The Employment practice group offers proactive business and legal strategies to ensure both legal compliance and a productive workforce.
California’s management leaders confront the considerable challenge of complying with employment laws on a daily basis. Regular changes in California and federal laws continue to expand employee rights and create additional liabilities for employers, requiring businesses and public enterprises to manage human resources more effectively and with greater sensitivity. When employee-related claims arise, our attorneys efficiently use the tools of the litigation process to move disputes toward an effective resolution—ideally before they go to trial.
Donahue Fitzgerald’s Employment practice group represents companies and individuals in defense of litigation involving human resources management, employment contracts, and employee benefits. We represent clients in both federal and state courts, as well as before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The Employment group also offers clients customized supervisor, manager, and employee training in all aspects of employment law, including prevention of workplace harassment, discrimination, and violence as well as hiring and management issues.
- AB-1228 Essentials: A New Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Chains and Avoiding the Prospect of Joint Franchisor/Franchisee Liability
- Quick Note for Employers Regarding Religious Accommodation
- I-9 Remote Verification Extended – But Only For Some
- Understanding the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA): A Brief Overview with Regards to Employees
- Partner Maureen M. Duffy Joins Donahue Fitzgerald
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down California’s Ban on Mandatory Arbitration Agreements
- Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) – Cal/OSHA Update
- Associate Christopher R. Nepacena Joins Donahue Fitzgerald
- California Supreme Court Increases Potential Penalties for Unpaid or Unreported Missed-Break Premiums
- Supreme Court Rules California Arbitration Agreements Between Employers and Employees Are Enforceable as to Employees’ Individual PAGA Claims
- California Passes New COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for 2022
- Associate Melanie Kim Joins Donahue Fitzgerald
- Associate Anna Bernstein Joins Donahue Fitzgerald
- Will Mandatory Covid Vaccinations For Employees Be Legal?
- California Supreme Court Confirms Retroactivity of ABC Test
- New Emergency Regulations With Covid-19 Paid Leave Benefits Enacted By Cal OSHA
- California Family Rights Act Expansion Impacts All Employers with Five or More Employees
- What You Need to Know: Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020
- Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Employee Privacy Issues
- WARN Act Advisory – Coronavirus Update
- New Law Related to COVID-19 on Paid Sick Leave and Family Emergency Care Leave Effective April 1, 2020
- California Supreme Court Confirms Employer’s Exit Searches Must Be On-The-Clock
- Bills Already Pending to Amend AB-5
- Key Changes to California Employment Law for Businesses in 2020
- Get Ready for California’s New Lactation Accommodation Law
- Did Your Business Receive a PG&E Public Safety Power Shut-Off Notice? Don’t be in the Dark about Employee Pay during Power Outages
- Ninth Circuit Revives Off-the-Clock Claim Post-Troester v. Starbucks Corp.
- New California Supreme Court Decision Holds Business Owner Cannot be Held Personally Liable on a Common Law Theory of Conversion Due to Failure to Pay Wages
- What is Happening With Minimum Wage in Emeryville?
- Considerations for Businesses With Seasonal Hiring
- Tips to Hiring and Managing Employees
- Berkeley, Emeryville, SF, and San Leandro Employers: Don’t Forget Mid-Year Minimum Wage Increases
- Reporting Time Pay Obligations Expanded for California Businesses
- New Court of Appeals Decision Calls Non-Solicitation Provisions Into Doubt
- Employment Agreements: New Restrictions on Non-Disparagement, Release of FEHA Claims, and Sex Harassment Confidentiality Provisions
- The Continuing Impact of PhoneDog v. Kravitz on the Ownership of Business-Related Social Media Accounts, The North Bay Business Journal
- Nonprofits Need to Know About the New “ABC Test” for Classifying Independent Contractors
- Senior Litigation Associate, Jesse B. McKeithen Joins the Firm’s Oakland Office
- Employment Partner Andrew Shalauta Joins the Firm’s Oakland Office
- Waiting on Guidance on Berkeley’s Paid Sick Leave Law, ALA East Bay Chapter
- How will recent changes to federal wage and hour law affect your business?
- 2015 California Employment Legislation Update
- Workplace Email Policies
- New Wage and Paid Sick-Leave Requirements in Oakland in 2015
- Brinker Decision Impacts Meal and Rest Break Policies
- Avoid Class Action Suits by Using Arbitration Agreements
- 2016 California Employment Legislation Update
- 5 Changes to California FEHA Regulations Effective April 1, 2016