Labor & Employment

AlvaradoSmith represents businesses in every aspect of employment law – from the start of an employee relationship to termination. We counsel employers in day-to-day processes like wage payment, overtime, medical leave, and training – all the way through discipline and severance.

We take a preemptive approach to employer-employee relations, advising and coaching management in how to avoid disputes in the first place. To that end, we routinely present seminars and workshops to educate our clients on how to prevent and handle any employment related claims. Our team also counsels clients who seek to remain union-free, we represent employers in union organizing, matters before the National Labor Relations Board and California Public Employee Relations Board, negotiations of collective bargaining agreements, and in arbitrations of disputes arising out of collective bargaining agreements.  

If the right decision is litigation, our attorneys have successfully defended clients achieving dismissals through the use of summary judgment, court trials and jury trials. We expertly analyze any instance of litigation early on, counseling you on the inherent risks and costs of going to trial so that you can make the right decisions from the start.

Our Employment practice includes:

  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Practices Counseling
  • Wage and Hour Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual/Race Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Whistleblower Cases
  • Unfair Competition
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Employee Manuals
  • Employment Business Agreements
  • Wage and Hour Issues



                     Group Leader: Ted Bacon