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Employment Law

We are readily available to provide support with respect to labor and employment laws and regulatory practices in California.  We provide practical legal advice to help employers avoid being subject to claims brought by their employees.  We also defend employers against such claims before federal and state courts, the Labor Commissioner, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and more.

We assist employers in drafting and implementing:

  • Employee Handbooks;
  • Action Plans;
  • At Will Documentation;
  • Policies and Practices; and
  • Injury/Illness Prevention Programs

We guide employers in complying with numerous state and federal laws, and we defend them in litigation, arbitration, and mediations for claims arising from:

  • Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA);
  • Wage and Hour laws and orders, including exempt and non-exempt overtime classifications, meal and break periods, and alternative work weeks;
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA);
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN);
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA);
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
  • California Family Rights Act (CFRA);
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA);
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA);
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act;
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA);
  • Military Leave Laws;
  • Private Attorney General Act (PAGA);
  • California Equal Pay Act;
  • Labor Code Section 132a;
  • Laws protecting whistle blowers;
  • Laws prohibiting sexual harassment and discrimination;
  • Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL);
  • Continuation Benefits Replacement Act (COBRA); and
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)