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California Labor & Employment Law

Rankings & Honors

  • Recognized by U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2017 as a national Tier 1 leader for Employment Law—Management, Labor Law—Management, and Litigation—Labor & Employment
  • Employment attorneys ranked as leading lawyers in their fields by Chambers USA/Global
  • Ranked by Law360 as an Employment 100 firm
  • National and metropolitan honors from publications like Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and other directories and publications


In a growing and employee-friendly state, we help companies develop creative strategies for managing a thriving workforce in California.

Our approach

California has more employees than any other state. And that number is projected to grow by nearly 40% by 2025.

The Golden State is a global hub for technology, biotech, arts and entertainment, agriculture and green energy. It’s also home to employee-friendly courts, aggressive administrative agencies and a vast and unique body of employment laws and regulations.

Obscure state and municipal laws further complicate areas of employment that already require watchful attention—such as pay and wages, discrimination and harassment, employee leave and reductions in workforce.

And incentives for whistleblowers and employee-led lawsuits and class actions heighten the risk for employers.

Our team of more than 30 dedicated labor and employment attorneys in California guide our clients through this maze of laws so they can capitalize on the state’s abundant opportunities.

Who we work with

  • California employers of all sizes and in all industries
  • Particularly deep experience working with clients in the health care, food and beverage, agricultural, life sciences, technology and retail industries


Webinar Recording: Increase to the Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees
Originally recorded July 13, 2016 | July 18, 2016

San Francisco passes Paid Parental Leave Law
Employment Law Alert | April 6, 2016

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California's minimum wage is rising, and with it so is the minimum salary for exempt status
Employment Law Alert | April 4, 2016

California issues new requirements for discrimination, harassment and retaliation policies and complaint procedures effective April 1
Employment Law Alert | March 9, 2016

Don't give away your product or services
Commercial Litigation Alert | January 19, 2016

Cal/OSHA's stunning proposed regulation on workplace violence in health care facilities
Employment Law Alert | November 10, 2015

California extends protections against discrimination for immigration status, language and citizenship
Employment Law Alert | September 18, 2015

California changes AED immunity requirements
Employment Law Alert | September 9, 2015

What's trending on NP Privacy Partner
NP Privacy Partner | August 21, 2015

Status update: California cheerleaders flipping out over new employee status
Employment Law Alert | July 17, 2015

California proposed law would prevent employers from asking candidates for prior salary information
Employment Law Alert | June 2, 2015

Retail and hospitality employers take note: California Supreme Court to answer important questions over laws covering employee day of rest requirements
Employment Law Alert | May 21, 2015

New California Family Rights Act ("CFRA") regulations are effective July 1, 2015
Employment Law Alert | May 6, 2015

Ninth Circuit: California non-compete law may prohibit some no-rehire terms
Employment Law Alert | April 22, 2015

San Francisco to begin enforcing "Bill of Rights" for formula retail workers
Retail Alert | April 20, 2015

Court "hits the brakes" on lawyer's retaliation claims against his client's former employer
Employment Law Alert | April 17, 2015

Retailers and manufacturers beware: CA DOJ is conducting reviews of Supply Chains Act compliance
Employment Law Alert | April 13, 2015

Major revisions to Cal/OSHA's heat illness prevention standard
OSHA Law Alert | March 2, 2015

Oakland joins growing trend — paid sick leave begins Monday, March 2
Employment Law Alert | February 25, 2015

California says think twice before using temporary workers or others from staffing agencies and other labor contractors
Employment Law Alert | January 27, 2015

"Change, Change, Change" for Cal/OSHA in 2015
Employment Law Alert | January 8, 2015

San Francisco legislation aims to integrate with national health care reform and phases out use of HRAs
Benefits Law Alert | August 8, 2014

Timing is everything: California Supreme Court clarifies timing of commission pay for overtime exemption and when commissions must be paid
Employment Law Alert | August 4, 2014

Leave deductions for exempt employees' partial-day absences—still ok in California, now with no minimum
Employment Law Alert | August 4, 2014

California's Paid Family Leave Program expands the definition of a family member and brings new leave challenges for employers
Employment Law Alert | June 26, 2014

California Supreme Court allows class action waivers — but with exception for PAGA
Employment Law Alert | June 25, 2014

Don't forget! California's minimum wage increases on July 1, along with minimum salary for exempt employees
Employment Law Alert | June 9, 2014

"It's getting hot [out] here…"
OSHA Alert | May 16, 2014

Ninth Circuit says PAGA claims are not class actions under CAFA
Class Action Alert | April 9, 2014

San Francisco "bans the box" and restricts criminal background checks
Employment Law Alert | March 14, 2014

How friendly is the new San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance?
Employment Law Alert | March 12, 2014

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California Labor and Employment Law