Labor and Employment Defense Resources for Southern California

Having access to labor and employment defense resources for Southern California employers is critical for keeping businesses operating and successful in the Golden State.  Whether you are a locally-owned business or an international company with a presence in California, compliance with the state’s employment laws and regulations is essential.  

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 labor and employment claims.

Employers often have Southern California labor and employment defense questions when they face claims.  Susan, an experienced Southern California employer defense attorney, makes herself available to answer her client’s questions quickly and accurately.

Susan A. Rodriguez Offers Labor and Employment Defense Resources for Southern California

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.  Years of focus on employer defense put Susan A. Rodriguez in demand among labor and employment defense resources for Southern California.  Her deep legal experience helps her clients understand and comply with these requirements.

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

Southern California Labor and Employment Defense Questions and Practice Areas

Class Action Defense

Employer class action defense in Southern California requires a detailed understanding of multiple substantive issues under California employment law plus the procedural idiosyncrasies of class action cases.  We help employers defend against employee claims and offer sound advice for resolving those claims as well as wage and hour class action defense.

DFEH Complaints Defense

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) offers significantly greater protections to California employees than those enjoyed by employees in other states.  Susan and her team use their labor and employment defense resources for Southern California to help employers prevent and defend 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.

Local Counsel

Working with local counsel can help you navigate the court culture and procedures unique to California courts.  The experience of Susan A. Rodriguez and her team makes them invaluable as Southern California and Los Angeles local counsel.

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 defending these cases, which experience regular shifts in governing law.

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 of personnel actions to prevent retaliation claims and a zealous defense against retaliation claims when they are filed.

Prosecution of Employee Theft

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

Wage and Hour Claims Defense

When facing mass employee claims, you need a strong Los Angeles wage and hour class action defense attorney.  An experienced Southern California employer wage and hour claims defense attorney, Susan A. Rodriguez helps employers navigate state and federal law and California wage orders to establish management practices that 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 substantiated or refuted.  Susan A. Rodriguez helps employers understand the documentation needed to prevent and defend against employee wrongful termination claims in California.

Industries Served by Southern California Employer Defense Attorney Susan A. Rodriguez

Employers in every industry can benefit from the experience Susan Rodriguez brings to the table, as well as the labor and employment resources provided by the Law Offices of Susan A. Rodriguez, APC.  She and the law firm serve clients in these industries, among others:

  • Aerospace
  • Architecture and Design
  • Behavioral Health
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Entertainment and Media
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services and Accounting
  • Fitness
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and Restaurant
  • Human Resources
  • Importing and Distribution
  • Insurance
  • Law Firms and Legal Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Science and Technology
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Winery and Vineyard

Get Labor and Employment Defense Resources for Southern California at the Law Offices of Susan A. Rodriguez, APC

California employers need guidance or sometimes just a fresh perspective from a Southern California employer defense attorney who is focused on the needs of the state’s employers.  You will be in good hands at the Law Offices of Susan A. Rodriguez, APC whether you seek a Los Angeles wage and hour class action defense attorney, a second opinion on DFEH complaints, ongoing counsel for PAGA claims or help with another employer matter.  To schedule a consultation to take advantage of our labor and employment defense resources for Southern California, call (213) 943-1323 or complete our online contact form.


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