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Our attorneys help clients minimize employment-related liabilities, and comply and stay current with the always-changing labor and employment laws.  Failure to address labor and employment issues can result in long-term problems.

We take a rigorous approach to this extremely important area of the law, and offer cost-effective, preemptive counsel and representation in matters involving:

  • Employee handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Employment discrimination and harassment claims
  • Wage and hour claims including AB 633
  • Employment-related litigation
  • Supervisor training
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Termination and employment agreements

We represent employers, including manufacturers and contractors, in administrative proceedings before the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcements, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other state and federal agencies.

Increasingly, employment-related conflicts are heard in alternative dispute resolution forums. Our attorneys’ long success in labor-related arbitrations and mediations provides a strong basis for achieving favorable and expeditious results for employers when solving workplace conflicts.

Our attorneys support efforts to keep company policies and procedures in line with the ever-evolving employment laws by working closely with corporate human resource departments.

We call on years of practical experience to provide well-informed, objective perspectives and value-added guidance when reviewing employee handbooks, updating existing policies, reviewing employee contracts, and advising on pre-termination strategies and anti-discrimination practices.

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Representative Matters

  • Dismissal of high profile, alleged slave labor charges by the U.S. Department of Labor against a contracted supplier.  Protected client’s reputation and business operations with swift and decisive legal defense.
  • Regularly resolve employment disputes, including wage and hour claims, with the U.S. Department of Labor and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
  • Ongoing representation of fashion industry clients involved in the California Fashion Association in employment-related government proceedings.
  • Regularly devise plans for employers to reduce the workforce and avoid potential liability for various forms of discrimination.
  • Regularly counsel employers on structuring potentially high-liability situations, and advise them on establishing protective measures to avoid employment litigation for disability, sexual harassment, termination, and gender, sexual and age discrimination.
  • Achieved dismissal of labor violation charges against a clothing manufacturer in a contractor’s wage and hour claim case.
  • Obtained triple damages for a poorly compensated salesperson in a matter involving the California Independent Wholesale Sales Representative Contractual Relations Act.
  • Successfully represented a client changing his status from an independent contractor to an employee, and obtained otherwise unavailable benefits on his behalf.
  • Represented an employer in a dispute concerning the amount owed to a salesperson following his termination.