Severson’s Labor and Employment group provides advice, counsel and representation to clients on all aspects of the employment relationship confronting employers today. The firm’s attorneys stress prevention and early intervention to avoid costly employment disputes so that the firm’s clients can focus on business, not distracting and expensive legal controversies.
Advice & Counseling
Avoiding costly employment disputes begins with the establishment of effective employment policies and procedures. Severson attorneys work in tandem with clients to develop and implement policies and procedures specifically fitted to each client’s unique needs and concerns. The firm has extensive experience preparing employment contracts, non-disclosure, non-competition and severance agreements, employee handbooks, and training materials for businesses and professionals in a wide variety of industries, all individually tailored for each client.
In addition, Severson lawyers routinely present training seminars for human resource professionals, supervisors and business principals on managing within the law, including topics ranging from harassment, discrimination, wage and hour and leaves of absence.
Severson attorneys advise businesses on a wide variety of employment law issues, including wage and hour, employee leaves of absence, employee relations, layoffs, disability accommodation, terminations, and guide employers though harassment and discrimination complaint investigations.
The firm’s attorneys represent and defend employers before a wide range of administrative forums, including the EEOC, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Department of Justice, and the California Labor Commissioner.
Severson’s employment law litigators have extensive experience defending employers of all sizes, both directly and through Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI), D&O and other insurance policies. Severson attorneys emphasize a rapid and effective response to lawsuits, drawing upon their experience to identify cost-effective litigation solutions. The firm’s attorneys represent employers in state and Federal courts throughout California and the western United States. Where appropriate, Severson’s labor and employment specialists draw upon the expertise of the firm’s other practice specialties to assist in managing and resolving simple and complex disputes.
Arbitration & Mediation
When alternative methods of dispute resolution are appropriate or required, Severson’s attorneys are experienced in all forms of ADR including arbitration, mediation, neutral evaluation and other creative techniques. Some of the firm’s attorneys themselves serve as mediators and arbitrators, providing a unique perspective to the benefit of the firm’s clients.