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At Makarem & Associates, we are committed to providing effective employment law representation. We are focused to protecting rights of employees in California. We represent employees who feel they have been treated unfairly by their employer in one of several different capacities, such as:
- Reviewing client employee handbooks, manuals, and policy statements
- Assisting with federal and state wage and hour law issues and claims
Representing employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(EEOC) and state human rights agencies
- Failure to pay overtime
- Mislabeled by employers as “managers” to avoid paying overtime
- Failure of employers to provide required lunch and rest breaks
- Employees who did not receive timely payment of agree upon wages
- Sexual harassment
- Wrongful termination issues
- Pension Plans
- Occupational Safety & Health Regulations
- Affirmative Action
Labor laws were designed to equalize the bargaining power between employers and employees-prohibiting employers and unions from engaging in specified "unfair labor practices" and establishing an obligation of both parties to engage in good faith collective bargaining. Labor laws mainly deal with relationships between employers and unions. Labor laws grant employees the right to unionize and allow employers and employees to engage in certain activities (e.g., strikes, picketing, seeking injunctions, lockouts) for the purpose of getting their demands fulfilled.
We strive to achieve excellence in the courtroom through resourceful and aggressive litigation. Our clients come first and we are focused on their ultimate objective
Call 310-660-7275 today to arrange your free initial consultation.
Dedicated to Protecting Consumer Rights...
Attorney Ronald W. Makarem
Ron Makarem is the founder of Makarem & Associates, a top law firm located in Los Angeles, California. Ron has been practicing law since 1995 and has obtained multi-million dollar settlements and judgments for consumer clients across the state.
Ron was awarded, “Top Attorney” in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine and a Super Lawyer for 2013. In 2012, Ron received the distinguished CLAY award for “Attorney of the Year” by California Lawyer Magazine for his work on a landmark California Supreme Court case. In 2012, Ron also became a certified legal malpractice specialist by the California State Bar. In 2007, Ron was selected as one of the “Top 20 Under 40” Attorneys in California by California’s largest legal newspaper, The Daily Journal. He was selected by Super Lawyer’s magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in 2012, 2011, and a “Rising Star” in 2010.
- Federal Courts
Admitted To The Bar:
- Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D. 1995
- University of Southern California, B.A. 1992
Professional Memberships and Achievements:
- Super Lawyer in 2011
- Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2010
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
- California State Bar Certified, Malpractice Law Specialist
- Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California
- Los Angeles County Bar Association Professional Rules and Ethics Committee from 2007-2008
- American Association for Justice (Former Member)
- Order of the Barristers (Former Member)
Honors and Awards:
- U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firm Nominee, 2013
- California Lawyer Magazine Attorney of the Year – 2012
- Super Lawyer 2010, 2011, 2012
- Top 20 Attorneys in California Under the Age of 40
Verdicts & Settlements
- $2.53 million judgment for his clients – victims of an attorney’s unreasonable billing practices and legal malpractice.
- $2.6 million settlement in a legal malpractice case against the law firm of Skadden Arps – one of the most prominent law firms in the world.
- In 2010, Ron argued before the California Supreme Court an important case relating to the mediation privilege – Cassel v. Wasserman, Comden.
- In 2011, he certified a large wage and hour class action against DHL.
In 2011, Ron defended Splash News & Picture Agency in a lawsuit brought by a woman claiming her right of privacy was invaded when she was videotaped with Heath Ledger at a SAG Awards after-party.