Employment Law



Beeson Terhorst's employment practice encompasses every type of client employment law matter. We represent individuals, large corporations, startup companies, established small businesses and nonprofits. We bring over 40 years of employment law experience to provide cost-effective services whether it’s timely counseling, hard-hitting courtroom skills, or management training.

Counseling
We assist employees and employers as they face a maze of federal, state and local laws and regulations governing their employment relationships. Every year finds employers with more rules to follow, while at the same time, the news is filled with a seeming flood of employment lawsuits. Beeson Terhorst can help prevent disputes with focused audits of your workplace policies and practices. We provide direct and practical advice about policies, practices, personnel forms, contracts, and handbooks without burying you with jargon or paper.

We also provide timely advice to assist you with the many issues that surface during the hiring process, in employee evaluations, promotions, compensation changes, and during the delicate matters of employee discipline, termination, downsizing, layoffs, and severance. We help clients avoid litigation with proactive counseling on all aspects of the employment relationship including:

  • investigation and response to claims of discrimination and harassment

  • disability access and accommodations

  • employee classification and pay practices

  • executive and another employment contracts

  • outsourcing and independent contractor relationships

  • leaves of absence including medical, pregnancy, and military

  • employee leasing and employment agency issues

  • intellectual property in trade secret protection including noncompete and nonsolicitation issues

  • information technology and Internet policies

  • immigration compliance

  • occupational safety and health practices

  • workplace violence

 

Litigation
Beeson Terhorst attorneys have a long and successful history representing clients in employment litigation matters in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. Our experience includes litigation in courts and agencies in over a dozen states and throughout California. Our attorneys have been successful in jury trials, appeal courts, with arbitrators and administrative agencies. We handle all types of employee claims including wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, defamation, compensation claims, and emergency injunctions

Management Training
Our management training helps employers avoid lawsuits through practical and entertaining education about federal and state employment law compliance. We have developed management training programs for avoiding problems with sexual harassment, equal employment claims, overtime and other wage and hour claims, botched terminations, and employee disciplinary matters.

We have help educate and train other attorneys, human resource personnel, and managers at seminars and presentations on a broad range of employment-related topics. We will tailor a training program that fits your business, your industry, and your particular management personality.