Labor & Employment Law

Weintraub Tobin Employment attorneys advise employers in every aspect of traditional employment and labor law, ranging from preventative employment counseling to all types of employment-based disputes and litigation.

Our Employment attorneys provide counseling on issues such as hiring, disciplinary actions, terminations and layoffs, employment and severance contracts, covenants not to compete and employee handbooks.

We assist with compliance regarding a variety of state and federal laws, including but not limited to, wage and hour; independent contractor status; leaves of absence; reasonable accommodations; the prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; occupational health and safety; and workers’ compensation under the California Labor Code and other statutes such as the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) and others.

Because not all employment issues can be anticipated or resolved prior to litigation, we defend employers before a variety of governmental agencies (including DOL, EEOC, DFEH, EDD, OFCCP, OAH), and federal and state courts. Our group has had marked success in defending employers, often winning summary judgment or other pre-trial dismissal. The firm’s trial record is equally distinguished. Where appropriate, we also represent employers in alternative dispute resolution forums, including mediation and arbitration.

Our team has extensive experience in the following related services:

Webinar: An In-Depth Look at Attorney-Client Privilege

On Tuesday, June 14, The Litigation Section of the Barristers will present a webinar that aims to provide an in-depth look at attorney-client privilege in employment, white collar, and commercial litigation. Weintraub shareholder Lizbeth (Beth) V. West will speak at the event, alongside Aviva Gilbert of Farella Braun + Martel…

  • When: Jun 14, 2022
  • Where: Webinar

Webinar: 10 Pay Practices That Can Keep You Out of Hot Water

On Wednesday, May 18th, Lukas Clary and Katie Collins of Weintraub Tobin’s Labor & Employment Practice Group hosted a webinar discussing ten pay practices that are key to ensuring you stay out of hot water and away from class action and PAGA lawsuits.  Unfortunately, wage and hour lawsuits continue to…

  • When: May 18, 2022
  • Where: Webinar

FEI Presentation: Return to Work Guidance for California Employers

On March 30, 2022, Labor & Employment attorney Ryan Abernethy presented the seminar titled Return to Work Guidance for California Employers for the Financial Executives International’s Sacramento Chapter. The presentation addressed common issues that employers now face as COVID-19 restrictions loosen, and more employees are returning to work on-site. He also…

  • When: Mar 30, 2022 12:00 am PDT

Webinar: 10 Ways The Pandemic Changed Employment Practices

On March 2, 2022, attorneys Shauna Correia and Meagan Bainbridge from our Labor and Employment group hosted a webinar discussing the 10 most significant ways the pandemic impacted employment practices. They also provided good practices for employers to navigate these changes going forward. Summary of program: Managing remote work arrangements,…

  • When: Mar 2, 2022
  • Where: Webinar

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: Avoiding the Bully Pulpit – Best Practices for Creating an Inclusive Workplace Free of Bullying and Intimidation

Federal and state OSHA laws require California employers to prevent and respond to violence in the workplace.  Federal and state EEO laws require California employers to prevent and respond to harassment and discrimination in the workplace.  But what about bullying?  What is it? Are employers responsible for preventing it? Is…

  • When: Oct 6, 2021
  • Where: Webinar

Webinar: The Employment Life Cycle: EEO Compliance from Hiring to Firing

On September 1, 2021, Meagan Bainbridge and Katie Collins hosted an informative webinar covering the lifespan of the employment relationship. They discussed applicable laws and best practices to help business owners, human resource professionals, and managers reduce the risk of liability when they interview, hire, discipline, and terminate employees. Program Highlights Lawful…

  • When: Sep 1, 2021

Webinar: They Manage Your Workforce and They Can Get You Sued: The Importance of Training Managers and Supervisors to Comply with Employment Law

A supervisor’s action (or inaction) is often what results in liability for an employer. Not because the supervisor necessarily intends to expose an employer to legal liability but merely because the supervisor hasn’t been trained regarding the employer’s legal obligations in relation to its employees. Employers are encouraged to train…

  • When: Aug 4, 2021

Webinar: You May Not See Them, But They’re Still Working: Tips to Help Ensure Your Remote Workers are Still Complying with Employment Laws and Policies

On June 30, 2021,  Ryan Abernethy presented this webinar addressing employment and labor code complications that telecommuting naturally presents and offering tips on how to ensure remote workers still comply with company policies. Last year, COVID-19 forced many companies to make spur-of-the-moment telecommuting arrangements with their employees. With the end…

  • When: Jun 30, 2021
  • Where: Webinar

Ryan Abernethy Named Vice President of Stanford Settlement Board of Directors

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that attorney Ryan Abernethy has been elected Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center. Stanford Settlement is a Sacramento not-for-profit social service organization serving neighborhoods where opportunities are limited. The mission of the agency is to help build…

Lizbeth West Named President of Hope Cooperative Board of Directors

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that attorney Lizbeth “Beth” West has been elected President of the Board of Directors for TLCS, Inc. dba Hope Cooperative. Hope Cooperative is a 40-year-old Sacramento-based non-profit public benefit corporation whose mission is to transform the lives of those living with behavioral health challenges,…