Labor & Employment

Labor is a business’ most valuable resource. Subject to ever-evolving and often overlapping federal and state laws, facing broadening classes of protected workers and an increase in retaliation and other worker claims, it has never been more important for employers to assure that their policies and practices are legally compliant and their liability risk is minimized.
 
Attorneys in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Labor & Employment practice group provide comprehensive guidance to employers. From resolving day-to-day employment issues through establishing policies, and providing training and litigation defense, we help employers stay focused on productivity, avoid workplace disruptions and reduce the risk of costly litigation.

Our attorneys represent both public and private clients, including private colleges, community colleges, schools, for-profit and nonprofit businesses, special districts, cities and all types of public agencies.

Comprehensive Service
BB&K Labor & Employment attorneys advise on and represent clients regarding:


In addition, we are on-call, trusted advisors to help employers with daily employment issues. We provide full-service help to employers — from policies to training to litigation defense.
 
Discipline & Termination
We conduct initial investigations and evaluate evidence supporting discipline, review the consistency and appropriateness of disciplinary measures, prepare all required notices, represent employers in due process hearings, and defend them in administrative hearings, litigation and judicial appeals. We have appeared on behalf of clients in proceedings before the Civil Service Commission, the Public Employment Relations Board and the Office of Administrative Hearings, in arbitration hearings, and in matters before personnel commissions, personnel committees and public agency boards.
 
Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
Our attorneys advise employers on how to respond to allegations of unlawful discrimination and harassment in the early stages of a complaint to help avoid claims landing in court. We conduct investigations and defend clients against such allegations in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Further, we provide harassment and discrimination avoidance training to supervisors and provide guidance of best practices for handling claims when they arise.
 
Employment Policies & Agreements
BB&K attorneys advise on, draft and negotiate employment agreements, and compensation, employee pensions and benefits terms. Further, we assist with labor-related issues and offer counsel regarding all facets of municipal law, special districts, and fire department, police and education institution-related matters.
 
Labor Negotiations & Other Union Matters
We assist in the collective bargaining process, handle labor and union contract negotiations, impasse procedures, grievance and arbitration proceedings, union representation proceedings and unfair labor practice charges before local, state and federal agencies.
 
In-House Training
Recognizing that risk avoidance is the best strategy, BB&K attorneys provide training for human resources professionals, managers and supervisors. We also assist in establishing, implementing and enforcing best practices and employment-related protocols regarding issues such as hiring and firing, workplace safety, disability accommodations, worker and manager discipline, and discrimination, harassment and retaliation allegations.
 
Our attorneys also provide advice on compliance with state and federal laws, such as Title VII, the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, federal and state family leave laws, and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
 
Further, we stay current on legal developments and keep our clients informed with regular updates on labor and employment laws and cases.

David Allen

David Allen

Pension Consultant*

(916) 329-3688

Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Alison D. Alpert

Alison D. Alpert

Partner

(619) 525-1304

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor Negotiations & Other Union Matters | Municipal Law | Wage & Hour Law | Workplace Safety
Shauna Amon

Shauna Amon

Associate

(619) 525-1311

Areas of Focus: Business | Labor & Employment | Municipal
Scott H. Campbell

Scott H. Campbell

Partner

(213) 617-7489

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Health Care | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Carlos L. Campos

Carlos L. Campos

Partner

(760) 837-1602

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang

Partner

(916) 329-3685

Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Jack B. Clarke

Jack B. Clarke

Partner

(951) 826-8233

Areas of Focus: Board Governance & Administration | Business Services & School Facilities | Charter Schools | Education Law | Education Litigation | Special Education
Roger K. Crawford

Roger K. Crawford

Partner

(909) 466-4918

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Labor Negotiations & Other Union Matters | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Wage & Hour Law | Workplace Safety
Christopher Deal

Christopher Deal

Partner

(949) 263-6567

Areas of Focus: Business | Eminent Domain | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Real Estate | Wage & Hour Law
Thomas J. Eastmond

Thomas J. Eastmond

Of Counsel

(949) 263-2601

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Labor & Employment | Public Contracts & Construction | Real Estate
Karen S. Fogarty

Karen S. Fogarty

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8403

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Laura J. Fowler

Laura J. Fowler

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2085

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Public Agency Labor & Employment
Todd Frankel

