Labor & Employment Law

Pahl & McCay’s diverse and highly experienced team of labor and employment attorneys routinely focuses on employment litigation, counseling and traditional labor matters. Our goal is to provide our clients with efficient and cost-effective solutions to all of their human resources issues – from policies and procedures, preventative advice and training to representation in federal and state court, in alternate dispute resolution, and before administrative bodies.

In keeping with our commitment to maintain a diverse environment, well over half of our employment lawyers are women or minorities.

An Ounce of Prevention

Effective management of personnel issues is an important step in minimizing lawsuits and making success more likely if a claim is filed.  Our clients regularly rely on our deep understanding of their business objectives and corporate cultures to help them comply with the myriad of employment laws and reduce litigation risk.

We also support our clients' human resources personnel and management through in-house training on subjects such as employment discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace violence, wrongful termination and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, and instructing clients and their employees about practical steps to avoid costly and often preventable litigation.

A Pound of Cure

Our employment practice is distinguished by assertive trial strategies, sophisticated subject knowledge and advice, and early settlement and mediation approaches. By partnering with our clients to achieve their business goals, the firm develops strategies that support technical compliance with the law and materially reduce or eliminate the risks of employment litigation. Limiting our employment practice to the representation of management, we defend employers in both federal and state court against claims of wrongful termination, breach of employment contracts, discrimination, sexual harassment, and other employment-related litigation. The firm’s employment attorneys also regularly appear before administrative tribunals such as the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Labor Commissioner and the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing.

Labor Management Relations

Since inception, we have aggressively represented our clients in a wide variety of union matters. Our attorneys assist and advise employers in traditional labor-management relations, including counseling our clients on union representation efforts, collective bargaining negotiations, grievance-arbitrations and strike management. We also counsel non-union clients on how to retain their status and routinely represent employers who are facing union-organizing campaigns and unfair labor practice proceedings.