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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.
Apr 15 2019
One Day, Two Opposite Results in Arbitration Cases
On the same day, two different California appellate courts reached opposite conclusions as to whether an employer’s arbitration agreement was enforceable or not. Subcontracting Concepts v. DeMel0 — Arbitration Agreement Void and Unenforceable In one case, Subcontracting Concepts, LLC v. DeMelo, the Court found that the arbitration agreement was both procedurally and substantively unconscionable and, therefore,… Read More
Apr 11 2019
Employers Catch a Break on Wage Statement Requirements
Under California Labor Code §226(a), California employers are required to provide wage statements to employees that contain 9 different pieces of information. One of the requirements is that the wage statement must show “the name and address of the legal entity that is the employer.” Given the statute’s use of the term “legal entity,” most California… Read More
Mar 29 2019
An Employee’s Single PAGA Claim Cannot Be Split into Arbitration and Litigation Pieces
Back in 2014, the California Supreme Court ruled in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles that an individual employee who has signed a mandatory arbitration agreement may be compelled to arbitrate his “individual damages claims.” However, if that employee joins a representative PAGA claim to his other damages claims, that PAGA claim cannot be sent to arbitration… Read More