Todd Frankel

Paralegal Manager*

(213) 787-2545

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment
Cynthia M. Germano

Cynthia M. Germano

Partner

(951) 826-8232

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor Negotiations & Other Union Matters | Municipal | Municipal Law | Wage & Hour Law | Workplace Safety
Howard B. Golds

Howard B. Golds

Partner

(951) 826-8339

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Public Agency Labor & Employment
Elizabeth A. Han

Elizabeth A. Han

Associate

(951) 826-8251

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Wage & Hour Law
Cathy S. Holmes

Cathy S. Holmes

Partner

(951) 826-8218

Areas of Focus: Board Governance & Administration | Business Services & School Facilities | Charter Schools | Education Law | Special Education | Student Affairs
Kimberly E. Hood

Kimberly E. Hood

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2087

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Tristan Kirk

Tristan Kirk

Associate

(951) 826-8356

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment
Damian M. Moos

Damian M. Moos

Partner

(949) 263-6570

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Business Transactions | Intellectual Property | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation
Susan Neethling

Susan Neethling

Of Counsel

(916) 329-3687

Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Thomas M. O'Connell

Thomas M. O'Connell

Associate

(951) 826-8337

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Joseph T. Ortiz

Joseph T. Ortiz

Partner

(951) 826-8291

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor Negotiations & Other Union Matters | Wage & Hour Law | Workplace Safety
Arlene Prater

Arlene Prater

Partner

(619) 525-1334

Areas of Focus: Education Law | Education Litigation | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law
Ashley E. Ratliff

Ashley E. Ratliff

Associate

(916) 551-2836

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Municipal | Public Agency Litigation | Public Safety
D. Brian Reider

D. Brian Reider

Partner

(909) 466-4908

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Labor & Employment | Real Estate
Thomas A. Rice

Thomas A. Rice

Associate

(909) 466-4913

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Special Districts
William E. Robinson

William E. Robinson

Partner

(916) 551-2093

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Labor & Employment | Real Estate
Joseph R. Sanchez

Joseph R. Sanchez

Partner

(619) 525-1372

Areas of Focus: Education Law | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation
Stacey N. Sheston

Stacey N. Sheston

Partner

(916) 551-2099

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Wage & Hour Law
Gregory G. Snarr

Gregory G. Snarr

Associate

(951) 826-8202

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Special Districts
Cristina Talley

Cristina Talley

Of Counsel

(949) 263-6588

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Public Agency Litigation | Public Safety
Katrina Veldkamp

Katrina Veldkamp

Associate

(909) 466-4904

Areas of Focus: Business | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Labor & Employment | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Tax
John D. Wahlin

John D. Wahlin

Partner

(951) 826-8313

Areas of Focus: Business | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Labor & Employment | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Tax | Trusts & Estates
Event Sep 13-15, 2017

LCC Annual Conference

League of California Cities

BB&K Event Aug 30, 2017

Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training Webinar (Aug. 30, 2017)

9 - 11 a.m. PT | Webinar

Event Aug 25, 2017

Business Seminar Series: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce

21 BB&K Attorneys  Earn Spot on Best Lawyers in America 2018 List
Press Releases Aug 15, 2017

21 BB&K Attorneys Earn Spot on Best Lawyers in America 2018 List

Two Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

CNN Joint-Employer Appeal Goes Against NLRB
Legal Alerts Aug 9, 2017

CNN Joint-Employer Appeal Goes Against NLRB

Employers Embrace Decision, But Issue Remains Unresolved

BB&K Welcomes Jeffrey Chang, Susan Neethling and David Allen to the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice
Press Releases Aug 4, 2017

BB&K Welcomes Jeffrey Chang, Susan Neethling and David Allen to the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice

Additions Expand Services for Public Agency Employers

Save Local Business Act Would Clarify “Joint Employer” Liability Under FLSA and NLRA
Legal Alerts Aug 2, 2017

Save Local Business Act Would Clarify “Joint Employer” Liability Under FLSA and NLRA

Legislation Introduced in House of Representatives Addresses Recent Expansion of Joint Employer Doctrine

AB 119: What Public Employers Need to Know about their Obligations to Give Unions Access to New Employees
Legal Alerts Aug 1, 2017

AB 119: What Public Employers Need to Know about their Obligations to Give Unions Access to New Employees

Information, Access and Notice Requirements for Public Employers

Will DirecTV Joint Employer Case Be Aired at Supreme Court?
BB&K In the News Jul 26, 2017

Will DirecTV Joint Employer Case Be Aired at Supreme Court?

