HR & Employment Law Expertise
Real-World Management Experience
We’ve walked in your shoes.
We understand your challenges.
And we can help.
Why Workplace Legal?
Workplace Legal represents large corporations, small businesses, startups, and high-level executives and professionals in complex labor, employment, and HR matters. We serve clients across California from offices in San Francisco, Oakland/East Bay, and Orange County.
At Workplace Legal, we approach every client and every matter from a business perspective because we’ve owned businesses too. Our attorneys have launched companies, built HR infrastructures, and hired employees. We understand the challenges of managing a workforce in California which has, without question, the most difficult, complex, and employee-friendly HR and employment laws in the nation.
Our experience as entrepreneurs informs everything we do at Workplace Legal. When you bring us an HR or employment issue, we know the law. But we also know the real world. At Workplace Legal, we resolve your HR and employment law issues in your real-world context where there are always trade-offs – usually many different ways to approach and resolve a single challenge, each with its own upside/downside, risk/benefit, and cost/reward.
We’ve confronted risk, we’ve quantified it, and we’ve managed it. We get it.
With decades of HR and employment law expertise, and real-world business and management experience, Workplace Legal delivers smart, practical, and cost-effective HR and employment law solutions to help you succeed.
Oct 01 2019
New Employer Notification Obligations for FSA Accounts
Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed AB 1554 into law, which requires California employers who offer their employees Flexible Spending Accounts (“FSAs”) to provide their workers with two separate notices reminding them that they must use the funds in their FSAs before the end of the plan year or the funds will expire. Currently, federal law… Read More
Sep 28 2019
Attracting and Keeping Millennial Employees
The tech boom seems to have brought about a major shift in what employees and candidates expect from their (prospective) employers. According to a February 2019 CNBC article, this is especially true amongst millennials. On one hand, employers—particularly those within the tech realm—are offering an increasing number of “work perks,” while, on the other hand,… Read More
Sep 23 2019
Three New Cases on the Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements
In the employment context, an arbitration agreement is a contract between an employer and an employee in which the parties agree to resolve disputes in front of an arbitrator rather than in civil court. These agreements are often standard in new hire paperwork. Employers like arbitration because it is considered to be more efficient and… Read More