Labor & Employment

The Firm works with clients to maximize employee morale and productivity through good business practices which fully comply with numerous state and federal employment regulations and laws.

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The Employment and Labor Practice Group at de la Peña & Holiday represents clients in all issues involving the employer/employee relationship. Our clients include a broad range of large and small, domestic and international employers, including industrial manufacturers, financial institutions, insurance companies, contractors, agricultural employers, wine producers, retail and health care employers.

Our Approach:

We encourage our clients to maximize employee morale and productivity through good business practices, that fully comply with numerous state and federal employment regulations and laws. We are dedicated to helping our employer clients achieve that goal, and, as a result, avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. However, in cases when litigation is unavoidable, we are fully prepared to protect the rights of our clients in administrative hearings, arbitrations and litigation.

Resources:

We aid our clients by drafting employment contracts, confidentiality and trade secret agreements, employee handbooks, arbitration agreements and business policies. We also provide invaluable training for employees, managers and human resources personnel to enable prompt and fair response to employment issues as they arise, and to ensure maximum possible compliance with the law. de la Peña & Holiday’s lawyers are well versed in all aspects of labor-management issues, including advice in collective bargaining and representation in grievance/arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges and union representation matters.

Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation:

In those cases when litigation is the only means to resolve employment disputes, de la Peña & Holiday attorneys are prepared to vigorously prosecute our clients’ claims, or defend them from such claims in all types of disputes, including:

  • Defamation
  • Discrimination
  • Employee privacy
  • Family leave
  • Harassment
  • Issues of violence
  • Misclassification of independent contractors
  • Overtime
  • Physical and mental disability issues
  • Pregnancy leave
  • Reasonable accommodation for disabled employees
  • Retaliation
  • Substance abuse
  • Wage and hour issues,
  • Workplace safety
  • Wrongful terminations

The employment and labor practice group brings extensive experience to litigation in any forum including mediation and arbitration, and representation before state and federal administrative agencies and state and federal courts.