Our employment law practice is divided into two parts.
First, we are litigators. We represent clients in employment disputes, advocating for them in courts and before government agencies.
We litigate matters such as wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, denial of medical leave, denial of pregnancy leave, failure to accommodate disability or pregnancy, denial of kin care, FMLA and CFRA violations, unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, meal and rest period violations, unpaid commissions, unpaid bonuses, breach of contract, unreimbursed expenses, improper vacation handling, and unlawful wage deductions, among other claims.
We litigate cases vigorously and ethically, always with the client’s best interests in mind. When it makes sense to informally resolve and settle a matter, we let our clients know. When it is better for them to keep fighting, we take that route. Our goal is always to get the best possible result for our clients and to protect their interests, both legally and practically.
Second, we are counselors. We provide advice and counseling to people and companies.
Our individual employee clients run the gamut from CEOs and other senior executives (including with regard to public companies) to general counsel, regional and division managers, high-volume sales associates, unit-level managers, and others.
For these individual clients, we commonly are asked to review documents before they sign them, including hire packages, severance packages, release agreements, non-competes, non-solicit agreements, or other compensation and employment related agreements. We sometimes perform this work behind the scenes, advising them on negotiating strategy and offering an analysis of how fair and legally compliant (or not) the presented agreement really is. Other times, we take a more visible role and handle the direct negotiations, ourselves, depending on client need and preference.
We also advise companies of all sizes, from the Fortune 100 to small businesses. Our company clients cover a wide range of industries, including apparel, restaurant, medical, retail, schools, churches, cosmetics, educational services, manufacturing, and health care, among others. For our company clients, we act as their all-purpose employment counsel. That includes preparation and review of a wide range of documents, including handbooks, employee agreements, severance packages, and the like. We also conduct employee investigations and training sessions, and provide spot advice as urgent employment situations arise.
We have a passion for helping our clients understand and comply with employment laws. Working with companies who want to do the right thing when it comes to employment law is a great way to protect those companies, and it also helps the dedicated employees who work for them.