Advice and Counseling/Compliance/Training
Davis Wang advises employers on a wide range of employment law matters covering the entire spectrum of the employee-employer relationship to minimize legal risk. We take a proactive, practical, and cost-efficient approach to solving day-to-day employment issues and meeting each client’s unique business objectives.
Our advice and counsel team guides clients through the myriad of complicated (and sometimes conflicting) federal, state, and local laws to answer questions, provide options on handling sensitive workplace matters, as well as provide step-by-step guidance on implementing solutions. We help our clients identify areas of legal exposure, as well as develop and implement workplace policies, procedures, and strategies to minimize the exposure.
As part of our practice, we regularly provide advice and counseling on the following types of matters:
• Wage and hour laws
• Discrimination and harassment
• Retaliation, whistleblower, and other workplace complaints
• Background checks, pre-employment testing, and drug and alcohol testing
• Hiring, discipline, performance management, and termination advice
• Leaves of absences
• Disability accommodations
• Non-compete and non-solicitation issues
• Employee mobility issues
• Protection of trade secrets and intellectual property
• Compensation plans
• Arbitration agreements
• Employment policies and employee handbooks
• Employee privacy and social media use
• Reorganizations and reductions in force
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Executive representations
Employment Litigations/Class Actions
Our expertise in employment law allows us to provide big firm litigation services cost-effectively. We are distinct in offering experienced trial lawyers to, when necessary, aggressively defend our clients before a judge or jury. We also are distinct in being able to provide full-service litigation, trial, and post-trial motions, from the day a lawsuit is filed through dispositive motion, settlement, arbitration hearing, or jury verdict. We are also well experienced in filing writs and appeals with the appellate courts.
Keeping the goals of our clients in mind, our litigation philosophy is to conduct early case evaluations, assess options, and conduct strategic planning. We explore early disposition as a method to controlling costs. We also utilize technological tools to organize and analyze large volumes of data, such as electronically-stored information and communications.
Our experienced litigators defend single and multiple plaintiff actions in state and federal courts involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, trade secret misappropriation, defamation, invasion of privacy, emotional distress, breach of contract, as well as claims for unpaid minimum and overtime wages and missed meal and rest breaks, among other wage and hour claims.
We also defend clients in complex class actions, as well as representative actions under the California Private Attorney General Act. These types of actions exponentially increase the exposure faced by a client when an individual claim that might appear to be relatively small is amplified to large numbers of employees for a period of up to four years. As a result, our experienced employment litigators conduct early evaluation to develop the most effective strategy for resolution, be it working towards summary judgment or defeating class certification, participating in early mediation, or going to trial.
For more information about our Employment Law Practice, contact Shirley Wang.