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.
Jun 16 2021
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Cal/OSHA and COVID
June has been a turbulent month for Cal/OSHA – and for California employers doing their best to protect the health and safety of their employees as California begins to open up. Back and Forth After implementing detailed and complicated amended Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) on June 3, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board held an emergency meeting… Read More
May 25 2021
The Future is Hybrid: Key Considerations for a Remote Workforce
According to new data from MicKinsey & Company, 9 out of 10 companies are sticking with the hybrid workplace structure. This style combines onsite and remote work and is one of the lasting results of the COVID-19 pandemic. When implemented correctly, hybrid work can boost employee productivity, performance, and morale. But when employers fail to… Read More
May 19 2021
San Francisco Hazard Pay Ordinance Expires Today
San Francisco’s emergency COVID-Related Hazard Pay Ordinance (the “Ordinance”), which became effective on March 22, 2021, required certain large San Francisco employers (primarily grocery stores and drug stores with 500 or more employees worldwide) to pay employees an additional $5.00 per hour in hazard pay on top of their regular hourly wage, up to a… Read More