Employment Law

Employment Law

Employment law is a broad and complex area of practice impacting every aspect of the employer and employee relationship. We work closely with employers to provide advice in areas such as hiring applicants, wage and hour, discipline and performance, the disability interactive process, and retirement.

Much of our practice is devoted to advising agencies regarding compliance with the innumerable employment related laws and regulations. These include California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the California Family Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, the Educational Employment Relations Act, the Public Records Act, and many others.

Areas in which we work

Pre-Employment

LCW provides counsel and advice through the pre-employment process, including applications, discrimination, background checks, criminal backgrounds, conditional offers, and pre-employment medical exams.  Members of our Public Safety Practice Group and can provide specialized advice when it comes to hiring employees into your police departments.

Personnel Issues

LCW provides counsel and advice to manage employee performance and discipline.  This includes performance evaluations, performance improvement plans, suspensions, demotions, and terminations. 

LCW can also assist your agencies through the disability interactive process.  Members of our Retirement, Health, and Disability Practice Group can provide the individualized advice necessary for disability matters.

Retirement

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore provides representation, advice, and counsel to employers on public employee retirement plans, health and welfare benefits, the Affordable Care Act, and issues related to employee disabilities, including disability retirement, the interactive process, reasonable accommodations, and employees on extended leave.

Administrative Proceedings

LCW has established a successful record of representing our clients in a wide spectrum of administrative hearings, including proceedings before arbitrators and hearing officers, fact finding and arbitration panels, personnel advisory boards, civil service commissions, retirement boards, the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), state labor commissions, the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC).

Training

Our firm provides a number of trainings to help agencies stay current on employment laws and their interpretations. Explore our calendar to find one near you.

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News & Knowledge

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Jan 11, 2017 Tips from the Table

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Political Discussions in the Workplace
Feb 23, 2017 Blog Posts

Political Discussions in the Workplace

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Feb 21, 2017 Blog Posts

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Feb 14, 2017 Blog Posts

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Feb 7, 2017 Blog Posts

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The United States Court of Federal Claims (a court with nationwide jurisdiction hearing specialized claims against the federal government) recently held that a group of certified canine handlers were not entitled to compensation for time spent training to become certified canine instructors. 

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With 5 offices across California, our attorneys are always nearby. Whether you are seeking legal advice and counsel, or simply looking to schedule a preventative training workshop, we are here to help!

2017 LCW Annual Conference
Mar 8, 2017 LCW Annual Conference

2017 LCW Annual Conference

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Fire Management Academy (Southern California)
Mar 8, 2017 Seminars / Webinars

Fire Management Academy (Southern California)

Speaker: Geoffrey S. Sheldon
The Highs and Lows of Legal Marijuana Use for Private Schools
Apr 11, 2017 Seminars / Webinars
Nuts & Bolts of Negotiations
Jun 21, 2017 LCW Labor Relations Certification Program

Nuts & Bolts of Negotiations

Speaker: Laura Kalty, Kristi Recchia
Communication Counts!
Oct 11, 2017 LCW Labor Relations Certification Program

Communication Counts!

Speaker: Peter J. Brown, Kristi Recchia
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Please contact Cynthia Weldon, Director of Marketing & Training, 310.981.2000.

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