Bononi Law Group, LLP

Los Angeles, California Employment Attorneys

Bononi Law Group, LLP

915 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1950

Los Angeles, California 90017

Phone(213) 553-9200 or(800) 641-5548
Fax (213) 553-9215

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Law Firm Overview

Bononi Law Group, LLP is an employment law firm located in Los Angeles, California that represents employees who have been subject to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, unpaid overtime and more. The lawyers of the firm understand that employees possess fewer resources and less power than the entities that they are up against, which is why the attorneys fully invest their energy into the preparation and construction of each case.

They believe in asserting the average citizen's right to a safe workplace that pays fairly, and they will stand up to the most imposing of corporate entities with the confidence and professionalism required for success. They know that you may be facing a loss of income as a result of your employer's unfair treatment toward you, and that the situation may in fact be completely unjust.

The attorneys are prepared to see that you are fully compensated and that justice is ultimately rendered in your case. The legal team demonstrates a deep commitment to the preservation of clients' rights and livelihoods, and the attorneys remain notable providers of outstanding legal representation for clients throughout the Los Angeles area.

Languages: English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Fair Employment and Housing Act Claims; Retaliatory Discharge; Violation of Public Policy; Disability Accommodation; Union Management Relations; Wage and Overtime Claims; Family Medical Leave Act Claims.

Areas of Law Description

- Employment Harassment and Discrimination

The right to work is a fundamental right, safeguarded by numerous federal and state laws. Because you have a right to work, employers cannot refuse to hire you based on your race, gender, age or a number of other factors. If you believe or suspect you have encountered discrimination in the workplace, either as an employee or as a job-hunter, contact Bononi Law Group, LLP.

- Wrongful Termination/Discharge

The term "wrongful termination" means that an employer has fired or laid off an employee for illegal reasons in the eyes of the law. Illegal reasons for termination include: firing in violation of federal and state anti-discrimination laws; firing as a form of sexual harassment; firing in violation of oral and written employment agreements; firing in violation of labor laws, including collective bargaining laws; and fired in retaliation for the employee's having filed a complaint or claim against the employer.

- Family Medical Leave Act claims

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that group health benefits be maintained during the leave. The FMLA helps employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons.

- Union Management Relations

The Bononi Law Group is a leader in the fields of sexual harassment, disability discrimination, race and age discrimination, retaliation, unfair competition, whistleblower claims, and wage and overtime disputes. Our lawyers have experience litigating all types of employment disputes on behalf of both employers and employees throughout southern California including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern and Fresno counties.


Michael Bononi Mr. Michael J. Bononi
Founding and Managing Attorney
Appellate Practice, Business Law, Civil Rights, Commercial Law, Contracts

William Waldo Mr. William S. Waldo
Co-Managing Attorney
Commercial Litigation, Employment


  • American Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • California Employment Lawyers Association

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 Gender Wage Disparity Persists

The glass ceiling is still largely in place for women hoping to move into management positions, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.

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 Female CA Janitorial Workers Obtain $5.8M Sexual Harassment Settlement

ABM Industries, which provides building maintenance and parking services at office buildings and other commercial sites throughout the U.S. and Canada, has settled a class action suit with 21 female janitorial workers who were sexually harassed by co-workers for $5.8 million.

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 Medical Marijuana and the California Workplace

California will be casting votes on Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana. If approved, local municipalities would be able to pass their own marijuana laws and collect taxes on sales. The measure is designed to help California raise additional revenue. The effect on California workers is still in question.

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 New Law Prohibits Genetic Discrimination in Health Care and Employment

In the 1920s, the so-called science of Eugenics encouraged discrimination based on a person's heredity. At the time, this was merely racism disguising itself as science. But thanks to modern genetic medicine, today we know that more than just physical appearance is passed from one generation to another-a propensity for developing certain diseases also appears to be hereditary. And, as with the Eugenics of yesteryear, discrimination based on heredity is once again a possibility.

