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Labor Law

Our firm represents a wide range of businesses both in and outside the construction area in relation to all their labor law needs.  We draft or review and revise your current employee handbook and policy manuals.  We review your current employment contracts or at-will policy to prevent labor problems from arising.  We train your staff on the do's and don'ts of interviewing and hiring practices.  We train your staff on I-9 issues.  We determine if arbitration agreements are in your company's best interest and draft or revise them as necessary.  We make sure your workplace postings are in compliance with appropriate laws and updates.

We provide sexual harassment and discrimination training for our clients.  We also provide investigations into sexual harassment and discrimination claims.  We assist your company in instituting proper complaint, investigation and enforcement procedures for sexual harassment and discrimination.

We provide advice on hiring, retention, performance management and termination of employees, consultants and independent contractors.  We draft trade secret and confidential information agreements for your company's use.   

We respond to Labor Board complaints and represent clients before the Labor Board.  We counsel clients on union avoidance, and conduct seminars on responding to employee questions about unions and creating a union-free environment.

We also handle all aspects of wrongful termination and demotion cases, discrimination cases (including age, sex, sexual orientation, race, national origin, religion and disability or medical condition), harassment cases, wage disputes, overtime pay and rest and meal period cases, worker misclassification, whistleblower, retaliation, theft of trade secret, employee raiding claims, Family Medical Leave Act/California Family Rights Act, USERRA discrimination based on military service and all state and federal law labor claims.  We provide assessment, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution and/or litigation defense for your company.

Specifically with regard to construction companies we review your company's practices to prevent claims for failing to record all hours actually worked, shorting hours by use of down time or rain delay, not providing required meal times relieved of all duties for an uninterrupted meal, banking of overtime hours or payment in the form of "comp time," failing to combine hours worked for overtime purposes by an employee in more than one job classification for the same employer in the same work week, failing to segregate and pay overtime hours on a work week basis when employees are paid on a bi-weekly or monthly basis and failing to pay for travel time from shop to work-site and back.

Our firm also provides mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution for your company's claims if our firm has not previously represented your company.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.