We have successfully represented school districts for over 20 years with respect to “economic layoffs,” which can involve in excess of 100 certificated employees. In addition, we are experienced in negotiating “effects bargaining” related to layoffs and contracting out.
We have also represented school districts and community college districts in all areas of employment law, including compliance with state and federal laws governing employment, development of personnel policies and procedures, employment contracts, advising on various state and federal leave provisions, advising on and responding to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation complaints filed with DFEH or EEOC and related litigation, as well as all manner of employee discipline proceedings, including those resulting in appeals to state or federal courts.
Our experience includes working with merit systems in both school and community college districts. We work closely with our clients to help them avert potential employee relations problems in a cost-effective manner. Helping our clients avoiding costly litigation is in the best interest of all.