Labor & Employment

Our employment Lawyers counsel clients in all aspects of the employment relationship with an emphasis on claim prevention and early, cost-effective resolution of disputes. Avoidance of expensive employment litigation starts with good advice, well-designed policies and procedures, and effective training. Our attorneys work closely with our clients to understand their specific business needs, and counsel them accordingly.

Legalteam employment attorneys provide advice and transactional documentation for all workplace and personnel issues encountered in the employment life cycle to ensure compliance with the complex laws and regulations governing California employers – from job application through termination of employment, as well as issues which may arise post-employment. We partner with our clients to document proper hiring and termination practices, employer policies/handbooks, and to address workplace safety, harassment, and wage and hour issues, including executive compensation and employee benefits.

When employment disputes arise, our employment litigators believe in an aggressive defense, tempered by a clear understanding of our clients’ business needs, objectives and practical guidance. We have successfully defended claims for wrongful termination, discrimination (based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age or sexual orientation), harassment, retaliation, breach of contract and unpaid wages, including the defense of representative and class actions for unpaid overtime, meal period and rest break violations.

Our lawyers represent employers of all sizes and industry, including non-profit organizations, in Federal and State courts throughout the State of California, in binding arbitrations, mediations and in administrative hearings before such agencies as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), Employment Development Department (EDD), State Board of Equalization (SBE), Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DSLE) and the Office of the Labor Commissioner.