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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Sep 19, 2017 Tips from the Table

Negotiating Modifications and Coalition Bargaining

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Jul 10, 2017 Press Release

Nine LCW Attorneys Selected to the List of 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Sep 7, 2017 Blog Posts

Accommodating the Religious Practices of a Diverse Workforce

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Sep 6, 2017 Special Bulletins

Trump Administration Ends Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”)

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Aug 31, 2017 Blog Posts

Public Employers and Hate Speech

Violent and tragic events in Charlottesville, and the intense national debate that followed, have put the issue of hate speech at the forefront of the public’s attention.  A number of publications have addressed the issue of when a private employer can discharge an employee who, on the

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Blog Posts

Is Your Agency’s Disciplinary Appeal Process Compliant With POBRA? You Might Be Surprised

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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!

Harassment Prevention: Train the Trainer (San Francisco, CA)
Sep 27, 2017 Seminars / Webinars
Harassment Prevention: Train the Trainer Refresher (San Francisco, CA)
Oct 3, 2017 Seminars / Webinars
Oh Great - We Have a Grievance!
Oct 3, 2017 Seminars / Webinars

Oh Great - We Have a Grievance!

Speaker: Melanie L. Chaney
Communication Counts!
Oct 11, 2017 LCW Labor Relations Certification Program

Communication Counts!

Speaker: Peter J. Brown, Kristi Recchia
Harassment Prevention: Train the Trainer Refresher (Los Angeles, CA)
Oct 13, 2017 Seminars / Webinars
Harassment Prevention: Train the Trainer Refresher (San Diego, CA)
Oct 27, 2017 Seminars / Webinars
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Please contact Cynthia Weldon, Director of Marketing & Training, 310.981.2000.

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