Employer Employment Law
Business owners often have numerous questions regarding the employment and human resources. Whether you have no employees or many employees, there are always ongoing and recurring concerns that will arise. In many cases, the concern is whether your independent contractor is actually an employee, or whether your independent contractor relationship is actually a lease. Employment laws can become extremely tricky, particularly between California laws and federal regulations.
At the Law Offices of Alvin H. Lee, we will represent you in all employment-related issues facing your business. This could mean allegations of misconduct by your current or former employees. There are also times when, as an employer, you may need to institute litigation against former employees for violations of certain contract provisions or to protect business trade secrets.
The best way to win a fight is to not have to fight at all. At the Law Offices of Alvin H. Lee, we assist your business in reducing the risk of litigation and complaints by helping you create productive workplace policies, drafting employment and termination agreements and constructing employment infrastructure to your company.
Aggressive Defense of Employers' Rights
No matter how carefully your employment agreements, handbooks and training manuals are prepared, allegations of misconduct by current or former employees is always a possibility.
We are a full-service, employer defense law firm that handles all types of litigation arising from the employer-employee relationship, including:
- Employment Misclassification.
- Wage and Hour Disputes.
- Unfair Labor Practices.
- Wrongful Termination.
- Sexual Harassment.
- Worker's Compensation.
We comprehensively investigate all allegations and represents our clients are administrative hearings, arbitration and/or trial. However, we also apply strategic and creative strategies to our representation to avoid litigation whenever possible.
Employer Lawsuits Against Former Employees
Unfortunately, as an employer, you may discover that present or former employees have violated one or more provisions in their employment agreements.
In these situations, litigation is often required to assert your rights as an employer and protect your interests. These types of situations usually involve the following matters:
- Trade Secrets: Protection of your intellectual property and confidential information often requires thorough and comprehensive investigation before pursuit.
- Non-competition: Although non-compete covenants are typically unenforceable under California law, there are exceptions and certain situations that such a clause may be valid.
- Employee Misconduct: When an employee has engaged in workplace violations, including harassment, violence or theft, investigations are necessary to narrow and verify the scope of the violations.
Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation
The Law Offices of Alvin H. Lee is a full-service employment law firm. We provide comprehensive counsel from day-to-day employment matters to complex litigation over alleged violations. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.