Employment Litigation and Counseling

Disputes and Litigation

Lara & Davis LLP is at the forefront of defending employers in employment litigation. L&D represents employers in all legal forums, from civil actions brought in state and federal court, to proceedings before administrative and public agencies (i.e., the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and State and Federal labor commissioners).

L&D’s employment litigators have successfully represented clients in a myriad of labor-related disputes, including those pertaining to:

  • Disability and access accommodation
  • Wage and hour
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Wrongful termination
  • Unfair competition and trade secrets
  • Unfair labor practices claims
  • Workplace violence

Advice and Counseling

Our employment law attorneys also focus on working with employers to prevent problems before they occur. To that end, they provide day-to-day counseling to clients on a wide variety of human resource matters, such as exempt/non-exempt employee classification, sexual harassment, employee hiring, leaves of absence, employee discipline and termination, disability and access accommodation, and drug and alcohol testing. Additionally, as part of the firm’s counseling function, L&D’s lawyers draft employment policies and agreements, a sampling of which includes:

  • Employee manuals and policies
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Internet/e-mail usage policies
  • Employee arbitration agreements