The Watkins Firm has decades of experience defending San Diego employers in employee disputes and lawsuits. California is reputed to heavily favor employees in court cases and administrative hearings and conferences before the California Labor Board. You need experienced and proven San Diego employer defense attorneys who provide sound counsel and advice, while working to prevent employee related disputes and lawsuits from ever arising. Once an inquiry or action has taken place, our attorneys work to quickly resolve employee related disputes so that you may keep your focus on the success and growth of your business.
It is often said “The best defense is a good offense.” This applies to protecting San Diego employers as well. We help our clients to understand federal, state and local labor laws and regulatory issues to ensure complete compliance. We help to structure sound offer letters, employment contracts, employee handbooks, policies and procedures and all management practices and documentation surrounding disciplinary issues and termination. We provide training and advice to keep our employer clients abreast of all changes in the law and their associated responsibilities.
One example of this is the recent Dynamex decision which changed the nature of “employees” and the ability to properly classify independent contractors in the State of California. There are substantial financial penalties associated with the failure to comply with Dynamex which could actually threaten the viability of your company.
We help our clients to tighten policies concerning and access to corporate systems such as voicemail, e-mail and business applications after hours for non-exempt employees. These policies help to protect our clients against allegations of unpaid overtime as well as wage and hour violations.
Once an employee related dispute or lawsuit has arisen we take aggressive action and employ a unique strategy designed to resolve the issue quickly and in a cost-effective manner. The best strategy is to eliminate as many sources of risk associated with employee disputes in advance. If a dispute does occur you want proven attorneys with a strong record of defending San Diego employers in employee disputes and litigation. We invite you to contact the Watkins Firm or call 858-535-1511 for a free consultation to learn more.