B&V assists local, state, national and multi-national business in almost every industry in dealing with the complexity of California’s ever changing employment and labor laws. Businesses are in the business to do business and not defend against employee lawsuits. To that end, B&V’s Labor and Employment Practice provides on-going counseling and training to its business clients and their employees to minimize the risks of a lawsuit in California. B&V also provides clients with employment contracts and severance agreements to meet their unique business needs.
While B&V advises and counsels clients on preventive and cost-effective alternatives, litigation is often an unfortunate reality. B&V provides a comprehensive and effective defense for its clients faced with an employment related lawsuit. We are experienced in providing a thorough analysis of the claims, the risks involved and the most effective defense strategy in a timely and cost effective manner. B&V represents clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts and state and federal regulatory agencies in cases involving:
- wrongful discharge and termination claims;
- benefits litigation
- wage and hour issues, including claims for unpaid commissions, vacation pay, severance pay,
- contract and labor disputes;
- unfair competition and trade secrets;
- employment discrimination; and
- sexual harassment.
B&V evaluates each case in the context of the client’s overall business goals, considers how it affects the client’s overall employment picture, and works to achieve outcomes that meet the client’s current and future business goals.
B&V’s Labor & Employment Practice have successfully defended cases by getting the claims dismissed, successfully moved for summary judgment, obtaining defense verdicts or settled the case for what clients consider nuisance value.
To learn more about B&V’s experience and for client references, contact Robert L. Westerfield, B&V’s Labor & Employment Practice leader at (925) 935-3300 or email@example.com.