Aaron Cargain is Of Counsel in Fisher Phillips’ San Francisco office. He defends employers against matters alleging wrongful termination, discrimination-based claims, retaliation, and wage-and-hour violations. He handles all aspects of litigation involving single-plaintiff, class, and Labor Code Private Attorney’s General Act representative actions. He represents employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
Aaron advises employers on issues of local, state, and federal law. He assists employers by preparing handbooks and employment agreements. He also has experience counseling employers on best practices to avoid litigation.
Aaron has authored articles on employment, privacy, and bias claims that have been featured in well-known legal publications. He has presented on authority governing whether workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors. He has also presented on return to work protocols and issues arising out of incentivizing vaccination in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aaron’s pro bono activities include assisting with forming a nonprofit organization focused on helping vulnerable children and young adults in the foster care system. He volunteered on his school district’s bond oversight committee to ensure funds were properly used for identified construction projects. Aaron regularly devotes his time to organizations and schools in his community.