our approach to employment law
The Preventive Pyramid represents our philosophy and approach to employment law. We know from experience that clients who invest in ongoing education and establish optimal polices experience less workplace conflict and achieve the results they want in employee productivity, satisfaction, and loyalty.
When workplace issues do arise for clients, we keep things from escalating by providing advice and counsel at the outset.
In the event that an employee or client situation escalates to potential litigation, we attempt to resolve the issue using effective alternative resolution approaches.
If litigation is necessary, we have the experience and track record to defend you.
List of Services
Litigation: Our priority is to keep you out of litigation when appropriate, using prudent planning, effective policies, and alternative dispute resolution. When these measures fail, or when a client decides to take a stand regardless of legal costs, we step up to vigorously defend your rights. We have an enviable record of securing victories for our clients. We are licensed in the Superior and District Courts of California and have extensive experience appearing before the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (the DLSE or “Labor Commissioner”), the Employment Development Department, (EDD) and other highly specialized agencies.
Alternative Dispute Resolution: We bring the necessary skill and passion to efficiently and effectively argue your position and resolve your dispute for the least expense possible.
Advice & Counsel: As experienced counselors, we advise you in all areas of labor and employment law and privacy law, with particular emphasis on prevention, minimizing legal risk, and creating a productive and desirable workplace. We get quickly to the heart of an issue and advise you with your overall objectives in mind. We don’t believe in simply giving you the most conservative advice possible to “cover” ourselves. Instead, we lay out various sustainable options given your tolerance for risk and your corporate compliance culture.
Training, Education & Policies: The foundation of the Preventive Pyramid includes an effective, ongoing educational program to address employee training on issues ranging from sexual harassment prevention to diversity training and privacy best practices. Combined with effective policies and practices, we help you ensure a productive and sophisticated workplace that draws top talent. Workplace investigations fit into this piece of the pyramid, providing you with information that roots out future conflicts and problems.