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, Orange County, and San Diego.
Workplace Legal attorneys appear before state and federal courts, the California Labor Commissioner, and private arbitrators and mediators in single-plaintiff and class action cases involving wage and hour, PAGA, wrongful termination, breach of contract, Equal Pay Act, retaliation/whistleblower, and discrimination and harassment claims. In addition, Workplace Legal provides daily guidance to clients on all areas of HR and employment law, from creating compliant HR infrastructures to drafting executive employment agreements to advising on employee disability and discipline/termination issues to conducting executive severance negotiations.
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.
Jan 12 2022
#MeToo in 2022: New Restrictions on Employer Confidentiality Agreements
In 2018, in response to the #MeToo movement, California passed SB 820, the STAND (Stand Together Against Non-Disclosure) Act. SB 820 prohibited using confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements in cases involving claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and workplace harassment or discrimination based on sex. We blogged about SB820 previously here. After SB 820 became… Read More
Dec 31 2021
Cal/OSHA Announces New COVID Requirements for Employers
The first version of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (“Cal/OSHA’s”) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”) were adopted on November 30, 2020. The ETS sets forth requirements for employers and employees on a wide range of issues related to COVID-19, including masking requirements, when testing is required, and steps to take in the event… Read More
Dec 02 2021
Coming Right Up! New Wage and Hour Laws Effective January 1, 2022
California’s 2021 legislative session has ended, and with it came a number of new wage and hour laws going into effect on January 1, 2022. Each of these latest Assembly Bills (“AB”) and Senate Bills (“SB”) impact employers in various industries. California employers should review and plan to implement whatever changes apply to their businesses… Read More