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We have decades of experience in labor and employment matters.


Our labor and employment practice includes the full spectrum of wrongful termination and employment discrimination cases, as well as defending against claims for breach of contract, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. We also handle traditional NLRB proceedings and collective bargaining; We have successfully represented employers in negotiations with the Teamsters, the United Farm Workers, and the Service Employees International Union. We also handle routine grievances and formal arbitration hearings, as well as wage and hour advice, class action defense, and defending against claims by the California Labor Commissioner.

The firm’s labor work is almost exclusively on behalf of management, and only in rare instances does the firm handle a plaintiff’s case in the area of labor and employment. We have represented Dresser Industries, Inc., Halliburton, World Service West Co., Tengu Company, Inc., Guess?, Inc., Oakwood Capital Management LLC, and US Air, among others. Specific focus on the particular client’s needs has resulted in the implementation of creative, cutting-edge collective bargaining processes designed to minimize disputes and maximize profitability for the client.