Our Labor & Employment team advises employers from a diverse list of service industries including, retail, hospitality, construction, medical centers, restaurant services, agriculture, professional services, and technology. Our attorneys rely on vast trial experience to guide clients in day-to-day strategic HR decisions and compliance needs in the hopes of avoiding claims. We frequently provide an array of supervisor and leadership training for our clients’ leadership teams in order to assist them in avoiding legal traps and challenges. When employment claims arise, Newmeyer Dillion counsels our clients with the goal of early recognition of strengths and weaknesses and resolving claims reasonably, quickly and effectively. We recognize that employers want minimal disruptions to operations and profitability.

Advice & Counsel

You HR Professionals can rely on our attorneys to help address complex human resources challenges that surface each day. We spend many hours a day talking with HR Directors and executives through their unique personnel issues, all with the goal of identifying the risks and designing a sound plan to legally resolve the situation. Sadly, human resources professionals can no longer simply rely on common sense to address questions regarding hiring, firing, discipline, promotion, wage and hour compliance, independent contractor arrangements, the protection of confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets, collective bargaining and adjustment of grievances, and handling complaints of discrimination or harassment. Let us help your team.

Compliance

Today’s ever-changing employment laws make it challenging to stay in compliance for any employer. Our attorneys regularly assist employers review their current policies and practices to ensure that they remain compliant. We prepare and revise employee handbooks, employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, hiring documentation, leaves of absences, exemption classification audits, reductions in force, equal pay audits, and wage and hour payroll matters.

Training & Investigations

We believe that lowest level supervisor is what makes or breaks a company. They are often given a great deal of responsibility with the least amount of experience or training. That’s where we come in. Our attorney regularly provide our clients’ management teams with a diverse training cycle to prepare them for leadership and management. We help explain employment law in a way that relates to their operational needs and various leadership challenges.  Sexual harassment training isn’t just mandatory, it’s an opportunity for leadership training.

Our attorneys have performed hundreds of investigations for various types of complaints, including: sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, sexual assault, and wrongful death. With several attorneys on our team that have previously served as criminal prosecutors and defense attorneys, we have experience in handling the most challenging of investigations.

Litigation

When claims cannot be resolved, our experienced litigators represent employers in arbitration, administrative hearings, mediations, and in federal or state court with respect to:

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Wage and hour disputes and class actions
  • PAGA Claims
  • Misappropriation of proprietary data and trade secrets
  • Breach of employment contract, express and implied
  • Unemployment insurance claims
  • Labor Code Section 132a claims
  • Serious and Willful Injury claims