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Employment Law and Business Litigation Attorneys | Irvine, California

Understanding Rights and Obligations in the Workplace

Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP is an Orange County, California, law firm offering legal representation to individuals and businesses in Southern California. The primary focus of our firm is on labor and employment law and general business litigation.

Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP has been given a Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 from the respected legal guide Martindale-Hubbel. An AV Preeminent Rating indicates that a law firm has reached the height of professional excellence and ethical standards.

We are committed to providing high-quality legal services and achieving cost-effective results for our clients. Our attorneys have practiced law for approximately 40 years and are experienced trial lawyers.

We have successfully taken cases through trial, appeals and state and federal administrative agencies, while also resolving cases successfully prior to the filing of a lawsuit.

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Experienced. Responsive. Aggressive.

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At Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP, our lawyers are dedicated to providing strong advocacy. We are also frank and honest with our clients at all times. Right from the outset, we offer an assessment of our clients' needs and rights and then work together with them to determine the course of action that is best suited to meet their needs.

Our Legal Practice

Our attorneys take pride in being personally responsive to our clients and in giving them the attention they deserve. Every aspect of every case our law firm accepts is handled by one of our partners.

Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP offers legal services in the following areas:

Whether we are assisting a business in a dispute involving trade secrets or helping an individual who is the victim of sexual harassment at work, we are thorough and aggressive in our representation. We fight at every step along the way to prevail for the people we serve.

Contact Our California Employment Law Firm

To learn more about our law firm our practice, please contact our Irvine, California, law office by phone or e-mail. We serve clients in cities throughout Orange County, including Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, and Huntington Beach, as well as Long Beach, Los Angeles, and elsewhere in Southern California.

Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP settles class action for $5.5 million against Equinox on behalf of personal trainers

In March 2013, Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP, along with co-counsel, obtained final approval of a settlement for $5,500,000 against Equinox Holdings, Inc., the company which manages the Equinox fitness centers across the state of California. In the class action lawsuit, Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP represented a class of personal trainers who alleged that Equinox failed to properly compensate the employees for all hours worked, given that the company maintained an unlawful piece rate compensation plan and further required the employees to work off-the-clock. Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP was able to aggressively litigate the case to achieve this excellent result for the class members.

Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP settles class action for $4.9 million on behalf of recruiters and account managers of Randstad US, LP

In April 2013, Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP, obtained preliminary approval from the federal district court in the Central District of California in the case of Casserly v. Randstad US, L.P. In the class action lawsuit, Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz, along with its co-counsel, obtained a $4,900,000 settlement on behalf of a class of recruiters and account managers employed by Randstad who claimed that the company failed to provide the employees with overtime pay and proper meal and rest periods. Shanberg, Stafford & Bartz LLP, and associated co-counsel, effectively litigated the case to a favorable settlement on behalf of hundreds of current and former Randstad employees.