Employment Counseling

In addition to our employment litigation services, our employment attorneys provide a wide range of legal services to both large and small companies and individuals.  We counsel clients on all phases of the employment relationship, beginning with the recruiting and hiring process through the termination of the employment relationship, whether voluntary or involuntary.

We regularly prepare and review employment-related documents such as offer letters, employment agreements, employee policies and handbooks, separation and release agreements and confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements.

We also assist clients in complying with California and federal wage and hour laws, and the maze of California and federal statutes and regulations which govern the various leaves of absence employers are required to provide eligible employees, helping them be proactive in preventing or reducing employment-related claims.  We conduct audits or compliance reviews of their employment practices as well. 

Our employment attorneys represent and counsel clients on a variety of employment-related matters including:

  • Hiring Practices
  • Offer Letters and Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Relationships
  • Termination of Employment
  • Separation and Release Agreements
  • California and Federal Wage and Hour Laws
  • Employee Handbooks and Policies
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Drug and Alcohol Screening and Testing
  • Privacy Rights
  • Protection of Trade Secrets or Proprietary Information
  • Nonsolicitation and Noncompete Agreements
  • Unfair Competition
  • Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
  • Employees With Disabilities, Including the Interactive Process and Providing Reasonable Accommodations
  • California and Federal Administrative Proceedings
  • Counseling Employees and Progressive Discipline
  • Reductions-In-Force
  • WARN Act Notices and Requirements