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Employment Policies, Procedures & Training

AALRR’s attorneys regularly assist employers in drafting comprehensive employee handbooks and policy and procedure manuals that emphasize employer rights and outline clear expectations for employees. Our focus is on avoiding those guarantees that frequently become the basis for breach of employment contract lawsuits. We also conduct comprehensive compliance audits to help our clients limit liability in the event a federal or state agency conducts an inspection or audit.

We are a recognized leader in many areas of employment law, which is demonstrated annually at our Employment Law Conference held in March of each year. Over 25 of our employment attorneys conduct training sessions on the most current employment law topics.

In addition, our attorneys are often asked to make presentations at various conferences and before organizations such as the National Human Resources Association (NHRA) and Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA). We also conduct quarterly Employment Law Breakfast Briefings at six locations, prepare monthly alerts on current legal issues and offer webinar training. AALRR has also developed a Management Training Program that addresses issues such as sexual harassment, disabilities and leaves of absence, employee pay practices, employment practices and labor relations practices.

Administrative Agency Claims

As a full-service firm, AALRR offers advice to contractors, developers and owners on buying and selling construction companies, employee retention and management succession. more

Collective Bargaining & Labor Relations

AALRR has over 30 years of experience representing municipalities, counties and public agencies in all aspects of their relationships with employees and labor unions, including collective bargaining negotiations, meet and confer issues and grievance arbitrations. more

Discrimination & Harassment

Discrimination and harassment claims are always a threat to employers. Not only do they place a financial burden on businesses due to the cost of litigating claims, but they can also undermine the morale of a company’s workforce. more

Employee Benefits

We provide broad and deep experience in advising employers on all aspects of employee benefit plans. more

Labor Relations & National Labor Relations Board Cases

AALRR has decades of experience advising management in claims involving unions, as well as non-union employees. Among the issues we have handled and addressed are union avoidance and training, collective bargaining, grievances and arbitration, resolution of jurisdictional disputes, as well as a broad range of litigation matters and administrative proceedings. more

Layoffs/Plant Closings

Layoffs have become an unfortunate part of business. At AALRR, we strive to make sure that in the event of layoffs or a plant closure, the situation is handled with a minimum of disruption and results in the best possible outcome. more

Leaves of Absence

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) generally require covered employers to provide eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for specified medical reasons. However, misconceptions regarding FMLA and CFRA often arise, with employees believing they have more rights than they do and employers being unaware of what employees’ rights really are. more

OSHA/Safety

AALRR counsels clients on workplace health and safety issues with an eye toward achieving practical compliance with applicable federal and state requirements as outlined by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). more

Prevailing Wage

AALRR has nearly 30 years of experience handling matters involving California Prevailing Wage and federal Davis-Bacon and related Acts. In fact, we are at the forefront of the industry and have senior partners who are leading authorities in both areas of law and who have lectured extensively throughout California as well as the nation. more

Trade Secret/Unfair Competition

AALRR attorneys understand the importance of privacy issues in today’s business climate. more

Wage & Hour - Private Sector

AALRR works with employers to achieve compliance with the minimum wage, overtime, recordkeeping and classification requirements of all federal and state wage and hour laws. We also assist clients in complying with state wage payment laws involving vacation pay, deductions or commissions, as well as regularly conduct preventive audits of their compliance with these laws. more

Attorney Highlight

A contributing author to a leading treatise in the area, Banks and Thrifts: Government Enforcement and Receivership (Matthew Bender 1991).