Charles L. Post

Shareholder


Sacramento

916.558.6035

Chuck is a shareholder in the Firm’s Labor & Employment and Litigation groups.

Chuck actively practices and litigates on behalf of employers in Labor & Employment, trade secrets and employee mobility, and wage and hour class actions.

His employment practice includes counseling employers in all areas of Employment law and representing management in defense of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, trade secret, and other employment disputes. He has extensive experience in trying multi-party complex misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and corporate raiding cases.

Chuck graduated Phi Beta Kappa in English from the University of California at Irvine in 1986. He received his Master’s Degree in English from the University of California, Davis, in 1988 and received his law degree from the same institution in 1992. Chuck has taught legal writing on the McGeorge School of Law faculty and previously taught composition at the University of California, Davis.


Trial defense. Notable cases.

  • North American Title v. Liberty Title, et al. Defense verdict. Lead trial counsel for defendant accused of conspiring and plotting a “raid” against a former employer’s employees. Plaintiff sought damages in excess of $25 million, plus punitive damages for misappropriation of trade secrets, intentional interference with contract, and prospective economic advantage—12 week jury trial.
  • Comerica Bank v. Commercial Capital Bank. Lead counsel in defending 21 individual defendants in complex multi-party trade secrets cases. Settlement obtained favorable to all 21 defendants. Significant law and motion, writ, and deposition practice during an intense 12 month period in preparation for trial.
  • Lead counsel in numerous employment and complex litigation matters ranging from injunctive relief battles, workplace discrimination and retaliation, anti-trust unfair competition, and trade secret misappropriation claims.

Appellate Matters

Chuck has appeared as lead appellate counsel in numerous appeals and writs. Chuck was lead counsel in a matter where a writ of supersedes was obtained, modifying the trial court’s injunctive relief order in Comerica v. Commercial Capital Bank.

Other notable appellate court decisions include:

  • In Re Mark B (2007) 149 Cal.App.4th 61[establishing the applicability of CCP 128.7 to juvenile dependency/dependency matters].
  • Cummings v. Future Nissan (2005) 128 Cal.App.4th 321 [establishing the propriety of “appellate arbitration” procedure provisions in arbitration agreements].
  • Khajavi v. Feather River Anesthesia Medical Group (2000) 84 Cal.App.2d 32 [good faith investigation will not relieve the employer of the obligation to provide “good cause” for the termination in the contract for a specified term of employment].
  • Channel Lumber Co. Porter Simon (2000) 78 Cal.App.4th 1222 [attorney’s not “agent” of a corporation for purposes of Corporations Code section 317].
  • Oliver v. AT&T Wireless Services (1999) 76 Cal.App.4th 521 [nuisance not established by appearance alone without intrusion].

Representative Clients (Counseling and Advice):

  • Association of California School Administrators
  • Association of California State Supervisors
  • Butolins Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • California Fruit and Tomato Kitchens
  • Capitol Gastroenterology Consultants Medical Group
  • Carson Landscape
  • Delta King
  • ECORP Consulting, Inc.
  • Edgewood Partners Insurance Center
  • Lundberg Family Farms
  • Rabobank, N.A.
  • Sacramento River Cats
  • Western Transportation Insurance Services

Representative Cases

  • Disability Discrimination
  • Atteberry v. Auburn Lake Trails
  • Perman v. Bank of America
  • Chapman v. Bank of America
  • Duran v. Bank of America
  • Steve White v. Bank of America
  • Darrin W. Smallen v. California State University Sacramento

Employment

  • Rosemary Mann v. North Star Property Owners Associations
  • Commercial Capital Bank v. Comerica Bank, et al.
  • North America Title v. Liberty Title, et al.
  • Jennifer Drew v. Hidden Valley Lake Association
  • McFarlane v. California Tomato Kitchens
  • Bristow v. Dome Printing
  • Johnson v. Capitol Gastroenterology
  • Lennex v. Round Table Pizza
  • Fife v. Liqui-Box
  • Andreata v. Prison Industries Authority
  • Cummings v. Future Nissan
  • Novielli v. Western Transportation Insurance Services

Arbitration

  • ACSS v. CSEA
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Comerica Bank v. Commercial Capital Bank, et al.
  • North American Title v. Liberty Title, et al.
  • Frontier Dental Laboratories, Inc. v. M32 Oral Designs, et al.
  • Chipco Manufacturing Co. v. Raymond Kinner

State Bar of California, Litigation Section
Member

Sacramento County Bar Association, Appellate and Labor Employment Law Sections
Member

Meritas, Sacramento
Member

Awards

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015 – 2023

Best Lawyers in America ® 2008, 2009, 2012-2024 (Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment)

Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, 2014-2017, 2019

Northern California Super Lawyers, 2005-2006, 2008-2024

Top 10 Northern California Super Lawyers, 2015-2016

Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyers, 2013-2023

Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2020, 2022 – 2024

J.D., University of California, Davis, 1992

M.A., University of California, Davis, 1988

B.A., cum laude, University of California, Irvine, 1986

Phi Beta Kappa

Webinar: Employment Law Update 2022

On January 12, 2022, attorneys Lizbeth V. West, James Kachmar, Meagan D. Bainbridge, Brendan Begley, and Ryan Abernethy presented part two of a webinar discussing important legal developments from 2021 and reviewing a number of new laws and case law developments impacting employers in 2022. Employment Law Update (Part 2)…

  • When: Jan 12, 2022
  • Where: Webinar

Webinar – Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Virtual Training: Engaging and Effective Training for Non-Supervisors and/or Supervisors

The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for non-supervisors and supervisors require that employers with five or more employees provide at least two hours of classroom or interactive training for supervisors and at least one hour of classroom or interactive training for non-supervisors. Training must be provided every two…

  • When: Dec 2, 2021
  • Where: December 2, 2021

WEBINAR: Employment Law Update 2020/2021 – Part I & Part II

Summary of Program Our Labor & Employment Group presents our annual Employment Law Update where they discuss important legal developments from 2020 and review a number of new employment laws and relevant court cases impacting employers in 2021 Program Highlights – Part 1 of 2 This part will focus on:…

  • When: Jan 6, 2021
  • Where: Webinar

Webinar: Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Losses – Five Things to Know and Do

On May 6, 2020, Weintraub attorneys Charles Post and James Kachmar held a straightforward discussion of insurance coverage issues and potential insurance company responses to business interruption and other claims arising from COVID-19. This program discussed the peculiarities of common policy language and coverage issues; provided a preview of possible…

  • When: May 6, 2020

Employment Law 2019/2020 – A Year in Review; A Year Ahead (San Francisco)

Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss legal developments from 2019 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2020. Program Highlights New Federal and State Legislation and Court Cases Changes to the Law Governing Classification of Independent Contractors…

  • When: Jan 31, 2020
  • Where: 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor | San Francisco, CA 94111

Employment Law 2019/2020 – A Year in Review; A Year Ahead

Due to high demand, we have scheduled this second session to accommodate additional attendees. Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss legal developments from 2019 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2020. Program Highlights New Federal and…

  • When: Jan 9, 2020
  • Where: Weintraub Tobin Office

Employment Law 2019/2020 – A Year in Review; A Year Ahead

Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss legal developments from 2019 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2020. Program Highlights New Federal and State Legislation and Court Cases Changes to the Law Governing Classification of Independent Contractors…

  • When: Jan 8, 2020
  • Where: Weintraub Tobin Office

Accommodating Employees: It’s Even More Complicated!

Most employers know that employees may need to be accommodated from time to time for various reasons. Often this is because of an employee’s disability or medical condition. It is important for employers to understand and comply with how the courts and various federal and state regulatory agencies define accommodations,…

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Non-Exempt Employees: Watching the Clock

Summary of Program Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers. Often employers are sued because of technical violations that occur simply because the employer is unaware of its legal obligations. The various federal and state wage and hour laws that govern the workplace…

  • When: Mar 14, 2019

Independent Contractors v. Employees: Do Independent Contractors Still Exist?

Summary of Program The risks involved in misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee have always been serious. A number of federal and state agencies regulate the proper classification of workers and have the authority to impose significant monetary and non-monetary sanctions against employers who get…

  • When: Feb 7, 2019

2019 Employment Law Update in San Francisco

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2018 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2019. Program Highlights:• New Federal and State Legislation and Court Cases• Developments in Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Law• Leaves of Absence and…

  • When: Jan 23, 2019

2019 Employment Law Update – Sacramento

  Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2018 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2019. Program Highlights:• New Federal and State Legislation and Court Cases• Developments in Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Law• Leaves of Absence…

  • When: Jan 8-10, 2019
  • Where: Weintraub Tobin Office

35 Weintraub Attorneys Named to 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Firm Retains Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 38 of its attorneys have been included on the 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California.  In addition, 4 Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition on Northern California and Sacramento “Top” lists. Weintraub attorneys represent 16 percent…

33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Retain Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California.  In addition, 5 Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition on Northern California and Sacramento “Top” lists. Weintraub attorneys represent 20 percent of…

14 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Best of the Bar 2019

SACRAMENTO, California  – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its 14 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2019. Attorneys selected to the 2019 Best of the Bar list include Gary L. Bradus, Kay U. Brooks ,Dale C. Campbell,  Christopher Chediak, Janet Z. Chediak, Jim Clarke,Edward J.…

Save The Date: Weintraub Tobin’s Employment Law Update

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 | Sacramento, CA (Session 1)Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Sacramento, CA (Session 2)Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | San Francisco, CA Additional information and details for each session will be available December 8, 2017. Please note that the Sacramento seminars will be limited to 50-in person attendees. To reserve your space at one of…

36 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2017, on which 36 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Six Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition as a Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyer. Weintraub Tobin attorneys named to the 2017 Southern California…

