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Zakay Law Group stands by your side. We believe that all employees should be treated fairly, employers held to high standards, and large companies be responsible when they violate the law.


$2 Million Settlement: a large group of California employees against an international hotel chain


$2.1 Million Settlement: a group of California traveling nurses against a national medical service provider






In California, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against employees based on their race, gender, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and some other, less common classes of protected groups. If your employer treats you differently because you fall into one of those groups, you may have a claim for discrimination. Discrimination claims include wrongful termination, as well as other negative treatment at work.


If you engaged in a protected activity and feel like your employer “punished” you for it, you may have a claim for retaliation. Under California employment laws, employees who engage in a protected activity cannot be terminated or otherwise retaliated against by their employer in response to their conduct. Not every activity is a “protected activity,” however, and you should consult with a California employment attorney before bringing claims for retaliation.


Wrongful termination comes in many forms and shapes. California is an “at-will” employment state, and your employer can terminate you at any time for no reason at all. But, if the reason for your termination is an unlawful one, you may have a claim for wrongful termination. Examples include termination for discriminatory reasons, or termination in retaliation for a protected activity.


California’s wage and hour laws are complicated and comprehensive. Employers in California are subject to numerous labor laws governing various employment practices. The rate at which your employer pays you, the overtime you’re entitled to, and when you are supposed to be paid, are all subject to strict laws that many companies fail to comply with. Similarly, California employers must provide employees with meal breaks and rest breaks in compliance with very specific labor laws.


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Nurses, Other Hourly Employees, Sue Employer For California Employment Violations

Nurses and other hourly employees filed a lawsuit last month against their California employer. The Complaint was filed by 6 employees who worked in California for the Defendant since...

Car Sales Persons Sue California Dealership For Employment Law Violations

Car Sales Persons in Santa Barbara, California filed a lawsuit last month against their employer; Stowasser Buick-GMC, Inc. The employment complaint was filed with the Santa Barbara...

Minimum Wage, Meal Breaks, At Issue In A Recent Lawsuit Against T.R.L. Systems, Inc.

Minimum wage and meal breaks are at the center of a recently filed lawsuit against T.R.L. Systems, Inc. The employment law action was filed in Orange County Superior Court in California....

Truck Drivers Were Misclassified As Independent Contractors According To A San Bernardino Class Action

Truck drivers in California filed an employment class action against their employer earlier this year. The plaintiff filed the complaint in the California Superior Court for the County of...

San Diego Employee Sues for Labor Law Violations Against Local Equipment Sale and Rental Company

San Diego employee working for an equipment sales and rental company filed a lawsuit late last month with the San Diego Superior Court. The defendant is Otay Mesa Sales, Inc. The company...

Unpaid Overtime Claims at Center of Class Action Against Real Estate Marketing Firm

Unpaid overtime claims are at issue in a recently filed class action against a California real estate marketing firm. The employment lawsuit was filed in early October 2019 in the San...

Marriott Staffing Company Hit With Class Action Over Employment Practices

Marriott hotels in California, as well as other brands like the Westin, often use the services of staffing companies to help with their employment needs. One such staffing company is a...

Sales Person Files Class Action Against Television Broadcasting Company In California

Sales Person files a class action against her employer for unpaid breaks, according to a recent lawsuit. The complaint was filed by a former sales person working in the marketing...

Domino’s Pizza Franchise Owner Sued Over Labor Law Violations

Domino's Pizza franchise owner, Island Pizza, Inc. is the Defendant in a recently filed class action. The law offices of Zakay Law Group, APC and the JCL Law Firm, APC filed the complaint...

Laugh Factory In Los Angeles Sued Over Employment Practices

Laugh Factory, the famous standup comedy club in Los Angeles is the subject of a lawsuit filed recently with the Los Angeles Superior Court. The lawsuit was filed as an employment class...


Legal cases can be lengthy, complicated, and confusing, but you don’t have to take on the system all by yourself. If you believe someone has violated your individual rights, or the rights of a large group of people in your community, we can help you find the right course of action.

