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Attorney Thomas M. Lee is a “Super Lawyer” who represents employees and employers in employment and labor law disputes – including claims for unpaid overtime and minimum wages, meal and rest break violations.  Additionally, Attorney Lee practices Immigration Law, particularly in the areas of family and employment based permanent residence applications, work visas, investment visas, I-601A and fraud waivers, and appeals before the AAU, BIA, and BALCA.

Successfully Managing Client Cases is Our Mission

Attorney Thomas Lee understands that taking the right risks and seizing the right opportunities are essential to the success of his many clients. He is experienced in workplace law and can help clients achieve their business goals in the Employment Law and Immigration Law aspects. Attorney Thomas Lee has more than 2 decades of legal experience which gave him a deep understanding of the employer-employee relationship which enables him to creatively and effectively navigate any legal challenges they may face. Attorney Thomas Lee can provide winning and strategic legal guidance on matters of concern and guidance on a variety of complex employment and immigration law topics, including:

  • Employment policies, protocols, and handbooks
  • Employment contracts
  • Arbitration provisions
  • Employee benefits including COBRA, HIPAA, PPACA, and ERISA requirements
  • Employment applications
  • Offer letters
  • Hiring and interviewing candidates
  • Termination letters
  • Performance improvement plans and disciplinary actions
  • Severance agreements
  • ADA and FMLA leave and reasonable accommodations
  • FLSA compliance including employee classification
  • Labor Department investigations and complaints
  • Compensation packages
  • Immigration law compliance
  • Sponsorship of foreign workers for working visa and employment-based green cards

As a trial attorney, Attorney Thomas Lee represents effective defenses for employers as well as aggressive Plaintiff’s litigation in the below areas:

  • Unpaid minimum wage
  • Unpaid overtime wages
  • Unpaid commission wages
  • Unpaid vacation wages
  • Unreimbursed expenses
  • Unpaid gratuities
  • Labor code statutory penalties
  • Sexual harassment
  • Hostile work environment
  • Discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, medical conditions, age, religion, disability, national origin, or any other protected status
  • Violations of the ADA, FMLA, Equal Pay Act, OSHA, and other federal and state statutes
  • Layoffs and workforce reductions
  • Breach of employment contracts
  • Wrongful termination
  • Retaliation
  • Failure to pay H-1B and I-140 prevailing wages

As with Employment Law matters, Immigration Law is a clear area in which Attorney Thomas Lee has significant expertise and experience. For many companies, identifying and hiring foreign workers while complying with complex federal immigration laws for their company is critical. Attorney Thomas Lee has successfully represented thousands of employers, employees, and other immigrants with:

  • Obtaining permanent residency for the foreign employee to work in the U.S.
  • Obtaining visas for the foreign employee’s dependents
  • Obtaining nonimmigrant visas
  • Obtaining L-1 visa for intra-company transferees
  • Obtaining E visas for investors and treaty traders
  • Obtaining H-1B temporary skilled worker visas
  • Obtaining naturalization of U.S. citizenship
  • Complying with I-9 obligations
  • Complying with federal and state E-Verify requirements
  • Obtaining B-1 visas for business investors
  • Obtaining J-1 visas for interns, exchange visitors, and academics
  • Obtaining TN visas under NAFTA
  • Obtaining an O-1/2 or P-1/3 visa for persons with extraordinary abilities in business, arts, education, science or athletics
  • Labor Certification (PERM)

I also specialize in the following immigration categories:

  • Family-based immigration visa
  • Green card application
  • Petition to remove conditions on residence
  • Student visa application
  • DACA
  • Fiance Visa application
  • Immigration waiver application
  • U Visa application
  • VAWA
  • Visitor visa application
  • 601 Fraud waiver
  • USCIS appeals
  • Re-entry permit
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Meet Thomas M. Lee

I have been aggressively representing corporate and individual clients in the areas of California Employment & Labor law as well as Immigration law since 2000.

Client Reviews

Mr. Lee is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to employment law. I was amazed by his tenacity and skill and in the end, I walked away with a settlement I was very happy about. I highly recommended him to anyone.

- Sarah G.

Earlier this year I was very confused about a legal employer/employee situation and needed professional advice. In my desire to move quickly on my situation I spent hours signing up for legal services (e.g. legal shield...

- Richard H., Los Angeles, CA

Hands down, the best immigration lawyer in Los Angeles that you could possibly find. Period. After an extremely poor experience with another law firm, which had come highly recommended by one of my company's attorneys...

- Robert K., Beverly Hills, CA

My old company was breaking some labor laws and I decided to look for some legal advice. I went to Tom to see what course of action I can take and when we sat down to talk about the details, I decided to hire him and his...

- Ethan Y., Orange, CA

It's quite rare to find a lawyer that sincerely cares about your best interest. Most employment lawyers are extremely hungry for business which makes them naturally have their best interest not mine. However, Tom truly...

- Jen T., Central LA, Los Angeles, CA

Blog

The California Court of Appeal Recently Held That Individuals May Be Personally Liable in Wage and Hour Lawsuits On June 28, 2022, the Court of Appeal in the matter of Seviour-Iloff v. LaPaille held that a Chief Executive Officer was personally liable for the...

Employment Based Immigration and PERM Explained Introduction Foreign nationals who are skilled or educated—and who have job offers—have the possibility of immigrating to the United States. The...

New Los Angeles Minimum Wage of $16.04 Goes in Effect on July 1, 2022 Beginning July 1, 2022 employers in jurisdictions of either Los Angeles City or the unincorporated cities of Los Angeles County will need to increase...

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