Cox Castle is known for its expertise and experience representing and defending employers on traditional labor relations, employment and prevailing wage law, labor and employment litigation in state and federal courts, and ERISA matters, serving a wide variety of real estate and construction industry clients.

Traditional Labor Relations

Cox Castle represents owners, public agencies, developers, contractor trade associations, and employers in traditional labor relations. Our attorneys counsel contractor associations, assisting with industry-wide master labor agreement negotiations and legislative matters. We also advise on project labor agreements on behalf of owners and developers and provide ongoing representation for owners, developers, contractors, and contractor trade associations in managing relationships and resolving disputes with individual unions and building trades union councils.

Employment & Prevailing Wage Law

Our attorneys have been extensively involved in prevailing wage law legislation, interpretation, and litigation and are active in public works, prevailing wage, skilled and trained workforce, and related labor-related issues. We routinely represent owners and contractors before the Department of Industrial Relations, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and in the courts on Prevailing Wage Law application, enforcement, and related matters.

Labor and Employment Litigation

Our attorneys represent employers across various industries in a wide range of employment and business-related issues, including:

  • Class action claims                    
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Wrongful termination             
  • Sex, race, religious, and other forms of discrimination
  • Sexual harassment                 
  • Unfair competition
  • Trade secret infringement   
  • Breach of contract
  • Company founder and director liability

We regularly appear on behalf of employers in federal, state, trial, and appellate courts, and appear before such administrative agencies as the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

In addition, we counsel employers on day-to-day activities, such as structuring new company employment practices, managing and negotiating employment issues in merger and acquisition transactions, negotiating employment and severance contracts, establishing and maintaining employment policies and documents, responding to employee claims of violations of state and federal law and advising on risk management issues.


Our attorneys have significant expertise in benefit plan and fiduciary law issues that affect benefit plans, plan sponsors, plan trustees, and plan service-providers. Our work in this field includes counseling trustees of multi-employer, employment benefit-related trusts with respect to the fulfillment of their fiduciary and statutory duties, and representing such trustees in their dealings with third parties. We also advise in benefit plan technology and related intellectual property matters.



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