Your California Employer Defense Attorney

Employer defense in California is critical for keeping businesses operating and successful in the Golden State.  Whether you are a small employer with a handful of employees or an international company with a presence in California, compliance with the state’s employment laws and regulations is critical. At the Law Offices of Susan A. Rodriguez, APC, we have the experience and resources to help California employers remain compliant with state and federal employment laws and defend against claims.

How a California Employer Defense Attorney Can Help

California demands a lot from its employers, with extensive state regulation overlain by federal regulation.  Understanding and complying with the barrage of onerous state and federal requirements is a full-time job.  Employers around the state and beyond regularly turn to California employer defense attorney Susan A. Rodriguez for guidance.

With nearly 30 years of employer defense experience, Susan helps employers understand state and federal obligations, become and remain complaint with them, and defend against employee claims.  From ongoing counsel services to crisis management, Susan helps employers succeed in California.

Practice Areas

Class Action Defense

Employer class action defense in California requires a detailed understanding of a wide variety of substantive issues under California employment law as well as the procedural idiosyncrasies of class action cases.  Our experience provides informed guidance in defending against employee claims and sound advice for settling or resolving those claims in this unique litigation context.

DFEH Complaints Defense

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) offers significantly greater protections to California employees than enjoyed by employees in other states.  Susan R. Rodriguez and her team help employers in preventing and defending against DFEH complaints.

Harassment and Discrimination Claims Defense

Harassment and discrimination claim defense should start before an employee complains.  The Law Offices of Susan A. Rodriguez, APC help employers educate personnel on prohibited conduct and provide a rigorous defense against such claims.

PAGA Claim Defense

The California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) allows employees to file suit against employers on behalf of themselves and others.  Working with a PAGA defense attorney with years of experience is key to effectively handling these cases.

Retaliation Defense

Reprimanded or terminated employees often seek to turn the tables by filing a retaliation claim.  Susan A. Rodriguez helps California employers create a proper record to prevent retaliation claims and a zealous defense against retaliation claims filed.

Prosecution of Employee Theft

Employers must handle employee theft cases with delicacy.  The Law Offices of Susan A. Rodriguez, APC help California employers take steps to prevent employee theft and prosecute employee theft cases.

Wage and Hour Claims Defense

As an experienced California employer wage and hour claims defense attorney, Susan A Rodriguez helps employers navigate state and federal law and California wage orders and establish management practices to prevent and defend against wage and hour claims.

Workers’ Compensation

Not all workers’ compensation claims are handled by an employer’s carrier.  For those cases, you need seasoned counsel who understands federal and California law and has the experience to help you apply them successfully.  You’ll find that attorney at the Law Offices of Susan A. Rodriguez, APC.

Wrongful Termination Defense

Employees claiming wrongful termination can taint public opinion well before the facts are in.  Susan A. Rodriguez helps employers understand the documentation needed to help employers prevent and defend against employee wrongful termination claims in California.

Your California Employer Defense Attorney is at the Law Offices of Susan A. Rodriguez, APC

California employers need guidance or sometimes just a fresh perspective from an attorney focused on the needs of the state’s employers. Whether you’re seeking a California employer defense attorney for immediate litigation needs, a second opinion, or ongoing counsel services, you’re in good hands with Susan A. Rodriguez. For a consultation at the Law Offices of Susan A. Rodriguez, APC, call (213) 943-1323 or complete our online contact form.


355 S. Grand Ave., Ste. 2450

Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Los Angeles, CA 90071