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.
May 29 2020
Re-Thinking Job Interviews
For the most part, job interviews are daunting for both the interviewer and the candidate. Each has only a limited amount of time to deliver their “pitch” and to make a positive, lasting first impression. It can be tricky on both sides to know how to make the most of the interview process. In a… Read More
May 21 2020
A Successful Plaintiff Gets Attorneys’ Fees Calculated at $750/hour
In Caldera v. Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the California Court of Appeal was asked to determine the proper amount of attorneys’ fees that should be awarded to a disabled employee who won a $500,000 verdict at trial. The employee, Augustine Caldera, complained that his supervisors regularly harassed and mocked him because of his stutter…. Read More
May 05 2020
The Essential Ingredient Now for Employers: Compassion
Many Bay Area counties have now extended the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order through May 31st. This new order affects employers and employees in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties, as well as those in the city of Berkeley. The extension of the stay-at-home order will no doubt spark even more… Read More