Advice, Counsel & Training

 Avoiding litigation is the core of our practice.  Planned or urgent counseling in all aspects of employment and labor law.  Training for managers, supervisors and line employees in all areas of the employment relationship, including mandated sexual harassment training.

  • Practical Executive Advice

  • Best Practices and HR Strategies
  • Sexual Harassment Training and Claim Avoidance
  • Wrongful Termination Counseling
  • Investigations
  • Recruiting/Hiring Practices
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Employee Improvement Plans
  • Discipline/Terminations
  • Reorganizations/RIFs
  • Affirmative Action

  • Workplace Violence Avoidance

  • Workplace Health & Safety
  • Employment Discrimination Claims
  • Compensation/Wage-Hour Planning
  • Employment Contracts
  • Sale & Acquisition Issues
  • Independent Contractor/Consultant Contracts
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Leave issues including ADA, FMLA, CFRA, Workers’ Comp, obscure provisions of the California Labor Code

  • Substantive compliance with the ADA

  • Pregnancy Disability Amendment (Title 7)
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition

  • Public Speaking In-House or Public seminars 

Claims & Litigation 

Even when you have a safe and effective work environment, claims happen.

Successfully representing employers in all aspects of claims and litigation from early intervention, investigations, pretrial discovery and dismissals or settlements, to trials, and appeals.

  • Pre-Trial Summary Judgments & Dismissals

  • All Employment-Related Civil Litigation (Federal courts, All California State courts)

  • Appellate practice (Federal 9th and 3rd Circuits; All California State Courts of Appeal)

  • Department of Labor (Federal)
  • Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (CA)
  • EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) 

  • DFEH (Department of Fair Employment and Housing)
  • OSHA, Cal OSHA
  • NLRB (National Labor Relations Board)
  • Federal Wage & Hour Administration 



Preventive - Claims & Litigation - Labor


 Every Employer’s goal should be to remain able to deal with its employees fairly and directly.  When a third party seeks to insert itself into that relationship, or already is in place, we can help you with:

  • Labor Arbitrations
  • Collective bargaining agreement negotiation
  • Union Elections
  • Union Avoidance
  • Strikes/ picketing/ injunctions
  • Unfair Labor Practice charges