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 25 2019
AB 9 Now Gives Employees 3 Years to Bring Harassment and Discrimination Claims
On October 10, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 9 into law. AB 9 extends the deadline for employees to file a charge of employment discrimination, harassment, or retaliation with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) from 1 year to 3 years. The new deadline is 3x longer than the current state requirement… Read More
Oct 22 2019
EPLI Insurance May Cover Some Wage-and-Hour Claims
Employment practices liability insurance (“EPLI”) policies often contain explicit language that excludes from coverage or defense claims that are based on any federal or state wage-and-hour laws. Recently, the California Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal gave employers a glimmer of hope – and an incentive to push back if a carrier initially rejects either coverage… Read More
Oct 19 2019
Most Interviewers Ask the Wrong Questions
Many people find themselves in the position to be interviewing prospective employees, without really having much training in how to conduct an interview. This often results in the interviewer asking boilerplate questions that the candidate has already been asked many, many times before. The result is a “canned” response that has been rehearsed and refined… Read More