Labor and Employment Representative Experience

  • Successfully challenged a union before the National Labor Relations Board when one trade walked off the job as a result of a jurisdictional dispute over which trade was responsible for the work in question. The unsuccessful union was forced to return its employees to the jobsite and publish and post a statement on the jobsite that it would not engage in similar conduct in the future.
  • Defended a television broadcast station in a multi-million dollar wrongful termination / discrimination / harassment lawsuit. Brought the case to a full resolution after challenging hundreds of allegations developed over a period of years.
  • Successfully and quickly resolved a case before CalOSHA where an employee using unsafe practices was severely shocked and hospitalized after touching a high voltage transmission source sufficient to melt his shoes to the floor.
  • Successfully counseled an employer in a difficult situation where a management employee of the business owner’s family and a non-management employee were having an affair that soured and the non-management employee threatened a discrimination and harassment claim. End result: no claim was ever made and no money exchanged hands. The parties were convinced to go their separate ways.
  • Successfully counseled an employer in a difficult situation where one employee went to law enforcement and filed a charge of rape against another employee. The accused employee denied the charge and claimed sexual relations were consensual. The accusing employee soon also made unreasonable working condition demands on the employer. Working with the employer, a past history of similar sexual assault claims by the same employee against prior employees was uncovered. The district attorney refused to charge. The accusing employee decided to seek alternate employment. The target of the accusation is still happily employed. No funds were exchanged.
  • Successfully counseled an employer where an underage employee using unsafe practices severed a finger with a cutting tool. The finger was reattached successfully. Successful negotiations avoided any court action. The employee has since reached the age of majority and the previously tolled statute of limitations has since expired.
  • Successfully sought and received Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions on behalf of numerous local high-profile community personalities who are occasionally the target of others with serious psychological conditions. Several of those individuals received jail terms for violating our Restraining Orders. Others became patients in locked psychiatric care facilities.
  • Successfully defended numerous clients in complaints brought before the California Labor Commissioner alleging wage, vacation, overtime, breaks, termination pay, sales commissions and numerous other claims.
  • Successfully defended numerous clients involved in Workers Compensation Claims where the employee also brought claims under California Labor Code section 132a (discrimination related to work injury) and Labor Code Section 4553 (Serious and Willful Misconduct). Most of these cases resulted in little or no contribution necessary from the employer’s pockets.
  • Developed employment contracts, employee handbooks and employment policies and documents for numerous clients, including banks, television stations, automobile dealerships, contractors, subcontractors, hospitals, nonprofits, law firms, publishers, and many other types of businesses.
  • Developed Illness & Injury Prevention Programs, Safety Manuals, Drug Testing Policies, Interview Questionnaires and Employment Applications for numerous clients.
  • Regularly provide employers with timely legal advice, counsel and defense in dealing with a great variety of employment situations, including situations similar to those listed above but also many others on a daily basis.

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