Employment and Labor

TLG attorneys have years of experience advising HR professionals on employment issues, as well as successfully handling employment and labor cases in federal and state civil litigation, contractual arbitration, administrative hearings and alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as judicially supervised mediation.  Many of the lawsuits litigated by TLG attorneys have been significant or legally groundbreaking.  For example, the famous case creating guidelines to determine entitlement to post-termination sales commissions, American Software, Inc. v. ALI, Court of Appeals of California, First Appellate District, Division Five (1996) 46 Cal. App. 4th 1386, was won on behalf of the employer by the attorney who is currently head of the TLG employment litigation practice group.  This case has been subsequently cited as controlling authority in dozens of cases and remains the leading case in this area of law.

In many cases in the employment area, liability insurance is available, and the identification of potential coverage and implementation of an insurance strategy is critical to the legal and economic consequences of the litigation. TLG attorneys have substantial experience dealing with the complex insurance issues which arise in these cases and working with clients’ insurers to reimburse expenses and successfully resolve the matter.

TLG attorneys have decades of experience working with HR professionals to give practical, “cut to the chase” advice, in a real-time and immediate manner, on the myriad legal issues which arise in a successful and growing technology business.  Our attorneys’ expertise includes:

  • High Risk Separations
  • Wage and Hour Issues
  • Commission Disputes
  • FMLA Questions
  • Sensitive Hires From a Competitor
  • Employment Agreements
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Discrimination and Harassment Issues
  • Co-Employment Risks
  • Outsourcing and Independent Contractor Issues and Agreements
  • Agency Issues
  • Related Intellectual Property Issues Such as Residuals or Inevitable Disclosure