Employer and Business Representation
Termechi Employment Law is a labor and employment law firm in Los Angeles representing employers. We represent employers and businesses throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Orange County, Ventura County, Inland Empire, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and more. Call us today for a free consultation!
Termechi Employment Law Has Years of Experience Representing Employers of All Sizes
Prior to starting Termechi Employment Law , Mr. Termechi was an attorney at Fisher Phillips, one of the largest U.S. law firms representing management exclusively in the areas of labor and employment law. Mr. Termechi later joined the Labor and Employment Group at Vedder Price, an international law firm of over 300 attorneys, where he exclusively represented employers. With Mr. Termechi’s years of experience at large law firms, the Termechi Employment Law is able to offer the quality of work you would receive at a “big law firm” at a fraction of the price.
Mr. Termechi has litigated hundreds of employment-related cases on behalf of employers, including cases with millions of dollars at issue. The results speak for themselves; he has repeatedly won arbitrations, motions for summary judgments, class certification motions, and other dispositive motions, and negotiated excellent settlements.
The attorneys at Termechi Employment Law have represented a variety of employers including “mom-and-pop” business, Fortune 500 corporations, insurance companies, and CEO’s and other high-profile executives. We have represented employers in numerous industries, including:
- Hospitality (including hotels, restaurants, and bars)
- Gas and Oil
- Air Transport
- Attorneys/Law Firms
- Real Estate (residential and commercial)
- Arts and Entertainment
Legal Services for Employers
The Termechi Employment Law represents employers who are defending their businesses against litigation, as well as employers who want to keep their business in compliance with the law. Our legal services for employers include:
The Termechi Employment Law represents employers in both class action and single plaintiff lawsuits related to labor and employment matters before state and federal courts. Our attorneys represent clients against various claims, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, breach of wage and hour laws, PAGA, class action, and wrongful termination.
Mr. Termechi has litigated hundreds of employment-related cases on behalf of employers. The results speak for themselves; he has repeatedly won arbitrations, motions for summary judgments, class certification motions, and other dispositive motions, and negotiated excellent settlements.
Termechi Employment Law has the experience and will utilize innovative approaches to help solve your litigation dilemmas and to aggressively defend your business’ interests while minimizing the expense as much as possible. We work efficiently to achieve your goals.
Labor Board, EEOC, and DFEH Defense
The attorneys at Termechi Employment Law have repeatedly represented employers at the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”), and other administrative agencies. We represent employers in all administrative proceedings, including investigations, hearings, mediation, and negotiations.
Onsite Employment Practices Audit
In today’s market, employers can’t afford to ignore potential risks in employment practices. You need employment practices that are compliant, streamlined, and effective to minimize the risk of litigation and keep your business running smoothly. A strategic employment practices audit can uncover and help remedy risk areas before they become costly problems. That’s where we come in. Termechi Employment Law employment practices audit team offers audits on the full spectrum of wage and hour and HR issues, including exemption, independent contractor classification, leave administration, hiring practices, and employment policies.
Advice and Counsel
California is one of the most challenging regulatory environments for employers in the country, due to the numerous laws governing employers. Our attorneys are focused on providing employers with tailored California advice and strategies. We deliver both legal and practical guidance to assist California employers in navigating what are frequently multi-disciplinary issues. As part of our legal services, we assist employers with understanding California rules including those pertaining to overtime, sexual harassment training, or leaves of absence (to name a few). Some specific services we provide include: discipline and termination, disability and leave advice, policy reviews and other employee related documents, and more.
Employee Handbooks and Policy Preparation
During his years of practicing employment law, attorney Bobby Termechi has learned that the best way to prevent employment related litigation and disputes is to develop and communicate effective personnel relations policies. To that end, he works with clients to develop sound and compliant employment practices. He helps them document these practices by drafting employee handbooks and human resources manuals.
Prevention and defense manuals and handbooks prevent employee claims and protect employers when a claim occurs. It can also make it much easier to develop a strong defense against employee claims over wages and hours, discrimination and wrongful termination. Mr. Termechi has drafted dozens of employee handbook and uses his years of experience to give his clients the security needed to operate in the complex and often-changing world of employment law. We can prepare employment handbooks and policies to protect your business at an affordable flat fee.
Arbitration is a method of resolving disputes without going to court. In arbitration, the dispute is submitted to a third party (the arbitrator) who resolves the dispute after hearing a presentation by both parties. Advantages of arbitration for employers include:
- Claim is decided by a neutral third party (the arbitrator), instead of a California jury which is more likely to rule in favor of employees
- Faster and cheaper resolution of disputes
- Disputes and resolution can be kept confidential
- Limits class action liability
When drafted properly, arbitration agreements can provide a realm of benefits for your business. The enforcement of arbitration agreements has been the subject of considerable litigation during the past two decades. The attorneys at Termechi Employment Law can prepare an enforceable arbitration agreement to protect your business at an affordable flat fee.
With the signing of SB 778, California employers with five or more employees will now be required to provide by January 1, 2021:
- At least two hours of classroom or other “effective interactive training and education” regarding sexual harassment prevention to all supervisory employees; and
- At least one hour classroom or other “effective interactive training and education” regarding sexual harassment prevention to all nonsupervisory employees.
After this initial sexual harassment prevention training is completed, a covered employer must provide the requisite sexual harassment and prevention training to each employee in California once every two years.
At Termechi Employment Law , our Los Angeles anti-harassment training lawyers provide this preventive training. If your business does not properly train management and an employee accuses the business of unlawful harassment or discrimination, the employee can and likely will use the lack of management training to show the company violates the law.
If complaints of unlawful harassment, discrimination or retaliation have been raised against your business, as an employer, you are required to promptly and thoroughly investigate these allegations and take effective corrective action when appropriate. An investigation that is sensitive to the individuals involved can go a long way toward avoiding a lawsuit.
At Termechi Employment Law , our Los Angeles workplace investigations attorneys have ample experience handling sensitive matters. We discreetly interview the complainant, the witnesses and the accused while considering the relevant documents, e-mails and other related items. We then prepare a report of our findings, recommendations and conclusion. These documents may be used in court.
Employment Contracts and Agreements
Employment contracts may be useful to clarify the terms of employment for important employees. What do you need to look out for? How do you get what you want? It is important that you consult an experienced and knowledgeable Los Angeles employment contract attorney. At Termechi Employment Law , we can advise you on provisions to include in your employment contract, and we can negotiate for you to achieve the best possible outcome, putting your needs first.
The employment contracts our attorneys draft and negotiate include:
- Employment Agreements
- Severance Agreements
- Non-Disclosure Agreement
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Contracts for Employees Working and Living On-Site
- Arbitration Agreements
- Tool Acknowledgment
- Settlement Agreements
- Meal Period Waivers
- On Duty Meal Period Agreement
- Employee Consensual Relationship Agreements (“Love Contracts”)