This is a unique opportunity for an Employment Litigation Associate to join the firm’s expanding Labor and Employment practice and assume a major role in litigation representing private and public entity employers. The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of substantive experience in employment litigation with a desire for trial or arbitration experience including: discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims; FLSA and wage and hour claims, including wage and hour class and collective action lawsuits; legal research; drafting motions, pleadings and legal memoranda; taking and defending depositions; managing discovery-related activities; drafting EEOC position statements, DFEH responses, and conducting witness interviews and depositions, is also desirable.
In addition, the successful candidate will have a background in providing advice and counsel to employers on federal and state employment law compliance, including COVID-related laws, regulations and orders; ADA/FEHA compliance and disability accommodation; FMLA, CFRA, PDL and other employee leave compliance. Experience in labor relations is also advantageous including labor negotiations, grievances and arbitrations, MMBA compliance, PERB/NLRB litigation and administrative hearings and appeals.
Qualified candidates must have excellent academic credentials, outstanding analytical, research and writing skills, a strong work ethic and dedication to superior client service.
Candidates must possess a knowledge base in California employment law, demonstrated ability to work independently, while working in a collaborative, client-focused environment, and excited about growing a practice with other like-minded colleagues.