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California Employment Law


If you have employees in California, you might as well be a different world when it comes to workplace laws. With no limits on the size of most jury verdicts, you have to line up against some of the most aggressive plaintiffs’ lawyers in the country. Make sure you have your own California attorneys who will advocate effectively for you.

With five offices in California, Fisher Phillips’ California Employment Law practice covers the entire state. We understand that our state has many more laws governing the employment relationship than most other states, and the number of those laws continues to grow. Each of our California attorneys is well-versed in the rapidly expanding legal environment and is equipped to advise you on how to navigate our tricky legal terrain.

Wage and Hour Law
One of the more unique elements in the California workplace is the substantial collection of ever-changing wage and hour laws. They offer a daunting challenge to employers who want to stay in compliance and stay out of court. Class actions covering overtime, meal and rest breaks, and other wage issues are much more prevalent in California than in most other states. Our team stands ready to help guide you through this difficult environment and defend you should your pay practices come under fire. 

Prevention and Compliance
California law also maintains stringent requirements on how you must develop your workplace policies and how you must educate your workforce through regular training sessions. We offer comprehensive training plans that meet AB 1825 requirements and can help craft policies that are in line with state (and federal) directives. 

Defense of Legal Actions
Our team of veteran California jury trial lawyers has extensive experience in employment lawsuits before juries. While a jury trial may not be the best means of resolving every employment dispute, we are able to negotiate aggressively with opposing counsel because they know we are not afraid to try cases before juries. Our California litigators are also experienced in defending wage and hour class action lawsuits and in protecting your trade secrets in a legal environment that does not favor restrictive covenants. Finally, we know how to draft enforceable arbitration agreements that will keep your employment disputes out of California’s courts. 

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