Labor and Employment

Overview

Our sound counsel resolves issues quickly and favorably, helping prevent damage to an employer’s relationships with its employees and the public.  We advise and represent employers in almost every area of labor and employment law, and have an exceptional track record exemplified by satisfied clients and successful court decisions.

We advise public and private employers on federal and state labor and employment laws, emphasizing timely service and a prudent approach that will help you avoid future legal disputes. Our approach to advising our clients is grounded in our understanding that  finding creative solutions often yields a better result than simply stating legal concerns or “saying no.” We use our knowledge and broad experience to identify these creative solutions.

Subpractices

  • Administrative hearings before personnel boards, commissions and arbitrators call upon the same skills we use as litigators. We carefully prepare cases and work closely with our clients to effectively manage and resolve them.

  • We sit at the table with you when the stakes are high—as they are in collective bargaining, contract grievances, unfair labor practice charges, dispute resolution and arbitration. Our attorneys have acted as lead negotiator for numerous employers and served as labor counsel for many more.

  • Our litigation practice is extensive, covering all stages of litigation from the filing of a complaint through motion, trial and appeal.

  • Meyers Nave is at the vanguard of litigation and policy development critical to local governments trying to reform their retiree benefits structures. Closely watched by public entities across the country, our work for clients such as Orange County and the cities of San Jose and Los Angeles has led to pivotal decisions in state and federal trial courts, and to important precedent in the California Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

  • Audits can assure you that your policies and procedures are in compliance with applicable laws, help you develop effective policies and provide guidance to address actual and potential problems. We offer system wide as well as more targeted audits.

  • Our training sessions for public agency managers and supervisors are praised for giving attendees the information and skills they need to apply immediately in the workplace.

  • Our Workplace Investigations Team conducts professional, independent investigations to minimize the damaging effects of unresolved workplace allegations. Our attorney investigators have exceptional experience in labor and employment law, and we can advise clients on how to deal with such concerns as privacy issues and confidential records.

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