Labor and Employment Law

The Webster Kaplan 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

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.