Virtually every employer will agree that litigation can not only be costly, but can jeopardize an employer's relations with its employees and the community in general. We assist employers in minimizing the risks of litigation by offering educational counseling and advice that is designed to ensure that employers have the appropriate policies and procedures in place.
Our services include the following:
- Reviewing policies and procedures to ensure that they are compliant with existing laws and regulations.
- Advising clients on recent developments in the law that impact employment practices.
- Training human resources personnel on how to minimize and properly respond to employee complaints, grievances and claims.
- Ensuring that employers have proper grievance and reporting procedures.
- Presenting seminars that guide employers in understanding compliance with current state and federal laws, wage and hour issues, sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliation, employee privacy rights, and leaves of absence, among other issues.
Even with preventative measures in place, employers may not always be able to avoid litigation. When litigation is threatened, employers should be equipped to respond with competent, effective legal representation. Nemecek & Cole has successfully represented hundreds of employers ranging from individuals and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of industries. Our attorneys have extensive litigation experience before administrative agencies, state and federal courts and appellate courts.
Our representation extends to virtually all areas of labor and employment law, including the following:
- Wrongful Termination and Discharge
- Sexual Harassment
- Wage and Hour and Employee Benefits Litigation
- Contract Disputes
We have set legal precedent in the employment arena through the following published decisions:
- Green v. Ralee Engineering Company (1998) 19 Cal.4th 66 [first case under contemporary California law to hold public policy in administrative regulations supports wrongful termination claim]
- LeBourgeois v. Fireplace Manufacturers, Inc. (1998) 68 Cal.App.4th 1049 [first case to hold individual supervisory personnel cannot be held personally liable for ADA disability discrimination and Fair Employment and Housing Act violations]
Our attorneys continue to be on the cutting edge of employment litigation and stay informed of the daily decisions handed down by the state and federal courts affecting employers nationwide.