We know your employees are your most valuable assets. But sometimes they can become your most costly liability. Even when an employer makes good faith efforts to comply with California’s intricate and complex employment laws, it may still be sued by a disgruntled employee or by various state or federal administrative agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), California Labor Commissioner, or the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Department of Labor (DOL).
Unions present other threats to employers. Professional union organizers use a variety of strategies and tactics to organize a company’s employees, including:
Our law firm is included in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the area of Labor and Employment Law. Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers is the definitive guide to the most distinguished law firms in America. It includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field. Since 1999, Robert L. Rediger has been rated “AV Preeminent,” Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer rating standard. An AV Preeminent rating signifies the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards.
From the outset of the litigation, we conduct aggressive discovery with an eye toward attempting to dispose of the lawsuit filed against your company through a motion for summary judgment. Unlike some attorneys at other law firms, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to actually try cases in federal and state courts – whether before a jury, judge or judicially appointed arbitrator. We have taken numerous civil trials to verdict, and have successfully represented our clients on appeal in the California Supreme Court and in various courts of appeal.
Our firm has particular expertise in defending “class action” lawsuits brought by one or more employees on behalf of a larger group of employees. Typically, the plaintiffs’ Class Action Complaint involves wage and hour-related claims, such as alleged missed meal periods, missed rest breaks, unpaid overtime, “off-the-clock” work, prevailing wage violations, failure to pay the minimum wage, misclassification of non-exempt employees, a violation of the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA), and/or a violation of the Unfair Competition Law (UCL).
Employers located throughout the United States rely on us to handle their union matters. We protect employers’ rights during union organizing campaigns and defend companies against unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB. We represent companies at labor arbitrations regarding union grievances. We defend companies in federal court in collection actions commenced by union-affiliated trust funds. We negotiate collective bargaining agreements with unions throughout the United States, including on behalf of multi-employer groups. We develop strike contingency plans with our clients and commence appropriate legal actions against unions that engage in conduct that violates federal and state labor laws.
For more than 30 years, Robert L. Rediger has been advising and defending businesses of all sizes in labor and employment law matters. His dedication to his clients and passion for his work led him to start his own law firm in 1999 and inspired a second generation of family members to join the firm. Rediger Labor Law continues to receive favorable client reviews on lawyers.com.