Areas of Practice Valdez Law Group represents clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts, government agencies, and arbitral forums in litigation disputes.

EMPLOYMENT CLASS ACTION LITIGATION

  • Wage and Hour claims arising under the California Labor Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act, including meal and rest periods, overtime, and misclassification of nonexempt employees and independent contractors Discrimination claims, including disparate impact and pattern-and-practice claims
  • Discrimination claims, including disparate impact and pattern-and-practice claims

INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation, including whistle-blower claims
  • Disability and failure to provide reasonable accommodation
  • Breach of contract
  • Labor Code violations
  • Trade secret misappropriation
  • Founder and Executive disputes
  • WARN Act violations

BUSINESS LITIGATION & COUNSELING

  • Representation of companies and individuals in disputes with customers, competitors, and other corporations
  • Representation of clients in matters ranging from breach of contract to fraud, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, license disputes, and other commercial disputes
  • Valdez Law Group counsels clients on all aspects of managing a workforce in compliance with California’s onerous employment laws, with an eye towards litigation prevention.

COUNSELING

  • Policy and Practice creation and implementation, including:
    • Handbook creation and enforcement
    • Leave policies and administration
    • Employee and independent contractor classification
    • Compensation best practices and administration
    • Privacy rights and electronic communications and resources usage
    • Intellectual Property protection
    • Hiring, discipline, and termination
    • Vacation and other benefit administration
  • Wage and Hour compliance
  • Navigation of leave laws and requests for reasonable accommodation
  • Prevention and investigation of harassment, retaliation, and other inappropriate behavior in the workplace
  • Severance negotiations
  • Cost–reduction strategies, including:
    • Reductions in force
    • Wage reductions
    • Furloughs and temporary shutdowns
  • Employee discipline and terminations