There’s a Split in the Circuit Courts, BB&K Attorney Thomas O’Connell Told Bloomberg BNA

The Department of Labor Pulls the Plug on the “Persuader Rule”
Legal Alerts Jul 19, 2017

The Department of Labor Pulls the Plug on the “Persuader Rule”

Comment Period Open

Joint Amicus Brief Filed to Protect Franchise Business Model
BB&K In the News Jul 11, 2017

Joint Amicus Brief Filed to Protect Franchise Business Model

BB&K’s Thomas O’Connell Counsel of Record

Best in Law: What to do to Comply with Transgender Laws
Authored Articles & Publications Jul 10, 2017

Best in Law: What to do to Comply with Transgender Laws

New California Laws Took Effect July 1, Partner Joe Ortiz Writes in Press-Enterprise

Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017
Press Releases Jul 7, 2017

Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017

Congratulations to the Nine BB&K Attorneys on this Year’s Lists

Gregory Snarr Video Bio
Videos Jun 28, 2017

Gregory Snarr Video Bio

Associate

Event Jun 19, 2017

CalPERS Pension Liabilities: Trends, Budget Considerations, and Planning for the Future

Webinar with KPMG Advisory Institute

New Filing Deadline for JPAs Approaches
Legal Alerts Jun 14, 2017

New Filing Deadline for JPAs Approaches

JPAs Providing Municipal Services Must File with LAFCOs by July 1

Howard Golds Video Bio
Videos Jun 13, 2017

Howard Golds Video Bio

Partner

Department of Labor Rescinds Two Memos Broadening Joint Employer Liability
Legal Alerts Jun 8, 2017

Department of Labor Rescinds Two Memos Broadening Joint Employer Liability

Impact on Court Decisions is Unclear

California’s Ambiguous Day of Rest Requirements Clarified by State Supreme Court
Legal Alerts May 23, 2017

California’s Ambiguous Day of Rest Requirements Clarified by State Supreme Court

Employers Need to Schedule Accordingly

BB&K Event May 16, 2017

Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training Webinar (May 16, 2017)

9 - 11 a.m. PT | Webinar

BB&K Ranks No. 23 on San Diego Business Journal Top Law Firms List
Press Releases May 9, 2017

BB&K Ranks No. 23 on San Diego Business Journal Top Law Firms List

San Diego Office Continues to Advance Up the List

Katrina Veldkamp Video Bio
Videos May 8, 2017

Katrina Veldkamp Video Bio

Associate

Event May 3-5, 2017

City Attorneys' Spring Conference

League of California Cities

Business Litigator Christopher Deal Joins BB&K’s Irvine Office
Press Releases Apr 25, 2017

Business Litigator Christopher Deal Joins BB&K’s Irvine Office

New Partner Brings In-House Experience

Right to Seek Injunctive Relief Cannot be Waived by Arbitration Provision
Legal Alerts Apr 24, 2017

Right to Seek Injunctive Relief Cannot be Waived by Arbitration Provision

Arbitration Agreement does not Provide Shield from General Contract Defenses

California Legislature Proposes State Overtime Bill
Legal Alerts Apr 20, 2017

California Legislature Proposes State Overtime Bill

Measure is Similar to Federal Rule That Was Put on Hold by Court

McDonald’s Corp. Dismissed from Suit Over Wage Violations at Franchises
Legal Alerts Apr 10, 2017

McDonald’s Corp. Dismissed from Suit Over Wage Violations at Franchises

Ostensible Agency Theory Rejected by Court

Joint Employer Relationship Between Contractors and Subcontracts Redefined by a Federal Appeals Court
Legal Alerts Mar 31, 2017

Joint Employer Relationship Between Contractors and Subcontracts Redefined by a Federal Appeals Court

New Standard Puts Employer at Significant Risk

Restaurant Chain Must Allow Employees to Wear Union Buttons
Legal Alerts Mar 24, 2017

Restaurant Chain Must Allow Employees to Wear Union Buttons

NLRB Ruling a Cautionary Tale for Employers

Press Releases Mar 23, 2017

Sacramento Business Journal Again Ranks BB&K as a Top Litigation Firm

Based on Number of Attorneys

Joseph Ortiz Appointed to California Fair Employment and Housing Council
BB&K In the News Mar 20, 2017

