Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. Obtains Nearly $350,000 on Behalf of Employee in Unpaid Wage Case

For more than one year, Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. vigorously represented a blue-collar worker whose long-time former employer failed to pay him overtime and did not provide him legally compliant breaks.  The employer aggressively defended the case, which culminated in a one-week trial involving eight testifying witnesses.  Following trial, the court awarded our client approximately $86,000 for unpaid overtime wages, missed meal breaks, and related penalties and interest and also awarded approximately $250,000 in attorney’s fees for the work performed by Bernstein & Friedland, P.C.’s attorneys Polina Bernstein and Diana Friedland, in addition to costs.

We are proud of the result we achieved in this case, particularly in light of the fact that litigation required filing numerous pretrial motions, obtaining an award of sanctions against the Defendant as a result of discovery abuses, dealing with documents Defendant produced during discovery that our client believed were forged and fabricated for purposes of litigation, and successfully defeating Defendant’s post-trial motions.


Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. is a boutique employment law firm in Los Angeles specializing in wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and unpaid wage and overtime matters.  Please visit our website at to learn more about us.

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