Labor and Employment Law

The Webster Kaplan Sprunger Labor and Employment Practice Group represents management in all phases of employer/employee relations.

In both civil litigation and administrative hearings, our attorneys defend employers against class actions and individual claims before state and federal tribunals. These claims include alleged wage and hour violations, discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, and a variety of other employment-related matters.

Since litigation is both time-consuming and expensive, our attorneys spend substantial time counseling employers with respect to:

  • Recruitment and hiring
  • Discipline and termination
  • Wage and hour law
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Disability accommodation
  • Compensation and strategic planning
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Workers' Compensation and unemployment insurance matters

We also work with employers to draft, update and implement employment documentation including employee handbooks, supervisory manuals, employment contracts, confidentiality and trade secret agreements, and severance agreements. We help our clients develop and maintain personnel files, and set up and administer employee evaluation, as well as discipline and termination procedures.

Our Labor and Employment Law Practice Group provides employers with a wide range of supervisory and rank and file training programs, including, Supervision 101 and sexual harassment prevention training required of managers and supervisors under California law.

Unique to our practice, our attorneys assist employers faced with union organizing activity. We represent employers in collective bargaining negotiations, and we defend employers charged with unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board.

The Labor & Employment Law Practice Group provides services to clients ranging from large, national corporations to small, family-owned businesses. We serve a variety of enterprises including hotels and restaurants, non-profit community service organizations, health care providers, retailers, manufacturers of industrial and consumer products, law firms and accountancy practices, and service providers such as building maintenance and custodial companies.