Protecting Employers From Legal Liability
At the Watkins Firm, we have the experience and expertise to protect business owners and employers. We help them to develop and adopt effective employment policies and resolve any employee disputes that might arise. When an employment dispute ends up in court, we offer skilled employer defense based upon a successful track record of success across decades.
Defense Before Federal or California Agencies and Labor Commissions
If you as a San Diego or California employer have been contacted by a federal or State of California Labor or Employment agency you need to contact the Watkins Firm immediately for a free consultation at 858-535-1511. We represent employers in hearings and conferences before federal and state agencies to protect them from exposure to financial liability while defending employee related lawsuits and allegations as well as allegations of wage theft.
Proven San Diego Employer Defense Attorneys
At the Watkins Firm, we have decades of experience and expertise defending employers, managers and business clients in the following actions:
- Employment Contract Disputes
- Enforcement of Trade Secret and Non-Compete Agreements
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Disputes
- Wage and Hour Disputes
- Misclassification Hearings and Actions
- Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits
- Employer Retaliation
- Discrimination Claims
- Accusations of Sexual Harassment
- Wrongful Termination Cases
- Disputes Involving Commission, Bonus or Overtime
- ERISA / Benefits Disputes
- Violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Qui-Tam / Whistleblower / False Claims
We help our clients to stay abreast of and in compliance with employment related laws so that they can keep their attention sharply focused on the business at hand. Our attorneys help San Diego area employers to develop employment contracts, employee manuals, human resources policies, and other workplace structures and documents that protect the company while fostering a productive work environment.
Are you in the midst of an employment dispute, or do you have concerns about existing policies, procedures, handbooks and employment contracts? Are you concerned about wage and hour issues, or questions about independent contractors or employee misclassification? To set up a free and substantive consultation to discuss how we can help you address your employment law concerns, contact us today at our offices in San Diego or call 858-535-1511.
Seeking Prompt Resolution of Conflicts With Employees
The overwhelming majority of employment litigation results from employers not addressing employee issues in a timely and effective fashion. A properly handled employment dispute can generally be resolved without any need for litigation if it is addressed soon enough.
- When employees have genuine complaints, good-faith efforts to address their concerns quickly, within the bounds of what the law requires, generally go a long way.
- When employees have misunderstandings, there are effective ways to approach them respectfully and clarify the situations that may have led to those misunderstandings.
The Watkins Firm strongly believes that the effective defense of employers from employee legal actions starts with intensive efforts to resolve disputes before a complaint is filed. Of course, we are also prepared to zealously defend your interests in any litigation that occurs. We are experienced at defending employers against both individual and class action complaints by employees.
Contact Experienced Business Owner and Employer Defense Lawyers
Take proactive steps to defend yourself and your business against conflicts with employees. Establish a smooth and productive work environment that leverages the skill of each employee to take your business to the next level. Contact the experienced and proven employer defense and employment policy and procedure lawyers at the Watkins Firm, or call 858-535-1511 for a substantive complimentary consultation.