Employment Attorney jobs in Newport Beach, California
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Newport Beach office of our client seeks senior advice/counsel attorney with 10+ years of employment law experience. The candidate will work with and advise business clients directly, as well as providing guidance and practical solutions for various employment law issues. Will advise clients on compliance with employment-related statutes and regulations on the federal, state and local levels. Assist clients in the following areas: Preparation of employee handbooks and personnel policies, drafting of employment offer letters and agreements, development of drug and alcohol testing policies, compliance with wage and hour regulations, implementation of discipline and discharge protocols, investigating employee misconduct, compliance with special statutory protections for the disabled, protection of employee privacy interests at the workplace, development of affirmative action plans, compliance with plant closing and mass layoff regulations, drafting of severance policies and separation agreements, preparation of confidentiality agreements and trade secret programs, compliance with health and safety regulations and implementation of military reservist and veterans' protection statutes. Develop and conduct training programs for both supervisory and nonsupervisory employees designed to meet clients' needs such as: sexual or discriminatory harassment, prevention of workplace violence, compliance with employment discrimination laws, proper hiring practices, minimizing liability in discipline and discharge decisions, compliance with health and safety obligations, and federal and state wage and hour compliance. Conduct and counsel employers on workplace investigations, including allegations of employee misconduct and assist with: Sexual, racial, disability, ethnic and religious harassment, possession, use and/or sale of controlled substances, compliance with corporate ethics policies, workplace violence, employment discrimination allegations and employee theft. Develop an innovative approach to legal issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives with a high level of professionalism and outstanding business judgement and provide employment counseling and advice to the business team in a fast-paced environment. When appropriate, interface with other attorneys to provide a complete range of services with respect to client business transaction including: compliance with plant closing/mass layoff laws, assumption of employment agreements, separation/retention of employees, transfer of personnel files and enforcement of restrictive covenants. May be asked to provide employment practice audits, newsletters and alerts, seminars and workshops on significant developments and customized training programs. Significant experience in workplace law and employment litigation defending discrimination charges and lawsuits is required. Experience with employment class action is a plus. Understanding of current agency (state and federal) enforcement techniques is essential. California Bar Admission is required. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
This firm encourages its attorneys to form relationships across offices and practice areas, as they collaborate on solutions and preventive strategies in all areas of workplace law. These practice areas include but are not limited to affirmative action, labor relations, sexual harassment, union avoidance, and collective bargaining; the firm's sophisticated computer network eases document sharing and collaboration, enabling the attorney teams to reach client solutions that comply with applicable laws.
8100 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 850 Irvine,California 92612