HR Attorney Serving Los Angeles County, CA
Also Serving the Entire State of Californiaemployers only. Our employer attorneys represent the management side, human resources and corporate clients. Our employer attorneys do not accept employee cases. Our employer labor law attorneys have over 24 years of experience representing employers in all facets of labor and employment disputes, so you can trust us to handle your case professionally and efficiently.
When you hire us, we advise you on various federal and state labor and employment laws and what you can do to protect your company's interests. We can also draft various legal documents, manuals and contracts, for your company to help you reduce exposure to future litigation. A clear contract with your employees makes them aware of your expectations and provides protective documentation during a lawsuit or court case.
Many laws exist to protect workers and laborers, with the unfortunate side effect that employers are sometimes underrepresented. If an employee or other individual makes an accusation against your company or management, you have the right to defend your business with the help of an employer attorney.
Our employer attorneys provide legal services in the following areas:
- Litigation, defending management and corporate clients in state and federal courts in all types of employment related matters, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment and employment discrimination
- Wage and Hour and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance
- Investigations of harassment claims
- Employee policy manuals
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Trade secrets protection/Non-competes
- Class action defense
- Employment discrimination, civil rights, sexual harassment claims
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cases
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) cases
- Unemployment compensation
- Employment and non-compete agreements for employees
- Collective bargaining and union prevention
- EEOC (federal Equal Employment Commission) investigations
- FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)
Based upon years of experience handling labor and employment matters our employer law attorneys have developed a practice that leads to efficient, cost-effective defense of employers. Our Litigation Practice includes:
- Budget and monthly updates
- Litigation risk analysis
- Action plans that outlines how the case will be defended
- Cost-effective discovery
- Creative use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
We can respond quickly and effectively to virtually any labor problem and craft state-of-the-art answers to complex issues. Our employer law attorneys design strategies to meet the distinct needs of our clients, never losing sight of their business goals, philosophies and best interests.
As part of our preventive practice, our employer attorneys help employers to comply with equal employment opportunity laws and take precautionary measures to deter litigation. We frequently
- assist employers in developing legally compliant policies,
- counsel employers on employment-related decisions,
- review employment policies,
- provide audit services to employers to proactively assess and correct problematic practices, and
- perform disparate impact analyses to ensure that employment decisions do not adversely affect a protected group.
Because litigation is something clients want to avoid, our employer labor law attorneys strive to create appropriate personnel procedures and provide tra require certain experience and skill to assist with the defense of these cases. Our class action defense lawyers have the experience you need.
Our employer attorneys work with our employers to manage any labor issue. From hiring to termination, employers are at risk for any missteps that could lead to litigation or other labor or criminal charges. When employers do need to hire additional workers, they have decisions to make about whom and how they want to hire. We work with employers to draft and review appropriate applications and offer opinion letters. We work with employers to train managers and others who will be conducting interviews to ensure that all questions asked are lawful and elicit the information needed to place the right person in the right position. We also work with human resources and provide assistance. We help employers protect themselves by developing and reviewing employment applications and background check procedures and training people to use proper interview and hiring techniques. Many companies perform evaluations of their employees. Issues can often arise when employers provide incomplete or inaccurate reviews of an employee’s performance. Our employer law attorneys work with employers to train supervisors on how to conduct evaluations fairly, consistently, lawfully, and in a timely manner. Performance evaluations need to be documented, as do incidents of employee misbehavior and concerns. If an employee’s performance is lacking or demonstrates inappropriate behavior in the workplace, employers need to document the incident to prevent later denial of the event, create a record of the problem, use the documentation to record patterns of unacceptable behavior and minimize misunderstandings in the future. Our employer attorneys offer training to help employers determine how to document effectively gives them the tools they need to keep accurate records as a potential affirmative defense. Eventually, an employee may need to be terminated because of performance problems or other legitimate business justifications. Prior to the termination, there are steps employers should take to protect themselves from potential claims of wrongful termination. An employee’s performance evaluations and documentation should be reviewed, as well as any compliance issues the employee may have had with company policies. Employers may desire to offer verbal counseling, training, and verbal and written warnings where appropriate prior to the termination. We work with employers to guide them through the termination process. This includes drafting severance agreements and releases of claims and working with employers to ensure they are prepared for any questions or problems that may arise during the termination process as well as ensuring compliance with post-termination legal obligations.
Worker's Compensation Defense
If there was a gap in your WC insurance, you're going to have the defend the WC claim on your own. We can help. We have litigated before the workers compensation board for over 20 years. Use our experience to your benefit. Our Worker's Compensation attorneys have the experience to assist you with the process. When there's no insurance, the uninsured fund will pay the claimant and will then sue the employer for indemnity. It is best that you defend the case to avoid an increased liability to the uninsured fund.