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, 2017- 2022 – Employment & Labor

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015-2016 – General Litigation

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2020, 2022 – Trade Secrets

Best Lawyers in America ® 2008, 2009, 2012-2023

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

Northern California Super Lawyers,
2005-2006, 2008-2021

Top 10 Northern California Super Lawyers, 2015-2017

Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyers, 2013-2021

Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers, 2014 and 2017 – 2020

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 CasesChanges to the Law Governing Classification of Independent ContractorsDevelopments in…

  • 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 CasesChanges to the Law Governing Classification of Independent ContractorsDevelopments in…

  • 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,…

  • When:

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.…

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…