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Oakland Employment & Business Lawyers

At TONG LAW, our mission is more than just practicing law; it’s about building robust relationships founded on trust and understanding. With offices in both Oakland and Sacramento, we help navigate the nuances of employment and business law, bridging gaps with clarity, insight, and unparalleled sophistication.

Law isn’t just about statutes and clauses; it’s about people. And for us, each relationship is a testament to our commitment, our insight, and our pursuit of excellence through the law.

MeetVincent TONG

Vincent exclusively represents employees in employment litigation and plaintiffs in business-to-business disputes. He is a tenacious litigator and a zealous advocate for his clients. Vincent has taken three cases to trial, in which he served as lead counsel, co-counsel and second chair counsel and has settled numerous cases on favorable terms for his clients.

In his business transactions practice, Vincent advises, counsels and supports his clients on matters pertaining to business formation, employment law compliance and monitoring and protecting their intellectual property rights.

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Legal Representation in California Employment & Business Law
Vincent Tong
Vincent Tong

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What constitutes employment discrimination?

Employment discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee or job applicant unfavorably because of characteristics like race, religion, age, gender, or disability. Discrimination often affects hiring decisions, pay, promotions, benefits, or termination.

When can an employee sue for wrongful termination?

Employees could sue for wrongful termination if they were fired based on discrimination, in retaliation for whistleblowing, or in violation of employment contracts or public policy. At-will workers usually cannot sue for wrongful termination.

What are the key elements of a legally binding contract?

A legally binding contract typically requires an offer, acceptance of terms, consideration or payment, capacity to contract, legal purpose, and mutual assent and intent to be bound.

Who is subject to labor law protections?

Labor laws apply to most employees, full- or part-time, and cover issues like overtime pay, medical leave, age discrimination, and workplace safety. Some exempt employees, like managers or educated professionals, are not subject to certain labor laws.

What are the most common business legal structures?

The most common legal structures for small businesses are sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or LLC. Each has different rules around taxes, liability, and management.

What can I do if my business partner is making decisions without me?

If a business partner is excluded from major decisions about the company’s operations, finances, policies, or other managing issues typically requiring co-approval, they may be able to legally compel their involvement.

Options include filing for an injunction to require joint decision-making or suing for breach of fiduciary duty if the managing partner is acting negligently or self-serving without regard for the other’s rights and interests. Renegotiating the partnership agreement is best, but legal action may be needed if attempted resolutions remain unsuccessful.

Where TONG LAW Makes an Impact

Empowering Employees Statewide

While our physical offices are situated in Oakland and Sacramento, our dedication to employees transcends boundaries. No matter where you’re located in California, TONG LAW stands ready to advocate for your employment rights, ensuring every worker’s voice is respected and protected.

Steering Business Forward

At the heart of our operations, our offices in Oakland and Sacramento stand as pillars for local businesses seeking legal counsel. We’re your strategic partner, dedicated to educating and ensuring that California businesses are compliant with the law.