Labor and Employment
Labor and Employment
Our firm focuses exclusively on management-side employment law in a wide variety of industries: construction, manufacturing, health care, senior housing and care, finance, transportation and logistics, government, and public agency. We represent prominent national clients, as well as clients with a statewide and regional presence. Our relationships with many of these have lasted 30+ years in part due to our reputation for strategic thinking, creative problem solving and leading edge advocacy.
- Civil rights and impact litigation
- Complex employment class actions
- Employment discrimination disparate impact class actions
- FLSA collective actions
- PAGA representative actions
- Wage and hour & meal period and rest break class actions
- Employment Agreement arbitrations
- Disability discrimination litigation
- Individual employee employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination litigation
- Employee benefits litigation
- Employment agreements
- Employment law advice and counseling, including advice concerning federal, state and local laws mandating employee leaves of absences, advice concerning employee disciplinary issues, counseling and advice concerning employee job performance issues and counseling and advice concerning employee separations including, reductions in force, layoffs, job eliminations and involuntary separations
- Advice concerning or leading collective bargaining negotiations
- Advice and counsel concerning the administration of collective bargaining agreements
- Labor arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements
- Advice and counsel concerning labor organizing drives, union picketing and strikes
- Workplace investigations and various manager and supervisor trainings
- Administrative proceedings and hearings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), California’s Public Employee Relations Board ( PERB), the California Department of Civil Rights (CDCR) and the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- Personnel policies and handbook
- Advice and counsel and litigation concerning trade secrets and unfair competition issue
- Wage and hour advice including DLSE and DOL investigations
- Whistleblower litigation
News & Resources
Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 616, which increases, from three to five days, the amount of mandatory paid sick leave employers must provide their employees.
California Court of Appeal Finds that the California Labor Code Does Not Compel California State University to Reimburse Professor for Remote Teaching Expenses
A recent California Appellate Court Decision finds that the Labor Code did not require a public university employer to reimburse employees for home workplace equipment expenditures incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bringing Home The Updated Bacon: The DOL Revises the Davis Bacon Act, Updating Federal Prevailing Wage Requirements
The DOL’s proposed updates to the Davis Bacon Act reinstate a step in the 'prevailing wage' calculation, and also expand the 'site of the work' definition.
April Navarro and Rachel Vinson of Hanson Bridgett discuss the longstanding underrepresentation of women in the legal profession.
The basic principle behind these rules is that WGA Members may not meet or negotiate with a struck company; or provide writing services for, or sell or option literary material to, a struck company.
May 22, 2023 (Los Angeles, CA) - Hanson Bridgett LLP is pleased to announce that Sonia Salinas has joined the firm's Los Angeles office as a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice.
EDD Provides California Employers Payroll Tax Relief in the Aftermath of the Silicon Valley Bank Collapse
The implementation of Senate Bill 2 continues to significantly expand the oversight of the law enforcement profession in California.
The Ninth Circuit Hands Business Groups A Win By Striking Down AB 51, Which Punished Employers For Mandating Arbitration of Certain Employment Claims
Ninth Circuit strikes down AB 51 – California’s legislative attempt at punishing employers who mandate that its employees and any applicants for employment agree to arbitrate certain employment related claims.