A California Employment Defense Attorney Discusses Representation By Our Firm
Given our combined experience working for the nation’s largest employment defense firm for more than fifteen years, our employment attorneys are uniquely positioned to represent your business. Having litigated hundreds of cases for some of the largest companies in the world – from single employee claims to large class action lawsuits involving thousands of employees – we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to assist your business in obtaining the best possible outcome. With experience in negotiation and aggressive cost-effective litigation, a California employment defense attorney from Macías Rodríguez Adams LLP is dedicated to providing you with the top-rated legal attention most Fortune 500 companies demand.
Representation of Employers and Management In California
Macías Rodríguez Adams LLP defends employers in a broad range of employment matters arising under state and federal law. This includes claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Civil Rights Department (CRD), the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”), and in state and federal courts throughout California. We regularly advise and represent management in all of the following areas:
- Wage and Hour complaints
- Wrongful Termination
- Sexual Harassment
- Whistleblower claims
- Breach of Contract claims
- Employment Defamation claims
Comprehensive Employment Law Solutions In California
Risk management and employment compliance should be at the top of every employer’s to-do list. When it comes to employment law, the best employer defense is prevention. Taking preventive measures not only assists an employer in avoiding lawsuits, but they also uniquely prepare an employer to be well-positioned in the event the company is confronted with a lawsuit.
Macías Rodríguez Adams LLP offers employers comprehensive employment law solutions to assist them in meeting the recurring changes to applicable law. Business owners need ongoing advice and direction on how to comply with all federal and state laws related to employment. Our firm is sensitive to those needs and operates as an outside resource to those employers who do not have the capacity to employ a group of employment attorneys to consistently monitor their employment business practices.
Our law firm offers a full range of practical, cost-effective preventive solutions.
Representation In California Litigation
Litigation is one of the biggest sources of anxiety for our clients. Given the potential costs involved in defending against claims, it can easily feel like you have lost even when the claim is resolved in your favor. You need a California employment defense attorney who can navigate the legal issues in your case with a focus on practicality and cost-effectiveness.
One of the most common mistakes we see is businesses allowing an intolerable situation to continue simply out of fear of being sued. You do not need to wait until the lawsuit has been filed to seek advice from a California employment defense lawyer who can review whatever situation you are facing and provide you with the guidance you need. From there, they can help you address the problem and either avoid litigation altogether or be well-positioned to defend yourself if litigation becomes inevitable.
Given our combined experience working for the nation’s largest employment defense firm for more than fifteen years, our employment attorneys are uniquely positioned to represent your business. Having litigated hundreds of cases for some of the largest companies in the world – from single employee claims to large class action lawsuits involving thousands of employees – we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to assist your business to obtain the best possible outcome. With experience in negotiation and aggressive cost-effective litigation, Macías Rodríguez Adams LLP is dedicated to providing you with the top-rated legal attention most Fortune 500 companies demand.
California Employment Practices Audits
An effective employment practices audit can help uncover and remedy areas of risk before they become costly employer problems. Our firm will work with your business to analyze the shifting regulatory landscape that applies to your business and identify legal risks and potential problematic practices. Our firm will not only make recommendations for specific action but also work with management to identify immediate solutions.
An audit performed by a knowledgeable California employment defense attorney can effectively accomplish all the following:
- Identify and proactively address areas of exposure that could lead to immediate liability
- Respond to changes in the law
- Prepare for defense of a lawsuit or agency investigation
- Demonstrate good faith efforts to comply with applicable laws
- Raise awareness of key stakeholders at your organization of the importance of compliance
Investing in an employment audit is one of the best ways to guard against potential claims. We offer audits on a wide range of wage and hour issues and Human Resource compliance, including exemption, independent contractor classification, hiring practices, administration of protected leaves of absence, and other employment-related issues.
California Employment Policies & Procedures
Policies and procedures are essential to the operations of any business. Not only do they define the employer’s working relationship with its employees, but they also are effective in minimizing the risk of litigation. Our firm regularly works with employers to assist them with drafting and updating policies and procedures that are consistent with an organization’s goals and compliant with all applicable laws.
