A skilled employment litigator, Charlie has tried many jury and non-jury cases, arbitrations, and administrative trials. As a result of that experience, he has become a valuable and trusted advisor on employment law issues and ways to minimize the risk of employment-related claims.
Focused On Resolving Employment Disputes
Charlie defends employers and management in administrative proceedings, arbitrations, and litigation filed in state and federal court. He also represents employee benefit plans in disputes with employees and beneficiaries with an emphasis on defending collectively bargained plans against ERISA claims in federal court.
Defending Other Discrimination Lawsuits
He also represents owners, developers, and landlords in fair housing disputes, wrongful eviction claims, and disability access lawsuits, and financial institutions in fair lending disputes.
Counsel To California Employers
He assists employers in termination counseling, drafting and reviewing personnel manuals, and in preparing employment agreements, incentive compensation plans, covenants not to compete, and severance agreements. Charlie counsels his clients on establishing and administering equal employment opportunity and anti-harassment policies including conducting anti-harassment training, investigations of alleged harassment, complying with and enforcing the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (to protect proprietary information), complying with wage and hour laws, and the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Assisting Contractors With Contractor's Licensing
Charlie also assists contractors with licensing issues under the Contractors' State License Law.