Labor & Employment Law

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California employment law is a minefield for business owners. Our experts will help you navigate a safe path.

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Strategic Advice

Employers in California face unique challenges in navigating the legal landscape. Our team assists clients with meeting these daily challenges by providing strategic advice to prevent legal claims, as well as expert advocacy when a claim arises. The Employment Law Group includes attorneys who have extensive experience in working with both private and public sector employers.

We counsel employers during every stage of the employment relationship, from hiring to termination, in order to create a productive and well-managed workforce. Our team has extensive experience in employment compliance, including discipline and termination, wage and hour compliance, managing disability accommodations and leaves, and management side union negotiations. Our attorneys regularly conduct employment practice audits to ensure our clients are as insulated as possible from legal challenges, and we perform investigations as third party neutrals on claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace.

We also provide focused advice on protection of confidential information and intellectual property and related employee mobility issues.

Employment Litigation

Our attorneys understand the challenges faced by California employers and pride themselves on using business judgment and legal expertise to provide solutions that are not only legally compliant, but also make good business sense.

Our Employment Law Group litigators regularly defend employers in federal and state court, before federal and state administrative agencies, and provide representation in grievance and arbitration hearings in union environments. Our litigation team provides strategic defense for employers facing employment claims, including those for wrongful termination, harassment, and discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and wage and hour violations, including complex wage and hour class action and claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

Our litigators are experienced in defending employers through all stages of litigation, including pre-litigation negotiations, mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeal.

Industry And Sector Representation

The Boutin Jones Employment Law Group represents public and private employees whose workforces include anywhere from one to thousands of employees in a wide variety of industries, including the following:

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Warehouse Logistics
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial Services
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Food Service and Production
  • Staffing/PEOs
  • Special Districts (water, electric, flood control)
  • Cities and Counties

Regardless of industry or sector, our employment attorneys take the time to get to know you and your business in order to provide the best possible advice and litigation services.