Employment Law

Employment Law Attorneys

Lerner & Weiss’ years of experience to masterfully guide our clients through every stage of an employment law case, reviewing the allegations and client business practices, helping quantify the risk, developing creative strategies, and examining the business ramifications. We make sure employers fully understand their rights before addressing contentious employment law issues to ensure we are securing outcomes that protect their best interests as well as their bottom line.

California Employment Lawyers For Employers

Employment Document Preparation

Although there can never be a guarantee that an employee won’t file a lawsuit, we believe that carefully prepared contracts certainly minimize the risk. We also recognize that each business is unique, and we work to be sure your contracts reflect your specific needs regarding your employees.

Lerner & Weiss assists clients with developing Employee Policy and Procedure Handbooks, Employment Training Manuals, Employment Contracts, Termination and Severance Agreements, Compensation Agreements, and other agreements necessary to keep the client in compliance with Local, State, and Federal law.

The employment lawyers at our firm have significant experience preparing employment contracts, policies, handbooks and manuals for businesses in compliance with all relevant local, state and federal laws as well as industry-specific regulations.

Our purpose is to put mechanisms in place to prevent expensive and time-consuming employment litigation whenever possible.

Aggressive Defense Of Employers’ Rights

No matter how carefully your employment contracts, handbooks and training manuals are prepared, allegations of misconduct by current or former employees are always a real possibility.

We recognize that litigation is time-consuming and emotionally draining. We strive to take that burden off of your shoulders and put it on ours as we work tirelessly to resolve your issues. This will allow you to continue doing the job of keeping your business up and running.

As a full-service employer defense law firm, we have successfully defended clients in a variety of employee-initiated matters, including:

  • Wage and hour
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Discrimination
  • Wrongful termination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Whistleblower
  • Defamation
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Unfair labor practices

We thoroughly investigate all allegations and represent our clients at administrative hearings, arbitration or trial. Our creativity and knowledge allows us to solve issues in a creative, as well as common-sense manner in an effort to avoid litigation when possible.

We have the experience you will want and need standing by your side to minimize any disruption of your business by taking the pressure off of you as much as possible while protecting your rights during the litigation process.

Employer Defense In Employment Litigation Cases

We have litigated cases successfully with respect to complaints alleging wrongful discharge; breach of employment contract; misclassification of individuals as independent contractors; theft of trade secrets; breach of confidentiality and non-compete agreements; workplace violence; negligent hiring and retention; discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, compensation and benefits; and virtually any other matter relating to the relationship between employers and their applicants, employees, and former employees. We also have extensive experience successfully litigating cases of libel, slander, defamation, assault and battery, false arrest, and any other issue that arises out of or relates to the employment relationship.

Employer Generated Lawsuits Against Former Employees

Unfortunately, as an employer, you may discover that present or former employees have violated one or more provisions in their employment contracts.

In these situations, litigation is often required to assert and protect your rights as an employer. Our employer rights attorneys can help you in matters related to:

  • Trade secrets. Protection of your intellectual property often requires intensive and complex investigation before filing an infringement lawsuit.
  • Noncompete. Enforcement of noncompete provisions in employment contracts. Some courts treat these more favorably than others.
  • Employee misconduct. Investigation into allegations that one or more of your employees has engaged in workplace violations, including employee misconduct such as harassment, violence or theft.

Our Personal Approach To Representation

At Lerner & Weiss APC, we treat you as though you are our partner. We recognize that each case has its own personal individual circumstances and work to represent you from a level of understanding.

Not only do our employment lawyers bring decades of experience successfully asserting and defending employers’ rights to the table, but we also provide you with the individualized attention you, your business, and your case deserves.

Speak To An Experienced Employment Attorney Today

Employment law is a complex and nuanced legal area. At Lerner & Weiss APC, our attorneys have a track record of success representing employers throughout California and have earned a reputation within the legal community for effectiveness, efficiency and integrity. Contact us online to speak to an employment lawyer today.