Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Lisa Sherman
California Labor & Employment Attorney

Inasmuch as we would like to spend our time devoted to proactive compliance, we spend a significant amount of time representing our clients in litigation and seeking the most cost-effective resolutions, including, mediation, arbitration and other creative methods to benefit our clients. The claims that we litigate include:  

  • Employment Discrimination under FEHA, Title VII, Age Discrimination and Employment Act, Cal. Labor Code, Military & Veterans Code, Health & Safety Code, California Family Rights Act
      – Age
      – Sex
      – Sexual Orientation
      – Race
      – National Origin
      – Disability/Medical Condition
      – Family and Medical Leave Compliance
      – Workers’ Compensation Leave
      – Religious
      – Harassment in Workplace
      – Affirmative Action
      – Retaliation
      – Constructive Discharge
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Common Law Claims
      – breach of contract
      – Breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing
      – Fraud
      – Defamation
      – Intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress
      – Conspiracy
      – Interference with contractual relations,
      – Interference with prospective economic advantage
      – Negligent hiring, supervision and retention,
      – Unfair business practices
      – Private Attorney General Act
      – Ralph Act
      – Bane Act
  • Wage and Hour
      – Employee vs. Independent Contractor
      – Overtime
      – Minimum Wage
      – Meal & rest breaks
      – Equipment and Uniform
      – Expense Reimbursement
      – Vacation
      – Sick Leave
      – Final Paycheck
      – Bonuses
      – Commissions
      – Reporting Pay and Split Shift Premiums
      – Time Keeping
      – Paycheck obligations
      – Deductions from Wages
      – Posting Requirements
      – Notice Requirements
      – Personnel Records Inspection
      – Record-Keeping Obligations
      – Penalties (including waiting time penalties)
      – Prohibition against discharge or discrimination

      – Interns and minors

  • Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation
  • Lactation Break Privilege
  • Interns
  • Minors
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance Compliance
  • Trade Secrets
      – Misappropriation
      – Unfair Competition
      – Enforceability of Non-Competes
  • Arbitration Agreements
      – Enforcement
  • Privacy Rights
      – Investigation of Prospective Employees
      – Social Media and e-discovery issues
      – Investigation of Current Employees
  • Confidentiality & Use of Personnel Information
  • Liability for Release of Personnel Information
  • Liability for Fraud & Negligent Misrepresentation
  • Health & Safety (OSHA and Cal-OSHA compliance)
  • Employee Testing
  • Individual Liability