Employment Law

Experienced Advice and Representation for California Employers

At George & Shields, LLP, our experienced team of attorneys offer high-caliber, cost-effective, results-oriented representation defending complex, high-stakes employment matters. We work hard to resolve employment disputes out of court, but do not hesitate to litigate when necessary. We are frequently called upon to defend businesses facing employee claims of unlawful employment practices, such as racial and sex-based discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unfair pay practices, employee misclassification, and wrongful termination.

"Preventative Law" Keeps Our Clients Out of Court

Abiding by the philosophy that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," the attorneys at George & Shields, LLP help our employer clients to evaluate and manage risk for small, mid-sized, and large companies. We advise and represent businesses in the preparation of employee handbooks, creation of employee policies and procedures, and legality or enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

Our attorneys recognize the value in protecting your company's greatest asset — its people. Acting as trusted business advisors, our lawyers can help your management team avoid expensive and time-consuming litigation by helping you to make informed decisions about your employee management practices.

Extensive Experience Defending Labor and Employment Claims

Our attorneys are frequently retained to advise and represent employers in disputes regarding:

  • affirmative action claims
  • FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) compliance
  • corporate diversity counseling and training
  • employee benefits
  • general employment litigation
  • wage and hour complaints
  • intellectual property, corporate privacy, and data security issues
  • workplace safety

If your business needs comprehensive employment law advice or has been accused of unlawful employment practices, contact George & Shields, LLP for more information.

News & Updates

As we’ve discussed before, California’s new “paid sick leave” law takes effect July 1st. The new law contains several traps for unwary employers. In addition to providing paid time off benefits, there are other important requirements: Workpla… Read More
Effective July 1, 2015, under the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014; all California employers must provide their California employees with at least three days or 24 hours of paid sick leave per year. COVERED EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES The… Read More
California’s overtime rules are very specific that employers shall be responsible for overtime compensation and define “hours worked” as “the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer, and includes all the time th… Read More