We take pride in being a true business partner to our management side clients. Our extensive experience and dedicated focus on employment law issues allow us to develop policies and procedures that are comprehensive, effective, and streamlined. We regularly assist employers, small to large, on all of the following:
- Employee Handbooks and Manuals
- Documents required during the onboarding process and separation of employment
- Documents related to the management of employee performance
- Policies on payment of wages and benefits
- Time Off and Leaves of Absences
- Health & Safety Policies
Further, our firm also provides guidance on all Federal and State required posters and workplace notices and supplies appropriate forms to ensure your company complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
A California employment defense attorney can draft policies and procedures specifically tailored to meet your business’s needs. More importantly, your lawyer can help guide you through the implementation and enforcement process.
California Contracts & Employment Agreements
Employment contracts and agreements are the foundation of your business’s labor force. A well-drafted contract or agreement can clarify rights and responsibilities and reduce the number of disputes you may face. A California employment defense lawyer from Macías Rodríguez Adams LLP can work with you to draft carefully customized employment contracts and agreements that protect your business as well as provide value to your employees.
Our firm and our attorneys also have a vast amount of experience assisting employers with necessary contracts and employment agreements which are part and parcel of certain employment arrangements. We are well versed in developing customized agreements that reflect your unique business needs and goals, including in all of the following areas:
- Employee Offer Letters
- Arbitration Agreements
- Compensation Contracts
- Nondisclosure Agreements
- Noncompete Agreements
- Alternative Workweek Agreements
- Severance Agreements
- Independent Contractor Agreements
California State Mandated Training
Policies and procedures are but one essential component of a successful business strategy. Employers should train their employees and key management members on what their business not only expects but demands of all members. This includes having a continuing dialogue with all key personnel to limit exposure in various risk areas and complying with the various employer-required trainings California law mandates. Now more than ever, employers are held responsible for training their workforces in a multitude of employment areas. Some of our attorneys have more than 10 years of training workforces across California in a multitude of specialized areas including all of the following industries:
- Food Service
- Manufacturing Operations
- Property Management
- Business to Business Rental Companies
- Real Estate
With hundreds of hours of training under our belt, our attorneys are dedicated to creating personalized live training for you and your business – one that is interactive, involves highly personable attorneys, and provides helpful insight from an actual everyday practitioner. Notably, two of our named Partners are native Spanish-speakers and have the capacity to conduct these trainings for multicultural workforces and, specifically, Spanish-speaking workforces.
Some of the courses our firm offers include:
- Sensitivity and Diversity
- Managing Performance
- Sexual Harassment
- Human Trafficking
- Employee Relations
- Interviews and Employee On-Boarding
A California employment defense lawyer from our firm can provide your people with comprehensive training that includes all of the most recent updates and looks forward to developing trends. As a result, your employees are receiving the training that is not only required by the state of California but will help them be better employees.
The employment issues facing executives are unique and are often highly sensitive. You need a California employment defense lawyer who understands the nuances of these issues and knows how to deliver the results you need deftly. Our firm helps executives get the jobs they want with the legal protections they need. In adversarial situations, we aggressively fight for our clients to ensure they are compensated fairly and have the freedom to pursue new and exciting opportunities. We have deep experience in helping our clients build their careers by negotiating agreements and resolving conflicts, including the following:
- Employment agreements and contracts
- Compensation agreements, including stock plans and options agreements
- Severance agreements
- Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
Executive employment matters require specific knowledge and experience and the ability to find creative solutions to potential obstacles. When you work with a California employment advocacy attorney from our firm, you get a seasoned negotiator who can deliver forward-thinking solutions personalized to meet your career plans.
Contact A California Employment Defense Attorney Today
If you would like to discuss how Macías Rodríguez Adams LLP may help your company or organization with any employment law needs, please call 408-455-1243, to schedule an initial consultation or send us a message online.