Timely and effective guidance is essential to doing business in California

We have a deep, nuanced understanding of California employment law, and we know how California’s unique laws impact our clients’ daily operations. We devise creative solutions and are able to quickly adjust to the shifting California legal and regulatory landscape.

The group handles lawsuits in state and federal court, wage and hour class actions, arbitrations and administrative agency complaints. We provide preventive counseling as well as workforce and management training, and customized compliance solutions for the unique challenges that arise in California. Indeed, our regional experience, coupled with our international platform, positions us as the go-to California labor and employment practice for clients headquartered all over the world.

Areas of Focus

  • Wage-hour laws, including Private Attorneys General Act, meal/rest breaks
  • Arbitration agreements
  • Constitutional issues, including privacy rights and drug testing
  • Fair Employment and Housing Act
  • Family Rights Act
  • Cal-WARN Act (reductions in force)


  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation
  • Employee discipline
  • Leave and accommodation laws
  • Non-compete and trade secrets
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act, whistleblower claims and unfair competition
  • Equal pay practices
  • Labor-management relations
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