Our firm regularly provides proactive advice and counsel to employers large and small regarding employee relations and human resource matters such as hiring practices, disciplinary actions, terminations and layoffs, employment contracts and severance, non-solicitation, non-compete, and confidentiality agreements. We often provide recurrent, on-site training on employment practice issues and litigation avoidance to our clients and trade groups. And, we are frequently asked to review and update client employment forms and manuals to assure compliance with the latest statutory and regulatory requirements. To that end, we help our clients avoid the many traps for the unwary created by California’s ever-changing, employer-adverse labor laws and regulations.
Representing both employers and employees, we are also expert in handling through trial individual and collective or class action cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, and disparate treatment. We’ve successfully represented clients in the rapidly expanding field of “wage and hour” litigation such as claims involving meal and rest breaks, overtime, job misclassification, joint employer, agency and independent contractor issues. With the California Legislature’s frequent enactment of new laws providing ever greater protections for employees and imposing ever more onerous burdens on employers, the volume of employment litigation in this State will likely continue its meteoric rise.