Proven Legal Expertise for Labor and Employment Law Issues
The San Diego employment law attorneys in Higgs Fletcher & Mack’s Labor & Employment Group help California employers effectively navigate the complex array of state and federal laws regulating contractual relationships with employees.
Some of the common lawsuits each of our employment attorney encounters include:
- Employment Advice
- Employee Handbooks
- Employee Investigations
- Separation Agreements
- Employee Terminations
- Wage/Hour compliance
- Employment Litigation
- Labor Law (Management-Side)
- Management-Side Collective Bargaining
- Prevailing Wage
- Wage & Hour (Individual/Class Action)
- Reductions in Force (“RIFs”)
A Philosophy Based on Cost Containment
Our expertise is founded on the understanding that employee issues represent an extraordinary expense to employers, and related litigation stresses already taxed fiscal responsibilities and valuable resources. The majority of California and federal employment laws contain attorneys’ fees provisions that allow plaintiffs to recover attorney’s fees should they prevail.
The Higgs Fletcher & Mack Employment Law Group attorneys understand the tremendous risk that this creates for employers, and advise and direct solutions that minimize the financial impact of employment and labor litigation. This cost-driven philosophy translates into a commitment to constantly review every case from a business solution perspective in order to determine the best way forward—early resolution, fact investigation, or aggressive defense.
Having Labor or Employment Law Issues?
If you are an employer facing a lawsuit by a current or former employee, you need to contact the most reputable labor attorney San Diego has to offer immediately. Fill out the free initial contact form to reach one of the experienced Higgs Fletcher & Mack Employment Law Attorneys Today.
Wage and Hour Compliance
Hi, I’m Jim Peterson I´m a partner with the law firm of Higgs Fletcher & Mack, and I chair the Labor and Employment practice group here at the firm. I’m here to talk you today about one of the risks that many employers face, having to do with wage and hour laws. Many people will pay an employee a salary and presume that because of that, they don´t have keep track of their hours or pay them overtime. The Law is very strict about who can and can´t be exempt from overtime laws so it´s important that you analyze the work of each of your employees that you are paying a salary, and make sure that they are properly exempt under wage and hour rules and regulations, here in the great state of California.
Fraud in the transportation industry has had a devastating impact on shippers, freight brokers and motor carriers over the last several years. A lot of these are small businesses that rely on cash flow to keep the doors open and one instance of fraud can shut them down.
We´ve developed some tried and true strategies here for our clients to defend against this type of fraud and avoid the devastating effects. I would be happy to share these strategies with you if you give us a call.
Bullying in the Workplace
Higgs Fletcher & Mack Attorney Kate Martin interviewed by KFMB Channel 8 on workplace bullying.