Employment Practice Attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area
California employment attorneys Rand L. Stephens and Richard Koss offer employment law services to private and public employers in the San Francisco Bay area and throughout Northern California. With over 33 years of combined experience advising employers in California employment practices, we can help you prevent employment-related lawsuits or defend you in employment-related litigation in both state and federal courts. We will custom-tailor an employment practice strategy that fits your unique workplace, manages risk and minimizes liability exposure.
California Employment Practice Lawyers
Northern California employment practice lawyers Rand L. Stephens and Richard Koss have extensive experience litigating employment-related cases of all kinds, such as breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, retaliation and wrongful termination. Rand L. Stephens and Richard Koss advise employers on compliance requirements under state and federal laws, including: Age Discrimination in Employment Act, California Family Rights Act, Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and Occupational Safety and Health Act. We also advise clients on day-to-day employment practice and management issues such as wage and hour compliance, employment agreements and contracts, sexual harassment training, and personnel policies, including investigations of complaints, hiring, firing and layoffs.
California Fair Employment and Housing Act
We can help you with all of your policy matters, including the adoption of forms and employment practices. You may call us before you make important decisions so that you can make the best decision and avoid liability. In California, employers with more than five employees must comply with the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which prohibits discrimination in hiring and firing, harassment, or retaliation. FEHA requires employers to provide leave for employees due to pregnancy or childbirth, and to provide family and medical leave rights for employers with 50 or more employees. The Act also requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees or job applicants with disabilities. Under FEHA, employees can sue for reinstatement or hiring, back pay, emotional distress damages, attorney fees and court costs, and punitive damages.
Call Experienced California Employment Practice Attorneys Today
Bay Area Employment Lawyers Rand L. Stephens and Richard Koss advise employers on California employment practices and represent employers in all areas of employment-related litigation. For the convenience of our clients, we maintain offices throughout the Bay Area, including Antioch, Redwood City, Martinez and Richmond, CA, and are available to meet with you at any of these locations.
For advice and representation from highly experienced employment lawyers, contact Rand L. Stephens and Richard Koss for a free consultation today.