Our Labor & Employment Practice Group handles a wide range of employment litigation, primarily on behalf of employers, in state and federal courts, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, fraud, trade secret, unfair competition, breach of contract, and wage-related claims.
We also regularly appear on behalf of employers before administrative agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH), U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), and California Employment Development Department (EDD).
Not only do we represent employers at all stages of litigation, but we also pride ourselves on helping our clients avoid costly litigation by advising them on employment practices and decisions involving a variety of issues, such as hiring, discipline, performance counseling, terminations, reductions-in-force, leaves of absence, compensation, and workplace violence issues. Our attorneys are also experienced in drafting employment policies and handbooks, employment agreements, and separation agreements.
In addition, our Labor & Employment Practice Group represents certain employees. We have negotiated employment agreements and severance agreements on behalf of executives and other employees. We have also provided advice and counseling services to such clients regarding critical issues, throughout their careers.
In conjunction with our Sports Law Practice Group, we have represented various sports agents in connection with their employment agreements and disputes that arise under such agreements, including those pertaining to commission splits and reimbursement of expenses. We have also represented professional athletes in connection with the negotiation of their player contracts and various other labor and employment issues.
Our results are achieved through efficient representation and responsive counseling.