Employment Law

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Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California


Leading Bay Area Employment Practice

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Numerous team members have received the distinction of Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in the fields of "Civil Rights/First Amendment," "Employment & Labor," and "Employment Litigation: Defense."

Employment Law

The Employment Law 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.

Counseling and Training

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.

Litigation

The Employment Law 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.

Federal Sector EEO

The Employment Law Group provides EEO services to federal agencies administering a complaint process. Our lawyers ensure that agency complaint procedures protect the rights of any party who utilizes the process through its legal sufficiency reviews and provision of complete and impartial individual and class action investigations, management inquiries, EEO counseling, mediation, conciliations, final agency decisions, and settlement agreement and EEOC order enforcements. We also train agency management and line employees on rights and obligations under all laws, statutes, regulations and Executive Orders that impact the public sector workforce and environment. To learn more about our capabilities, click here.

Cost-Effective Results

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.

Pre-Trial Practice Philosophy

  • Effective representation at trial is often the product of an effective pre-trial practice.
     
  • Strategically planned and well-crafted motions can resolve the case before trial.
     
  • Motions can pare down the issues to be tried and allow for the strategic removal (or inclusion) of portions of the case which may assist a jury in rendering a verdict in the client’s favor.

Wage-and-Hour Class Actions

Devoted exclusively to representing management, the Employment Law 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.

Employment Law Fast Facts
  • 225 Attorneys
  • National experience
  • Extensive trial experience in state and federal courts, as well as numerous reported appellate decisions
     




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