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Employment Litigation

AALRR’s employment litigation attorneys have significant experience in aggressively defending public agencies against claims brought by former, current and prospective employees. These include wage-hour, harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination and other matters. We also handle litigation claims alleging violations of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), among others.

While it is our policy to attempt to resolve litigation at the earliest possible stage, our trial attorneys have an excellent defense record in jury trials.

Administrative Hearings/Arbitrations

AALRR has considerable experience and success representing municipalities, counties and special districts in hearings and arbitrations before administrative agencies, including: more

Brown Act & Local Governance

AALRR attorneys are well versed in all aspects of the Brown Act and other laws pertaining to school district governance. We regularly provide legal interpretations and advice concerning board relations issues, including advising and in-servicing boards on the Brown Act. 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

Employment Litigation

AALRR’s employment litigation attorneys have significant experience in aggressively defending public agencies against claims brought by former, current and prospective employees. more

FLSA/Wage & Hour

AALRR routinely assists a large number of cities, counties and public agencies to ensure they comply with the minimum wage, overtime, recordkeeping and classification requirements of all federal and state wage and hour laws. more

Investigations

At AALRR, we pride ourselves on our ability to function as a problem-solving resource for our clients. One way to do that is to perform prompt, thorough and effective investigations for our clients. Whether one of our attorneys takes the lead as the investigator or whether we guide our clients through their own internal complaint process, our role is to discover what's going on so we can help the client resolve any issues. more

Layoffs, Furloughs & Wage Reductions

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

Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act

California was the first state to enact a Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBR)—and AALRR was one of the first law firms to handle police disciplinary and employment matters in connection to POBR. more

PERB

AALRR represents cities, counties and public agencies in the defense of unfair labor practice complaints and proceedings before Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). more

Public Employee Retirement Law

The legal issues involved in public employee retirement law are unique and often complex. Adhering to the various regulations outlined by CalPERS and other government pension organizations requires a partner with a thorough understanding of public employee retirement benefits and law. more

Training & Education

AALRR places significant emphasis on proactive client counseling, training and education. We strive to help cities, counties and public agencies implement liability reduction techniques through in-house training workshops in order to minimize the potential for investigations or litigation. more

Writs & Appeals

Our attorneys have handled hundreds of writs and appeals in both state and federal courts. more

Attorney Highlight

David A. Soldani

Partner

Advises public agencies, including school districts, in the areas of employment, public works and construction, environmental law, elections law and real property transactions.


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Irma Rodríguez Moisa

Partner

An experienced litigator, labor negotiator, and trial attorney representing public and private entities in labor and employment matters.


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Marlon C. Wadlington

Partner

Has a wealth of experience in representing public entities in employment law, premises liability, negligent supervision, dangerous condition allegations, and litigation arising out of IDEA matters.


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