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  • Shani Zakay

    San Diego attorney Shani Zakay is the founder and managing partner of Zakay Law Group. Shani’s law practice focuses on the representation of employees in Southern California. Shani began his legal career in 2009 with a San Diego law firm, where he practiced real estate and employment law as a partner for more than 6 years. In January 2018, Shani decided to start Zakay Law Group in order to focus his efforts towards helping California employees.
    Over the last 5 years, Shani has represented employees against both their current and former employers. In both individual and class actions, Shani has been successful in representing his clients in wrongful termination, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. This constantly changing area of the law gives Shani the unique opportunity, to meet and work with a diversity of interesting people, while pursuing justice for those who cannot do so for themselves.
    During law school, Shani was an Honors Instructor, assisting with legal research and legal writing courses. Shani received the prestigious American Jurisprudence Award for his outstanding performances in 8 different courses and was named one of the editors for his school’s Law Review journal.
    A family man, Shani cherishes spending time with his wife and his family. When not with his family, Shani looks to feed his competitive nature by playing and watching almost any sport. Immigrating to the United States at age 16, Shani has learned that every adversity can be overcome with hard work and persistence. It is the same competitiveness, hard work, and persistence that Shani offers his clients as an attorney.
    EDUCATION: J.D., California Western School of Law, magna cum laude B.S. in Business Administration Management, San Diego State University, cum laude
    BAR ADMISSIONS: All Courts in the State of California United States District Court, Central District of California United States District Court, Southern District of California
    United States District Court, Eastern District of California
    United States Court of Appeals (9th Circuit)
  • Jackland K. Hom

    Jackland K. Hom was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Jackland is an associate attorney at Zakay Law Group. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in 2015 at the University of California, Riverside in English Literature and Political Science. In 2019, she earned her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law, where she served as the Senior Editor for both the California Western Law Review and International Law Journal.
    In her final year of law school, Jackland was a judicial extern for The Honorable Anthony J. Battaglia of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. During the judicial externship, Jackland authored “Wheel of Fortune or Misfortune? Contemplating the Media’s Post-Trial Right to Juror Information,” which was published in the July 2019 Ninth Circuit Jury Trial Improvement Committee Newsletter.
    EDUCATION: J.D., California Western School of Law. B.S., University of California, Riverside
    BAR ADMISSIONS: All Courts in the State of California. United States District Court, Central District of
    California. United States District Court, Southern District of California. United States District Court,
    Northern District of California. United States District Court, Eastern District of California.
  • Julieann Alvarado

    Julieann Alvarado is an associate attorney at Zakay Law Group. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2017 with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She then attended the University of San Diego School of Law, where she acted as President of External Affairs of the Consumer Attorneys of USD, competed as a member of USD’s Mock Trial team, and earned the CALI Excellent for the Future Award in Legal Writing and Research I. Julieann graduated with her Juris Doctor in 2020.

    In her spare time, Julieann acts as an Adoption Coordinator for The Barking Lot, a volunteer-run, non-profit dog rescue here in San Diego. Julieann enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time with her fiancé, Cole, and two rescue dogs, Bear and Oliver.

    Education: J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, cum laudeB.A. in Psychology, University of Southern California, magna cum laude

    Bar Admissions: All Courts in the State of California

  • Jaclyn Joyce

    Jaclyn Joyce litigates all areas of employment law in both state and federal court. Her litigation practice focuses on representative and class actions centered on wage and hour issues, misclassification, and unfair business practices. Ms. Joyce has practiced law since 2012, and has represented clients through all stages of litigation. She has handled matters before the California Civil Rights Department, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and also has extensive experience conducting workplace investigations.

    Prior to joining Zakay Law Group, Ms. Joyce practiced law in Los Angeles and Camarillo, CA. She is experienced and knowledgeable in matters involving discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, employer trade secrets, unfair competition, tortious interference, breach of contract, and wage and hour violations.

    Ms. Joyce earned degrees from Northwestern University in both Political Science and Psychology, and earned her Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for the Central District and Southern District of California.

    Education: J.D., UCLA School of Law; B.A. in Psychology, Northwestern University; B.A. in Political Science, Northwestern University”