Working with California Employers
For many employers, the California workplace can feel ridden with legal landmines. The employee-friendly climate is distinctive for its unique state regulations that reach further than federal laws. Businesses of all sizes face numerous, onerous and at times conflicting demands which change with frightening regularity.
Focused on Statewide Workplace Excellence
Archer Norris employment attorneys regularly help employers, from mom and pops to multinational, Fortune 500 corporations, navigate California’s maze of laws governing its diverse workforce. We assist with legal compliance, advise about the impact of changes in the law, and represent businesses in employment litigation. Our employment team works as a cost-effective resource that allows you to return your focus to your employees’ productivity and business profitability.
Preventive Training and Best Practices to Avoid Claims
Our proactive counsel is built upon guiding highly competitive employers in establishing risk-reduction practices in workplaces statewide. We draft handbooks and policies, investigate internal claims of harassment or discrimination, assist with ADA compliance and accommodations, and audit wage and hour practices and overtime compliance. Our preventive strategies also cover real-time counsel, discipline and terminations, mandatory California sexual harassment training, and education for management.
Protecting Employers from Litigation Risks and Business Threats
Despite the most ardent efforts, employee trouble will arise. Archer Norris attorneys defend employers against employment litigation at the administrative level, at trial and through appeal. Our extensive experience includes the full range of EEOC and employment claims, including wage and hour and noncompliance with leave issues. Archer Norris also prosecutes affirmative claims against departing employees to protect an employer's trade secrets and competitive advantages.