JOSE A. GONZALEZ

Attorney at Law

Serving the South San Francisco area for over 10 years has given me the opportunity to give back to the members of my community, help them reach their goals, and solve real-world problems. My desire to practice law goes as far back as I can remember, and that passion is still in my practice today. I transitioned my areas of focus from criminal defense to employment law about midway into my private practice, and now I also help athletes and entertainers in their careers.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION?

I can help with a number of different legal needs

1. Contract Negotiations

For many professions, contract negotiation can be the difference between getting the pay you deserve and being paid up to half what your colleague — who negotiated — is making. Due to the gender pay gap, it is more important than ever to negotiate your contract for the pay you deserve.

2. Endorsement Agreements

Endorsement agreements can become a tricky subject when not handled by a legal representative. It is important to understand endorsement agreements if you want to keep your image protected from exploitation and misinterpretation and make sure you get paid when your image is used.

3. Business Disputes

Experiencing a business dispute is normal in the workplace or at the corporate level. These disputes can provoke change for the better or they can create turmoil. Getting help from an employment attorney is vital for turning a dispute into a positive step forward.

4. Employment Issues

When something significantly wrong arises at work, you have options. Whether you are facing discrimination, harassment, unpaid overtime, or any other negative situation in the workplace, you can protect yourself by having legal representation that advocates for your best interests.

MY GOAL IS TO HELP
YOU MAKE SENSE OF
YOUR CONTRACT


Whether you are negotiating a new contract or modifying a current one, I will help you make sense of the legal jargon and create strategies for negotiation. 

Because of the high-profile nature of athletes and entertainers, many industries often offer endorsement deals and sponsorships. If these contracts are not crafted well, the consequences can have a serious negative effect on your career and reputation.

Practice Areas

My firm is designed to cater to your individual needs.


SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Athletes, actors, and entertainers all have legalities they need to navigate to make it in their careers.

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EMPLOYMENT LAW

Manual labor or office work, you will have choices to make on the legal side of your employment.

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SEVERANCE AGREEMENTS

Severance protects you financially when you leave your job whether it is voluntarily or involuntarily.

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EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

You should never tolerate discrimination in the workplace. Stand up for yourself with legal counsel.

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I want to see you succeed

LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN

EMPLOYMENT LAW

ARE YOU DEALING WITH
HARASSMENT AT WORK?

Employees should always feel safe when at work. If you’re dealing with harassment in the workplace, California has laws that will help protect your rights.

If you’re facing discrimination in the
workplace, you can take legal action.

Nothing should matter in your profession except your skills and performance. If you are being let go or passed up for promotion based on gender, race, orientation, or another personal trait, you need to fight back and speak up for your rights.

GET THE FACTS

I WILL FIGHT HARD TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS

As an employment law attorney, I know the ins and outs of the laws in California that protect the rights you have as a member of the workforce. Things like discrimination, harassment, and denied medical leave have serious consequences and negatively impact your life. Do not tolerate anything in the workplace that you are uncomfortable with. If you tolerate it, it will add unnecessary stress to both your work and home life

I am ready to challenge workplace discrimination on your behalf to make sure you are treated fairly and with respect. Don't wait to make things right.

Waiting to handle harassment at work can exacerbate the situation. Having worked on many sexual harassment cases, I know I can help you confront the situation and get it resolved. Your situation matters, and I believe you deserve justice.

Knowing your rights will help you to not brush off your experience as insignificant. For example, when negotiating your contract you should know you are entitled to equal pay and how to hold your employer accountable. With my knowledge and experience on your side, we can make your workplace and your job better for you and your colleagues. Call me today.