Labor & Employment Law

We’ll help you get the job done right. Ventura Hersey represents employers and employees in a wide range of labor and employment matters. For employers, we provide practical and timely legal advice regarding compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. We prepare customized and updated employment policies, such as employee handbooks and proprietary information agreements, and we counsel employers regarding best practices for hiring employees and provide assistance when our clients need to terminate employees in a lawful manner. Our clients range from small businesses with just a few employees, to multi-national corporations with hundreds and even thousands of employees. We regularly defend businesses in binding arbitrations and in court against claims brought by employees for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and failure to pay wages. We routinely provide employers with advice related to the following laws:

  • The California Fair Employment and Housing Act

  • The California Labor Code

  • The California Uniform Trade Secrets Act

  • Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act

  • The WARN Act

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act, and

  • The National Labor Relations Act

Ventura Hersey also represents employees. We advise individuals who are negotiating compensation or separation agreements with their employers. When negotiations fails or an employee is wrongfully treated or dismissed, we litigate harassment, discrimination, unlawful termination, and wage & hour claims, including class action cases. This includes defending employees against claims of trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition. Contact us to discuss your case.