The Employment Group provides employment counseling and litigation services to world-renowned universities, medical centers and nearly every type of business, from Fortune 500 corporations to Silicon Valley startups and nonprofits. Our attorneys complement litigation expertise with preventive training, offering guidance in programs and techniques designed to avoid the consequence and cost of further involvement with conflict and dispute management.
We also counsel clients on compliance with laws in the areas of hiring, promotion, discipline, termination, compensation, harassment, substance abuse, wage and hour, affirmative action, and independent contractor arrangements. We assist with periodic reviews of policies and practices to assure compliance with changing laws. We also provide training on a wide range of subjects, including maintaining a workplace free of harassment and discrimination, and effective hiring and discipline.
The Employment Group's trial lawyers represent management in employment disputes in state and federal court, both at the trial and appellate levels, and before federal and state administrative agencies such as the EEOC, the NLRB, the Department of Fair Employment & Housing, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Industrial Relations.
The Group focuses on early and realistic assessment of case risks so that resources are allocated wisely and money spent only where it can do the most good. Our well-publicized winning track record in high exposure cases against the best lawyers affords the Group’s litigators the credibility necessary to achieve advantageous and discounted settlements.
Devoted exclusively to representing management, the Employment Group has successfully defended many wage-and-hour class, collective and representative actions in numerous industries, including successfully defeating class certification in wage-and-hour class actions on numerous occasions. Our wage-and-hour class action expertise includes all phases of class litigation, from class certification and subsequent litigation through settlement and claims proceedings.