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Labor & Employment Issues

Our attorneys have extensive experience in negotiating Project Labor Agreements covering the development and construction of hospitality projects, as well as in traditional labor law issues, including union picketing and strike laws, National Labor Relations Board proceedings, and injunctive relief.

We help hospitality employers and management draft: 

  • Hospitality-focused workplace policies and procedures manuals 
  • Employment applications 
  • Executive employment contracts 
  • Trade secret agreements 
  • Unfair competition agreements 
  • Arbitration agreements 
  • Severance agreements

Our attorneys have extensive experience in protecting and defending our clients in federal and state court litigation on claims such as: 

  • Wage and hour class actions 
  • Wrongful termination 
  • Employment discrimination 
  • Sexual harassment 
  • Breach of contract 
  • "Whistleblower" claims 
  • Invasion of privacy 
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information

Our lawyers regularly appear on behalf of management before administrative agencies such as: 

  • California Department of Fair Employment and Housing 
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
  • National Labor Relations Board 
  • U.S. Department of Labor 
  • California Labor Commissioner 
  • Workers' Compensation Appeals Board

Our practice also includes the representation of companies being audited concerning independent contractor versus employee classification issues by the Internal Revenue Service and the Employment Development Department.

Navigating WARN requirements can be particularly tricky in hospitality projects, where the definitions and designations of who constitutes an owner, employer, and employee can be complex, and we guide our clients in hospitality project planning and operations in order to prevent and manage WARN issues.

For more information, please see our Labor & Employment services.

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