Employment and Labor Law
California continues to be one of the most challenging state employment law environments for a business. We help our clients meet challenges of the ever-changing employment law landscape by providing strategic advice to prevent claims and strong advocacy when a claim arises.
Hackard Law’s employment and labor practice represents clients in a broad range of employment litigation, counseling, and training. While the bulk of our time is spent defending employers in litigation, our team focuses on preventing litigation. Sometimes, however, litigation is inevitable. In those instances, our attorneys formulate early and aggressive strategies to resolve matters when appropriate. When early resolution is impossible, impractical or undesirable, we try cases.
We have experience in handling state and federal litigation from commencement of the action through to the end. Our attorneys practice before state and federal courts and administrative bodies, addressing simple claims to complex appellate matters. Our representation before administrative agencies includes matters before the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards, unemployment agencies, and other governmental bodies concerned with employment law and regulations. We have specific experience in the following areas: discrimination, harassment and retaliation, workplace investigations, adverse actions, arbitration proceedings, prosecution and defense against claims of unfair competition and trade secrets, and all other facets of California employment and labor law.