Employer Representation

Legal Counsel For Employers In California

It can be very difficult for businesses to navigate the complexities of state and federal employment law. Complying with labor regulations is critical for companies, small and large, to avoid criminal consequences and liability.

The employment lawyers at Rothschild & Alwill, APC, have more than 25 years of combined legal experience.

Located in Santa Barbara and Bakersfield, Rothschild & Alwill, APC, offers legal guidance in the form of education, employer counseling and other preventative measures. We also represent companies that have been sued by their employees.

Our Services For Employers

We help local businesses in Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, Ventura County and the Bakersfield area with a range legal matters, including:

  • Employee handbooks: We will draft or review your business's employee handbook to ensure compliance with labor regulations and foster a positive working environment for employees.
  • Contracts: A contract is not worth anything unless it is legally enforceable. We draft terms of employment contracts, non-compete agreements, severance agreements and more.
  • Leave and benefits compliance: As an employer, you do not have complete control over the employment benefits you offer. Under state and federal law, employees are entitled to certain leaves as well as other benefits. We will help you understand what is required of you under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
  • Wages and overtime: We will review contracts and wage policies for issues that could lead to litigation. We will also give you the tools to comply with meal and rest breaks regulations and the laws that govern the classification of independent contractors and unpaid interns.
  • Defense against lawsuits: Our skilled trial attorneys will defend you against individual lawsuits or class actions. We are adept at mediation, negotiation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution - which can save you time and money - but we are also prepared to fight for you in court if necessary.
  • Staff training: Appropriate training is one of the most important things an employer can do to limit liability and maintain a suitable working environment. We train staffs on sexual harassment law.

Schedule A Consultation

To schedule a consultation with an experienced employer rights lawyer, call 805-695-2827 to reach us in Santa Barbara or 661-268-6242 to reach us in Bakersfield. Or contact us online.