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VALDEZ TODD & DOYLE IS A BOUTIQUE LAW FIRM OFFERING EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION AND COUNSELING SERVICES

Valdez Todd & Doyle represents clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts, government agencies, and arbitral forums in litigation disputes.

EMPLOYMENT CLASS ACTION LITIGATION

  • Wage and Hour claims arising under the California Labor Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act, including meal and rest periods, overtime, and misclassification of nonexempt employees and independent contractors
  • Discrimination claims, including disparate impact and pattern-and-practice claims


INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation, including whistle-blower claims
  • Disability and failure to provide reasonable accommodation
  • Breach of contract
  • Labor Code violations
  • Trade secret misappropriation
  • Founder and Executive disputes
  • WARN Act violations


BUSINESS LITIGATION & COUNSELING

  • Representation of companies and individuals in disputes with customers, competitors, and other corporations
  • Representation of clients in matters ranging from breach of contract to fraud, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, license disputes, and other commercial disputes

 

 



Valdez Todd & Doyle counsels clients on all aspects of managing a workforce in compliance with California’s onerous employment laws, with an eye towards litigation prevention.

COUNSELING
  • Policy and Practice creation and implementation, including:
    • Handbook creation and enforcement
    • Leave policies and administration
    • Employee and independent contractor classification
    • Compensation best practices and administration
    • Privacy rights and electronic communications and resources usage
    • Intellectual Property protection
    • Hiring, discipline, and termination
    • Vacation and other benefit administration
  • Wage and Hour compliance
  • Navigation of leave laws and requests for reasonable accommodation
  • Prevention and investigation of harassment, retaliation, and other inappropriate behavior in the workplace
  • Severance negotiations
  • Cost–reduction strategies, including:
    • Reductions in force
    • Wage reductions
    • Furloughs and temporary shutdowns
  • Employee discipline and terminations

 

 

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