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Santa Clarita Employment Law Attorney

Employment Laws Are Changing in 2018

It’s crucial for businesses to ensure compliance with the ever-changing maze of employment laws. Poole & Shaffery provides comprehensive compliance services for businesses. Call for an audit of employment policies and procedures.

Packages include:

  • Employee handbook review: On-site meeting to discuss operations, personnel, prior issues and disputes, company culture. Review and revision of existing handbook. Follow-up consultation to discuss policy implementation.
  • Employment policy review: On-site meeting to review handbook, Injury Illness Prevention Program, Affirmative Action Plan (if applicable), safety manual, and all written policies, procedures and processes Follow-up consultation.
  • Create new handbook: Customized handbook, updated for all relevant changes to the law, tailored to industry and corporate culture. Preliminary consultation along with “rollout” meeting.

Call (661) 290-2991 today to reserve your Employment Policy Audit.

Employment Agreements, Wage/Hour Compliance & Severance Agreements

Employment law litigation can be lengthy, costly, and devastating to the long-term success and viability of a company. However, proactive effort and planning by employers can mitigate damages, and even prevent litigation. Poole & Shaffery, LLP has extensive experience in this dynamic area of the law. Our California business lawyers help clients protect themselves by complying with all relevant laws and enacting sound policies and procedures for governing employment relationships.

Poole & Shaffery, LLP's employment law expertise includes the following:

  • Employment agreements
  • Wage/hour law compliance
  • Employment practices
  • Insurance
  • Severance agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • OSHA compliance/violations
  • Employee benefits, including family medical leave and ERISA.
  • Employment handbooks
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Unfair competition/trade secrets
  • Workforce reductions
  • Consolidations
  • Terminations

Our office locations throughout California make it easy for businesses to work with us, no matter where they are. Poole & Shaffery's attorneys serve companies from offices in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and San Francisco. If you need help with any employment law compliance issue (or are facing litigation), contact us as soon as possible.

The firm has successfully represented clients in:

  • Defense of state and federal disputes alleging wrongful discharge;
  • Employment discrimination and harassment involving age, compensation, disability, failure to accommodate, gender, race, sex, and sexual preference;
  • Regulatory/compliance proceedings before the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Department of Labor and the California Labor Commission;
  • Defense of class action lawsuits involving employment issues, including employee compensation, employee classification, wage/hours;
  • Defense of claims alleging employment discrimination under California Labor Code Section 132a and serious and willful employment violations under the California Labor Code;
  • State and federal regulatory proceedings involving occupational health and safety; and others.

Los Angeles Employment Lawyer for All Employment Matters, State and Federal

There are a multitude of problems related to hiring, firing and wage and hour claims, as well as legal actions against corporations for discrimination or injury claims. All corporations in the state face heavy requirements to maintain full compliance, and these laws and regulations are fluid, with updates and changes year to year. Keeping all employee matters in full compliance is a daunting task, and in many cases, HR managers could not be expected to fully comprehend the multitude of regulations imposed upon employers. The firm acts as employment counsel for many corporations in California, and updates and reviews all employee processes, contracts, agreements, and vital documents such as non-compete agreements. With corporate theft an ongoing problem, it is imperative that a corporation takes proactive measures to protect intellectual property and trade secrets, including client lists and corporate processes.

The firm has gained a reputation throughout the courts for high quality legal work, and if there is a legal matter pending that requires litigation, either in the prosecution or defense of a corporate client, the track record of the firm is the most important recommendation. Committed to getting results, the has a unique approach in which each client is assigned a senior attorney, a junior attorney and a paralegal to focus on the matters of concern, and this frequently leads to far more effective and speedy resolution to difficult employee law matters.

The firm is committed to assisting corporations to mitigate possible damages through careful and insightful planning, measured against all state and federal regulations. The firm operates with the highest level of integrity and diligence when serving corporate clients. Whether your corporation needs assistance in the drafting of employment agreements, in employee training and manuals, is facing litigation from a disgruntled employee, or has been the victim of corporate theft and a breach of contract, the firm is prepared to act, and has an impressive record of success in employment law matters in civil court.

Contact the employment law attorneys at the firm today for a consultation. Read more about the firm's commitment to results, and contact us at the office nearest you.

  • The attorneys at the firm focus on getting results in negotiations, litigation, and appeals alike.

  • Poole & Shaffery, LLP provides information on the latest developments in business law matters and how they can affect you.

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