Gage provides management-side representation and legal counsel to clients in all matters pertaining to labor and employment law. This includes both private sector and public sector employers, including cities, counties, special districts, hospitals, restaurants, and packing houses, among others.
Gage represents a range of employers not only in court, but before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Public Employment Relations Board, the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, and the California Labor Commissioner. Gage is experienced in representing and advising employers on issues pertaining to employment discrimination/harassment/retaliation, disability accommodation and family/medical leaves of absence, wage and hour law, employee discipline and due process, the meet and confer process, labor relations and negotiations, and the preparation of employment guidelines and policies.
Gage is a popular speaker and trainer and has presented numerous presentations, preventative trainings, and workshops for employers, agencies, and trade associations on the following topics, among others: Preventing Workplace Harassment, Disability and Leave Laws, Performance Management, Employee Discipline, Employee Performance Evaluations, Generational Diversity and Succession Planning, Ethics in Public Service, Annual Audit of Personnel Rules, Law Enforcement Employment, Embracing Diversity, Wage and Hour Laws, and Legal Issues with Reductions in Force.
He has also published articles on current labor and employment law cases and trends in The Daily Journal and the California Public Employee Relations Journal, and is a frequent author for LCW's semi-monthly Personnel File newsletter.
Prior to joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Gage practiced law in the Fresno office of a large national labor and employment law firm.
President-Elect of the UC Davis School of Law Alumni Board
Rotary Club of Fresno