Joseph Ortiz Appointed to California Fair Employment and Housing Council

The BB&K Partner Appointed by Gov. Brown

Appellate Challenge of NLRB's New Joint Employer Standard Moves Forward
Legal Alerts Mar 7, 2017

Appellate Challenge of NLRB's New Joint Employer Standard Moves Forward

Oral Argument Expected this Week

Press Releases Feb 22, 2017

Partner Arlene Prater Named One of San Diego’s Most Influential Women in Business

San Diego Daily Transcript Recognizes Women for Impacts in Their Fields

BB&K Event Feb 21, 2017

Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training Webinar (Feb. 21, 2017)

9 - 11 a.m. PT | Webinar

Press Releases Feb 1, 2017

BB&K Again a Top Sacramento Law Firm

Sacramento Business Journal’s 2017 Law Firm List

Best in Law: California Employers Have New Rules to Follow — Effective Now
Authored Articles & Publications Jan 30, 2017

Best in Law: California Employers Have New Rules to Follow — Effective Now

Companies Should Be Aware of Numerous Bills Signed Last Year

Event Jan 27, 2017

Business Seminar Series: New Labor Laws 2017

Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce

BB&K In the News Jan 26, 2017

Hesperia Chamber of Commerce Honors BB&K Attorney Thomas O’Connell

O’Connell Wins “President’s Award,” the Victor Valley Daily Press Reports

Press Releases Jan 20, 2017

San Diego Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017

Congratulations to the BB&K Attorneys Recognized for their Work

[WEBINAR] Prop. 64: Taxing Marijuana Businesses
Videos Jan 12, 2017

[WEBINAR] Prop. 64: Taxing Marijuana Businesses

Third Webinar Jan. 12: Taxing Marijuana Businesses - Local Gov’t Authority, Limits and Possible Implications

BB&K Event Jan 11, 2017

2017 Labor & Employment Update

8 a.m. - Noon

Best in Law: New Law Enables Small Employers to Resume Health Reimbursement Arrangements
Authored Articles & Publications Jan 9, 2017

Best in Law: New Law Enables Small Employers to Resume Health Reimbursement Arrangements

HRAs Eliminated Under ACA, Attorneys Isabel Safie and Katrina Veldkamp Explain in Press-Enterprise

Looking Forward: New California Laws for Public Agencies
Legal Alerts Dec 22, 2016

Looking Forward: New California Laws for Public Agencies

Laws Passed in 2016 That Will Impact Public Agency Work

21st Century Cures Act Permits Standalone HRAs for Small Employers
Legal Alerts Dec 19, 2016

21st Century Cures Act Permits Standalone HRAs for Small Employers

Takes Effect in 2017

BB&K Event Dec 14, 2016

Free BB&K Webinar Series: Prop. 64 - Marijuana, Employer Policies and Employee Rights

Second in Series on Prop. 64

[WEBINAR] Prop. 64: Marijuana, Employer Policies and Employee Rights
Videos Dec 14, 2016

[WEBINAR] Prop. 64: Marijuana, Employer Policies and Employee Rights

Second Webinar Dec. 14: Marijuana, Employer Policies and Employee Rights

Event Dec 12, 2016

Marijuana is Legal. How Should Employers Respond?

Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce

[WEBINAR] Annual Labor & Employment Update 2016
Videos Dec 9, 2016

[WEBINAR] Annual Labor & Employment Update 2016

New Legislation and Case Law Impacting California Employers

BB&K Event Dec 8, 2016

BB&K Webinar: Annual Labor & Employment Update 2016

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. PT | Webinar

Hesperia 2034 Paves Way to Brighter Future
BB&K In the News Dec 5, 2016

Hesperia 2034 Paves Way to Brighter Future

Thomas O’Connell, BB&K Attorney, On Committee to Improve City

[WEBINAR] Prop 64: The Basics
Videos Dec 1, 2016

[WEBINAR] Prop 64: The Basics

Cultivating New Regulations and Confronting New Challenges Presented By Marijuana Legalization

BB&K Event Nov 30, 2016

Free BB&K Webinar Series: Prop. 64 - Legalized Marijuana: Challenges and Choices

First in Series on Prop. 64: The Basics - Cultivating New Regulations and Confronting New Challenges Presented by Marijuana Legalization

Alison Alpert Video Bio
Videos Nov 30, 2016

Alison Alpert Video Bio

Partner

Best in Law: Employers, Be Aware of Just-signed Laws
Authored Articles & Publications Nov 28, 2016

