Employer Compliance and Education


  • Reviewing and drafting complete handbooks as well as individual policies: 

    • Mission, core values statement

    • At-will and modifications statement

    • Anti-Harassment Policy

      • Complaint and Investigation Procedure

    • Anti-Bullying Policy

    • Pregnancy Leave or Family Rights Act

    • Family Medical Leave

    • Mandatory Sick Leave

    • Equal Opportunity/Anti-Discrimination Statement

      • Policy for Reporting

    • Reasonable Accommodation Request

    • Performance Reviews

    • Discipline

    • Workdays, Work Weeks, Pay Days

    • OvertimeMeal and Rest Breaks

    • Vacation or Other Time Off

    • Other Types of Leave: Right to Vote, Bereavement or Jury Duty

    • Benefits (401K, Profit Sharing, Reimbursements)

    • Employee Conduct

    • Confidential and Proprietary Information

    • Email, Social Media, Cell Phones

    • Acknowledgments for each policy


  • Complaint and investigation procedures.

  • Counseling small businesses to ensure compliance with the Labor Code, Wage Orders, and new laws.

  • General counseling regarding employment issues.

  • Conducting sexual harassment, anti-bullying and other employee trainings.









Workers' Rights 


  • Consulting with employees who are experiencing discrimination, harassment or retaliation and guiding them through their internal complaint or grievance process with the goal of protecting them from adverse actions, including termination.

  • Representing employees and former employees in state and federal courts for claims, such as discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation for engaging in protected activity, and retaliation for being a whistleblower, among others.

  • Representing employees in wage and hour disputes, such as failure to pay overtime, misclassification, and failure to provide meal and rest breaks.


  • Representing employees in administrative forums, such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement, the Merit Systems Protections Board, and Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.


  • Reviewing and negotiating severance packages.


  • Reviewing and consulting on employee agreements.





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