Practice Areas

Labor & Employment

Employers need legal counsel to understand their business to quickly answer their questions.  We understand that to properly advise employers, attorneys need to fully comprehend the nature of an employer’s business along with the dynamics involved that you as the employer face on a day-to-day basis.

LHDK&W’s labor and employment practice group takes on a client-first approach by formulating a practical solution that best serves employers’ business goals.  Our labor and employment group focuses on litigation, preventive counseling, employment policy preparation and implementation, promotions and training, and alternative dispute resolution.

Our labor and employment attorneys possess comprehensive experience in counseling and representing employers regarding all aspects of the employer-employee relationship.  We routinely represent employers in both federal and state court litigation involving wrongful termination, unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, labor disputes, wage/hour claims, ERISA claims and other aspects of employment law.

Our labor and employment group advises business employers of all sizes and types across diverse industries, including foreign-owned enterprises, regarding a wide-range of topics, including:

  • employment practices such as federal and state wage and hour issues
  • employment policies and practices
  • executive and other employment agreements
  • employee training
  • workplace safety and health
  • issues arising in connection with corporate mergers and reorganizations
  • issues involving trade secrets and intellectual property

Significant labor and employment matters handled by LHDK&W’s attorneys include:

  • representation of a foreign-owned business in defense of a multiple plaintiff sexual harassment and racial discrimination action
  • prosecution of restraining order actions on behalf of employers to prevent workplace violence
  • representation of a Korean bank in defense of a multiple plaintiff sexual harassment and racial discrimination action
  • defense of a California-based chip manufacturer in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former executive
  • representation of restaurant chain in regard to wage and hour lawsuits (overtime)
  • representation of Korean-owned subsidiary in regard to wage and hour lawsuits (overtime and misclassification)
  • representation of freight forwarding company in regard to wage and hour lawsuit (overtime; misclassification)
  • successful defense verdict in defending manager of American financial company in racial discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit
  • counseling of various employers in regarding to California employment practices, including wage and hour, discrimination training, protection of intellectual property and layoffs
  • counseling of various employers in regard to EEOC compliance and investigation issues
  • representation of various employers before state labor commissioner on wage claim.