Employment Law Litigation - Workplace Investigations
Javier is an employment law litigator, workplace investigator and labor relations consultant. He has an excellent record of achieving positive results for clients in employment law matters and labor-management relations. Javier is dedicated to workplace fairness and mainly represents employees, but he also represents carefully chosen employers.
Javier has handled increasingly sophisticated matters in court, including class action lawsuits, appellate matters and civil trials. He has also reached out-of-court resolution in many cases and has negotiated transition packages for departing executives. Javier is also routinely retained by other attorneys and business owners to conduct neutral and objective investigations of alleged employment law violations, including sexual harassment and wage & hour issues.
Javier has successfully represented clients in arbitration, mediation and litigation before federal, California and Puerto Rico courts. He has also represented clients before federal and state administrative agencies. Javier has extensive experience in providing preventive counseling and training to employers, as well as significant experience in dealing with labor unions. He is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
Before founding Rivera Carbone, P.C., in Orange County, California, Javier was Of Counsel in the labor and employment law department of a leading national employment law firm – Fisher & Phillips LLP. Prior to arriving in California, he was Income Partner in the labor and employment law department of the largest Hispanic owned law firm in the world – McConnell Valdes LLC, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he resided and practiced law for 10 years. Javier left large law firm practice to create a firm focused solely on employment law problem solving.