Employment and Litigation

TLG attorneys have decades of experience successfully handling employment and labor matters 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 this 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.

Representative defense matters include:
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Breach of Employment or Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Harassment and Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour Violations
  • Nonpayment of Commission
  • Breach of Stock Option Agreement
  • ‘Whistleblower’ Claims