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 Bills in Congress Aim to Combat Anti-Gay Bias

With several states legalizing same-sex marriages and President Obama announcing that "don't ask, don't tell" will become a thing of the past, the gay-rights agenda has moved to the political forefront. Following the Supreme Court's recent decision in Doe v. Reed, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens have become more hopeful that some of these proposed bills will lead to lasting civil rights protections.

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 The Whistleblower with a Prison Sentence

In 2007, the Internal Revenue Service increased the size of the awards it gives to people who provide tips that lead to the collection of unpaid personal and corporate taxes. The bigger awards - between 15 and 30 percent of the total collected - opened the floodgates for whistle-blowers. What had been just a trickle of calls annually to the IRS grew to dozens per month.

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 Gay Couple's Marriage Consummated and Compensated

Gay marriage has suffered defeat in the courts but a judge has ordered compensation for a gay couple denied benefits on the basis of discrimination.

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 Managers Are Not Always Exempt from Overtime Pay

To determine whether an employee is exempt from overtime, the law requires more than an examination of the employee's title. Thus, a manager is not automatically exempt from overtime pay.

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Testimonial for Bononi Law Group

DEE ANN FUJIOKA: When I began looking for an attorney, what was of most importance to me was finding an attorney who could really capture the complexities of my case, feel good about the fact that he was on the right side of it, and be able to present it in a compelling way. Bill's personality and character as a professional is intense. He pays attention to every single detail and yet manages not to get lost in it. I think that's an extraordinary attribute and one that I would've been lost without. The attorneys at Bononi Law Group helped me with a whistleblower and disability discrimination lawsuit. It was a very complicated matter. And it would've been easy for them to get bogged down in the details. And yet the details are absolutely essential to the effective prosecution of the case. And truly, their intelligence and their care was indispensable. In lesser hands, we absolutely would've failed. There's no question in my mind. They're pretty amazing.

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William Waldo, Los Angeles Employment Law Attorney

WILLIAM S. WALDO: I became and employment lawyer because no two clients are the same. No two problems are the same. No two solutions are the same. What I enjoy the most about employment law is making a difference. If you represent employees, you make a difference in their lives. If you represent employers, you make a difference in the lives of every employee in the workplace of that employer. The most important characteristic I have as a trial lawyer is my preparedness, my preparation. When I walk into the courtroom, I'm more prepared than the judge, twice as prepared as my opponent, and five times more prepared than the witness who thinks he's smarter than I am. The personal goal in each case is the same.

And that is, at the end of the case, I want every client to believe in their heart of hearts that everything that could've been done to solve their problem was done. I sum it up in four words. I want every client at the end of the day to say, "Damn, he was good."

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About Bonini Law Group

MICHAEL J. BONONI: The Bononi Law Group has two partners here that have a half a century of jury trial experience between them. Between Bill Waldo and myself, we've been representing both companies and individuals in courtrooms, litigating cases in front of juries for over half a century. As a lawyer, one of the things we do is we counsel our clients. We tell them whether they should settle cases, whether they should file lawsuits, whether they should try their cases. And if a client doesn't have confidence and can't communicate with their lawyer, then that relationship is doomed from the beginning. We make sure that all of our clients get the type of communication and interaction they need with us. A lot of times, a phone call to a lawyer early can solve a lot of problems. And we pride ourselves on making time to give everybody 15 minutes. And we found that a lot of times, giving people advice upfront, explaining to them what their rights are solves issues and can even prevent litigation.

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Testimonial for Michael Bonini

FRED RHEINSTEIN: When I first met Michael Bononi, he was an associate at a big law firm. And he worked on a case that I had with a big law firm. And he listened. He paid attention. And he gave sound advice. And he gave it diplomatically. When he went on his own, I went with him. And I'm glad I did because over the years, Bononi has continued to listen. And that's very important because he listens and hears what the person is saying and what they're not saying. Bononi is good with underdogs. The two biggest cases we worked on, we were the underdogs. We were against two--contract disputes with two large broadcast firms. In both cases, they were violating our rights. In both cases, we got good settlements. There are lots of measures of success in a lawyer. But when you will recommend your family, when you'll recommend your children to come to Bononi, or when you recommend your friends to come to Bononi, that probably is an awfully good smell test. And Bononi passes the smell test.

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