Best in Law: Employers, Be Aware of Just-signed Laws

Bathrooms, Retirement Plans Among New Laws, Partner Brian Reider Writes in the Press-Enterprise

D. Brian Reider Video Bio
Videos Nov 18, 2016

D. Brian Reider Video Bio

Partner

Joseph T. Ortiz Video Bio
Videos Nov 18, 2016

Joseph T. Ortiz Video Bio

Partner

BB&K Event Nov 16, 2016

AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training Webinar (November 16, 2016)

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. PT | Webinar

Event Nov 16-19, 2016

Urban and Rural: Tying the Partnership Together

California Association of Resource Conservation Districts

Event Nov 1-4, 2016

Play Hard. Play Fair. Play Together.

CALPELRA 2016 41st Annual Training Conference

Recognizing Stars: State of the City Event Honors Hesperia's Difference Makers
BB&K In the News Oct 21, 2016

Recognizing Stars: State of the City Event Honors Hesperia's Difference Makers

BB&K Attorney Thomas O'Connell recognized by Hesperia Councilman

Event Oct 10-13, 2016

California Special Districts Association

Annual Conference

Event Oct 8, 2016

Employee Rights!

Riverside Legal Aid

Event Oct 7, 2016

California’s New Laws - 2016 What a Year!

HR PRO Conference

Event Oct 5-7, 2016

LCC Annual Conference

League of California Cities

Event Sep 27-29, 2016

2016 PELRAC Annual Conference

Public Employer Labor Relations Association of California

Event Sep 17, 2016

Employee Rights!

Riverside Legal Aid

Event Sep 8, 2016

HRNG Breakfast Meeting

Legal Update

Event Aug 26, 2016

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce

California Appellate Court Holds Police Video of Arrest Not Protected Under “Pitchess”
Legal Alerts Jul 21, 2016

California Appellate Court Holds Police Video of Arrest Not Protected Under “Pitchess”

Only a Record Generated as Part of an Internal Investigation is Protected by Pitchess

Best in Law: Beware of In-Lieu-Of Payments to Employees
Authored Articles & Publications Jul 13, 2016

Best in Law: Beware of In-Lieu-Of Payments to Employees

BB&K Partner Cynthia Germano Discusses How a Federal Appeals Court Ruling Could Lead to Big Expenses and Changes in Practice

Press Releases Jul 8, 2016

Congratulations to BB&K’s Attorneys on the Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Eight Attorneys Recognized for Their Professional Achievements

Ninth Circuit Shakes Up Regular Rate-of-Pay Calculations in Flores v. City of San Gabriel
Legal Alerts Jun 16, 2016

Ninth Circuit Shakes Up Regular Rate-of-Pay Calculations in Flores v. City of San Gabriel

Employers May Need to Restructure “Cash in Lieu of” Payments

Authored Articles & Publications Jun 13, 2016

Best in Law: Act Now on New OT Rule

BB&K Attorneys Cynthia Germano and Thomas O’Connell Discuss What Employers Must Know to Comply with New Overtime Rule

BB&K Attorney on 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars List
Press Releases Jun 7, 2016

BB&K Attorney on 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Congratulations to Isabel Safie for Her Achievement

The Dramatic Effect of the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule
Legal Alerts May 18, 2016

The Dramatic Effect of the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule

Employers Will Need New Policies to Ensure Compliance

Demotion Based on Mistaken Belief Deprives Public Employee of Constitutional Rights
Legal Alerts May 2, 2016

Demotion Based on Mistaken Belief Deprives Public Employee of Constitutional Rights

U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Case Involving Political Campaigning Accusations

BB&K Partner Arlene Prater Among San Diego Best Lawyers for 2016
Press Releases Apr 28, 2016

BB&K Partner Arlene Prater Among San Diego Best Lawyers for 2016

SD Metro Magazine’s List Includes the BB&K San Diego Office Managing Partner

California Offers Guidance on Educating Employees About Workplace Bullying
BB&K In the News Apr 12, 2016

California Offers Guidance on Educating Employees About Workplace Bullying

BB&K Partner Alison Alpert Was Interviewed by the Society for Human Resource Management on New Regulations That Provide Employers Guidance on What Constitutes Harassment

New California Law Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour by 2022, Has Ripple Effects on Salaried Employees
Legal Alerts Apr 6, 2016

New California Law Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour by 2022, Has Ripple Effects on Salaried Employees

