Practices > Employment
Our employment attorneys work with our clients on the requirements of federal and state labor laws and in defending claims brought before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the Employment Development Department.
The differences that exist between state and federal wage and hour laws make it all the more important to seek counsel on issues that may arise relating to overtime obligations, the exemption requirements, vacation pay entitlement, alternative work weeks, flex time, compensatory time off and other entitlements to paid time off. We regularly work with our clients to develop or update their policies, handbooks and practices, as part of our Human Resources Counseling. When necessary, we assist them with strategies for more difficult situations, including handling audits by the Employment Development Department or Internal Revenue Service relating to the determination of the status of employees as independent contractors or employees.