Labor and Employment Law
Collective Bargaining Negotiations, Agreements, Grievances, Unfair Practice Charges
Wage and Hour Rights
Negligence and Ethics Complaints
Health and Retirement Benefits
COVID-19 Workplace-Related Issues
The Law Offices of Jonathan A. Goldstein, Esq. specializes in the management defense of public and private sector clients. We serve in the following capacities: outside Litigation Counsel, in-house General Counsel, and as in-house Corporate Counsel. In these roles, we handle all aspects of trial litigation, appeals and writ reviews, administrative proceedings, arbitration, and/or mediation before all state and federal courts, departments, agencies, and/or tribunals regarding wage and hour violations under FLSA, prevailing wage ordinances, Cal. Lab. Code, PAGA, etc.
Clients are recommended to our firm for legal disputes or actions arising from and/or related to claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, violations of an individual’s statutory and public policy rights based on race, sex, gender, age, disability, national origin, religion, sexual identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, for violations of FEHA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, NLRA, FMLA,CFRA, and FLSA, resulting in claims of wrongful terminations, constructive discharge, retaliatory discharge, and terminations in violation of public policy, as well as for claims related to client’s imposition of employee discipline, client’s decisions to lay-off, discharge, and/or otherwise terminate employee for unlawful or inappropriate reasons based on pretext, mixed motive, bias, animus, against public policy, retaliation, and/or for arbitrary and capricious reasons.
We provide clients with Labor & Employment Law transactional legal services, including but not limited to, reviewing, drafting, amending, revising, updating, and/or otherwise auditing for legal compliance on behalf of the clients’ current policies, practices, procedures, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, severance agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-solicitation agreements, commercial agreements, collective bargaining agreements, operating agreements, and employee handbooks, guidelines, and procedures. We also conduct annual legal compliance training, seminars, and courses for clients, as well as perform outside audits, reviews, and/or investigations concerning labor & employment related client matters.
In addition to providing traditional labor law advice, counsel, and representation, our firm offers counsel on matters of union contract administration, collective bargaining negotiations, labor grievances and arbitration handling, layoffs/WARN issues, NLRA violations, representation petitions, modification and de-certification petitions, union elections, unfair labor practice charges, unlawful strike authorization votes, picketing, rights of free speech and assembly on job-sites, privacy issues, unfair competition, collective bargaining for single and multi-employer associations, labor management mediation, as well as public sector employment actions before the Los Angeles County Employees Relation Commission (“ERCOM”) and the California Public Employee Relations Board (“PERB”).
Given our extensive experience handling employment lawsuits, our firm is now advising employers how to manage their employees during this trying time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team is up to date on the various employment-related laws that have been passed, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Therefore, we are educating clients on the recently imposed federal legislation to further assist with class actions; wage and hour claims; discrimination and retaliation claims; and claims involving causation issues.