Minimum Wage Increases Will Be Incremental, Starting in 2017 for Larger Employers, 2018 for Smaller Employers

MMBA Factfinding Applies to All Negotiations Resulting in Impasse
Legal Alerts Apr 1, 2016

MMBA Factfinding Applies to All Negotiations Resulting in Impasse

Not Just Negotiations for a Comprehensive MOU

Press Releases Mar 24, 2016

BB&K Named a Top Litigation Firm in Sacramento

The Sacramento Business Journal Ranked the Firm 24th of the Top 30

Event Mar 18, 2016

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce

New FEHA Regulations Take Effect April 1
Legal Alerts Mar 14, 2016

New FEHA Regulations Take Effect April 1

May Require Employers to Amend Their Existing Policies

BB&K Partner Roger Crawford Argues in Hearing Over McDonald’s Joint-Employer Status with Franchises
BB&K In the News Mar 11, 2016

BB&K Partner Roger Crawford Argues in Hearing Over McDonald’s Joint-Employer Status with Franchises

Representing Franchise, Crawford Disputes NLRB Claims that the Fast Food Chain is a Joint Employer

BB&K Event Feb 25, 2016

AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training Webinar (February 25, 2016)

1 - 3 p.m. PT | Webinar

Authored Articles & Publications Feb 21, 2016

Best in Law: New Joint-Employer Standards Pose Threat to Businesses

BB&K Attorneys Roger Crawford and Thomas O'Connell Discuss in the Press-Enterprise How New Rules May Bring Liability for Lawsuits Involving Workers Who Companies Do Not Directly Control

Event Feb 9, 2016

Labor & Employment Law Update

Association of Legal Administrators San Diego Chapter

Event Jan 30, 2016

CALPERS and PEPRA

Independent Cities Association Winter Seminar

Event Jan 29, 2016

New Labor Laws 2016

Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce Business Seminar Series

Client Successes Jan 27, 2016

BB&K Wins Overtime Ruling in Appellate Court for Client

Howard Golds and Elizabeth A. Han represented employer in lawsuit challenging its overtime formula.

Press Releases Jan 26, 2016

Seven BB&K Attorneys Recognized by 2016 San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine

Five Partners on Super Lawyers List, Two Additional Attorneys on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Press Releases Jan 26, 2016

BB&K Ranked No. 8 on Top Sacramento Law Firms List

Firm Moves Up Notch on Sacramento Business Journal’s Annual List

Best in Law: Key Changes in Employment Laws for 2016
Authored Articles & Publications Jan 24, 2016

Best in Law: Key Changes in Employment Laws for 2016

Partner Cynthia Germano Shares the Year's Most Notable Employment-Related Laws in the Press-Enterprise

BB&K Event Jan 7, 2016

2016 Labor & Employment Update

8 a.m. - Noon

California Appellate Court: Possession of Documents Requested Under Public Records Act Does Not Render Request Moot
Legal Alerts Jan 5, 2016

California Appellate Court: Possession of Documents Requested Under Public Records Act Does Not Render Request Moot

Decision in Case Arising from Wrongful Termination Claims Against a School District

IRS Extends Deadlines for 2015 ACA Reporting
Legal Alerts Dec 30, 2015

IRS Extends Deadlines for 2015 ACA Reporting

Extension Provides Much-Needed Time to Accurately Complete First Year of Reporting

Best in Law: Dealing with Traumatized Workers
Authored Articles & Publications Dec 28, 2015

Best in Law: Dealing with Traumatized Workers

In the Wake of Tragedies, Like the Recent Shooting in San Bernardino, Employees May Be Greatly Impacted, BB&K Partner Joseph Ortiz Writes in The Press-Enterprise's Best in Law Column

Recent Guidance Expands on Affordable Care Act Implementation Rules
Legal Alerts Dec 18, 2015

Recent Guidance Expands on Affordable Care Act Implementation Rules

Changes Could Have a Significant Impact on Existing Benefit Programs

BB&K Event Dec 10, 2015

BB&K Webinar: Annual Labor & Employment Update 2015

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. PT | Webinar

BB&K Event Nov 10, 2015

AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training Webinar (November 10, 2015)

10 a.m. - Noon PT | Webinar

Best in Law: Good News for Employers on Wage, Hour Laws
Authored Articles & Publications Nov 3, 2015

Best in Law: Good News for Employers on Wage, Hour Laws

BB&K Partner Cynthia Germano Writes in The Press-Enterprise About a New Law That Grants Employers a Limited Opportunity to Cure Technical Violations in Wage Statements Issued to Their Employees

Event Oct 19-22, 2015

CALPELRA Adventure: In Search Of Labor Relations Knowledge

2015 CALPELRA Annual Conference

Press Releases Oct 14, 2015

Two BB&K Attorneys Appointed to State Bar of California Section Executive Committees

Partners Joseph Ortiz and Alisha Winterswyk Tapped for Three-Year Terms in Their Respective Practice Sections

Employment: Equal-wage Law Aims to Level the Paying Field
BB&K In the News Oct 7, 2015

Employment: Equal-wage Law Aims to Level the Paying Field

BB&K Partner Cynthia Germano Discusses California's Newly Signed Fair Pay Act With the Riverside Press-Enterprise

Best in Law: Tax Ruling Confirms Protocol on Job-Related Judgments
Authored Articles & Publications Oct 4, 2015

Best in Law: Tax Ruling Confirms Protocol on Job-Related Judgments

BB&K Attorney Katrina Veldkamp Writes on Newly Decided Case That Gives California Employers Clear Guidance on Taxation of Employment-Related Settlements and Judgments

Event Oct 1, 2015

Sick Leave...What Else?

HR Pro Conference

Event Sep 21, 2015

2015 Annual Conference

California Special Districts Association

National Labor Relations Board Rewrites Decades-Old Joint Employer Standard
Legal Alerts Sep 14, 2015

National Labor Relations Board Rewrites Decades-Old Joint Employer Standard

New Standard Leaves No Predictability Regarding the Identity of the “Employer”

Best in Law: Five Survival Tips for Navigating the Sick Leave Law
Authored Articles & Publications Sep 6, 2015

Best in Law: Five Survival Tips for Navigating the Sick Leave Law

BB&K Attorney Elizabeth Han Discuss the New Sick Leave Law in This Month's Press-Enterprise Best in Law Column

Sacramento Business Journal Names Five BB&K Attorneys to 2015 Best of the Bar List
Press Releases Aug 28, 2015

Sacramento Business Journal Names Five BB&K Attorneys to 2015 Best of the Bar List

Congratulations to Each of These Attorneys for Their Recognition

Event Aug 28, 2015

Fair Labor Standards Act’s Minimum Wage and Overtime Requirements

Corona Chamber of Commerce

Event Aug 27, 2015

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce

Press Releases Aug 17, 2015

19 BB&K Attorneys Included on the 2016 Best Lawyers in America List

Partner Iris Yang and Of Counsel Joseph Coomes Selected as Lawyers of the Year

Press Releases Aug 3, 2015

Seven BB&K Attorneys Appear on Sacramento Magazine’s 2015 Top Lawyers List

Voted the Best in Their Fields by Their Peers

BB&K Event Jul 1, 2015

Required Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training for Supervisors

BB&K Training Programs Will Satisfy The Requirement For Your Supervisors And Other Managers (Assembly Bill 1825)

New Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect July 1. Is Your Business Ready?
Legal Alerts Jun 30, 2015

New Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect July 1. Is Your Business Ready?

BB&K Offering Flat Rate Service to Update Sick Leave Policy

BB&K Event Jun 23, 2015

AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training Webinar (June 23, 2015)

9 - 11 a.m. PT | Webinar

Event Jun 18, 2015

New California Paid Sick Leave Law

Riverside Business Expo & Mixer

Event Jun 18, 2015

California Wage and Hour Laws

Arlington Morning Mixer

Uber Driver Ruling Could Change Ride Sharing
BB&K In the News Jun 17, 2015

Uber Driver Ruling Could Change Ride Sharing

BB&K Partner Howard Golds Interviewed by Investor's Business Daily on Latest Uber Ruling

Workplace: Law Calls for “Anti-Abusive Conduct” Workplace Training
BB&K In the News Jun 17, 2015

Workplace: Law Calls for “Anti-Abusive Conduct” Workplace Training

BB&K Partner Alison Alpert Discusses California's New Anti-Bullying Employee Training Requirements With The Press-Enterprise

Best in Law: Does Your Business Need a ‘Prenup?’
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 16, 2015

Best in Law: Does Your Business Need a ‘Prenup?’

BB&K Partner D. Brian Reider Writes in The Press-Enterprise How These Agreements Can Impact How a Business Relationship Ends: Smoothly or Contentiously

Press Releases Jun 12, 2015

Four BB&K Attorneys Named to 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

A Variety of Practice Areas Represented In This Year’s Selections

Client Successes May 22, 2015

BB&K Secures Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Dismissal for Client

Attorney Cynthia Germano successfully represented Los Angeles Community College District in action

Event Apr 24, 2015

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce

BB&K Event Apr 2, 2015

AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training Webinar

10 a.m - Noon PT | Webinar

Best in Law: Employers need to heed Obamacare Reporting Rules
Authored Articles & Publications Mar 22, 2015

Best in Law: Employers need to heed Obamacare Reporting Rules

BB&K Partner Isabel Safie Writes About Obligations and Penalties Under the ACA for Employers in The Press-Enterprise

Press Releases Mar 4, 2015

Six BB&K Attorneys Named Top Lawyers in San Diego

San Diego Magazine Picks Attorneys from a Variety of Practices for its List

Event Jan 30, 2015

New Labor Laws 2015

Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce Business Seminar Series

BB&K In the News Jan 27, 2015

The List: Law Firms

BB&K Ranks 9th on List of Largest Sacramento Law Firms, Plus 6th For Most Female Attorneys

Best in Law: Paid Sick Leave Now Required in California
Authored Articles & Publications Jan 25, 2015

Best in Law: Paid Sick Leave Now Required in California

BB&K's Cynthia Germano Talks About California's Most Talked About New Labor Law in This Month's Press-Enterprise Best in Law Column

Press Releases Jan 22, 2015

Six BB&K Attorneys in San Diego Included on the 2015 List of San Diego Super Lawyers or Super Lawyer

Congratulations to These Attorneys

Employers Should Prepare Now for Sick Leave Changes
Authored Articles & Publications Jan 19, 2015

Employers Should Prepare Now for Sick Leave Changes

Changes in California's Sick Leave Policy This Year Are Explored in the Los Angeles Business Journal by BB&K Partner Cynthia Germano

BB&K Event Dec 10, 2014

BB&K Webinar: Labor & Employment Update 2014

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. PT | Webinar

Pitchess Motions in Administrative Hearings
Legal Alerts Dec 3, 2014

Pitchess Motions in Administrative Hearings

California Supreme Court Holds Administrative Hearing Officers Have Authority to Grant Pitchess Motions for Discovery of Personnel Disciplinary Records

Event Nov 20, 2014

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce

BB&K Event Nov 18, 2014

AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training (November 18)

Trends, Developments, and Best Practices Relevant to Drafting Employment Agreements
Authored Articles & Publications Oct 29, 2014

Trends, Developments, and Best Practices Relevant to Drafting Employment Agreements

Aspatore Books

Event Oct 15, 2014

Advanced Issues in Discipline and Layoffs and DFEH Complaints

CALPELRA

Governor Signs Paid Sick Leave Law Bill Applicable to Public & Private Employers
Legal Alerts Sep 11, 2014

Governor Signs Paid Sick Leave Law Bill Applicable to Public & Private Employers

New Law Goes Into Effect July 1, 2015

BB&K Partner Named to Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2014 List
Press Releases Sep 2, 2014

BB&K Partner Named to Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2014 List

Join Us in Congratulating Best Best & Krieger Partner Kara Ueda, Who Was Selected by the Sacramento Business Journal for Inclusion on the Best of the Bar 2014 List

BB&K Event Aug 12, 2014

AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training (August 12)

Seminar | Multiple BB&K Offices

EEOC Releases Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination Laws
Legal Alerts Jul 31, 2014

EEOC Releases Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination Laws

Guidance Does Not Address State-specific Laws and Requirements

Public Bleachers Constructed Prior to the ADA Don’t Need Additional Improvements if a Viable Alternative is Offered
Legal Alerts Jul 30, 2014

Public Bleachers Constructed Prior to the ADA Don’t Need Additional Improvements if a Viable Alternative is Offered

Published Case Provides Blueprint for Viable Alternative Seating

Press Releases Jul 4, 2014

BB&K Attorneys Recognized as 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to These Attorneys

The Impact of Recent Regulatory Developments in Employment Law Published by Aspatore Books
Authored Articles & Publications Nov 4, 2013

The Impact of Recent Regulatory Developments in Employment Law Published by Aspatore Books

By Joseph T. Ortiz, et. al

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