Labor & Employment Law

LITIGATION DEFENSE

We represent both private and public employers and executives in all manner of employment-related disputes, including claims for harassment, discrimination, whistle-blower retaliation, unfair competition, wage and hour violations, violations of disability and medical leave laws, and trade secret disputes.

 

Our employment attorneys have decades of experience trying cases in state and federal court, as well as representing employers in administrative matters before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor.   

 

Whether the stakes are modest or high, our team works closely with the client to manage costs while providing an aggressive defense.  From the inception of litigation through its conclusion, our experienced employment attorneys provide efficient, common sense representation with our client’s goals in mind. 

ADVICE AND COUNSEL

Our employment law team has over seventy years’ experience advising both private and public employers on the ins and outs of complying with California’s complex and ever-changing employment laws. From drafting contracts and personnel manuals, to providing training on best practices, to advising on high-risk terminations, our attorneys have a wealth of knowledge at their fingertips. 

 

We understand that spending a little time on preventative measures can head off problems before they arise, resulting in a significantly decreased risk of liability (and expense) for our clients. 

 

We also assist clients with disability accommodation and leave issues, wage and hour audits, human resources audits, and employee classification issues.

WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS

We conduct independent workplace investigations for public and private employers, including those covered by the Peace Officers and Firefighters’ Bills of Rights.  

 

Our experienced investigators understand the prompt, rigorous and impartial fact-gathering process necessary to address allegations of workplace misconduct.  

 

We provide detailed reports that include credibility analyses and well-reasoned findings, and are available to testify in court or in administrative actions to defend those findings when necessary.

LABOR LAW

Our traditional labor law practice involves representing employers in matters relating to management/union relations, including collective bargaining negotiations in the healthcare and construction industries.

We advise employers with respect to union organizing campaigns, elections and hearings before the National Labor Relations Board, grievance proceedings, collective bargaining agreements and employers' rights and obligations under federal labor law.