The Zaller Law Group, PC is a law firm dedicated to assisting California businesses with employment and business legal issues.  We help companies of all sizes with almost every type of employment legal issue facing California employers.  

We advise and represent employers in class actions, PAGA representative actions, harassment/discrimination/retaliation claims, governmental investigations/audits, and provide advice and counseling on policy development and difficult employment issues.

Providing cutting edge employment, business, and intellectual property legal advice.

We are a boutique law firm comprised of attorneys from "big law."  Our attention to detail, use of technology, and our size
provides our clients with cost effective solutions to employment litigation and corporate law.

Employment Law

We are experienced employment litigators and advisers. We have represented employers in class actions involving thousands of employees to single plaintiff harassment and discrimination type of claims.
 

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & ENTERTAINMENT

Our team’s deep understanding of the overlap between technology, media, and the law enables us to help our clients achieve their business goals in the most direct and cost-effective way.
 

Business and Corporate Law

Based on our 20+ years of in-house legal counsel experience we are your strategic legal partner and business advisers.  Zaller Law Group is uniquely situated to offer cost-effective "in house" counsel advice for all sizes of companies.

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As a boutique firm built for modern companies, we've grown our practice on what drives results in today's legal landscape.


Some of our clients:

 

Hard Rock Hotel - Palm Springs
Greyhound
Two Bit Circus
Parker's Lighthouse
Pitfire Pizza
Superba Food & Bread
Hytorc
Maria's Italian Kitchen
Tony P's Dockside Grill
Canter's Deli

PizzaRev
Domino's Pizza franchisees
Burger King franchisees
McDonald's franchisees
The Stinking Rose
Arrive Hotel
United Furniture Industries
Lubricating Specialties, Inc.
Sparrows Lodge
Gesso

Representative industries:

 

Oil and gas
Healthcare
Trucking and logistics
Aerospace and aviation

Restaurants/Hospitality
Technology and start-ups
Manufacturing
Entertainment
Retail
 

Recent Accomplishments

 

Successfully obtained dismissal of case early in litigation for Southern California client by winning a motion to strike and demurrer to complaint.  The case involved various causes of action against the company and individual owners including, wage and hour claims for unpaid overtime, missed meal and rest breaks, and violation of California's WARN Act.

Tried four-day arbitration for claims brought by two employees against franchisee for national restaurant chain for California Labor Code violations.  Obtained defense verdict against one plaintiff, and limited recovery to under $1,000 for the other plaintiff.  At the start of the case, the team successfully compelled arbitration and had class action claims dismissed, which drastically limited the potential liability of the case.  After completion of arbitration, won motion to dismiss remaining Private Attorney General Act representative claims, and then successfully moved to recover costs based on win. 

Prevailed in reported decision in Southern District of California on motion to compel arbitration and stay class action arising under FLSA and California Labor Code claims, compelling arbitration on individual basis and staying entire case pending determinative Supreme Court decision.

Successfully brought a motion to dismiss wage and hour class action at beginning of litigation for allegations that Los Angeles based restaurant chain did not provide pay checks within time limits set by Labor Code.

Defeated motion for class certification for national manufacturing client involving allegations of missed meal and rest breaks, unpaid commissions, and off-the-clock work. 

Prepared defense for exempt misclassification case for trial for national solar and wind power supplier; obtained favorable settlement two days prior to trial after court issued favorable rulings on pre-trial motions.