HELP for Businesses
Helping Businesses Navigate the Complexities of California Employment and Labor Law
From preventative counseling, to crafting employment policies and procedures, to aggressively defending lawsuits, if your business has an employment issue, we can HELP.
Who We Represent:
Matt Hayes and Kye Pawlenko have represented employers across a wide spectrum of industries in all areas of employment and labor law. They have successfully represented companies in the entertainment, restaurant, retail, communications, electronics, accounting, insurance and staffing services industries. In the litigation arena, they have defended numerous single plaintiff and class action lawsuits concerning a variety of employment disputes, including claims for wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, unfair competition and trade secret misappropriation. Mr. Hayes and Mr. Pawlenko also have significant experience assisting employers with preventative counseling, conducting internal investigations, responding to administrative charges, and preparing employment agreements, handbooks and workplace policy and procedure manuals.
How We Charge For Our Services:
More often than not, the exorbitantly high rates charged by large firms do not reflect the quality of legal services, but rather the need to support large offices and a stable of secretaries, paralegals and unprofitable associates. The resulting high fees often deter businesses from consulting with employment counsel until it is too late. Moreover, when faced with a lawsuit, the high defense fees can force businesses to settle, regardless of the actual merits.
Hayes Pawlenko LLP takes advantage of technology to streamline our processes, increase efficiency, and reduce overhead, which means lower fees for our clients. We are dedicated to working with each business to develop a mutually acceptable fee arrangement that will enable businesses to consult with an attorney before it is too late, and, when necessary, to fight lawsuits on the merits. For each client, we will endeavor to work out a fee arrangement that suits the client’s needs and resources, whether that be a reasonable hourly rate, a flat fee, set monthly rates, or some other arrangement.
The Type of Service You Can Expect:
The goal of Hayes Pawlenko LLP is to act as your partner in finding a creative, cost-effective way to handle your company’s employment issues and disputes. There is no cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to resolving employment matters. Differing businesses, problems, personalities and resources can necessitate varying approaches to employment problems. In each instance, we will listen to your company’s needs and consult with you to develop a plan of action tailored to suit your needs. We will then work in close consultation with your company as we execute that plan.