Labor & Employment

Employers need expert legal advice when facing sensitive personnel matters such as employee discipline, termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, and other labor and employment matters that can lead to liability. Public agencies are under increasing pressure to reduce personnel costs, and need expert representation in their negotiations with employee unions regarding these difficult matters.

Our labor and employment attorneys assist public and private employers with preventative advice, policy development, investigations, contract negotiations, and representation in litigation and administrative hearings. We provide training for employees in subjects such as sexual harassment, which can help employers avoid liability. We have also achieved excellent results representing public and private employers at trial, successfully defending employers in sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuits.

Our specialties include the following:

  • Administrative Investigations and Hearings
  • ADA
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Disability Leave
  • Discrimination
  • Employee Discipline and Grievances
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Litigation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Family Medical Leave
  • HIPAA (Medical Privacy)
  • MMBA
  • PERB
  • Police and Fire Personnel Issues
  • Public Sector Labor Relations
  • Public Benefits and Retirement
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Workplace Violence Restraining Orders

Our labor and employment attorneys are experienced in all areas of employment law, including representing public agencies in employment matters.