Employment and Labor Law
Avoid the Iceberg™
Our firm represents both privately and publicly-held companies ranging from small enterprises to large corporations with 50 to 100 employees. Our attorneys help our clients in the areas of compliance with state and federal employment laws, as well as litigation. We also work closely with labor unions, and have negotiated and resolved issues with collective bargaining unions, including the Teamsters and the Service Employees International Union.
We assist our clients to navigate through the maze of employment and labor-related laws and regulation. Specifically, we are experienced in the following employment-related matters:
- Class actions
- Discrimination and harassment claims
- Employee benefits
- Employment contracts, including executive and severance agreements
- Negligent hiring, retention, and supervision claims
- Retaliation and wrongful termination claims
- Unfair competition (including non-compete, confidentiality, and trade secret agreements)
- Claims for unpaid wages and overtime
Proactive Management on Behalf of Employers
We work closely with our clients in reviewing employee handbooks and making recommendations on current practices and policies. For clients operating in a multi-state environment, we modify policies on a state-by-state basis in conjunction with local counsel to ensure our clients are compliant with the specific requirements in each state they operate.
We have tremendous experience guiding management through the process of progressive employee discipline. Oftentimes, our attorneys are called upon to monitor the process of terminating a key employee and can handle the termination, if necessary.
By engaging in a proactive approach, we ensure our clients are in full compliance with the law. We do this by ensuring our clients have all the processes and documents in place, and by counseling and providing on-site training and human resources audits. This ensures our clients stay current with new developments in employment law, which can prevent problems and minimize litigation risks at the outset.
We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your matter. Please call us at (310) 545-0010.
- Bakkavor Foods USA
- City of Redondo Beach
- Daz Systems, Inc.
- Huxtable's Kitchen
- Invisible Children
- Liberty in North Korea
- Piazza Trucking
- Prestige Maintenance USA
- Superior Grocers
Hendricks v. City of Redondo Beach
Our attorneys represented the City of Redondo Beach at the trial court level and on appeal before the Second District Court of Appeal in a case where a Redondo police officer alleged that his rights under the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act were violated. The City prevailed on summary judgment at the trial level; the police officer appealed and the City prevailed again in the Court of Appeal.
Redondo Beach Police Officers Association (Police Management Unit) v. City of Redondo Beach (PERB Order No. Ad-409-M) (2014), on behalf of the City of Redondo Beach
Our firm successfully represented the City of Redondo Beach in an appeal brought by the Redondo Beach Police Officers Association regarding the RBPOA’s untimely fact-finding request under the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act.
California Teamsters, Local 911 v. City of Redondo Beach (PERB Order No. AD-413-M),on behalf of the City of Redondo Beach
In a similar case to the PERB Order No. Ad-409-M, the California Teamsters and the City of Redondo Beach could not agree and reached impasse. The Teamsters did not request fact finding because of the constraints of their deadline. Carico Johnson Toomey secured a victory for the City of Redondo Beach.