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: Employment Law Compliance for the New Year

On Thursday, November 17th, the California Restaurant Association (CRA) will hold a webinar discussing employment law developments that will impact the workplace in 2023. Weintraub shareholder Lukas Clary will lead the webinar, which will cover:

  • When: Nov 17, 2022 10:00 am PST
  • Where: Webinar

Lizbeth (Beth) West to Speak at 6th Annual SHRM HR Summit

On October 18th, 2022, the Northstate SHRM will host its annual HR Summit, which aims to bring together human resource professionals, office managers, and business owners. This event will cover the best practices for HR professionals in the new work landscape formed following the COVID-19 pandemic. Weintraub shareholder Lizbeth (Beth)…

  • When: Oct 18, 2022
  • Where: 4125 Riverside Place Anderson, CA 96007 United States

Lukas Clary Presents Before Sacramento Area Human Resource Association

On November 3rd, 2022, the Sacramento Area Human Resource Association (SAHRA) will host a membership luncheon to discuss California’s new pay transparency law. Weintraub Shareholder Lukas Clary and the Firm’s Director of Human Resources, Jennel Fernandez, will present at the event, discussing implications for employers and HR.

  • When: Nov 3, 2022 11:00 am PDT
  • Where: Arden Hills: A Wellness Resort 1220 Arden Hills Ln Sacramento, California 95864 United States

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

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…

Employers Take Note – New EEOC Poster Available for Immediate Posting

Earlier this month, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a new poster that employers are required to display in their workplaces. The “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster updates and replaces the previous “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster. According to the press release, the new poster includes the…

New Cannabis Discrimination Protections Coming to a California Workplace in 2024

On September 18, 2022, the Governor approved AB 2188, which amends the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), California’s employment antidiscrimination law. Beginning on January 1, 2024, it will be unlawful for employers to discriminate against a person in hiring, termination, any term or condition of employment, or otherwise…