Irvine Employment Lawyer

Mohamed Eldessouky

Irvine Employment Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Irvine Employment Local Legal Authority.

Mohamed Eldessouky

Irvine Employment Attorney

Irvine Employment Lawyer

Mohamed Eldessouky

Mohamed “Mo” Eldessouky is founder of Eldessouky Law which primarily handles Labor and Employment Law matters throughout southern California. His firm is community based and strives to give deserving employees justice. Mr. Eldessouky has served as lead trial attorney on cases resulting in excess of seven-figure verdicts. Beyond the courtroom Mo has obtained settlements in excess of 5 million for his clients.

Mo has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star 2020, CAALA’s Rising Star Finalist 2019, National Trail Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 and Association of American Trial Lawyers Top 100 in California. Mo is an active member of California Employment Law Association (CELA); Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA); Los Angeles Attorney Bar Association (LACBA); Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC); and the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA).

I am currently on the Mentorship Committee for CELA as well as a Advisory Member / Founding 50 of Justice HQ which is a radically new and exciting network for small firms and solos. Additionally I chair the technology committee for JHQ where I help discovery new ways for attorneys to work more efficiently while utilizing new software and applications.

About Irvine Employment Law

When you decide to start a business, you focus on funding, products, operations, and other immediate start-up concerns. Unless you have prior entrepreneurial experience, you might be surprised to learn about the complex network of employment laws that also require your time and attention. Your failure to comply with employee-related legal standards can lead to enforcement actions, penalties, fines, and unwanted attention from governmental agencies.

Irvine Employment law attorneys have the expertise to help your business avoid employee-related legal complications. They assist you in establishing and maintaining compliance with state, local and federal laws that regulate workplace policies and environments. When a compliance issue arises, Irvine employment lawyers provide the legal representation you need. They work to minimize the potential for adverse consequences that could affect your business.

The Internal Revenue Service 

The IRS controls business tax issues and many are employee-related. The agency requires businesses to document employee withholding and dependent data. They also have access to the workforce data that substantiates your claimed business expenses. The information you provide or fail to provide can present problems for several employee-related issues.

  • Employee Withholding: Employers are responsible for maintaining employee wage and salary records and paying the appropriate federal income tax withholding for each employee.
  • Employee Classification: Misclassification is a common IRS compliance issue. It occurs when businesses treat workers as though they were employees but classify and pay them as though they were independent contractors. Whether or not it’s intentional, it reduces an employer’s tax and social security withholding responsibilities. If the IRS detects a misclassification issue, they request payment of all unpaid withholding amounts and may assess a penalty.
  • Affordable Care Act: As the ACA is still in effect, businesses must file employee health insurance compliance documentation with their federal taxes each year.

The US Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act

The DOL administers and enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act. The FLSA is a compilation of federal standards that define employment terms and govern employer/employee relationships. Compliance failures sometimes lead to back payments and penalties.

During the 2019 fiscal year, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recovered $322 million from companies that failed to comply with wage and overtime guidelines. Over the past five years, the agency recovered more than $1.4 billion in wages for underpaid workers across the country. The DOL enforces violations related to a number of FLSA employment issues.

  • Child Labor
  • Tipped Employees
  • Minimum Wages and Youth Minimum Wages
  • Nursing Mothers
  • Industrial Home Workers
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Agricultural vs Non-Farm Employees
  • Federal Record-Keeping Standards

The National Labor Relations Board

The NLRB investigates allegations that an employer retaliated against an employee for asserting their workplace rights. They pursue cases involving several rights violation categories.

  • Employee Rights: Guarantees employees’ right to organize or choose not to organize
  • Employer/Union Rights Obligations: Forbids employers from interfering with union activities
  • Social Media: Protects employees’ right to address work concerns in workplace conversations and on social media
  • National Labor Relations Act Right to Strike: Protects employees’ striking rights, their right to collective bargaining, and their right to “mutual aid and protection”

Occupational Health and Safety

OSHA investigates workplace safety violations based on guidelines established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The agency conducts accident site investigations to determine compliance with OSHA safety standards. They assess penalties when a serious injury or death occurs because of an employer’s failure to comply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The EEOC enforces federal laws that ban discriminatory practices against job applicants and employees. Designated classes include race, color, religion, sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disability. The agency also investigates cases where employees allege retaliation for filing an EEOC complaint.

Contact an Irvine Employment Law Attorney

Federal employment laws and guidelines cover a wide spectrum of issues. For many business owners, they are often complex and difficult to interpret. Employment law attorneys in Irvine provide valuable assistance by identifying relevant employment issues and providing guidance, advice, and assistance with compliance problems.

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What clients in Irvine are saying about
Mohamed Eldessouky

Eldessouky Law
Based on 39 reviews
Great Attorney & Service! After doing tons of research on local attorneys, I'm so thankful to have gone with Mohamed and his team! Our case was a challenging one that not many other attorneys were willing to even look at. Mohamed gave us the time and opportunity to review our case and give us options. He really looked into our case and made sure to always have our best interest in mind. I definitely recommend him! Not only was he sharp but, also had so much compassion towards the parties affected. You can tell he really cares and wants to help his clients. At the end of the day I can honestly say he gets results!!! Thank you Mohamed! I am so grateful for all of your hard work!
Jessica Vasquez .
Jessica Vasquez .
18:41 01 Apr 20
Mohamed was extremely kind when I called in with a question regarding a potential case. He was also very professional, and gave me sound advice in a tough time. I would definitely recommend him if you have any kind of employment law question or issue. He was very much willing to work with me in terms of how much I could afford, etc. Thank you!!
troy drexl
troy drexl
03:36 25 Feb 20
Mohamed was a huge blessing. He accomplished more with my case than I expected, coming out with the win I deserved after a challenging situation. If you’re looking for a legal genius, look no further!
Christopher East
Christopher East
23:21 11 Apr 19
I had come to Mr. Eldessouky attempting to collect unpaid wages and had expected it to be my word against my former employer with myself doing most of the work to prove my case. Mr. Eldessouky had completely put me at ease after speaking with him and had taken complete charge of b.v the situation leading me to focus on the more important things in my life while he ensure I was paid what I was owed. Will definitely recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney for labor laws and he will be my first choice should I need legal assistance in the future.
Karl Dunn
Karl Dunn
23:32 15 Oct 18
I contacted Mr. Eldessouky the moment I was fired and he took my case over the phone without a problem. I didn’t have any money to give as a down payment, but you can tell he isn’t just any other attorney after peoples money, he noticed how upset I was and after telling him about how I was wrongfully fired for speaking up about work conditions he how was willing to help out in any way he could to get my case going. We filed in 2016 and went to trail in 2018, he took his time and did his homework to a furtherest extent to maximize the chance of us winning, which we did! Throughout the process the defense attorney and his client offered us money to not pursue with going to trail, and of course like a great attorney he is, he advised for us to not budge, that i deserved more and sure enough we received a compensation a lot bigger than what the defense attorney had to offer. Absolutely great attorney and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone, he’s the guy to get the job done!
Omar Moreno
Omar Moreno
17:56 23 Aug 18

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