We are seasoned advisors who have counseled hundreds of employers across the State of California. We provide sophisticated advice designed to minimize the potential for costly litigation. We are also experienced litigators, which we believe makes us better advisors. And where litigation cannot be avoided, we aggressively and cost-effectively defend employers against lawsuits.
We advise companies on employment law compliance matters with the aim of minimizing the risk of costly legal claims. Our approach to advice is different from what you would see from many lawyers. Wherever possible, instead of merely telling a client that it cannot do something or must do something, we creatively identify alternative solutions to problems and help the client understand the pros and cons of each. Rather than insisting on a particular option or just saying “it’s your decision,” we provide sound, practical recommendations and respect our clients’ need to make business decisions that may include some risk.
We maintain an extensive database of forms and white papers on legal subjects that frequently arise and share them with clients at no additional cost. This further distinguishes our efficiency, as we rarely have to start from scratch to create a form or perform extensive legal research on a recurring issue.
Our advice services include employment matters such as:
Employee Handbook Review & Updating
Performance Improvement Plans & Other Progressive Discipline
Employment Agreements & Offer Letters
Trade Secret Issues
Non-competition & Non-solicitation Agreements
Employee Raiding Issues
Disability & Pregnancy Accommodation
Leave Of Absence & Attendance Issues
Sexual Or Other Discriminatory Harassment
Wage & Hour Law Compliance
Independent Contractor Classification Issues
Legal Compliance Training Courses For Managers, Human Resources & Attorneys, Including:
We are experienced litigators who represent employers in all forums where employment claims are brought, including state and federal court, arbitration, mediation, the EEOC, and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. We aggressively defend our clients. At the same time, we feel that we distinguish ourselves by strategically maintaining the “high ground” in litigation instead of engaging in useless, costly, scorched-earth litigation tactics. We believe that we obtain better results at lower cost to our clients with this approach.