Practices | Employment
Our Employment Law Team represents businesses in all aspects of employment and workplace issues. California is a notoriously challenging state for employers. Our team helps employers by providing comprehensive preventative services to minimize potential risk, and creative, thoughtful defense strategies for times when litigation cannot be avoided.
At Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP we take a comprehensive approach to meeting your needs. Our employment lawyers provide assistance with all human resources issues including business planning, licensing, document preparation, manual drafting and employee training programs. We also handle all types of employment litigation.
Our EMPLOYMENT Law Practices
Our attorneys help employers prevent employment-related claims by identifying common pitfalls and potential issues. We regularly advise employers in employment-related issues, such as guiding companies on how to properly handle human resources issues, potential disciplinary situations, leaves of absence matters, separations and various employee complaints. Our attorneys conduct and assist in workplace investigations. We prepare policies and practices tailored to the employer’s industry and workplace. We conduct comprehensive compliance audits, as well as assisting during government audits.
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When litigation becomes unavoidable, our attorneys have the depth of experience necessary to creatively, yet aggressively defend California businesses in this volatile area of law. Our litigation experience encompasses defending employers in all issues related to employment and employee compensation, including:
- Wrongful termination claims
- Discrimination claims, including harassment
- Hostile work environment claims
- Wage and hour disputes — both individual and representative actions
- Misclassification claims
- Retaliation claims
- Breach of contract claims
- Privacy invasion claims
Our Employment Law Team uses a problem-solving approach to guide employers through the complex maze of laws regulating non-exempt (hourly) employee compensation issues. We routinely advise California employers on wage and hour issues before litigation arises, targeting common pitfalls that often lead to substantial litigation. Our attorneys are experienced in both state and federal law issues, and assist employers in areas such as:
- Minimum wage requirements
- Meal and rest periods
- Travel time
- Exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees
- Independent contractors
- Paid sick leave
- Vacation pay
- Alternative work schedules
- Pay stub requirements
- PAGA – The “Sue Your Boss” Law
- Uniform and tool requirements
- Equal pay rules
- Payday rules
- Day-of-rest rules
Employment class and collective actions are complex, high-stake matters where one or a few employees seek to represent a larger group of employees with the same or similar injuries. Our team of experienced employment attorneys is skilled in managing and defending these challenging cases at every phase of litigation.
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Our Employment Law team offers interactive training options through both live trainings and electronic training platforms. Our training strategies are developed by qualified employment attorneys who work with employers to identify the needs of the company and then tailor training programs to suit them. Our Anti-Harassment training satisfies the legal requirements imposed on California employers for both employees and supervisors.
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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, transportation and all public and private places. Close to two decades after the ADA was enacted, businesses and employers continue to face challenges with ADA compliance.
Our Employment Law Team helps protect California business owners and employers against ADA compliance violations by reviewing compliance and assisting in the implementation of preventative measures.
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