Labor and Employment

RW&G's labor and employment lawyers provide advisory, litigation and training services to employers and management in both the public and private sectors. Our lawyers cover the full range of the employment relationship: from hiring employees through management of the workforce with rules, handbooks, policies and discipline processes; paying employees under local, state and federal laws; providing employee benefits; managing leaves of absence; preventing discrimination and harassment and concluding the employment relationship through voluntary or involuntary termination. Our practice includes experience with unions and labor relations, including unfair labor practice proceedings, collective bargaining, grievance and arbitration proceedings and contract administration.

The goal of our labor counseling is to avoid litigation by formulating a positive personnel program which enhances employee morale, minimizes work disruptions, and increases the quality and quantity of work. Our employment litigation practice includes representation of management in wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, civil rights and other employment-related claims, petitions for writ of mandate and civil lawsuits, including in related areas such as the Ralph M. Brown Act, the Public Records Act, and Cal-OSHA. Our litigators practice in the state and federal courts at trial and on appeals, as well as before various state and federal administrative agencies.

As part of our comprehensive approach to help employers avoid litigation and unnecessary disputes, we also conduct workshops to develop management skills. We offer seminars and provide reports to keep our clients abreast of recent developments and trends in the law. We also conduct investigations of employee misconduct, both in conjunction with representing our clients and as a stand-alone service to employers seeking outside investigation services.

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At RW&G we draw upon legal experience in multiple practice areas to build the best team for each of our clients. To learn more about related practice areas, please select from the links below: