Public Agency Labor & Employment

Public agencies, like private business, must address all types of labor and employment concerns, from hiring through firing and the many issues that arise in the course of employment relationships. However, public agencies are subject to even greater scrutiny than private businesses and they must comply with more stringent regulations regarding their workers.

Best Best & Krieger LLP, a recognized leader in advising public agencies, assists hundreds of public agency clients in meeting their employment and labor–related needs. We help our public agency clients avoid pitfalls and we resolve issues quickly and effectively when they arise. Our Labor & Employment attorneys advise on all employment and labor matters, conduct investigations into employee complaints and vigorously defend public agency employers in litigation and administrative matters at the federal, state and local levels. Working closely with human resources and management staff, we help ensure that employment decisions and actions comply with all applicable laws.

BB&K attorneys provide training for human resources professionals, managers and supervisors and 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
  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation allegations 


Our attorneys advise on, draft and negotiate employment agreements, compensation terms, employee pensions and benefits, and union contracts, as well as assist with labor-related issues and provide guidance regarding all facets of municipal law, special districts, and fire department, police and education institution-related matters. 

Further, we stay current on legal developments and keep our clients informed with regular updates on labor and employment laws and cases with articles, Legal Alerts, blog posts and other communications.

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
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
Laura J. Fowler

Laura J. Fowler

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2085

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Public Agency 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
Tristan Kirk

Tristan Kirk

Associate

(951) 826-8356

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment
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 | Labor & Employment Litigation | Labor Negotiations & Other Union Matters | Municipal | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Public Agency 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
Ann M. Siprelle

Ann M. Siprelle

Partner

(916) 551-2834

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | 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
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

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