweek, or on seven consecutive days in a workweek.

Many business do not meet their payment obligations, including attempts to misclassify workers to avoid overtime entirely. We work to help employees correct these errors and receive the money to which they are entitled.

Contact the employment attorneys at Smith & Lo if you believe you are not receiving fair and legal compensation for your work. Our team can determine what you are owed and assist you with recovery.

Sexual harassment. Employers are often required to ensure a safe, harassment-free work environment. Sexual harassment can take many forms in the workplace, including unwanted advances, inappropriate touching, suggestive conversations and behavior, and making conditions of employment contingent on performing a sexual act.

When sexual harassment occurs, employers are also required to promptly investigate and take action to stop any violations. If you have been victimized by sexual harassment in the workplace, including insufficient employer actions to make harassment cease, the Irvine employment lawyers at Smith & Lo California Work Lawyers can help.

Contact us to review your situation, explore your options and initiate a plan to move forward.

Wrongful termination and retaliation. Being fired as a result of discrimination or retaliation is often illegal, under both California and federal law. Common instances of employers violating workers rights’ include wrongful termination for reasons of discrimination (like those based on race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation) and retaliation against whistleblowers who report safety violations or other unlawful practices.

Make certain your voice is heard and your rights defended. Talk with one of our experienced and diligent employment litigation attorneys to review your case. We strive to ensure that our clients know what actions can best preserve their claims and help them achieve desirable results.

Discrimination. We handle Irvine workplace discrimination cases everyday, including matters involving discrimination based on:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Religious Faith
  • Physical or Mental Disability
  • Medical Condition
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual Orientation

We are well-positioned to meet your needs for experienced and aggressive representation. Contact us to learn how you can best defend your rights and hold discriminatory employers accountable for their actions.

Family & medical leave. Many employees have the right to take time off to care for themselves and their family. Whether you are suffering from a serious medical condition, a family member is sick, or you are pregnant, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may allow you to take a leave and return to your job when the leave is ended.

Disability disputes. Having a disability may present challenges in the workplace, but nothing is more challenging than being confronted with discrimination based on that disability. It’s illegal in California to deny qualified individuals the opportunity to work or advance in a career because of their disabilities.

Free Initial Consultation

Our prospective clients receive a free initial consultation in which we evaluate their case and determine whether we can help them. Call the Smith & Lo California Work Lawyers offices at (855) 670-1267 or contact us online.

You should never have to compromise on your rights to enjoy a fair, safe, and non-hostile work environment. Our Irvine employment attorneys are proud to assist workers facing issues with their employers. We’ve helped many workers already, and we hope we can help you too.

Kyle D. SmithFebruary 1, 2018February 10, 2018
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Who We Are

Kyle D. Smith, Irvine Employment Attorney

Kyle D. Smith

Attorney, Founding Partner

Kyle believes the starting point for every case should be the needs and wants of the client. Because those vary with every person, Kyle takes the time to understand his clients. By taking the client-centered approach to each case, Kyle seeks the most desirable results for each Irvine client.

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Justin Lo, Irvine Employment Attorney

Justin Lo

Attorney, Founding Partner

As the child of immigrants who worked long hours in the restaurant and factory industry, Justin strongly supports dignified and lawful treatment of all Irvine employees in the workplace. He passionately and tenaciously fights employers to hold them accountable for their legal violations.

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Areas We Practice

Disability Disputes

Our lawyers fight for reasonable workplace accommodations and fair compensation for employees that have been the victim of discrimination.

Sexual Harassment

Employers have a duty to prevent unlawful sexual harassment. Our lawyers seek to hold them accountable.

Family & Medical Leave

Employees often have a legal right to family, medical, or maternity leave. Our lawyers work to make sure those rights don't get ignored.


Employees have a right to be free from unlawful discrimination. But the law doesn't enforce itself. Our lawyers work to help.

Unpaid Wages

You have a job for one reason: to get paid. If your employer has failed to compensate you according to law, it may be time to contact us.

Wrongful Termination

When employers fire workers for unlawful reasons, the workers may be entitled to compensation. Speaking with a qualified attorney can be a good idea.

How We Help

Our Attorneys Can Help Negotiate With Employers and Employees


Our skilled employment lawyers help negotiate a favorable resolution to your employment-related dispute.

Our Attorneys Litigate Employment Issues


When negotiation isn't possible or wise, our experienced labor lawyers pursue justice by taking the fight to court.

Our Attorneys Work Hard to Protect Clients


Our highest priority is protecting the interests of our clients. We do so dilligently, honestly, and passionately.

Why We Do It

We became lawyers because we wanted to make a difference. During our careers, we have seen repeated injustices in the workplace and we believe the law can be used as a tool to correct them. As former employees, we haven't lost our passion for improving the everyday lives of individuals. We hope you will join us to find out if we can improve yours.

Serving ALL of Irvine

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By Appointment Only

Monday through Friday

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