Nine Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers In America© 2017

SACRAMENTO, California – August 15, 2016 – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its nine partners who have been included in The Best Lawyers of America© 2017 list. David Adams, Sacramento, Corporate Governance Law & Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Dale Campbell, Sacramento, Bet-The-Company Litigation, Commercial LitigationChris Chediak, Sacramento, Corporate LawJim Clarke, Sacramento,…

18 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2016

SACRAMENTO, California – July 25, 2016 – Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation congratulates its 18 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento magazine’s 2016 Top Lawyer List. David C. Adams | Business/Corporate, Mergers & AcquisitionsBrendan Begley | AppellateTaylor W.Bentley | Securities & Corporate FinanceGary L. Bradus | Banking & Financial Service, Business/CorporateKay U.…

33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2016, on which 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Three Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special honors in their respective regions. Weintraub Tobin attorneys named to the 2016 Southern California and San Diego Super…

37 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2015, on which 37 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Eight Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special honors in their respective regions. Weintraub Tobin attorneys named to the 2015 Southern California and San Diego…

Milk Producers Council and Weintraub Tobin Partnership

Download: Milk Producers Council Brochure_final.pdf Milk Producers Council and Weintraub Tobin announce their strategic partnership to provide members with consultation and education services on labor and employment and environmental issues. Click PDF to see brochure.

Milk Producers Council and Weintraub Tobin Partnership

Download: Milk Producers Council Brochure_final.pdf Milk Producers Council and Weintraub Tobin announce their strategic partnership to provide members with consultation and education services on labor and employment and environmental issues. Click PDF to see brochure.

Lizbeth West Co-authors “California Leave Law: A Practical Guide for Employers”

Co-authored by Lizbeth West, Published by LexisNexis Book Highlights: How to navigate the complex issues surrounding family leave, military leave, worker’s compensation and personal time.Insightful analysis of the key employment features to keep in mind when dealing with leave law in California.Determinative considerations in accounting for the many different California…

Weintraub Tobin Raises Money for American Heart Association

For a third year in a row, Weintraub Tobin is working to raise funds for cardiovascular diseases and stroke by partaking in the American Heart Association Heart Walk on Saturday, September 21 at William Land Park. Our attorneys and staff work hard during the summer months to gear up for…

Eight Shareholders Named 2014 Best Lawyers in America®

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, a business law and litigation firm, is pleased to announce that eight of its partners were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. The honored attorney are: Chris Chediak, Corporate David Adams, Leveraged Buyouts and Private…

Weintraub Tobin Sponsors Sacramento Employer Advisory Council

Weintraub Tobin is a proud sponsor of the Sacramento Employer Advisory Council (SEAC), a nonprofit organization that helps educate employers about relevant employment issues and related legal concerns. SEAC partners with the Employee Development Department (EDD) to increase cooperation and communication between EDD and the private sector. SEAC also assists…

Weintraub’s L&E Law Blog is in the Top 25

Over the last year, Weintraub Genshlea Chediak has tripled the size of its employment law department. In addition to enhancing the services we can provide to our clients, this growth has allowed us to continue presenting our quality seminars and maintaining our Labor and Employment Law Blog. Our results have…

Twelve Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Attorneys Honored as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 14, 2010 – Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation law firm congratulates its twelve attorneys who were named as 2010 Northern California SuperLawyers and Rising Stars: SuperLawyers: Gary L. Bradus, Business/Corporate Dale C. Campbell, Intellectual Property Litigation Christopher Chediak, Corporate Law Ed Corey,…

Weintraub Lawyers Win Appeal

Download: Porter v. Winter Legal Alert.pdf Weintraub lawyers Charles L. Post and Lizbeth V. West win appeal before the Ninth Circuit re: Title VII harassment and retaliation subject matter and attorneys fees. To view the full case summary, please click on the pdf link above.

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Announces New Los Angeles Office

Sacramento’s fifth-largest law firm quietly opened a branch in Los Angeles this week. Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Law Corp. has hired two litigators in an office on Wilshire Boulevard to solidify a toehold in the intellectual property, employment and entertainment markets in Southern California. The firm has expanded in Sacramento, too.…

Four Weintraub Attorneys Honored as 2008 Best Lawyers in America

SACRAMENTO, Calif., November 1, 2007 –Weintraub, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation law firm is pleased to announce that four of its partners were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America (Copyright 2007 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, S.C.).…

Is Panic Really the Best Choice? One Lawyer’s Approach to Analyzing “Substantially Similar Work” Under the California Fair Pay Act

Since the passage of the California Fair Pay act in late 2015 (effective January 1, 2016) and its recent amendments, many employers and commentators have criticized the statute for imposing a vague and dangerous standard on California employers. The California Fair Pay Act replaces the former “equal work” standard of…

Things You Hope You Will Never Need to Know: Liability Arising from Serious Workplace Injury

Liability arising from serious workplace injury can be divided into four general categories: (1) worker’s compensation; (2) administrative agency (OSHA); (3) criminal liability; and (4) other civil liabilities. Worker’s CompensationWorker’s compensation is, for the most part, a strict liability system -any bona fide workplace injury, regardless of cause – is…