HR & Employment Law Expertise
Real-World Management Experience
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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.
Feb 28 2019
Employee’s “Imprecise” Memory is Sufficient if Employer Fails to Keep Records
In Furry v. East Bay Publishing, the California Court of Appeal held that an employee’s “imprecise” memory is sufficient evidence to support his claim for wages and overtime owed when the employer fails to keep accurate records of the employee’s work hours. The employer in Furry did not keep track of the hours its employees worked…. Read More
Feb 15 2019
Employers Beware: Call-In Scheduling Policies Trigger Reporting Time Pay
The California Court of Appeal recently ruled in Ward v. Tilly’s Inc. that employers who utilize “on call” scheduling have to pay reporting time pay to their employees. This decision is sending shockwaves through California’s restaurant and retail industries because it will significantly increase payroll costs for those employers — and all others who require… Read More
Jan 28 2019
2019 Brings New Laws and Obligations for California Employers
Last year was a busy legislative year in California. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements in particular spawned a host of new employment laws that took effect on January 1st. If you haven’t done so already, you should review your employee handbook and personnel policies to make sure that you are in compliance with these new laws. SB… Read More