Employment

In our employment practice we advise and represent employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including wrongful discharge claims, as well as claims involving harassment and discrimination based on race, disability, age, sex, and other protected classes.

We successfully defend our clients in the class action context, most commonly in the areas of alleged misclassifications, wage and hour, and rest/meal period litigation.

We also advise employers on the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the California Business and Professions Code, the Family and Medical Leave Act, employee terminations, litigation avoidance, reductions in force, the development of personnel policies and procedures, workplace violence, pre-employment screening, federal and state wage and hour issues, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, drug and alcohol testing, and conducting in-house employment law training programs on a wide variety of topics including harassment avoidance, wage and hour issues, accommodation and leave issues. Our employment law practice encompasses the following areas:

  • Affirmative Action and Compliance
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Background Checks
  • Business Restructuring
  • Class Actions
  • Competition and Trade Secret Law
  • Corporate Compliance, Ethics and Leadership
  • Corporate Diversity and Inclusion
  • Digital Workplace
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Practices Audits
  • Employment/Payroll Taxes
  • ERISA and Benefit Plan Litigation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Healthcare Specific Workplace Human Resources Issues
  • Hiring, Performance, Management and Termination (including Reductions in Force)
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation Policies
  • Procedures and Handbooks
  • Staffing
  • Contingent Workers Training
  • Use of Professional Employment Organizations, Employee leasing and co-employer issues
  • Wage and Hour
  • Whistleblowing and Retaliation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security
  • Work place Safety and Health (OSHA & MSHA)