Representing Employers in Labor & Employment Law
The Cook Brown LLP law firm specializes in labor and employment law which informs employers on matters across the entire spectrum of state and federal laws governing the workplace. Within the scope of our practice we advise clients about employee handbooks and personnel policies, trade secret protection, severance and mass layoffs, prevailing wages, overtime, and pay practices in general. We also represent employers confronting discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour, class action and other claims.
For more than three decades, Cook Brown attorneys have been recognized for their experience in traditional labor law matters, including representation of employers in arbitrations and before the National Labor Relations Board, as well as providing advice on picketing, striking, injunctions, union organizing, elections, collective bargaining, contract interpretation, and trust fund issues.
Our attorneys have practical experience with all of the administrative agencies and courts that regulate the employment environment in both the private and public sectors. This includes the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), U.S. Department of Labor, Fed-OSHA and Cal-OSHA, Agricultural Labor Relations Board (“ALRB”), California Labor Commissioner, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”), U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), California Apprenticeship Council, California Employment Development Department (“EDD”), Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and Rating Bureau, State Personnel Board, and the Office of Administrative Hearings. Several precedent-setting cases in the labor and employment field were argued by firm attorneys. All of our attorneys are admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California and many are admitted to practice in other states.
Although the firm focuses on labor and employment issues, our experience in both the federal and state courts has equipped us to represent clients in litigation matters in other fields such as commercial contract disputes, construction, ADA access, and public contract matters.
Our attorneys are active in professional, service, and cultural organizations throughout the State of California and serve on the boards of several non-profit organizations. They are also regular speakers at many seminars and workshops, as well as being contributors to mainstream and legal publications. The firm presents a bi-monthly breakfast forum in Sacramento on current labor and employment issues and publishes a quarterly newsletter on recent developments in labor and employment law.
Cook Brown clients are comprised of contractors, manufacturers, restaurants, farms, banks, and retailers. Our public sector clients include cities, state agencies, and schools. With the firm's depth of experience in traditional labor law and collective bargaining as well as employment litigation our law firm is uniquely positioned to meet the challenges confronting today's employer.
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Meg Wilson, Attorney at Law